Before you purchase a Corgi, think about
why you want a dog. Corgi's live 12 to 15 years, and over that time span you will invest a fair amount of time, energy and
Puppy buying should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision. A lot of thought, consideration
and research should be undertaken before a new pup is brought into a home. Owning a dog is a choice for life. Consider the
care, obligation and responsibility that is attached for the life of that pet.
Here are a few
things you should know before buying a Corgi.
1. Grooming: Corgi's have a double
coat consisting of a harsher outer coat and a thick, dense undercoat and they DO SHED. Shedding can be kept
under control with routine grooming sessions.
Nail clipping should be done monthly and started
at an early age so they become use to the idea of having their feet handled and will tolerate the nail clipping.
Ears need to be checked periodicaly and cleaned as needed.
Bathing is only required as
2. Exercise: Corgi's do require some exercise, if allowed to become
a couch potato, he will easily gain too much weight. Corgi's should be taken outside daily to play, whether it be a game of
fetch, regular walks in the neighborhood, or a hike in the woods.
3. Training: Corgi's
excel in the performance arenas of herding and agility. They should attend puppy kindergarten for socialization and then obedience
classes to learn the basics and good manners.
4. Feeding: Corgi's do not require
alot of food. They should eat 2 meals a day, between 1/2 cup to 1 cup per meal. Some Corgi's will always act hungry, don't
fall for it! When giving treats, make sure they are healthy, low fat/calorie treats.
Corgi's are usually excellent with children if raised with them properly. I do not advise getting a puppy for a child. Children
need to learn how to behave around dogs and respect them, and the dog needs to be taught the same. I highly recommend crate
training your puppy.
To find out more info about the breed go here www.dogbreedz.com
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Cathy's must have books to read:
New Complete Pembroke Welsh Corgi by John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Welsh Corgi: Family friend & farmhand by Susan M Ewing
Welsh Corgi's: Pembroke
& Cardigan by Richard Beauchamp
Cesar's Way by Cesar Millan
The Canine Good Citizen by Jack & Wendy Volhard
Health for Dogs & Cats by Pitcairn & Pitcairn
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