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    Hi Everyone

    Thank you for the replies I've already had on other threads. I thought it might be time to introduce myself and our puppies.

    My name is Tony and we (my wife and I) have a couple of 12 week old, brindle and white, sibling cardigan welsh corgi's here in Adelaide.

    We chose this breed of dog after doing some thorough research. We went to a local dog park and watched all the various breeds of dogs which came and went, discussing which types of dogs were of interest to us. It was there that we saw a beatiful three year old brindle and white cardigan welsh corgi for the first time. We struck up a conversation with his owner about the dog and his breed. Until then, we had only known the prombroke welsh corgi's (because of their popularity and the Queen's love for pembrokes). We researched all the small and medium sized dogs (as we live in the burbs) for cuteness, health issues, intelligence and easiness to train. Corgi's ticked all the boxes. We then researched about Corgi's history and how they're a herding dog, therefore meaning they'll need lots of exercise.

    We really liked the brindle and white, partially because of those tiger-style stripes they get on their coats as they get older, so it had to be cardigans. We also felt sorry for the cardigans because the pembrokes are more popular - mainly because they don't have tails (apologies to pembroke lovers when I write that we also love to see tails wagging with doggy joy). We contacted breeders around the whole country looking for brindle and white cardigan welsh corgis. We found blue merle, brindle point, and black and white litters. Then, finally, we found a litter of 8 puppies interstate with three brindle and white puppies, two of which were boys and one of which was a girl. We jumped on them and paid as quickly as we could (AU$750 each), getting them flown over from Victoria at 8.5 weeks of age.

    We named them Fos (boy) and Ebo (girl), after Fos Williams and Russel Ebert who are two Port Adelaide Football Club legends (I'm an incredibly passionate Port Adelaide fan).

    If you'd like to see more photos of Fos and Ebo, please visit and "Like" their Facebook page which you'll find in my signature below. I update their Facebook page regularly with more photos as well as Youtube videos (from their Youtube page - yes, I'm obsessive).

    Happy to be joining your community and I can't recommend Cardigan Welsh Corgi's enough.

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    Welcome Tony, Fos and Ebo
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    Welcome Fos and Ebo

    I don't see many pedigree corgis around...

    Adelaide does have an enthusiastic competition herding community - they also have a facebook page...

    My dog hates both crows and magpies, but she really can't stand crows. She doesn't mind the Goodwood Saints though.

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    Gday Tony ,welcome aboard.

    I was thinking the price would have been a lot more than that for a purebreed Corgi......good buy i reckon.
    Your pups look great and i'm sure they'll forgive you for naming them after aerial ping pong players !!!...Lol...i'm a passionate QLD and Broncos League man !!


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    Welcome Tony and Family
    Pets are forever

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    to the forum!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Thank you for the warm welcomes everyone.

    Hyacinth, we have bird baths and the dogs don't appear to be too phased by birds but I'd be sincerely hoping they don't take a liking to crows. Good luck against Camden this Saturday!

    Sean, we discovered prices vary from $650 to $950 for Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies. Apparently when breeders hit $1,000 a tax or surcharge is imposed(?), so there's an incentive to keep prices under $1,000. While we got our puppies for $750 each, they would have been $800 if we wanted to use them for showing and/or breeding purposes (apparently there's extra paperwork required). We nearly bought a couple of 1-3 year old Cardi's for only $100-$300 from a couple of different breeders. They had been hoping they would become champion show dogs but discovered 1-3 years into showing them that they would never reach the upper echelons in the competitions and, since they already have so many dogs, they were looking to re-home them. We got the impression this might have been quite common. Glad to hear you're also passionate about a brand of football (line dancing ping pong?).

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