We purchased a pembroke corgi puppy from Edwards Training in 2010 for $600 including crate, health certificate and AKC registration, and flight. She arrived sick. The first two nights she shivered and barely drank water. Our veterinarian informed us her shot records were incomplete, given much too closely, and the Rabies Certificate was a photocopy of the vet's signature - not an original.
Our vet suspected Edwards Training administered the shots - including rabies (which is illegal I'm told) themselves. Our vet did not give her any further shots for 6 weeks to allow her body to recover from the onslaught of immunizations. Then they re-did her whole puppy series with the appropriate time between injections and re-administered her rabies (with an original signed certificate from our vet).
She also came to us eating her own feces. [continued below]....
..... I have told this to 4 veterinarians and EVERY one of them has said puppies kept in unclean kennels will do this. Becky said that Miley had been whelped in her home. Later she admitted she had been whelped in her sisters home and that her sister owned the mother. To this day we have never received photos of the sire or dam or AKC registration after repeated requests. Becky later told me only the sire was AKC but never produced his AKC number.
Finally, our 2.5 yr old corgi was recently diagnosed with osteo-arthritis in both shoulders and both elbows in front. While common to old corgis, we were told by the vet and xray tech that this is genetic and she was born was with this. Osteo-arthritis is degenerative and increasingly painful as it progresses. Ms. Edwards is breeding several breeds of dogs (which we later discovered), none of whom I suspect are AKC dogs. She is representing her puppies as AKC, whelped and raised in her home, but admitted Miley was not either. Our corgi will live a shortened life, riddled with pain, because Ms Edwards chose not to be a responsible breeder.