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I may be watching a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Lucy this winter( christmas eve- January 5th) and have some questions. My cousin SPOILS this dog and I mean spoils. She literally melts the snow for the dog before taking her out. Will Lucy be able to transition pretty quickly from melted snow to having to walk in it? I don't know how much exercise, if any lucy gets but how active are they, usually? Lucy lives with kids(ages 7-19) but I baby sit my 3 year old cousin. So how prone are they to biting ankles?

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Lucy is very cute. I don't know about Corgis, but my father went to watch his brother's dog for awhile as they (my aunt/uncle) went on a trip. My aunt is the same, she spoils her dog too and Marley (an Irish Setter) has no manners at all. My father was there for a week, I would say. He said he taught Marley commands and ignored her bad behavior and helped her grow into a dog with nice manners and this was all in a week or so. My uncle couldn't believe how Marley was when he got home, whether he followed through to what my father did afterwards or lapsed back into the old ways, is unknown.

But my point is that if Marley was spoiled and my father got her well behaved in a week or so, I can see you training this Corgi well and her transforming into a well-behaved dog. Good luck. :)
 

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It's hard to tell from the photos but are you sure she's not a Pembroke? Maybe I just can't see the tail.

Corgis can be stubborn, especially if they are used to getting their way. You might have to out stubborn her as far as walking in the snow or if she's as food motivated as my Gally just toss some treats out in the snow and let her go find them.
Corgis differ in their activity levels but an in shape, young corgi can easily go for an hour walk, spend two hours running around at the dog park, do some training, play tug and still have some energy left over. On the other end, some corgis are couch potatoes and would be happy with a couple half hour walks a day so I guess you'll just have to find out what her energy level is.

Corgis naturally want to herd little kids in my experience. It will depend if she was socialized to little kids or not for what her reaction will be. Most corgis outgrow ankle biting by 6 or 7 months of age if their owners deal with the issue. But I wouldn't let Lucy loose while your cousin is running around as it can trigger the herding instinct. If I run around sporadically and try to get him worked up Gally will try to do what looks like herding behavior (chasing me at the heel, barking) but he doesn't nip anymore. If your cousin can stay calm and not scream or run around a well socialized corgi should be gentle with little kids (with supervision of course).

You should probably ask the owners about her temperament, previous experience with little kids and exercise needs since all dogs are different.
 

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Yup, she has a tail. Thanks for the feed back! I will message the owner on FB and ask....I just dont like talking to her, she is a little weird,haha./
 

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It's hard to tell from the photos but are you sure she's not a Pembroke? Maybe I just can't see the tail.

Corgis can be stubborn, especially if they are used to getting their way. You might have to out stubborn her as far as walking in the snow or if she's as food motivated as my Gally just toss some treats out in the snow and let her go find them.
Corgis differ in their activity levels but an in shape, young corgi can easily go for an hour walk, spend two hours running around at the dog park, do some training, play tug and still have some energy left over. On the other end, some corgis are couch potatoes and would be happy with a couple half hour walks a day so I guess you'll just have to find out what her energy level is.

Corgis naturally want to herd little kids in my experience. It will depend if she was socialized to little kids or not for what her reaction will be. Most corgis outgrow ankle biting by 6 or 7 months of age if their owners deal with the issue.
Stubborn is right. When I was growing up my grammother had Corgi. Spoiled. I love her though. When she ws little she nipped but grew out of it. She did herd us but she stopped. So gentle. Sweet. Good with kids, but maybe it was just her.
 
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