Fluffy Pembrokes

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    Fluffy Pembrokes

    My Corgi walking group has 23 Corgi members and one of them is a Pem fluff. And this 12 month old Pem named, Holly is quite simply a typical Corgi fluff - as placid and as cute as they come - if more than a bit overweight which is accenuated by her fluffed out coat. And who did my Pem, Taylor follow faithfully around last Sunday during our Corgi walk and picnic - Yes, Holly got almost his full attention the whole time and he paid his fiance, Zara, little heed.

    I've given Holly's family the website address for perhaps the best site on the internet dealing with fluffy Corgis it is called The World of Fluff Pembroke Welsh Corgis and the address is: [url]www.angelfire.com/ct2/Windcrest/Fluffy2005Page.html

    If any Go Corgi member wishes to email Holly's mom and dad any messages, let me know and I'll give you their email address.
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    Hi Michael, Don't know if it is just me or my computer, but I cannot seem to access the World of Fluff site with the link you posted. As I am "owned" by a fluffy red and white Pem, I am always interested in information, photos, and anecdotes about these beautiful Corgis with the "serious coat flaw"!! I realize not everyone shares my enthusiasm for Fluffies, but those of us who live with them seem to be fiercely loyal and anxious to find eachother! How fun that your Taylor found Holly so enchanting!
    I, for one, would appreciate it if I could have Holly's family's email address! Thanks!
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    Hi Margo
    Try the website now - I've added to the end of the web address a dot and html - and it seems to work OK. The site must in a transitionary stage because some of the pages on the site seemed unavailable when I went into it yesterday.

    The email address for the family of Holly is: nicholsonfamily@paradise.net.nz
    The mom's name is Adele Nicholson and she and her hubbie and two children (17 and 13) all seem to adore their fluffy young Pem and take good care of her. Mind you, tell me any person who joins in with a Corgi walking and picnic group who wouldn't treat their Corgi especially well. It goes with the territory.

    When you email Adele, tell her that I had arranged the contact. I'm sure the Nicholson's will be thrilled. They don't realise just how many fluffies there are in the USA and how well they are thought of.
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    Thanks so much - I will send a note tomorrow! Isn't the internet absolutely amazing? To be able to instantly correspond with people all over the world!!
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    Yes, the internet is amazing.
    Go to www.ppwcc.org/grooming.fluffy.html
    THis will give you free advice on how to groom and care for your fluff's coat. It is by Millie Williams and Stephanie Hedgepath and was suppose to be part of the other website I advised you previously about.
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    Hi Michael, thanks for letting us know about this site! It's too bad that some of the links don't seem to work right now. I also have a fluffy Pem girl, and am always axious to find out whatever I can about them. They are a cute bunch!
    ps - a "corgi walking group" sounds like a fun thing to be in!
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    I got the idea from you Americans, had it reinforced by a regional Beagle club in New Zealand who seems to mainly exist for Beagle walks and socialising after the walks as their ribbon parades (non championship conformation shows) become less and less popular.
    It's a growing activity in NZ from among some of the specialist dog breed clubs as a lot of their members are not into conformation showing. The group I organise is just a bunch of people - but some of them do belong to a Corgi club. The club is centred away from the region I live in and does not cater for anything other than conformation showing, breeding and a three monthly newsletter. Corgis and their families want more than that.
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    looking for fluffy

    Hi Michael, My fluffy died last night. He was 13 and was the best dog I've ever had. My daughter named him Fluffy when she was 6.
    Anyway, I know it my be taboo, considering that fluffies are a seriuos fault, but once I read about a fluffy breeder! do you know how I can find one? I know I could get a fluffy pup from a regular breeder. But always have been intrigued by the one posting from someone tears ago who was breeding them. I can't find them now.
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    I wouldn't go to a breeder who was deliberately breeding fluffies. It's best to find the ones that were born by accident in regular litters. That's how I got Shippo. A breeder in Canada bred her champion to another champion, and both just happened to have the fluffy gene. Two fluffs were born in a litter of 8.
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    Anyway, I know it my be taboo, considering that fluffies are a seriuos fault, but once I read about a fluffy breeder! do you know how I can find one? I know I could get a fluffy pup from a regular breeder. But always have been intrigued by the one posting from someone tears ago who was breeding them. I can't find them now.
    There are no reputable breeders breeding for fluffies. But there are plenty available in litters from reputable breeders. My suggestion is to contact a reputable breeder in your area and let them know you want a fluffy. If they don't have any puppies, they will usually refer you to someone who does.

    Check the PWCCA page PWCCA for a breeder near you. And also check out the clubs page too. Most of the clubs have web pages and members listed there. Not all reputable breeders are members of the PWCCA.

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    Gwynne - try Pembroke Welsh Corgi from Everywhere
    There are several fluffies for sale on the top item of the USA site at $400 each plus shipping expenses.
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    But are those fluffies' parents titled and health tested? Champion bloodlines would mean absolutely nothing to me when looking for a puppy, only champion parents. Many of the BYBs out there have dogs with "champion bloodlines". I'm also leery of any puppies listed in classified ads. I don't know how it is in NZ, but here, any puppies/kittens listed for sale in classifieds are from BYBs, registered or not. Quality breeders need only to advertise their litters by word-of-mouth.
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    But are those fluffies' parents titled and health tested? Champion bloodlines would mean absolutely nothing to me when looking for a puppy, only champion parents. Many of the BYBs out there have dogs with "champion bloodlines". I'm also leery of any puppies listed in classified ads. I don't know how it is in NZ, but here, any puppies/kittens listed for sale in classifieds are from BYBs, registered or not. Quality breeders need only to advertise their litters by word-of-mouth.
    But on the other hand, if Gwynne is looking for a pet and companion, and intends to spey the new pup, maybe she will be giving a good home to a dog who may normally not get one.
    People who are prepared to spend the extra dosh required by going to a good breeder will surely be better candidates for being good dog owners, but they may still end up with an excellent dog for their purpose ie pet, even if the parents aren't champions.
    You just need to look at how many mixed breed dogs there are who make excellent pets to realise that parental bloodlines are not necessarily a "must".
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    I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree. I would never support a breeder who does not test for common genetic problems in the breed, and who is not actively showing their dogs in the ring or in the field. Anything less, to me, is a BYB. If I'm going to be going to a breeder AT ALL, it's going to be a darn good one, because otherwise, I'd be rescuing from a shelter.

    I'm not sure if you saw this, but Shippo himself is a pet. He's not a show dog. But that doesn't mean that I'm going to completely disregard health and quality. I went to a show breeder because I am well aware that usually about half of a show litter is pet quality, sold with a spay/neuter contract (for some reason, many people still don't realize this fact), and both parents are health tested and titled in something, showing that they are good specimens of their breed.

    BTW, I don't really think this has anything to do with mixed breeds making good pets, because we're talking about corgis. I'm not a purebreed snob or something, I just don't believe in supporting a breeder unless they're breeding to better the breed. I have a mixed breed as well as Shippo, who I got from the local shelter. >u.u<
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    But are those fluffies' parents titled and health tested? Champion bloodlines would mean absolutely nothing to me when looking for a puppy, only champion parents. Many of the BYBs out there have dogs with "champion bloodlines". I'm also leery of any puppies listed in classified ads. I don't know how it is in NZ, but here, any puppies/kittens listed for sale in classifieds are from BYBs, registered or not. Quality breeders need only to advertise their litters by word-of-mouth.
    You make some very good points.

    Also "champion bloodlines" doesn't necessarily mean champion parents. Often it's one or two champions somewhere in a six generation pedigree. That is NOT a champion bloodline.

    Anything past the first three generations is too diluted to make a difference in this puppy. A champion bloodline would be MANY champions in the pedigree, especially in the first three generations.

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