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    Hi, I am looking for a Corgi. I already have one rescue and would really like a puppy that was blue merle in colour. I have been looking but not sure there are a lot of breeders out there and most times I find an add seems to be in another country.

    I grew up with Corgi's and CorgixCollies as we had a large property and use to breed them to work the animals. I now have land but my old fat resuce is not picking up the sheep work (I only have one goat, and two sheep) but he just runs and then falls asleep.... so would love to get a puppy that I can train and just have as a companion to Barney.

    Any info would be great Not in any big hurry would be happy to do on a waiting list.

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    Hi CapSilver

    Blue merle is a very pretty colour. But colour should not be your first priority when choosing a puppy - I think personality and character and healthy structure are much more important.

    Deliberately mating for blue merle is frowned upon in most breeds - because you have a much increased chance of blind and deaf puppies with that combination.

    If there is a mating of a merle and a regular colour and one of the puppies happens to be blue merle and be healthy and well adjusted - fantastic. But it shouldn't be something you go looking for unless you want blind and deaf too.

    Australian Cattle dogs have a lot in common with border collies and corgies - you might consider one of those - there's lots and lots at Australian Working Dog Rescue and a lot of them come with pretty blue colouring (there's also a risk of blind and deaf there but it's lower).

    There's two different kinds of Welsh Corgi - either "Pembroke" or "Cardigan" - you might want to do some research about these before you offend a breeder by not knowing.
    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) Breeders, Australia
    Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) Breeders, Australia

    There seems to be a lot more colour variation in the "cardigan" corgis - so you might want to start there.

    I don't know much about them at all - if you want a pedigree - best thing to do is to go to some breed shows or a corgi club social event in your area and meet the breeders and make friends and then they will know you're a good candidate for one of their puppies. Much easier to do that face to face.

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    You could try dogzonline list of registered breeders
    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) Breeders, Australia

    It is fine to have a colour preference but in the end it is really about finding a healthy well socialised puppy from a good breeder that fits your personality and needs that is the most important. I too have colour preferences in my breeds but I never end up with them because it is definitely lower in my list of priorities when looking for a potential working dog. Colour has slipped way down the list for me when looking for a suitable dog. I guess the only thing I really care about is structure, working traits in the bloodlines, health testing, personality and temperament. Everything else is secondary.

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    Merles are generally fine if they come from a solid colour and merle mating. Mating 2 merles together is very risky and often results in some of the puppies being blind/deaf so is not an ethical practice. Koolies, and Aussie shepherds are commonly merles and some Border collies but again should always be from a solid colour to merle mating.

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    Thanks guys, I do want a Corgi not any other type of working dog. Sorry just a preference, as I said I grew up with them and want another one. I got a rescue corgi, in fact the last 4 dogs I have had have been rescues, two small puppy farm rejects and a SEDA dog that went blind herself. I also have a colour preference and happy to wait for one to become available but can't seem to find one or find someone who breeds them. I have checked dogzone but most of the websites are years out of dates, I have e-mailed a few breeders but no one has gotten back to me. At the end of the day I would be happy with a well adjusted well breed tri coloured corgi, not overly fussed with sex got a mix of both boys and girls at the moment. However even finding them seem to be a chore

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    There is a lady that I do agility with and she has recently got herself a new corgi pup. She has also always had corgis. She got hers from a breeder in Sydney who still maintains some workability in her lines apparently. I dont know who the breeder is but I could probably find out. The young corgi is lovely, full of life and sparkle.

    http://www.dogzonline.com.au/breeds/...gan.asp?state= there is a breeder her who has tri puppies, dont know anything about them though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    There is a lady that I do agility with and she has recently got herself a new corgi pup. She has also always had corgis. She got hers from a breeder in Sydney who still maintains some workability in her lines apparently. I dont know who the breeder is but I could probably find out. The young corgi is lovely, full of life and sparkle.

    Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) Puppies for Sale from Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) breeders, Australia. there is a breeder her who has tri puppies, dont know anything about them though
    Any info would be great Especially if they have workable lines, ask I said we used them in the cattle yards so I grew up with them as working dogs first and pet dogs as second

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    Hi Cap Silver

    Have you tried contacting the secretary of the welsh corgi club of Victoria?
    Welsh Corgi Club of Victoria | Affiliated with the Victorian Canine Association Inc

    Click on the link for committee ...

    The secretary will know who is still actively breeding. She may also know if anyone has an older corgi that needs rehoming for whatever reason...

    That will be a good start. As you say - some of them are much better at hanging out with their dogs than they are at keeping their websites up to date. Phone contact may also work better than email for some of them. Ie if one method doesn't get you a response in a few days - try a different one.

    There's nothing current on that page for events but the Secretary may know of some social gatherings or which shows are most like to have corgies there. Even if none of them are offering blue merles themselves - they may be able to put you in contact with someone else who has them or recommend you to someone interstate that would have them.

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    Thanks, I did contact the society and they said they could not point me in the direction of a breeder as it could be seen as favoritism but will keep trying people

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