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    In the dog thread active in off course I asked about the myth of needing contacts to purchase from good reputable breeders. I was told it is a myth. That being said I am asking here for friends of mine. They would like a Corgi. Aside from AKC market place can anyone recommend a good breeder around/day trip maybe one over night distance from Southeast Virginia?

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    The regional breed clubs can be a great place to start. Here's a list of breeders in that area:


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        Agreed to start with breed clubs. Lots of good breeders don't advertise on the AKC Marketplace.

        One other thing I would mention is that people should be willing to travel a few hours. It doesn't sound like a lot to me, but for some reason it seems to surprise people. (I think it's weird that someone would drive up to 8 hours for a vacation but not to pick up an animal that will live in their house for the next 15 years.)

        My friend/breeder sells most of her puppies within a 4 hour range, unless it is to someone looking for her specific breeding. That is in NY though; there is a higher concentration of breeders of my breed in New England/Mid-Atlantic than elsewhere in the country.