Because I don't breed more than 1-2 litters per year, my puppies are often reserved a year or more in advance. However, occasionally an approved home falls through, or the bitch has a very large litter, and a pup becomes available. In general I take 3 names for my primary pet puppy list, and 3 names for my show prospect list. Others, if they wish, go onto my backup list. I take reservation fees only from those on my primary list. This fee is refunded in full if there are not enough pups to go around.
From fertilization, canine gestation averages 9 weeks. The puppies then remain in my home until they are 8-12 weeks of age. So plan on a 4-month waiting period from the actual breeding before your new pup joins your household. I send out regular e-mail updates as the bitch comes in season, once pregnancy is confirmed, and when the pups are born. Throughout the following 8-12 weeks I send digital photographs and general updates to everyone on my waiting list. Keep in mind that Mother Nature always has her own plans, so breeding and whelping dates are approximate. With late end-of-year breedings, puppies are born the following year.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2010 (Lists Open)
Ch. Cheysuli's Peekaboo Blue (Panda) X Ch. Telltail Baewyn Jim Dandy (JD.)
JD is a young black dog who was Winners Dog/Best of Winners at the 2010 CWCCA National Specialty. His pedigree boasts many top-winning and proven, successful producers.
(Pedigree to come)
WINTER 2010 (Lists Open)
Cheysuli's Truffles At Midnight (Gracie; 1 point away from her championship) will be bred to a blue dog, though I have not yet decided which one. I bred Gracie, but she is owned by a woman in New Mexico; I will lease her for this litter. She is Ch. TrudyTale's About Last Night (Fudge) and Ch. Cheysuli's Peekaboo Blue (Panda.)
(Pedigree to come)
Cheysuli specializes in blue merle and black Cardigans, so except in rare instances
I'm unable to offer reds, sables, or brindles.
Cheysuli Cardigans specializes in blue merle and black Cardigans, so I am unable to offer brindle, red, or sable pups.
I will accept reservations for a specific litter at any time. I require a
$100 "waiting list fee" to hold your slot. The balance of the purchase
price is due in full when the puppy is collected in person, or prior to shipping.
This fee is fully refundable if the bitch fails to become pregnant; if something
happens to the litter prior to, during, or after whelping; or should quality
evaluation restrict the number of companion/show puppies available. The waiting list fee is retained if the buyer should change his/her mind at any point following the initial payment, as other potential homes will have been referred elsewhere.
I will ship puppies by air to all states. The puppy buyer is responsible for the airfare, which is determined by the airline (this price may be checked in advance with the carrier), and for purchase of the crate (100 Vari-Kennel $25), crate liner (Polyfleece $12), and airline kit (crate stickers, bowls $3). It is less expensive to buy these reusable items than to ship them back to me. I must receive payment in full before shipping the puppy. Be advised that shipping out of Phoenix in the summer limits the carrier to Continental, as other carriers have a heat embargo on shipping animals when the temperature is over 85 degrees. I have shipped puppies in the past and all have fared very well. Puppies tend to be more adaptable to flying than adult dogs. I do not tranquilize puppies or adults.
I recommend that you bring the following with you when meeting your puppy at the airport: buckle collar, leash, bowl and water, paper towels, bath towel, baby wipes. If the puppy has an accident while in transit, you will be very glad to have these supplies with you! The Polyfleece crate liner is the same material used in hospitals for bedridden patients. It is machine washable, soft, is chew- and stain-resistant, and wicks away moisture. I use it exclusively in my whelping/puppy pen, and as bedding for my elderly dogs. Should you wish to buy more, go online to www.hapipets.com.
If you are seeking a puppy sooner than the litters mentioned above, please contact the following Arizona-based breeders to see if they have anything available, litters on the way, or breedings planned. You may also wish to look at the Breeders' Directory, broken down by region, at the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America's website: www.cardigancorgis.com.
Renay Crocker (Phoenix): firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Harbert (Tucson): email@example.com
Sharel Holmes (Kingman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Rojas (Phoenix): email@example.com
Karen & Shannon Wilson (Phoenix): firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to discuss reserving a puppy, please read the website to learn about my breeding goals and philosophies, and then e-mail me through the link on the Index page.
Thank you for your interest in Cheysuli Cardigan Welsh Corgis!
A Note About "Breeders"and the Alphabet Soup Registry
The Cardigan is growing in popularity, and unfortunately there are high-volume commercial kennels and puppy mills now breeding Cardigans strictly for money, to furnish a "cash crop" for national pet store chains and other animal brokers. In most cases, these "breeders" have very little practical experience with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, know next to nothing about the breed's origins and temperament, and do not test their breeding stock for health clearances.
Additionally, approximately 25 different dog registries now exist, including the American Kennel Club, and, despite claims, none of these registries, including the AKC, offer guarantees of good health or sound temperament, or a lifelong support system with the breeder on call to answer any questions and provide advice. Any "papers" received at purchase are merely a means to enter your new puppy into a national registry.
All potential puppy buyers are strongly urged to locate responsible, reputable "show breeders," also called "hobby breeders," with many years of Cardigan experience, and to talk with them about the acquisition of a puppy. In most cases, purchase price may be significantly less than that paid to commercial kennels, pet stores, or backyard breeders. It is true that most hobby breeders do not always have puppies available, but this is because they believe in committing themselves to only one to three litters a year, if that many, so that the puppies have the benefit of experienced care and full-time love. Hobby breeders do not rely on hired help to care for their dogs. Puppies are socialized from birth to prepare them for a brave new world of loving companion families and the show and performance rings, and are not kept in crates and store windows. Keep in mind that once past the "cute" stage, pet shops turn older puppies over to shelters and rescue groups because they are no longer marketable. A hobby breeder keeps the puppies until they are sold or placed, regardless of age.
Please do your homework before purchasing any puppy.