FAQ's

01

Why are your puppies priced differently and higher than others?

 

Mainland corgi’s varies in price from $500.00 to $1,200.00 for pet quality. Involved are shipping expenses and a Hawaii state quarantine lasting 12 weeks making your puppies a minimum of 20 weeks of age when you receive them and an additional $1,500.00 quarantine fee. Although we have Champion bloodlines amongst many of our puppies, that doesn’t guarantee a wonderful puppy.

It does however give you the understanding that all champions deriving via AKC shows have been

tested and proven for good traits to continue on the Pembroke Welsh Corgi betterment of the

breed. With that said it narrows down the problems that could arise in hips, nerves, eyes and

other genetic disorders. Our puppies are well socialized, have had grooming and bathing

experience, are fed on a quality diet to ensure a great start (no corn wheat and or soy), and have

been started in basic house training and continuation of training as they age. They are allowed

to run, play and pounce in their puppy behavior during the day and kept in a safe environment

from the elements at night. Our Corgis are a big part of our home; we have done our best to

continue improving our breeding program to ensure that we are providing you one of our best.

We also provide a life-time of assistance along with guarantees to help aid in your puppies

growth should you approach any problems and or concerns along the way. Some of our puppies

whether show for the confirmation, and or agility, are priced differently in regards to a case by

case discussion of adoption on whether you would like to heed the possibilities of your dog in

showing and or breeding for the future. All of our Pembroke Welsh Corgis come with a one

year health guarantee (please see our health guarantee for details) and come from AKC pure

breed ranks.

02

What can I do to help reduce the stress of adjusting to a new home?

 

Try to keep the environment calm, and relaxed with out having loud noises and loud music for a few days for the puppy to adjust to its new home. We highly recommend giving the “medication” that we

have enclosed for the recommended days as a precaution when adapting your puppy to new

water, and environment. Spend a good amount of time, loving, caring, and cuddling your puppy

helping them to “bond” with you and know you are a new friend in which they can trust.

03

Are the puppies around people other than just you?

 

The puppies have exposure to me, occasional friends that visit, my husband, and my son. We truly don’t allow many visitors to play with the puppies and or visit on our grounds unless we know in particular the person, and or that they are wearing “clean attire” suggested by our Farm and have been not around other Kennels and or Farms previously. As many people can carry on their clothing, hands, and shoes bacteria, virus’ and harmful disease that can be transmitted easily to other animals. Thus the reasons we have limited visitors and if so are monitored very closely and accordingly.

04

I know it’s important to socialize our puppy well once it arrives to our home, what is you opinion on socializing the puppy right away?

 

With the puppy just getting used to being weaned and away from mother, I wouldn’t put a lot of pressure on them to be around people instantly that they don’t know. They are just adjusting to leaving mother and then their siblings and this can be a stressful time for adjustment and bonding to their new family. The adoption period is very important that you truly spend the first several days with just them, as they are introduced to your family and have a “special bonding” period. They are also building up their immunities and can easily be affected as they are transported places. After a week or two – feel free with the advice of your veterinarian to take your new puppy places and do

socialize them well to people as we truly want your puppy to have a well balanced personality

and perspective of humans and other pets.

05

What kind of chew toys do you recommend?

 

I recommend a sturdy “rubber” type chew toys, and puzzle chew toys, as this really helps the stimulation of their brain and to wear them out as well, for a good nights sleep. A chew toy that can “wear” well with chewing for them to “teethe” against is recommended. Feel free to ask advice of your local pet store and or veterinarian for “teething” and “tugs” that are appropriate for their life-style and will not cause harm to your puppy. I wouldn’t recommend any “rope tugs” and or “pig ears” as they can result in harm, and are not digestible well to their little bodies. We try to find “wholesome” and

“natural” chews that are easily digestible for their bodies should they decide to pull the chews

apart and swallow the pieces.

06

Do the pups know any basic commands?

 

We do give them a good start with our own behavior training, be respectful and not jump, not run to the dish; wait for us to finish pouring it, and to try to detour them from chewing on our clothing; while spending time with them. Since they are so small while with us, we leave the continued education up to the owner; as it truly is important that the family members each be very consistent in training their new bundle of joy, and that the puppy and or dog has clear communication from all of its masters.

07

Should I purchase a small crate and or medium sized crate for potty training and safety?

 

Ideally it’s important to find a crate that suits the size of your puppy while started in potty

training. It must be big enough for them to turn around, sit up, and to lie down comfortably.

You do not want it too big, as then it’s easier for them to “soil” their crate and then move away

from the mess. It’s natural for them to want to sleep in a clean area, and if you are using the

crate for “training” and as an “aide” in potty training, you would want something that’s not

too big and definitely not too small. There are crates that we recommend out there that are

great for a growing puppy as they expand with their growth and you can adjust it. Sometimes 2

different size crates can be very helpful with the growth of your new puppy. Please also refer to

our “crate training” sheet.

08

Shall I crate him/her overnight while they are so young?

 

I would slowly adjust him/her to the use of the crate “like a few hours at a time for every few days, and then add another hour and again a few days”.. This is what I would recommend for a while; while adjusting a new puppy to crate training. Of course he or she might cry a lot, but after a bit will get the hang of it pretty quickly and quiet down. You want the crate to be in a safe and quiet area along with

making them feel comfy as well. Please also refer to our “potty training” sheet.

09

Are there any treats that you prefer for training?

 

Little pieces of string cheese works great, otherwise small “liver” treats are super for training and teaching. You can find these in most pet stores, and also in a small “milk carton” type box at a local Wal-Mart store.

10

What type of foods do you recommend?

 

Your puppy has been on an all natural dog food with no corn, wheat or soy to ensure a great start in life and boost immune system while growing. We recommend feeding a 26% to 27% protein puppy food, and or dog food that contains no wheat, corn or soy. Soy, wheat and corn, are mostly “filler” in foods that can be a high allergen for Corgis and can cause digestible problems. We try to avoid these foods all together, as for the “most part” and play no “nutritional value” to the dog and or puppy. Meat

for the main ingredient is highly recommended. The lower protein levels recommended above are

important, as higher protein levels on a younger dog can cause problems too at time in “growth

spurts” to the bones, muscle, and tissues of a dog and or puppy. We like to keep those levels

lower in our foods of choice.

11

What are we currently feeding?

 

Currently your puppy and or dog, is being fed morning and night Diamond Naturals “Chicken & Rice” puppy food for “small breed” dogs. You can usually find this product at a local “farm dealer” and if you can not; there are many comparable foods in Pet Stores. Just ask a rep there; I’m sure they would gladly help you find something comparable. The amount you feed is on the back of the bag, and we recommend following that closely and watching your puppy’s and or dogs weight as they grow to ensure they are getting enough, and are not being overfed.

12

What about leashes and collars?

 

We recommend for the first few weeks of teaching your puppy to lead and adapting your puppy to your new home and yard, using a small adjustable harness. They help the puppy and or dog adapt to the pressure from all points, and are also a great preventative in keeping them from slipping through and getting into hazardous surroundings.

13

Where are some places that I can purchase pet supplies online?

 

You can get a variety of pet supplies from a few places online. We recommend using www.jefferspet.com and also www.valleyvet.com both of these places have comparable pricing and can save you time and money in saving you a trip to the local pet store. Although at times a drive to the Pet Store is needed into finding a “particular” fit for your new puppy and or dog. The service there can also be very beneficial and helpful.

14

How much will my puppy weigh at 8 and 9 weeks of age?

 

Your puppy will weigh approx. 6 to 8 lbs at 8 and or 9 weeks of age.

15

Will it be okay to raise my new puppy with a cat in the house?

 

While it’s great foryour puppy to be raised around another pet and or cat in the house; It is very important at thesame time you have a secluded area for your cat, (using a baby or pet gate) so the cat can get to its water, food, and litter box; making sure your puppy and or dog can not. You do not want

the puppy and or dog eating the cat food and you definitely do not want it messing around in

the litter box. Both of theses things can be very harmful to your dog and or puppy. A cat can

easily jump over a (baby gate or pet gate) and you can fence off a small office

16

Is there something particularly I should do to help with my puppies ears?

 

A Corgi puppy’s ears will come up and down throughout the growth spurts that they encounter. We do recommend you giving them “flavorless” gelatin over their food in very small amounts to help

build up the cartilage during their growth spurts. Also at times, taping is needed as well. In regards to the ears we recommend the site: www.royalridgefarm.com.

Taking on a new puppy and or dog is a “big” responsibility. We believe it takes a “full” dedication and effort to ensure the best life style possible for your new friend. Please let us know if you have any questions in regards to adopting and adjusting your home to your new

bundle of joy. We would like this to be as smooth as possible an adjustment from our home to yours. Thank you for taking the time to read and understand the care and love your new puppy so deserves.

 

Blessings,

 

Hawaii Corgi

Tom Sorensen/Paul Endresen