I did a lot of research before deciding to buy a purebred corgi.
Of course, I was very cautious about puppy mills.
So I found a breeder that had super high reviews from multiple people. But I started to wonder if I had made a mistake today. I was set to pick up my new corgi when I looked at the breeder’s reviews one last time and somebody had posted that all of the dogs live outside in a shed. That was concerning to me. It is very hot and humid in this part of the country and I wouldn’t leave any pet outside in the heat without air conditioning. I especially wouldn’t leave a puppy in a hot shed. Young dogs are very susceptible to temperature extremes. I decided to go and look at my puppy anyway. After all, it was only one bad review out of hundreds of good reviews. When I got to the breeder’s location, sure enough, the dogs do live in a shed part time. However it’s not a shed like you have in your backyard. It’s more like the dogs have their own house. They have air conditioning and heating and everything is all set up. The shed had excellent climate control. All of the adult dogs were also very friendly and well socialized. Adults and puppies alike got time to romp and play in the yard, throughout the day, as well. But the air-conditioned shed was always open to them. I was very impressed with the way the facility was run. Of course, I brought home my new puppy that day.