Yea, that kind of bugged me to but from the outside they seemed very respectable and trustable. Her and her husband also showed horses, and you could find many records of champion show dogs from them as well, they also only worked with Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Like I said, they also had many good reviews and references and I had not seen one bad thing about them. The other people that got the puppies from the same little seem to also be satisfied with the process and the puppy so I don't know. I just wouldn't suggest them to anyone from the information I found. I really would of gone with anyone within 500 miles but after 4 months of searching I couldn't find anyone.
I work Tuesday-Saturday from 11pm to 7am. I normally sleep from 10am-6pm so any time between that is good. Only thing I can think we would have to worry about is the temperature outside.
I feel it was a grave mistake on my part and I would do it all differently over if I had the chance. My main goal when getting her is that I wanted a good dog coming from a good environment. I wanted someone passionate about the breed and was breeding them for the right reasons.
She also has social problems. When I got her she was extremely fearful. I understand coming from a farm to a city is a lot for a young dog. But I have had her for well over a month and I am still working on it. She barks at anything that movies, freaks out or start screaming bloody murder like someone steped on her tail if it gets too close.
None the less I still love her very much,
We should get together sometime at one of the doggy parks, I would love to see another Cardigan. She is the first for me, I had a friend growing up who had a Pembroke that I adored. After doing my research I liked the cardigan much better for attitude, size and of coarse cuteness.
I decided on them because I couldn't find anyone near here that was having puppies in the next year or would even talk to me. I tried Sunspark here in Phoenix, one in flagstaff and one in New Mexico. Pynewoode is in Minnesota so she came from quite a ways. She had puppies right when I was looking to add a doggy to my life. I wouldn't recommend them.
She was super responsive had lots of questions, and so did I, and she responded to all of them. She also had good references and reviews. As soon as she got my first deposit(1/2 of the price of the dog, and not refundable) she wouldn't give me the time of day. Weeks would go buy before she would respond. I thought for a long while she had ran away with my money leaving me heartbroken. She also lied about how being a small time breeder/shower. She deals with breeding well over 100 puppies a year. After the long period of time that went by I did a background check on her and found some very startling things. In the early 90's she got charged for not having a permit for breeding a large amount of puppies, from the paperwork she sold well over 120 puppies to pet stores over the coarse of the year.
Hey Alice, You should send some full-face hi-res photos of Finnigan to Doug Klassen (Gromit and Doug) -- http://www.mycorgi.com/profile/DougKlassen -- and ask him to switch the blue and brown eyes, then animate it so they alternate back-and-forth like a railroad crossing signal. It's really easy to switch the eyes in PhotoShop -- I could do that -- but I don't know how to animate it. A serious-looking portrait like #21, 24 or 25; if it looked normal for awhile, then switched the eyes back-and-forth quickly just a coupla times, it would leave people gasping for air. He seems pretty good with this stuff, maybe he could have it ready by April Fools' Day.
I was gonna do it with that lovely professional portrait you sent me of Demi (Cornerstone Cardigans), but I don't know how to animate. Somebody's got to do this. :-)
The breeders is Nottingham (Notz) Cardigan Welsh Corgis. They are somewhere near Oklahoma City. The name is an indian name that I can't remember. It begins with a T. The owner is Sharon Nottingham. I'll write more later. My home computer isn't working right now.
That would be great. I've only seen 4 other cardigans since I got Lola. One lady has 3 and got them from the same breeder in Oklahoma as I did. She uses them as therapy dogs. The other was a cardigan from a breeder in Phoenix. She has a retired champion I was going to get as a friend for Lola, but Lola's training went right out the window when they got together. We have a lot of obedience work to do. Hopefully we can get into a training session at Petsmart soon. Once that is done, I would love to get another cardigan.