Are You a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Person?
Find out if this lovable breed is for you.
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6. The Pembroke will not tolerate, nor should he be expected to, any mistreatment from a child, unlike a Labrador or Golden Retriever, who will put up with a certain amount of tail-tugging and ear-pulling from a youngsternot so with a Corgi! You will have to teach your children how to behave toward and around this pet. This includes no running around wildly, lest they incite his herding instincts and he attempts to round up his flock, which can mean a childs ankles getting nipped in the process. This is not aggressive behavior on the Corgis part, just instinctive behavior that must be considered and controlled. So, you can see that both Corgi and child need to be supervised and taught how to interact properly with each other.
7. The Pembroke can be a bit noisy if he is given the chance. Corgis can have a tendency to bark, just to hear the sound of their own voices! Therefore, you must train your Corgi not to bark needlessly, as this will not foster good relationships with your neighbors.
8. Although grooming is minimal with this breed, your Pembroke will need to have his coat brushed out on a regular basis, probably a few times weekly. Additionally, nails must be clipped, ears and eyes kept clean and teeth brushed as part of his home hygiene routine. You will want to make sure that he is kept clean and smelling nice. Are you willing to take the time to do this with your pet?
In addition to being prized by farmers for his herding abilities, the Corgi is dearly loved by pet owners for his disposition, his intelligence, his convenient size, his good looks and his devotion to his family. This is an alert, lively and very personable breed. While all of these traits sound appealing, the Pembroke is not the right dog for everyone, nor is every household suitable for a Pembroke. Do learn all you can about the breed before rushing out and buying the first puppy you see.
Soak up all the information you can about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Read this book from cover to cover and also check out other books on the breed. Talk to Pembroke owners and meet people in the breed. Although you cannot trust all that you read online, there are excellent and reputable sources of information on the Internet such as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Americas website, or the American Kennel Clubs website.
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Reprinted from Breeder's Best: Pembroke Welsh Corgi © 2005 Permission granted by Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press.Page 1 | 2 | 3
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