Clearly you haven't been on the forum long enough to know the depth of knowledge that some of our forum members have. You want him to seek professional consultation at a cost to find a puppy.
Either way, I still hope the op has enough info to at least get him started in whichever direction he choses to go.
Well, he asked a dog question here, and I, a professional dog trainer and behavioral consultant saw it, so...yes, I do understand that people here have other interests and expertise outside of Jeeps. I don't "want him to seek professional consultation at a cost to find a puppy." I want him to use the right tool for the job. Not everyone here knows as much about dogs as they'd pretend to [because this is a Jeep forum, so why would everyone be a dog expert], and how is he who is clearly novice enough to have questions supposed to know the good advice from the bad advice? Using a more appropriate forum swings the results SIGNIFICANTLY in favor of being good advice.
Not all professionals charge for consultations on matters such as this either, but I did want to essentially warn him that some do. If I know a client well enough to know that my words aren't falling on deaf ears (too often people want an easy answer or just want to hear a professional echo their own assumptions), I do offer basic adoption and nutritional consults for FREE. I don't know the OP. I don't know how serious he his, and I'm not about to presume that he's really willing to absorb a thorough consult such as one I might provide.
As others have said, there are far too many dogs that are in the wrong home or in no home at all because people eagerly jump into dog ownership without proper perparation/education beforehand. Ignorant, eager would-be dog owners encourage over-breeding as well as ignorant breeding which compounds the problem further.
I'm not anti-breeder, but I am EXTREMELY critical of breeders. There are benefits to deliberately-bred pure-breed dogs. However, no one should EVER casually breed dogs. Personally, my first question for any breeder is always "Why do you breed?" and if they don't have a very clear, very specific professional response for me, I'm done with them.
If the OP is interested in my services, my first question for him is, "Why a pure-bred Corgi?"
Before you make these remarks you need to consider that there are those of us that to care about what we do.
I've met many responsible, knowledgeable, professional breeders. I've also met many of the opposite. Plenty of the worthless breeders "care," too. I mean you no offense and am making no assumptions about the quality of your breeding/service, but saying that you care about what you do does not prove to me that you actually know what you are doing.
Originally Posted by GreenliftedTJ97
99% of the time fancy full breed AKC registered (insert name of breed here) is a ball of health & temperament problems, find a good healthy mutt in your local shelter.
This is an exaggeration, but not entirely incorrect. The AKC cares only for conformation. They do not care about health or temperament, and their attitudes do trickle-down to many (not all of course) breeders. Popularity of given breeds at any given time creating demand paired with ignorance and attitudes such as the AKC's lead to inbreeding and overbreeding which in turn exacerbate the problems of genetic bottlenecking and founder effects inherent to pure breeds. Many pure breeds have hereditary health and temperament issues to watch-out for. Mutts benefit from hybrid vigor and really are much more healthy physically and mentally on average than pure breeds.
P.S. Here is my personal canine. He is a 2.5-year-old mutt. Aiden is CGC certified on his way to therapy certification and participates casually in agility.