I have seen several comments about the difference between a tri and a red colored corgi. My red is almost 9 so I have him figured out plus we got him as a puppy. We have had our tri for only 8 months and she has many issues being a rescue. I was wondering what was different between the two if one hasn't be abused.
Sally messes up my bathroom, hall and front door rugs when we leave. Sometimes even right in front of us???
Abby sounds an awful like my Frankie...but what is a "frap attack"?
Frenetic Random Activity Period. It's when they start running around like devil dogs, usually at about the same time every day, frequently in the evening. They go like mad and seem to be crazed. If you have had babies, you may be familiar with how they frequently get fussy at about the same time every day, have a good crying jag, even though they aren't wet, hungry or in pain (We used to call it "crux time'), and then settle back down. Sophie used to do it shortly after we first got her: she'd be lying on the floor, peacefully chewing on a toy, when suddenly she'd be up, running to the kitchen, back to the dining room, around the dining table, into the living room, launch herself up onto the couch so hard she'd knock it backwards into the wall onto its back legs, fly off again, back around the dining table, then back into the kitchen. She would do this several times, then just stop and go back to her chewing session as if nothing had happened. We had hard work to break her of the jumping on/off the couch; we were afraid she'd throw her back out. We got her a set of steps to come up on the couch and she started using them instead after some training, thank goodness. She gradually grew out of the FRAP. Our first corgi, Asta, used to do figure 8's around the legs of the dining table, then into the living room and around the back of the couch. It's funny when they do it once you know what's going on; we thought she had been stung by a bee or something the first time she did it!
Both of our corgis have been tri's but with very different personalities. Asta came from a very good breeder and was very people friendly, loved to cuddle and sit/lie on your lap, loved everyone, didn't like other dogs, was very talkative and territorial, caught onto house training, leash walking, obedience, etc. very easily after only a few trials. Sophie came from rescue, is still a little shy around people but likes to be in the middle of everything, likes belly rubs and pets but not being held, doesn't mind other dogs and has a few special dog friends, doesn't mind dogs/birds/squirrels in the yard, barks only when necessary, and had a very strong herding instinct when we first got her. I don't think she had ever been taught any house manners and it took her a little time to catch on to pottying outside. She is clever and figured out how to push the kitchen chair out to climb onto it to get onto the table and lick the butter, but it took a while to teach her leash manners. Now she has been having some accidents, but we aren't sure if she is having a problem with her meds. We are working with the vet on this. Both dogs very sweet, smart and lovable in their own ways but very different.
Ah...that's our Frankie, but we call them a "corgi fit"....seemed to apply.
Frankie is smart and would have learned about moving chairs from the table a climbing up to get food off the table - luckily, we live in AZ so, nothing like butter or margarine is left out - what a field day she would have with that! :-)