I'd like to tell A story to any folks looking to get a corgi, or any dog for that matter. My name is Lydia, and I have always had a deep compassion for animals. If it's legal to own, and not terribly hard to get, I've had it as a pet. Sometimes when your a teen, 16 to be exact, you crave more then a mouse, a reptile, or a cat. I was struggling with the recent death of my sister, going back and forth between parents, and being adopted. I love my parents to death, but unless your adopted you'll never understand the complex emotions that are present, espeshilly with step-parents. As well as the many other emotional stresses that come with the age, I was aide mentally against drugs witch lost me some of my best friends when they decided to dabble in drugs, and I refrained. As well as that I've also struggled with depression, dyslexia, and low-thyroid. I was in need of a companion like no other. A dog. So I researched, and researched, and read, and did more research. I decided a corgi was my ideal pet. Not to big, but a big personality. Not to wild, but enough to get my lazy butt up to care for it. One thing I had not learned, was how to buy a dog... I started at the SPCA, but with three trips and no luck I decided to look on Craigslist for accident litters. No luck there either. Finally I found puppyfind, and happen across my baby... Snickers. Twila was very nice, always got right back to me. But there was an unseen problem. Twila, knowingly or not, is running a back yard breeding program. She doesn't health test, she breeds season after season, she keeps dogs bread by herself, she breeds fluffs, and non registered dogs. She breeds for either cash, or personal enjoyment. Both of witch are wrong. So I get my parents to agree, and off ships snickers. She's beautiful. She's health, besides a tick the size of a penny in her ear. I payed for a purebred corgi, no papers. I didn't know what papers where, so I didn't care. She grew, and I grew, the first questions of her pedigree across when people started saying, oh what a beautiful corgi mix! I contacted twila, and was assured she was pure. So I ignored it. This year I was with a poodle breeder friend of mine and again I was questioning it... Next to another corgi, snickers looks like a mutt. I again contacted twill, threatening a blood test, my theory was her Aussie stud hAd done the job, not Holden. Holden was a red corgi male who was supposedly only 6 months old and that's why there were no papers. But looking back, his picture showed a full grown male dog. None of snickers siblings we're red either, all tri-colored. And her mother was Black and Tan. She admiralty Denys a mistake, but asked I not submit a bloodiest, send her photos, and she would refund my 350$ for snickers. She refuses the admit any wrong on her part, and tried to sell some BS about a stray getting to her and only fertilizing one egg. This is a boldface lie, all her siblings look like her I'm just the only one who didn't say screw it, and I did something about it.
She's still breeding without season breaks for females. Having more then 12 litters a year sometimes. She clams her fluff has never thrown a fluff baby, but nearly half the puppy's he sires are fluffy sand if she can't see it she's lying. There's obviously not daiquiri arrangements for females in heat. I caution anyone who even thinks about going to her, sales people will say anything to sell what they've got. She has had time to learn and change, but she has not. In my mind she is as a bad as a puppy mill and should be avoided.
Do research, follow up, check pedigrees, ask about previous litters, make sure the parents are health tested for things specific for the breed!
You can never ask enough questions and an honest breeder will answer them all without hesitation or excuse! I love my dog to death, but it's a learning experience!
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