Meredith my name is jim and I'm famialiar with Pembroke Welch Corgis.I purchased my Corgi in Illinois many years ago as a pup. Their very intelligent, clean and quite affectionate. They take well to obedience training and look forward to pleasing their owners. Their is no special work that is necessary other than interactive activities such as throwing a ball, walking. I will stress that obedience trainging is a must they look forward to it and love your interaction while doing it. Corgis are also the official dog of Queen Elizabeth and do well with children. Hope you get that Corgi. Bye
I've got a corgi and they are great but definately not for everyone. If someone said no to a chi I'd ask why because if its yappiness a lot of corgis are very vocal. They want to work and they will herd anything that is around. They have a double coat( I think thats what its called anyway) which requires a lot of grooming.
If you could find a group that does herding or agility it would probally be great and you may even be able to find a breeder through that. My gizmos kennel name is busy bs -I think anyway- and I think they are in indiana but they are supposed to have good lines and if you type it into a search engine you could probally find it. Here is my girl http://www.dogster.com/?23126
Nope, not because of yappiness, my cats are at least 3 times the size of a chi.. and I would forsee one of my cats attacking such a small dog. I thank you Jim, for telling me about their need for obedience training. I had all intentions of doing so, but now that you stress it, I would take much more time doing so. I already had a rather vocal golden, so I am used to barking.
Now I know there are people here who have had trouble with buying dogs online.. There arent many corgi breeders in my area, so would anyone suggest looking online? I'm rather scared to with the horror stories I've read here.
Well, not all online breeders are bad. I personally suggest you find someone that competes their dogs and is serious about their breeding program, not just producing pet dogs.
Refrence a local breed club, or the national breed club and ask for a breeder listing. These breeders will be a member of their breed club and serious about what they do, not just trying to slim people from their money.
A breeder for such a popular breed will probably put you through the ringer, so be prepared. They should not be thrilled you are inquiering and have money.
Someone asked how can you be sure its the pup you are getting, I guess its a matter of trust. We've had several inquiers about my litter, and the pup that they ask for they get 5-10 pictures at all angles of the pup playing, stacked, and everything else.
I imported a dog from austrlia. I have a dozen pictures, as well as a video of him moving before I made my decision. These are important thing. People get back to you in good time, or offer you to come visit if you are close enough.
I wouldn't buy on line with a corgi because I have seen many that just are not what they are supposed to be. I didn't get mine directly from the breeder but traded her for my horse:( She wasn't cheap but she could have been a show dog any day! We just got lax with her training and spoiled her a little too much! The lady I got her form was expecting something completely different and she just never took to her(but she wanted my horse which may have been the problem more than gizzy). Just take your time and find a good breeder.
I have never owned a Corgi personally, so what I have to contribute is jsut hearsay from other Corgi owners, but everyone I have met with a Corgi says they have an awesome personality. A few drawback I have heard is that they tend to get overweight easily and despite being short are not really "small" dogs like a lot of people think they are when they buy a puppy. I am sure as with all short legged dogs they probably have special health concerns as well that I would check into if buying one. Anyway sorry I am so vauge, as I don't know alot about the breed, but I am sure they would be excellent dogs for the right owner!
I have two corgis and they are the best dogs I have ever owned. You will not be disappointed with this breed, so go get your corgi! They do have awesome personalities and they will follow you everywhere. Mine hate to be alone, so they do require alot of attention. As for excersise, I think a daily walk and letting them run and play in your big yard would be just fine. My corgis love to play fetch and they love to chase everything including children, so obedience training is a must, and they are soo smart that they will not have any trouble with that unless of course they decide to act stubborn. Oh and one more thing is they do get overweight really fast so you cannot free feed them and only occassional treats. I am struggling with this right now with Lucy she hates to be on a diet, but the vet said it is not healthy fo her. All corgis love to eat.