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Hear ye hear ye! Enablers! for a second time. A dog this time, A corgi....

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  • Hear ye hear ye! Enablers! for a second time. A dog this time, A corgi....

    Well, now I am in it. Like some of you do, perusing the horse ads, I have recently joined a corgi club on FB. I have fallen in love with corgis. There was one today, a male, 6 years old, former stud, recently neutered, GOOD WITH CATS, needs to be rehomed. But he is a long ways away. He sounds great, and with my birthday coming up, I am thinking I would like to maybe get myself a present... What do you guys think? She isn't asking a lot of money for him but obviously wants to give him a good home. They are over 1,000 miles from here so it would be an epic road trip.
    Enablers, do your thing!
    Another killer of threads

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    Make sure the dog is DM clear or a carrier. If you PM the breeder name I can likely quickly tell you if it's someone reputable or not. Presumably should have also had OFA hip and eye clearances

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      After reading further postings, I'm glad you're not doing this. I'm sure on Petfinder, or some other source, you can find a corgi. And I bet you can find one a lot closer. and without a breeder who keeps trying to breed an animal that never should be bred.
      Last edited by JanM; Jul. 8, 2019, 06:52 PM.
      You can't fix stupid-Ron White

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        Marshfield, I know you are a vet, so you are knowledgeable about this. She said she is a backyard breeder, (I know you guys hate them,) but they are not kept in cages, they are free roaming. She said he 'missed' a couple of breedings, so she had him neutered. She wants to breed her 3 females, but he badly behaves around another male as he is protective of his harem. My dog is an old female so I hope things will go well.
        What is DM? Will it affect my other dog or the cats? Or me?
        (Thanks, Jan M)
        Another killer of threads

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          If DM is Degerative Myelopathy, I wasn't aware that you could test for that. I lost my elderly GSD to it last year but she made it to 16. I've heard it called an 'old dog disease'.
          "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

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            Originally posted by Larksmom View Post
            Marshfield, I know you are a vet, so you are knowledgeable about this. She said she is a backyard breeder, (I know you guys hate them,) but they are not kept in cages, they are free roaming. She said he 'missed' a couple of breedings, so she had him neutered. She wants to breed her 3 females, but he badly behaves around another male as he is protective of his harem. My dog is an old female so I hope things will go well.
            What is DM? Will it affect my other dog or the cats? Or me?
            (Thanks, Jan M)
            DM is a horrible illness. Easily preventable through testing. It's the canine equivalent of Lou Gherig's disease. Guess what---ethical breeders keep our dogs as house pets too. Her facebook page shows her to be a breeder to stay far, far away from. There is no such thing as ethically bred merle Pembroke Welsh Corgi. You want a healthy dog. This isn't the place to get one

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              Well, thanks everyone, but Marshfield has convinced me to not go. It would have been a logistical nightmare anyway. Marshfield looked this bunch up and sez this dog is a merle when it is advertised as a sable. Who knows what else she is lying about.

              But that doesn't mean I can't keep looking? Maybe find one closer to home?
              Last edited by Larksmom; Jul. 8, 2019, 12:26 PM. Reason: and another thing...
              Another killer of threads

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                Aww..bummer. But happy CoTH came through to help you make your decision. If I happen to notice one, I'll let you know. We can still be enablers.
                "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
                - Oscar Wilde

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                  Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
                  Aww..bummer. But happy CoTH came through to help you make your decision. If I happen to notice one, I'll let you know. We can still be enablers.
                  AB-so-LUTE-ly!!
                  you guys are THE Best!!
                  Another killer of threads

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                    Originally posted by Marshfield View Post

                    DM is a horrible illness. Easily preventable through testing. It's the canine equivalent of Lou Gherig's disease. Guess what---ethical breeders keep our dogs as house pets too. Her facebook page shows her to be a breeder to stay far, far away from. There is no such thing as ethically bred merle Pembroke Welsh Corgi. You want a healthy dog. This isn't the place to get one
                    So sad. Breeders like this give purebred breeders a bad name.

                    It's not that hard or expensive to do health testing, even if people are breeding "pet quality" puppies - (e.g. not titled). Or simply to breed for correct coloring.

                    Argh.

                    Well, glad you were able to help Larksmom make a good decision, anyway. Fingers crossed for a better outcome next time.

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                      Originally posted by S1969 View Post

                      So sad. Breeders like this give purebred breeders a bad name.

                      It's not that hard or expensive to do health testing, even if people are breeding "pet quality" puppies - (e.g. not titled). Or simply to breed for correct coloring.

                      Argh.

                      Well, glad you were able to help Larksmom make a good decision, anyway. Fingers crossed for a better outcome next time.
                      Yes, that's my soapbox. I understand not everyone bothers to title dogs before breeding. But there's just ZERO excuse for not doing the standard health clearances for the breed. I'm waiting to x-ray a young GSD that likely has both hip and elbow dysplasia--no screening done on the parents. I am so sick of seeing Labradors bred without hip and elbow clearances, let alone the rest of it. Especially since I go through the effort all of the time to explain to clients what SHOULD be done and where the closest ophthalmologist is. I'm waiting for his official board certification to come in, and then all of mine are getting cardiac clearances done by another veterinarian at the practice I do ER relief work. This is well above and beyond the expected clearances for my breed

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