So, I'm Sam. I'm new here, and if you haven't guessed from the title, pretty soon my puppy will be new here, too. I've always been more of a cat guy, having volunteered at cat rescues in some capacity since high school (I'm 24 now); but I also have a moderately active lifestyle, and for better or for worse, cats aren't usually "active" pets. Almost all of my favorite breeds are big dogs, but living in a town house, I knew I couldn't give a big dog the space s/he deserves... so, after doing my research, I settled on the Corgi: the "big dog in a small package."
I knew very little about breeders when I first started doing my homework on them two years ago, and I used to believe the bad rap they got. Now, after having visited various Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgi breeders, I have a totally different (and more positive) take on them. All the breeders I met were really nice and helpful and had their puppies' best interests at heart! They were able to use the information I'd given them to match me up with the right dog. Now I've finally found the right puppy for me. And here she is!
She's a 4-month-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi with a brindle coat. She's dark brown now, but apparently as she's grown she's gotten more patches of red in her fur (and will probably keep on doing that as she grows up). Having met her a few times, and according to her breeder, she's a sweet dog who wants to be wherever you are. She gets these bursts of energy and loves to play (and chew--she is a puppy, after all!) but she's also happy to curl up with you if you're reading a book or watching TV. I'm bringing her home next Sunday, June 17th... and I can't wait!
Unfortunately, I can't really come up with just one name. Everyone in the office is excited to meet her, and they've all offered their suggestions. So far, the most popular names are Olive and Poppy, which are both really cute, but I could always use more inspiration. My cats all came from rescues, where someone had already given them a name. The only one I named myself was Minou, a cat we rescued from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, since minou is French for "kitty." (She passed away last year at 14, but she loved dogs and probably would have loved this puppy too.)
Anyway, I'm open to ideas and could use some feedback! If she was your dog, what would you name her? What name does she "look like?"
Thanks in advance for any suggestions! You can bet that I'll be back next Sunday with more pictures and a new name for my newest family member. It's great to meet you all (in advance) and I'm really looking forward to posting at this forum in the future!