I have a 9 month old 25 lb. male corgi. He is not the best eater, in fact he is very picky. He eats about 1/2 to 1 cup of Fromm's per day. Usually mixed with yogurt or broth. He's very active and he's in perfect health according to the vet. From other corgis I've seen and one that I had previously (adopted as an adult), he looks extremely small in comparison. Although he is probably considered normal in weight for his age, he has a thin and athletic looking shape. Not thick like the signature corgi look. When do they usually fill out?

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My corgi was about 2 before he quit looking like a long skinny scraggly stray lol. He ate and ate but I could not put weight on him, he was always SO SKINNY. He is a healthy 29-30 pounds now at 2 1/2. Still trim but not so gangly.
Corgis fill out by the age of 2. Most corgis out there are overweight, keep them trim and slim, losing weight is much harder than you think.
My Corgi, Cash, lost his "puppy" look quickly. He'll be 7 mos old on 9/8 and weighs 33 lbs. He's a bruiser!!  Everyone I've talked to says that some corgis can weigh up to 40 lbs!! I just adopted a corgi from a rescue in Texas and she only weighs 19 lbs and is at least a year old. What is the best food for corgi considering their appetite??
Are you feeding him the Fromm's puppy formula or the regular all-life stages?
Leena is about the same size as your 9 month old.  She's 7 months and looks very trim, weighing 22lbs.  We get comments all the time on how "thin" she is.  I wouldn't worry about the "look" of your puppy as long as it is active and at a healthy weight
One of Potus' siblings (or half siblings, I can't remember which litter she came out of) is long and lean in comparison to all the others, Potus included, who are long and round. Potus was pretty lean until about 1 and a half when he started getting chubbier. Your guymay fill out or he may just have that shape naturally.
He was sparingly eating the Fromm's puppy for the first several months. Then I began to see that he was picky with certain biscuits so I switched around to ALS flavors and a few other brand samples to see if it was just the food he didn't like. He pretty much hates dog food and holds out for human food or cat food when he can get to it before it's picked up (which is only about once per week). Even with yogurt or broth added, he never runs over and gobbles the food up like he does with the cat food or a bowl of pasta or rice. I've tried putting the food down only twice per day and also leaving it out all the time. It doesn't seem to make a difference in his eating habits as he will only eat it when he's REALLY hungry. I measure the food and he eats less than a cup per day on most days.

Even as a very young puppy (8 weeks) he was not a good eater. He would not eat independently. I had to put the kibble in my hand and offer it that way for him to eat ANYTHING.

He's also extremely active. He goes on a 3 mile walk or hike at least once every day with swimming time for about 30 minutes as well and he is still full of energy. He never wants to take the time to stop and eat.

Since he's on the all life stages food I think it's normal for him to seem like he's growing a bit slower, but that's really what you want. Nice steady slow growth is better for their health in the long run than really fast growth. I've been feeding the ALS Fromms to my cardi Luke since he was a pup, and I definitely noticed he grew quite a bit slower than my pem who got puppy food. Luke is just over a year now and he is finally starting to fill out. He sat at 26 lbs for like 3 months, and then all of a sudden jumped up to 30 lbs, and still going!


My pem Henry is a really picky eater too, and the best thing I've found it to mix some warm water in the kibble and let him have it for 20 minutes. If he doesn't eat it, I pick it up. Eventually they figure it out, a healthy dog won't let himself starve. Henry is still by no means an enthusiastic eater but he's much better than he used to be.

I don't mean to hijack the thread - it's very interesting, by the way - but how often a week is it alright to give our dogs yogurt? I'm obviously talking the unflavored and unsweetened variety, and this would be for a ~4 month old pup. I definitely want to spice up my dog's diet with more than just grain-free kibble, so I'm looking for portion advice.
I give my corgi a heaping tablespoon of stoneyfield organic whole milk yogurt about 2-3 times per week mixed in to coat all the kibble. I had done a lot of research and was concerned about excess calcium in his diet from the yogurt, so I contacted two vets and they both said it would not be a concern unless you were pretty much feeding an exclusive yogurt diet. A small amount would not be a problem even if given very frequently. I alternate the yogurt with reduced sodium chicken broth (progresso with no onion, MSG or garlic).
Hey sorry  it has taken so long to answer but unfortunately the only pictures that of her I have in an album.  I got her long before my BB, FB or the purchase of a digital camera.  But I will tell you this poeple would ask all the time what she was and we would tell them "Corgi" but they would say funny she doesn't look like one.  We had begun to think the breeder has snookered us but just like overnight there she was!!!!!
These acronyms are driving me nuts, not sure if I know what they are.  About people who ask or tell you that yours does not look like a corgi tell them they dont look human.  LU


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