Dogs of this breed are very observant. They understand well when it is possible to approach the owner and caress, and when it is better to maintain a distance. One gets the impression that they understand how they influence the owners, and use their natural charm and magnetism, begging for treats.
Future owners of Corgis often have questions about the character, content of the dog, etc. We have selected the most frequently asked questions and answered them in this article.
Where can I buy a dog?
The surest way is to contact the breeder. And it does not depend on what goals you are pursuing. Will your dog be only a friend of the family, or will you have plans to build a career, participate in breeding work. First of all, you need a healthy dog, with good immunity, a healthy psyche at such a small age, and, finally, with the absence of hereditary diseases (which is inherent in the Corgi). Each conscientious breeder will take care of the further fate of “his children” – he will give all the necessary recommendations for keeping and raising a dog, and maybe even dissuade him from the idea of having a pet if he realizes that this breed does not suit you.
Boy or girl?
There are no obvious pluses or minuses. Both males and females are equally sociable to humans (and in particular to small children). Equal in learning perception. Both boys and girls can have completely different personalities. Then contact the breeder – he has already managed to get to know everyone.
Remember the physiological characteristics. Breeding is not necessary for a male dog. With the female, the situation is the opposite. Remember this.
How do Corgis get along with other animals? How do they get along with children?
Corgis get along well with other breeds of dogs, especially large ones, and usually become the “head of the pack”. As born shepherds, they look after those around them and gather everyone, including children, especially if the children are running. Therefore, parents may need to adjust the behavior of the children and the dog. Remember that during outdoor games the dog can bite on the legs and what looks cute as a puppy may be quite uncomfortable when the dog grows up. Pay due attention to raising your dog!
What are the main points in caring for a Corgi?
Washing the dog. This is often not worth doing. First of all, these are shepherd dogs. They have long ago adapted to street life, to the harsh conditions of service. You will be surprised how much the coat cleans itself after a walk in rainy weather. You should pay attention to the paws, abdomen. Wipe off with a dry cloth. Do not brush your dog until the coat is completely dry.
Do not cut your dog. Corgis should be natural. Pay attention to the fur between the fingertips. Feel free to trim and the dog will only thank you. You will need a regular comb and slicker brush. Day after day you can brush your dog. This will prevent your dog from shedding constantly.
Claws. If during the walks the dog’s claws do not wear off enough, then you will have to help. Your task is to trim only the white ends. Be careful. Do not touch any blood vessels. And the dog will be hurt, and she will remember this negative experience.
What physical activity and upbringing does Corgi need?
Corgis are hardy, strong dogs. To keep your dog in good physical shape, it is worthwhile to devote not so much time to walk. But regularly. You need to educate a dog from a young age. The Corgi is an exceptionally intelligent dog that very quickly understands what is required of it. And if the exercises are long and repetitive, the dog will get bored of the exercises to the point that it may lose the acquired skills. Therefore, you need to come up with something new and interesting every time.
How do I prepare to meet my pet?
First of all, be prepared for the fact that the dog learns everything with his teeth. Therefore, remove all wires and valuables, including shoes, from the reach. Should buy:
- Bowl. Even two bowls. For food and water. Water must be available at all times.
- Leash and collar. The carabiner and clasp are as reliable as possible. Don’t skimp.
- A couple of combs.
- Bath towel.
- Flexible tip thermometer (electronic for faster measurements).
- Toys. Do not choose toys with eyes that are easy to chew and eat.
- Cage (mini aviary) for a puppy. This will be his house during your absence. The dog must have a place! A rug (bed) will not be superfluous.
- Flea and tick preparations. Take it as responsibly as possible.
- Dry food. If you decide to change the manufacturer, switch the dog to natural food – the supply of food will allow you to do this systematically, avoiding digestive upset in the dog.