Cooper is a 11 week old male Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he is extraordinarily calm for his age. He doesn't nip, or chew what he isn't suppose to, he will play tug and fetch but he will not roughhouse. He will chase me if I run but he won't let me chase him. I guess I should count myself lucky that he is so well-behaved but my Corgi, Hercules, was very different as a puppy. He was nippy and rambunctious, if you were sitting he would gain speed and then jump on you propelling himself across the room. He grew up to be such a personality! Cooper is such a gentleman that I am worried he won't have the vibrant personality that I loved so much in my Hercules.
When we went to pick Noodles up, he was a spunky puppy and I thought to myself, "what did I get myself in to". Once we were at home, there was only one time we had to tell him NO not to chew on the couch and never again did he try. We basically taught him to play tug-o-war, act like a puppy and run around. Now, we made a HUGE mistake on teaching him tug-o-war because he could play that for hours straight. Over all, he is a calm corgi, but he has a wonderful personality. I love how much he loves kids and how he wants everyone to love on him/rub his belly. Noodles is our first corgi, but I count my lucky stars on how he has turned out (other than when he chooses to be stubborn).
Lando Oliver doesn't want loving but Boots could be on my lap ALL day if I let him.
when i got teddy he was so laid back that i could hold him for a straight hour and it would not bother him, he would just lay there in my arms. he would maybe play and run around playing with a toy for a few mins but then chill out and take a nap. he never chewed anything but my the very top of my husbands boots and we had to tell him no once and he never did it again. i use to carry him around and then when people asked to hold him he would just melt into their arms.
even now he is super laid back. hes happy to meet everyone and just be by your side. i get comments all the time of how well calm and sweet he is and most of the time they think hes older because of it:) not to say he dosnt have his hyper moments but 90% he is so calm.
How long have you had your corgi for?
My corgi Ralphie is turning 7 months next week. He is very calm indoors (most of the time, except when I come home he jumps on me and wants attention) or if there are other dogs around. When we go to the park or in an outdoor area he is very much more active and loves to chase me and chase other dogs as well.
Yesterday I took my corgi into work for the first time and had him in his crate with the door opened. My boss came by and asked "is he sick?" haha. because Ralphie just looked at him and laid there, did not budge at all except for his eyeballs. I just told him he is very laid back. But when some of my other coworkers who are major dog lovers came by he would want to jump on them and get petted by them. In any case, I had the same question as you - first I did wonder if he was sick or something was wrong. but he seems to act puppy like when he's in the great outdoors. INdoors he is mostly snoozing away in his little den area. I do feel that he sleeps a lot - like 16-18 hours a day? We've only had him for about 5 weeks now, but I am seeing that as he gets more comfortable with his new surroundings (he came from a farm) he is becoming a lot more spunky and getting into a bit of trouble. It'll be interesting to see how their personalities develop over the next few months. :) I am more used to high energy puppies as well but I don't mind Ralphie's calm, laid back Californian demeanor. :)