Are You a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Person?

Find out if this lovable breed is for you.

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Lets now look at the answers to these questions, one at a time:

1. Time for a dog does not mean that you cannot work and own a dog. Your Corgi will need attention and quality time with you, just as a child needs it. He must be fed on a regular schedule and exercised several times a day. He needs to be petted and loved, and he will like to accompany you to different places whenever possible. You must work with him to have an obedient dog with good manners. Your Pembroke should have a minimum of two good outings a day, meaning at least a walk or romp in the morning and again in the evening. You also must ensure your dogs safety: never let him out loose to run the neighborhood. Exercise and training must be on-leash or in a safely enclosed area. 

2. Speaking of safe enclosures, a fenced yard is ideal for letting your Pembroke run off some energy. A yard should be big enough for you to throw a ball and for your dog to run with it. And remember, it is your responsibility to keep the yard clean of feces. On that note, it is essential to carry a plastic bag or two with you when out walking your dog so that you can pick up droppings. This is not just proper etiquette; in most towns, its the law.

3. The Pembroke can be a very strong-willed dog, and it will be essential for you to determine as soon as you bring him home that you, not your dog, are master of the household. If you do not let your Corgi know this, he will very quickly take over the leadership role and start running your household on his terms. Establish early on that everything will be done your way.

4. Hopefully you are interested in a dog because you want to spend time with your dog. The Pembroke is a dog that likes companionship and likes to be with his family. You cannot just leave a Pembroke out in the yard for hours and expect him to be content. He likely will find ways to entertain himself, though, but his ideas of amusement are likely not what you will consider acceptable behavior (barking, digging, etc.).

5. Previous experience with dog ownership will give you a good idea of what a dog expects from you and what you must do for your dog. If this is your first time owning a Corgi, you must know that this is an active dog with definite herding instincts, even if kept solely as a pet. He will need exercise and lessons in manners. This is a smart dog and needs an owner who is equally as smart as, or smarter than, he is!

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Sofia   La Jolla, CA

10/1/2011 11:26:53 AM


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Sofia   La Jolla, CA

10/1/2011 11:24:25 AM

Pembroke Welsh Corgis need a lot of care: They shed hair unless brushed regularly.

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Katy   Walnut Creek, CA

8/11/2009 5:45:25 PM

Corgis are everything the article said - smarter than most dogs and some people, stubborn, easy to care for, full of energy, etc. The article did not mention that they are more food obsessed than most dogs and care MUST be taken not to indulge them with too much food and too many treats. They have a tendency to be overweight so watch the food - we measure out each meal. They are good with other pets and ours attempt to herd the cats, without much success as the cats do not co-operate. They also bark a lot! If interested in a corgi, read up on the breed and talk to corgi owners you know or go to the local dog park and talk to the owners there. We got our first corgi 5 years ago as a puppy and liked him so much last year we adopted another adult corgi. Both of ours are male and I would not recommend two males unless one non dominant in personality. Ours get along very well, but the younger male is non dominant. In summary - corgis are great pets!

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