Anyone have a Corgi?

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  1. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    How well do they get along with cats, children, strangers, other dogs?

    I've been reading up on them and it seems they're relatively healthy breeds. Any input?
     
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    bobo and horses Senior Member

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    My sil has had several. They can get over weight quite easily (sheis the one that started us feeding green beans as a filler) she is down to one now. They have always been friendly, love attention and were great with our kids.

    They can develop spinal problems because of the long backs, especially if overweight. She has a special ramp to get Charlie into the car, up steps, and on her bed at night. Hers all loved to ride in vehicles. They Tend to bark a lot.

    Biggest draw back is the hair, lol. Get a rumba, and groom often.

    Corgi puppies have to be the worlds cutest!they don’t even look real, look like a Danskin stuffed animal. Get a couple! They were pretty good with our dogs, but ours were Jacks so they were the problem, mostly.
     
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    txgray Senior Member

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    I have one. He's basically a cat. A really cute, really lazy cat. I ended up with him because he didn't tolerate kids so his owners dumped him at the shelter. He also definitely has a strong herding instinct and will nip at the heels of/bark at other dogs when he tries to play with him, which doesn't garner him many friends. He's a very sweet dog otherwise though.

    Corgis can definitely be prone to back issues, hip issues, and teeth issues. It's important to try to keep their weight under control.
     
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    Hackatit Full Member

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    My uncle has had a few, and they've always been very friendly, relaxed dogs (can be active be not as much as other breeds). Fine with other dogs, cats, and children if they hold them properly and great during travel.
     
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    endurgirl Senior Member

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    @txgray , do you think the kids tormented him is why he didn't tolerate them? Or maybe he was introduced to them as an adult?
     
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    Ms_Pigeon Senior Member

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    They were really popular barn dogs where I grew up. In my experience, they were really self-directed and intelligent. While none I knew were ever ill-tempered or aggressive, I'd say about 3/4 of them wouldn't put up with any guff (i.e., rumble-growled at kids who were harassing them, but never offered to bite). The only real problem I saw with them as barn dogs was that their low-rider construction led to the need for much belly fur grooming. :)
     
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    txgray Senior Member

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    Hard to say. He definitely doesn't like anyone getting in his face or messing with him in a way that a kid would. There are just some dogs that are like that though, regardless of breed.
     
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    Have two currently and have had them in the past. Get one that is tested for DM and you won't have the back issue genetically anyway.

    They can be difficult. We got our first one because the BO couldn't stop her from chasing her animals and train her off leash. I see them for adoption all the time for nipping but herding breed and need a job.

    They shed more than any dog breed I've ever come across and I've had a husky as well.

    Males tend to be more laid back from my experience. Cardigans are also more laid back and I'd love to have one. Always had pembrokes.
     

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    Shmee Senior Member

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    My labmate has a corgi that is scared of a lot of things, including my cats (who were just acting curious and not aggressive).
     
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    Think of them as a herding breed (ASD, BC etc etc) with half the legs. Similar drive, attitude, brains, potential for nipping... They are cute but as with any smart small dog they need to be kept in line. Training is mandatory!

    I have previously thought them to be fairly healthy as far as pure bred dogs go but a friend of mine must have bought a lemon corgi. She came down with some serious issues last year that are still currently affecting her and may affect her for life. This person is a vet tech and is a very diligent dog owner so its not anything she did. That corgi just has something genetically that isn't right.
     
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