Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you see a corgi in a picture that some look skinny but others look bigger, not fatter just bigger??? I dont know how to explain it???? Because my friend has a corgi and its big but when you pet her shes not fat at all!!!!!???? But some corgis are thinner??? Have noticed???

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Toby is a large Corgi, he weighs 30lbs but he is long and bigboned with thick, coarse hair. Lola is smaller about 24 lbs and tiny frame with softer hair. Toby will never be "small" its not his frame.
I think it may have to do with the genes and the 'family' you get your pup from :) Roxi's family looked lean so Im sure she'll be long and skinny (as long as we dont over feed her of course ;)) once she's done growin up.

I've noticed this difference as well though hehe.
Roxy looks a lot like my Boomer. She is very lean also. Her father was bigger but I think she's going to stay little.
My corgis are on the bigger side...Toby is at 33lbs and is as skinny as a rail....one of our clients at work has corgis and her corgis weigh like 18 lbs and they are on the much smaller side...
Dallas is small...she weighs 25 pounds, but it's solid muscle from running and agility (she jumps 8 inches). People think she's still a puppy and are amazed when I say she's 2. I think it has to do with the breeding. I love my smaller Corgi!!
Oh my dog is small...16 lbs at 2 years! She looks like a mini compared to other corgis! But all muscle, too :)
mine is 15 lbs at 2 years lol. i like the small size. it makes her look like a pupppy while she's an adult. :)
Ein was the runt of his litter and weighs 29 pounds at almost 4 years old. Phoenix was the biggest puppy of her litter and she is HUGE. She was pumped full of vitamins from the vet because the momma died when they were born. Her bone structure is just simply larger than Ein's. I know the breed standard says the females should weigh less but even her hips are wider and she's curvy like a girl. She weighs around 34 pounds and is going through the puppy puberty stage where they're still a little chubby in places but lanky in others.
I've looked.. just seem to find really overweight photos but no real record of anything :/

Some of the dogs I've seen though I just want to reach out and save haha.
moonmystic has a great article on this site about overweight corgies and the picture of Reba the 70lb corgi.


The other day I saw I guy with a corgi that weighs 45lb and she was only 3 year old.

My corgi (Maddie) is about 15 or 20 pounds (we haven't been to the vet in a while, so I'm not exactly sure) and she just turned one in October. Whenever we tell people how old she is they say she's small. I like to think she was just the runt of the litter, but my mom's not so sure.

We got Maddie from a rescue shelter that rescues puppies from puppy mills. Since they didn't want us to breed her (which we weren't going to anyway) they made us get her fixed by 6 months, and shredded her papers right after they rescued her. My mom thinks maybe they never had any papers to give us, and the breeding thing was just an excuse. Has anyone else ever heard of purebreed dog's papers being shredded before they were sold?
Just like with people dogs do have a genetic predisposition to size. They do run the gamut in size and weight. Many people do not breed to the standard hence the vast size differences in dogs. I recall when Reba the 70lb corgi came in to rescue. Mind you after her diet she was down around the 30lb mark as I recall. Sad that folks can allow their dogs to over double to the size they should be. We get many obese dogs in our program.
Regarding the shelter that takes in mill produced pups I think there may be more to the story. Most high production breeders sell their pups and dont give them to shelters. I too would wonder if papers were involved. When they are spayed/neutered and can no longer produce there would be no harm in sharing the papers. This would give their new owners access to performance competition with a registered dog. Dogs can also be ILP'd through the AKC if papers are not available. This is a process in which you may obtain papers suitable to show your dog in all AKC events with the exception of conformation.
Looking at the scale is not always the best judge of weight. If you stand over the top of the dog you should see a definite waistline. You should be able to run your hands down the side and feel the ribs as if a light quilt were placed over them. This test is a good indicator of a good weight for your dog.


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