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I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi pure bred, he's only 6 months old, I'd like to hear from owners of Corgis as well, any tips about caring for them?

thank you, I would gladly appreciate it:wink:
 

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I don't have one, but my mother-in-law has a 10 year old tri-color Pembroke. She's a great little dog! She can be nippy when she gets anxious, but she came from a pet store at 6 months, so I think that's more to do with socializing and genetics than the breed. The majority of the time she's a sweet happy go lucky pup.

She recently had a slipped disc (I think that's what it's called) and had major back surgery. Her 8 week recovery has been long and mother-in-law has to carry her around and totally support her back end, but she's been a happy dog throughout. I would say to be careful of their backs and jumping, though it's hard to keep them from from jumping around if that's what they want to do.

Enjoy your corgi!
 

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I don't have one, but my mother-in-law has a 10 year old tri-color Pembroke. She's a great little dog! She can be nippy when she gets anxious, but she came from a pet store at 6 months, so I think that's more to do with socializing and genetics than the breed. The majority of the time she's a sweet happy go lucky pup.

She recently had a slipped disc (I think that's what it's called) and had major back surgery. Her 8 week recovery has been long and mother-in-law has to carry her around and totally support her back end, but she's been a happy dog throughout. I would say to be careful of their backs and jumping, though it's hard to keep them from from jumping around if that's what they want to do.

Enjoy your corgi!
ow sorry to hear about that accident... I'm happy though that the pup is recovering...
they can be really playfull... mine runs around crazy everytime..
 

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hi there, my corgi is a llittle too playful and barks a lot... he sheds a lot too, what do you do to minimize this atleast?
 

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Hi there!

My PWC Fiona Just turned 1 yesterday. We've had her since she was 8 weeks old. She is a loving dog with a rambunctious spirit and a raging addiction to fetching tennis balls. I have heard people say that grooming them can be a pain but honestly, living in central Texas, I brush her every few weeks with a major Furmination in early spring and fall. She sheds a bit but my dad's Labs and Retrievers shed so much more.

We feed Fiona Wellness grain-free fish or chicken flavor and all kinds of other dog safe foods. She shares in many fresh veggies and fruits and meats that we prepare for our dinner. She is also treated with raw beef neckbones and other bits.

As far as behavior, she was amicable puppy, if a little hyper but I believe all puppies are hyper and she seemed to be relatively calm. She started out as a very sociable puppy when she was around other dogs but in recent months has developed some bratty and possessive tendencies if treats are involved when another dog is around. We attribute this to her lack of socialization and her only child princess complex.

After consulting her vet, we chose to get her fixed at 7.5 months. It took her two days before she was just about back to normal and she never needed to wear the E-collar.

She's a quick learner, fun, intelligent, inquisitive, silly, athletic, loving, cuddly, adventurous, a little bit flirty, and RIDICULOUSLY cute.

Is this your first Corgi? Have you posted any pics of him?
 

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Happy birthday to your corgi :)
I have pictures of him in corgi-dogs.com hmmm where can I post his pictures here? (proud mom) lol.... My very first corgi... I have 2 labradoodles and 2 shihtzu/labradoodle....
I love their silly face trying to make you smile every time...
 

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Corgis are one of the highest shedding breeds. Daily brushing helps. And a good vacuum cleaner. =D
 

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Corgis are one of the highest shedding breeds. Daily brushing helps. And a good vacuum cleaner. =D
shoot, well I guess I have to invest on a reliable vacuum cleaner indeed lol

What dog food or treats do you recommend for such active corgi? My corgi loves meat jerky... I thought since he is just a puppy It is best to give him high calcium treats, but he does not like it..
 

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There are a lot of really good foods - although right now some of them such as Taste of the Wild are involved in a recall. You can read more about that here:
http://diamondpetrecall.com/

And here:
http://www.honestdog.com/2012/05/04/diamond-pet-foods-and-the-ever-expanding-rolling-recall/

But there is also Fromm (which I have fed with good results), Blue Buffalo, Nature's Variety, Orijen, Acana, and many others. There's a fairly good site that can help you choose. A lot of people seem to like it:
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

I prefer to give treats and food that are free of corn or unspecified meats among other things. Here's a good list of ingredients that can be avoided:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients

That list might seem pretty long... But I've found that the easiest way to find a good dog treat is to look for a treat with ingredients that I can actually pronounce LOL.

Also, some good, cheap training treats can be as simple as some plain cooked up chicken breast, and when I'm short on cash, I get hot dogs and cut them into tiny pieces. I know hot dogs aren't particularly healthy, but sometimes I can't afford anything else, and one hot dog can last me two or three training sessions if cut up tiny enough. Meat is a very good treat for training.
 

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There are a lot of really good foods - although right now some of them such as Taste of the Wild are involved in a recall. You can read more about that here:
http://diamondpetrecall.com/

And here:
http://www.honestdog.com/2012/05/04/diamond-pet-foods-and-the-ever-expanding-rolling-recall/

But there is also Fromm (which I have fed with good results), Blue Buffalo, Nature's Variety, Orijen, Acana, and many others. There's a fairly good site that can help you choose. A lot of people seem to like it:
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

I prefer to give treats and food that are free of corn or unspecified meats among other things. Here's a good list of ingredients that can be avoided:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients

That list might seem pretty long... But I've found that the easiest way to find a good dog treat is to look for a treat with ingredients that I can actually pronounce LOL.

Also, some good, cheap training treats can be as simple as some plain cooked up chicken breast, and when I'm short on cash, I get hot dogs and cut them into tiny pieces. I know hot dogs aren't particularly healthy, but sometimes I can't afford anything else, and one hot dog can last me two or three training sessions if cut up tiny enough. Meat is a very good treat for training.

wow thank you very much for the list... I really appreciate it.
I've never tried hotdogs though but as you said it can be enough for training when you're short on budget. :rockon:
 

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I do hope it helps. =)

Also, yesterday, I finally found an alternative food for my dogs, as right now they are still eating Taste of the Wild and I'd like to get them off it till the recall blows over. It's called Earthborn, and the ingredients look really good. I think it's a fairly new food, so it might be a little harder to find (only one small pet salon near here carries it), but I'm excited to try it. Here's their website so you can see:
http://www.earthbornholisticpetfood.com
 

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I do hope it helps. =)

Also, yesterday, I finally found an alternative food for my dogs, as right now they are still eating Taste of the Wild and I'd like to get them off it till the recall blows over. It's called Earthborn, and the ingredients look really good. I think it's a fairly new food, so it might be a little harder to find (only one small pet salon near here carries it), but I'm excited to try it. Here's their website so you can see:
http://www.earthbornholisticpetfood.com
It looks good too... though I hope they can ship their products too...
 
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