Dogs of the Welsh Corgi breed are great lovers of tasty and plentiful food. They are gaining weight rapidly, so you should strictly monitor the weight of the corgi and in no case overfeed it. It can be difficult to do this, the pet begs for tidbits so sweetly, trying to pity the owner – it makes a stand, dances looks ingratiatingly into the eyes. Don’t fall for provocation! Having achieved indulgences once, the dog considers it a legitimate achievement, it will be difficult to limit it in the future.
A caring owner is equally alarmed by both the pet’s excess weight and its lack. From the moment of birth until full maturity, the weight of the welsh corgi must be under constant control.
Corgi Weight Chart
The weight of corgi puppies at birth ranges from 150 to 500 grams. Within 9-10 months, this figure increases more than 20 times! Therefore, food should be nutritious and balanced, but not excessive in volume. From a large amount of food intake, babies will have stomach pain and problems with stool.
Newborn puppies are weighed daily for the first week. In the first two days, weight loss can be up to 10%, then weight gain occurs. By 8-10 days, the weight of a corgi puppy doubles.
In the first two months of a puppy’s life, the breeder is responsible for his health. As a rule, these are people who are professionally engaged in dog breeding and have sufficient knowledge and experience. From the moment the dog is acquired, taking care of it falls on the shoulders of the new owner. The inexperienced owner, trying to get along with the pet, treats him with immensely different delicacies, treats him with dishes from his table. Such actions can cause irreparable harm to the fragile health of the corgi, the baby may even die. To understand if the puppy is developing correctly, below is a chart of Welsh Corgi weight by month.
Corgi Weight by Age
Age by months Weight by month
newborns 0.15 – 0.5 kg
1 month 1 – 1.5 kg
1.5 months 2.3 – 3 kg
2 months 2.7 – 4 kg
3 months 5 – 6 kg
4 months 7 – 8 kg
5 months 8 – 9 kg
6 months 9 – 10 kg
7 – 9 months ~ weight of an adult dog
from 10 months weight does not change̕
̕ Slight fluctuations in the weight of an adult dog are acceptable.
It is worth making a reservation right away, the data given in the table are approximate. The weight of a corgi puppy is individual in each case, but it should fluctuate within ± 10% – 15% of the standard, no more.
Adult Corgi Average Weight
The weight of an adult dog corgi cardigan in accordance with accepted standards is:
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Average Weight
- Welsh Corgi Cardigan (females) – 11.34 – 15.42 kg.
- Welsh Corgi Cardigan (males) – 13.6 – 17.24 kg.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Average Weight
The weight of the Pembroke Corgi is less than the Cardigan Corgi:
- Female Welsh Corgi Pembroke weighs up to 12.7 kg.
- Male Welsh Corgi Pembroke weighs up to 13.6 kg.
For non-show dogs the following weight is allowed:
- Female Pembroke Corgi no more than 13kg;
- Male Pembroke Corgi no more than 15 kg.
Recently, there has been a tendency to erase the weight and height differences between Pembrokes and cardigans. The Pembrokes have gotten bigger, and the weight has approached the upper level of the standard. At the same time, cardigans have become more like Pembrokes.
The erasure of weight boundaries occurs mainly due to changes in the structure of the skeleton. Initially, the Cardigan had a skeleton with round bones in cross-section, and in the Pembrokes, the cross-section of bones is acute-angled oval. Currently, the skeleton of cardigans is taking on the shape of acute-angled bones. As a result, the weight of Pembrokes and Cardigans is equalized.