Breed Information

Corgis are friendly, gentle, outgoing, hard-working, loyal, and tough dogs. They were breed as a herding dog and have a natural instinct to herd. This can pose a problem with small children as some Corgis will slightly nip at the heel in order to herd them in the right direction. They are often referred to as a big dog in a small dog body. Corgis need exercise and are very social animals. They will not tolerate being left alone and can become destructive if not included in family activities or given plenty of exercise. They do very well at obedience, agility, tracking, and herding. As a part of the herding group a Corgi is not afraid to take charge. Many Corgis end up in shelters and rescues because they are not afraid to take charge and be assertive with their owners/families. This isn't difficult to deal with if caught early enough and can be repaired by someone knowledgeable about the breed. Corgis are extremely intelligent dogs and respond very well to praise for appropriate behaviors.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are known as the Queens dogs. Queen Elizabeth has owned several corgis and currently has five living in the residence. Pembrokes love to run around outside but have quiet moments where they want to relax indoors. They are not a strictly outdoor dog.

Cardigans are bigger and have a tail. They are more reserved and standoffish with strangers and other pets. Though less sociable, Cardigans are just as loyal and eager to please.

We think it is important to select a breed that is right for you and the dog. The traits listed above may begin to peak your curiosity about the Corgi breed. But does the Corgi breed really fit your lifestyle?

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