|Barked: Wed Oct 3, '12 6:42am PST |
|Well, if you're not into grooming, a sheltie isn't for you. ;-) Both corgi breeds also shed ALOT (think buckets of hair). Plus, most corgis and shelties will need more then an hour or so of exercise a day, unless you're going to do training PLUS exercise.
Shelties aren't a good breed to start with if you're thinking of getting into herding. Most just don't have instinct. Same with Pembroke corgis. Cardigan corgis are much more reliable on sheep out of the three.
I'd honestly push you to a smooth collie. Short hair, sweet temperament. Plus, some people still use them to herd.
If you're just looking for a sweet pet and you don't care about championship lines or titles or anything, and you don't care about size, why not just rescue again?
I've always felt that purebreds were for people who had very specific wants and needs- example- you need a low shedding dog, so you get a poodle. Or, you want to do performance, so you get a high octane herder.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not necessarily trying to talk you out of getting a dog from a breeder, but if you're not willing to pay for a purebred dog from decent lines, then why not just adopt?
While I'm a fervent supporter of great breeders (as in my dogs will always come from breeders, I'm just not a good person for rescue work) I really hate to see people buying purebred puppies from mediocher breeders, who seem to give all other breeders a bad name when they don't health test and sell pups at "discount" prices.
In other words, if you're going to do something, do it right.
Edited by author Wed Oct 3, '12 6:49am PST
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