I want to thank you for inquiring about my Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies. As a responsible breeder of these wonderful little dogs, it is my duty to make sure that you understand what owning a Corgi would be like.
Do you have the time and commitment?
The Pembroke is an active, alert and very intelligent dog with LOTS of energy and enthusiasm for life. He is bright and can be mischievous and adventuresome. He will require a great deal of your time during puppy hood
and throughout adolescent days until he reaches maturity and becomes a responsible canine citizen. The more you learn about training a pup BEFORE bringing it home, the better off you will be.
Do you have the time for the most basic of daily care, a walk, no matter the weather? Your Pembroke will require a degree of commitment and care all of his life. Are you ready to devote the time your Pembroke will need and deserve? If you don’t have the time or the willingness to make time, then please don’t choose a Pembroke as a companion. If you keep in mind the thought that your puppy is not a cuddly stuffed toy or decorative lawn ornament, but instead will become a real member of your family, you will realize that, while buying a puppy is a pleasurable and exciting endeavor, it is not something to be taken lightly.
Who is an ideal owner?
The Pembroke, fits into most family situations. It doesn't take long for a Corgi to bond to his family. The Pembroke does need to be a full-fledged member of the household.
Whether an individual, working couple or family with older children as long as this Pembroke is a part, there should be no problems. Putting him outside and ignoring him isn't giving your Corgi a good home. He needs to be included.
If you have children under the age of five or six - this is possibly not the right dog for you. Corgis are a herding breed. They like to keep their pack together and can do this by nipping at ankles, or in the case of a toddler crawling on the floor, perhaps nipping the toddler. In addition, a Corgi is not a stuffed animal. They may growl or nip if their ears are pulled, food is taken from the bowl while eating, or any other number of issues that can happen with toddlers. However, older children and the Corgis can be a GREAT combination! A Corgi's energy is infectious and there are many children who get involved with sports like agility, fly ball, herding, or obedience. It is great training and exercise for both your child and your dog and nothing compares to the thrill and bonding of competing as a team!
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Corgis can be very "alpha" at times especially females.
Remember your Corgi can live for many years with 11-14 years on average, but some have been known to live for 18-20 years. It will be your responsibility to care for him all during that time.
You will probably find that once your Pembroke pup gets used to his new home, he will fall into his place in the family quite naturally. Nevertheless, it never hurts to emphasize the commitment of dog ownership. With some time and patience, it is really not too difficult to raise a curious and exuberant Pembroke pup to be a welladjusted and well-mannered adult dog—a dog that could be your most loyal friend.
ALSO....I want new prospective owners of my puppies, to realize that Corgis DO SHED and if this is a problem for you then you should consider a different breed. If you are allergic to dog hair then stay away from a Corgi.Pembroke's "blow"(shed) their coats twice a year in the spring and fall. The shedding is triggered by changes in the length of daylight. During heavy shedding loose tufts of hair can be pulled out by hand or/and with a shedding rake. Brushing a couple times a week will help the shedding problem and will keep coat in good condition. Using a FURminator will really help. Feeding a well balanced dog food can also help your dog to not shed as much. Just vacuum a time or two extra each week.
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