Hi all! We are so excited that Maple will be reaching her 1 year birthday this coming Sunday! Yay! She is so entertaining and makes us laugh all the time. My question is, when will she start acting like a grown doggy? When will her puppy characteristics fade? I like it when she is playful, however, others may not like it so much. Kinda wondering when she will calm down a little bit lol. Also, wondering when she is going to be fully grown in size. She is about 27 lbs now.
Your thoughts, please! =)
Like Jane and Melissa said, Corgis continue to develop a bit until 2 or 3 years old and some people feel our little friends are not fully mature until 4 years old. For the tri-color corgis, it seems like their markings continue to evolve slowly for their whole life. Gromit is 1 1/2 years old now and has settled down a good bit (stopped chewing everything) but he still loves to play and frap like he's 6 months old.
BTW, your friend Maple has very nice markings. I like the distinct red/white break across her front. Lovely girl!
Corgis mature on the schedule of a large breed dog, not a small one.
Most dogs start to lose the puppy crazy as they approach two. Most Corgis will stay energetic and playful, but they start to develop at least a little self control.
Thanks everyone for the tips! I hope she will remain fun loving and playful. That is one of the reasons why I wanted to have a corgi...
Thanks for the compliments as well! All your lil' friends are so adorable!! =)