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The Welsh Corgi Dog Breed

Corgi’s are very small dogs that tend to be rather bulky in the frame. They are also one of the most affectionate dogs you will find. They make wonderful therapy dogs, so you may want to choose a corgi for you next pet. Below you will find information regarding the corgi from history to the care they need.

The corgi as I mentioned above is a squat dog. They usually stand six inches off the ground, but can weigh up to thirty pounds. The corgi has large pointed ears, a short, but narrow muzzle, and small feet. Their frame is usually bulky with a thick chest. They have a thick coat that is usually tan on the whole body, except the face where there is a strip of white, the lower legs, and the chest. The fur is usually short to medium length offering an easily groomed dog. They should be brushed twice a week to prevent any matting and to remove loose hair. The corgi tends to pant a lot, so a typical pose has them with their tongues out and a happy look.

The Welsh Corgi is going to be extremely intelligent, hardy, and protective. They are very loyal to their owners making them great watchdogs. They are very active both inside and outside of the home. They are one of the best dogs to have with children as they are good natured. You will find that socialization is needed to help them behave around strangers. They also bark a little bit, especially as a watch or guard dog. The corgi can also be aggressive with other pets and dogs. It is important to bring the dog up with other dogs around as a puppy rather than introducing a new dog on the scene a few years later.

For care you will find the Welsh corgi needs to have a lot of space to roam. They do well in apartments only if you take them outside for an hour or more a day and play with them. As they are very active they love to have toys that speak to their intelligence. They need long walks, with plenty of time to rest their little legs. For training you will find that obedience training as well as socialization is needed. The training usually goes rather well since they are affectionate animals, but you should be careful not to use harsh words or behaviours. They respond best to a mix of training activities as they can be bored easily. You will also find that grooming is fairly easy. They can be bathed when necessary and they tend to shed their coats twice a year. Most often they only shed at those two times. For health concerns you should look out for glaucoma, back disorders, and weight gain. They should have a feeding routine that allows for two or three times a day with small amounts to avoid the weight gain.

The Welsh corgi dates back to the time of the Vikings making them one of the oldest breeds. The corgi is a relative of the Swedish Vallhund. They were named corgi from the Celtic word for dog. There are a few different types of corgi’s, and it was a known favourite of the royal court. You will find they are still extremely popular in the UK today. You can find a corgi through a reputable dog breeder, and most of the time at animal shelters. Remember the corgi is a great herder, watch dog, guard dog, and hunter.