I'd like to start by saying that we don't care SOLELY about Wheatley being a pure bred Corgi. We love him not matter what.
He supposedly came from a Breeder named Mary Blaine, but we got him 8 days after he was released from his mom at a local puppy store.
Since then I have contacted to Registry and Pet store with no luck.
Wheatley is 8 months old.
We paid to have a copy sent to us. ($50)
And I want to know that when we get him a mate that they're not related.
Thank you for any advice or help
Glad you will have more information to work with.
Congratulations! And, since this thread has gone completely off track...
I love my dog... from a responsible back yard breeder. Like others, I met the 'parents' and 'grandmother,' all of which had a great temperament. The breeder was truly a horse breeder and raised corgis as trail horses and to supplant the family business. The pup I raised came home at 12 weeks completely crate-trained and house-broken, and so well socialized and trusting that a move from the farm to the city was exciting for her rather than upsetting. She'd been riding along on guided trail rides around strangers a puppy. As the last of the litter to leave, she was given plenty of 1:1 attention and love. A few months later when it was the peak of summer and my A/C was out, I called up the breeder who gladly took Vesper back for a week until we had a livable home, without ever questioning our dedication to her pup or asking for a boarding fee.
No way is she conformation- although purebred (yes, with lineage), she's a 32-lb, fit, not fat, muscly little corgi. For me, she's the perfect example of the breed- intelligent, independent, loyal, and I'm pretty sure if human life was somehow wiped out, she'd be leading a pack of domesticated-turned wild dogs. :)
So my point that I guess I hope I made, is that I love a working dog, and think that sometimes the current popularity of corgis and the extreme trends in conformation can be a detriment to the breed.