About The Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Low-set, strong and sturdily built, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi gives an impression of substance in a small space. He is one of the most agreeable small house dogs, as well as an avid competitor in many dog sports, including conformation, herding and obedience. The Pembroke Corgi is a separate breed from the Cardigan Corgi, possessing a shorter body and straighter, lighter boned legs. His ears are pointed at the tip and stand erect, and he has a docked tail. The coat can be red, sable, fawn, black and tan with or without white markings. History
Although all evidence seems to point to the fact that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a much younger dog than the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, it is still true that the Corgi from Pembrokeshire is a breed of considerable antiquity.
No breed that traces its origin back to A.D. 1107 can be regarded as an especially new type of dog. Training and Temperment
Pembrokes are very smart, sensitive dogs who respond well to training and mental challenges. As herding dogs bred to move cattle from one place to another, they are fearless, independent workers. A Pembroke without a job will often assign himself work, like herding children or his fellow dogs. They make excellent watchdogs, with acute senses and a “big dog” bark. Families who can meet the Pembroke’s need for activity and togetherness will never have a more loyal, loving pet. Nutrition and Feeding
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds. The Pembroke is a small breed and has a lifespan of 13 to 15 years.
What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times. Coat and Grooming
Regular weekly grooming with a brush and the occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly. Energy and Exercise
He thrives on farms, but can adapt to a variety of living situations if given regular exercise. A strong and athletic little dog, the Pembroke loves physical activity and is happiest when he has a job to do. Basic obedience training is strongly recommended by the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America. This training is best when it teaches you how to teach your dog. The time you spend in training, especially during the first year of your pet’s life, will be repaid many times over by giving you a well-behaved companion, one that is bonded to you and your family for the rest of his life. Pembrokes are seen in many areas of dog activities like obedience, herding, tracking and agility. They excel in all of these events and are still used as working cattle dogs and are loyal family companions. Health
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Pembroke Welsh Corgis are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Pembroke Welsh Corgi can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies. Source AKC.com
We prefer to place our puppies in active homes and encourage owners to participate in activities that utilize his/her natural talents of herding and overall companionship. Corgis are great house dogs but need more exercise than the average house dog. If you can not take your dog on a 30 minute walk daily, at a minimum, this is not the breed for you. Dog parks and other off leash exercise is a plus.
We also prefer our puppies to go to homes where they will spend daily, quality time with their owners. Corgis require a lot of human interaction and will become confused if regularly left alone for long periods of time. If your Corgi will be left alone for longer periods of time, such as while you are at your 8-5 job, you will need to make up for that by one on one interation before and after that longer period away.
Even if your Corgi will be in the house with another dog, spending 8-12 hours per day, 5 days a week inside does not provide enough mental and sensual stimulation for an intelligent herding dog. Outside, your dog will be able to see and smell the many things going on around him and you will come home to a much calmer and happier dog. Contact us directly to discuss the best options for your current lifestyle. There are many win win situations out there that have worked in the past for other owners. Male / Female Differences
We charge the same price for either sex, as they are equally great family companions. With regards to the sex, we find some minor differences such as the male being a touch larger. Overall in our experience, there is not a sex that we would recommend over the other as long as you plan to have your puppy altered at the appropriate time. With regards to having multiple dogs in the home, it's important that you learn how to be properly dominant in the home so you can avoid having any issues between the other lower members of your family "Pack". At Prairie Peak Kennels, we are professional dog behaviorists and we can help you with this! Choosing your puppy
No matter how much we’d like there to be some scientific method of choosing the best puppy from a litter, there really isn’t one. What constitutes the “best” puppy is extremely subjective and what becomes of a puppy is very much in the hands of its owner. So long as you are buying a properly socialized, healthy puppy from a sound breeding by a reputable breeder, it won’t matter which puppy you choose. You could close your eyes, reach in and take home whichever puppy you happened to grab and you’d have the raw material for a great family companion.
It is possible to predict a bit about a puppy’s future personality based on the puppy’s size relative to his siblings. The biggest puppy will most likely be laid back and easy-going. This is because he never had to scrap with his siblings for anything. He will normally be very patient with young children. You should take the introduction of new things slowly and carefully when training this puppy. This puppy will also need frequent off-lead outings in order to build the boldness needed to become a confident dog.
If you do not have the time to take your puppy on frequent off-lead adventures, do not choose the biggest puppy in the litter. On the flip-side, the smallest puppy will most likely be outgoing, fearless and energetic. This is because she always had to scrap with her siblings for everything. You should be firm, consistent and patient when training this puppy, as it may be difficult to hold her attention.
Because we are human and are programmed to prefer things we find attractive, you should pick a puppy you like the looks of. If you really like how your dog looks, it will make your bond much stronger than if you dislike or are indifferent to how he looks. If you think your dog is gorgeous, you will be proud to show him off. You might even overlook some of his bad behaviors. If you think your dog is ugly, he will never become your “once in a lifetime” dog, no matter how intelligent, talented and well-behaved he is. This is not to say you should choose your favorite-colored puppy from a breeder and/or litter that is other than your first choice. Choose your breeder, then your pairing from that breeder and then choose your puppy. Ask the breeder what differences they see in size and temperment and they will help you! Naming your puppy
Your dogs "Call Name" can be anything you desire. The Call Name is what you call her, what you use for her vet records, etc. Often, the Registered Name and Call Name have nothing in common. When choosing a Call Name for your puppy, think of names with one or two syllables that are easy to yell and don’t sound too much like any command you will be using. For instance, if you use “Here” as your recall command, you would not want to call your puppy, “Hero.” Names to also avoid are words with NO like Nona or Winona, or Nonie, or Nova. This will send mixed messages to your pup. Be creative and unique!
If you are ever unable to care for your Corgi we can help. As breeders and professional trainers, not only do we understand dog behavior, but we have the resources to place your dog into the right home. We will adopt your Corgi without hesitation or judgement and go to work finding the right home for him. We have a long list right now of people actually wanting a mature dog. The Rehoming Process:
1) Educate us about your dogs life, age, health condition, and so on.
2) Arrange the pickup/drop off details and then surrender your dog over to us.
3) Evaluate, vet, and train the pup as needed for the next home.
4) Contact people on our list until we find the right match.
5) Arrange a visitation play day with potential owners.
6) Facilitate adoption day and provide 24/7 care and support during the transition.
7) Follow up with new owner and remind new owner we are always here for them. For life.
The Puppy Adoption Process:
1) Learn about this amazing breed! We encourage you to learn as much about the breed as you can by thoroughly reading the content on our website, looking through our Facebook photo albums, visiting us for a hands on tour, and external sources such as The American Kennel Club.
2) Fill out our adoption application form and then call us.
3) Place a $500 deposit via check or credit to reserve yourself a puppy from our kennel.
4) Receive a series of "Pupdate" email notifications from the time the puppies are born until they are seven weeks old. Here is a template of the information we cover in those emails: Litter Announcement group Pupdate: - When the puppies were whelped - Key dates from now until 8 weeks - List of adopting families in order of pick - What to expect on adoption day Week 1 group Pupdate: - Brief recap of our contract - Book recommendations - Day in the life of a puppy at PPK Week 2 group Pupdate: - A little about Prairie Peak Kennels: Who we are, what we do, and why we do it - Our mission statement Week 3 group Pupdate: - Why we choose Life’s Abundance - How to order Life’s Abundance - Puppy feeding schedule - About our Health Guarantee Week 4 group Pupdate: - What we recommend for puppy accessories/equipment and why Week 5 group Pupdate: - Important puppy developmental and training milestones - How to get started on the right foot with training Week 6 final group Pupdate: - When to spay/ neuter and why - Other puppy health and wellness information Week 7 Individual Email: - Individual final details - Schedule or confirm puppy pick up/ shipping date
5) Get your puppy on adoption day! We will go over your paperwork, puppy basket full of goodies, recap on potty training, crate training, and feeding tips.
6) Stay in touch! We truly want to hear how your puppy is adjusting. We encourage you to call, email, or text us with any updates, questions, or concerns. We offer help, support, and advice for life! We look forward to hearing from you!
Our goal is to help you and your dog get the most out of life together. If you need help with anything, please let us know. We are here for you with services that can help you and aid in your dog's quality of life.
1) Training - We know your dog as we helped raise him/her! We understand their development and temperament because we know your pup's parents and understand the breed. We would be honored to help you with training.
2) Boarding - Dogs that are here for boarding get tons of exercise and socialization which is great for development. Plus, what a great reunion for pup and mother!
3) In-Ground Fence installation - We can help you keep your dog safe by installing an in-ground fence in your yard. It's a cost effective way to keep them safe but still allows them the freedom to be active.
We will work together with you to ensure that your pup lives the healthiest life possible from start to finish. If you continue feeding the food we have given to your pup, we truly believe your pup's health will never be an issue. We have tried, tested, and proven Life's Abundance to be of the highest quality and standards. Should your pup develop any major genetic or nutritional health issues while feeding Life's Abundance and their products, we will provide you a free replacement puppy. 10 Year Guarantee Terms
Because Prairie Peak believes so strongly that nutrition plays a big part in the health of an animal, Prairie Peak is offering an optional "10 Year Free Replacement Puppy Guarantee". This guarantee stipulates that the puppy will be solely fed "Life’s Abundance" dog food, treats, and supplements. The reason Prairie Peak has chosen to offer this guarantee is because so many dogs and cats are acquiring serious life threatening health risks through poor diet and vitamin deficiency.
In regards to genetic defects, there are never any guarantees that the puppy would be free of a genetic disorder from past generations. Since Prairie Peak may not know if there are any potential weaknesses in the puppy, poor diet and lack of vitamins can worsen these conditions if found.
Should a Prairie Peak puppy, while on Life’s Abundance, develop a genetic or nutritional ailment within the first 10 years of its life, Prairie Peak will offer a replacement puppy. The Adopting Family must immediately notify Prairie Peak upon first knowledge of this disease and a written diagnosis showing cause of death/disability from a licensed veterinarian must be provided. This guarantee pertains to genetic and nutritional issues only and does not include other ailments such as, but not limited to, neglect, abuse, or any injuries the puppy may have sustained, including accidental death. There is no cash value to this agreement and the original puppy must be returned to Prairie Peak Kennels within seven days of diagnosis. Any other fees or money vested in the rearing of the puppy, such as, but not limited to transportation, vet bills, training, or other fees is not included. There is no cash value to this guarantee.
Prairie Peak believes that Life's Abundance Pet Food and their products is the best way to provide the pup with optimal health so that the pup can live a long and happy life! (for more info click our nutrition tab)
Corgi Puppy (8-10 weeks) | $1,700
6 month old puppy -potty and obedience trained | $4,900
Deposit to hold a Puppy | $500
The contract is also listed on the adoption application form for your review and signature. Terms For Adoption
1) The Adopting Family agrees to provide the Puppy with a life-long commitment, comfortable and safe living environment, prompt medical attention, proper grooming, and responsible care. This includes keeping the Puppy parasite free, up-to-date with vaccinations, and proper nutrition and hydration. The Adopting Family promises never to allow the Puppy to roam freely without proper fencing or supervision. Prairie Peak has micro-chipped the Puppy in order to facilitate the Puppy’s return if lost or stolen, which Adopting Family agrees to register. The Adopting Family promises to give the Puppy adequate off-lead exercise for his/her optimal health and happiness. Buyer agrees to have the puppy regularly participate in an active lifestyle.
2) Prairie Peak guarantees the Puppy to be of sound health and temperament at the time of adoption. The Puppy’s health record has been given to the Adopting Family. The Adopting Family agrees to take the Puppy to a licensed veterinarian of their choice within 3 days for a physical examination. At or before the examination on the 3rd day, should the Puppy be determined to be in ill health, the Adopting Family may provide the Prairie Peak with a copy of the veterinarian’s invoice for services rendered and Prairie Peak will reimburse the Adopting Family (up to $200) for the cost of medications and/or procedures that is recommended by said veterinarian to return the Puppy to sound health.
3) The Adopting Family agrees not to spay/neuter the Puppy until his/her growth plates have closed, generally between the age of 12 and 14 months. If the Adopting Family desires to spay/neuter the Puppy prior to age 12 months, the Family must provide Prairie Peak with a written statement from a licensed veterinarian stating that he/she has examined the Puppy and all the Puppy’s growth plates have closed. A breach of this provision will automatically negate any health guarantee.
4) If at any time the Adopting Family can no longer retain possession of the Puppy, Prairie Peak is to be notified and given the first option of resuming full ownership of the puppy in order for Prairie Peak to locate the Puppy a new home. The Puppy will be returned to Prairie Peak at the Adopting Family’s expense with all registration papers and health/vaccination records. Prairie Peak reserves the right to approve/prohibit any transfer of the Puppy to a third party inlcuding family members without written permission from Prairie Peak. We simply desire to learn about the new owner, have them sign our ownership contract, and we want to build a positive working relationship with them. There is no fee for this service. Under no circumstances may Puppy be sold, transferred, leased, traded, or given away to a puppy mill, pet shop, research laboratory, animal shelter or similar facility; nor can the Puppy be sold, transferred, leased, traded, or given away to anyone other than Prairie Peak Kennels. We are a Pembroke Welsh Corgi rescue center and will do a great job finding your pup a new home if you should no longer be able to provide the care they need.
5) The Adopting Family agrees to contact Prairie Peak if any questions or concerns arise about the Puppy, such as housing, diet, personality traits, health, or training. The Adopting Family agrees to keep Prairie Peak informed of any health problems as they occur. This provides the Breeder with important information on the health of Prairie Peak puppies for future breeding decisions.
6) The litter will be registered with AKC (American Kennel Club) by Prairie Peak.
7) Prairie Peak highly encourages the Adopting Family to run the Puppy in Herding, Agility, and Obedience events and will assist the Adopting Family in preparing the Puppy for his/her event.
8) If the Adopting Family intends to breed the Puppy, that decision needs to be made now before placing a deposit as there are many breeding requirements that need to be followed starting when the puppy is born. It is in the opinion of Prairie Peak that the Puppy’s physical structure is of breed quality. The Adopting Family understands and agrees that the Prairie Peak’s opinion is not a guarantee of breed quality physical structure, nor is it a guarantee that the Puppy will be approved for breeding by Prairie Peak. In order to breed your Puppy, you must receive written breeding approval by Prairie Peak. Prairie Peak Requires a minimum of OFA hip, show conformation, and temperament testing to be done before approval is to be considered. This assures that the breed will continue to conform to the breed standards for generations to come. Your puppy also has a limited registration by default. Prairie Peak has limited the registration of your puppy to ensure no unplanned/unapproved breeding's can be registered. In order to remove the registration on your puppy you must submit a breeding plan to Prairie Peak for written approval and pay a one time cost to remove the limited registration. The cost is the current Prairie Peak cost of a puppy. Limited Registrations are usually removed after the Puppy is approved for breeding. (2 yr old +)
10 Year Guarantee Terms
Because Prairie Peak believes so strongly that nutrition plays a very big part in the health of an animal, Prairie Peak is offering a "10 Year Free Replacement Puppy Guarantee". This guarantee stipulates that the puppy will be solely fed "Life’s Abundance" dog food, treats, and supplements.
The reason Prairie Peak has chosen to offer this guarantee is because so many dogs and cats are acquiring serious life threatening health risks through poor diet and vitamin deficiency.
Prairie Peak believes that Life’s Abundance products provide optimal nutritional benefits ensuring good health and longevity for the dog, which is why Prairie Peak is willing to stand behind this guarantee. If the puppy, that has been adopted from Prairie Peak, does not reach its life expectancy of at least 10 years, the Adopting Family will be eligible to get a free replacement puppy of equal value. In regards to genetic defects, there are never any guarantees that the puppy would be free of a genetic disorder from past generations. Since Prairie Peak may not know if there are any potential weaknesses in the puppy, poor diet and lack of vitamins can worsen these conditions if found.
Therefore by providing the puppy with quality food and supplements, Prairie Peak is hoping to reduce the chance of these potential weaknesses from hindering their longevity and quality of life. This guarantee does not include transportation fees, vet bills, training, genetic issues not related to nutrition, or other fees and does not cover accidental death, feeding other brands of food/ treats/ supplements/ etc., neglect, abuse, or injuries that the puppy may sustain while being a part of your family. There is no cash value to this guarantee.
Prairie Peak believes that Life's Abundance Pet Food and products is the best way to provide the puppy with optimal health, so that the puppy can live a long and happy life! (for more information click our nutrition tab
) Pricing Terms
Prairie Peak’s Pembroke Welsh Corgis have an adoption fee of $1,700 plus tax. Flights/Shipping is an additional $400-450 if the puppy is shipped at 8-10 weeks, higher if puppy is older. The shipping includes airfare, crate, and health certificate. Shipping costs outside the United States and ground transportation delivery will be discussed upon the first deposit.
A $500 deposit is collected to guarantee you a puppy from Prairie Peak Kennels in the order by date the deposit was provided. Once you are on the list, we will explain to you the future litters we have planned and you will indicate which litter fits your schedule best. Once a deposit is made, it is non refundable. Once a decision is made on which litter you would like, the deposit is non transferable by your/the owner's choice and you are locked into getting a puppy from that litter. If there are not enough puppies of the sex you desire from that litter, Prairie Peak will transfer you to the top of the list for the next scheduled litter. Prairie Peak has multiple litters each year. We do not guarantee any color preferences which is why you should place your deposit with plenty of time so you can be higher up on the pick list. If you are unhappy with your colored pup, you may forfeit your deposit for the current litter and place another $500 deposit for a future litter. Your first deposit date will still govern and you would then be near the top of the pick list affording you the ability to choose a color more easily on the next litter.
These agreements will continue for the Puppy’s life and both the Adopting Family and Prairie Peak have the right to enforce these agreements. This document contains the entire agreement between the Adopting Family and Prairie Peak, and no statement, promises, or inducements made by either party that is not contained in this written agreement shall be valid or binding. This document will be construed and enforced under the laws of the State of Minnesota. By signing this form below both parties agree to all of the terms listed in this document.