Working and Farm Corgis

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Working and Farm Corgis

A place for corgis who love to work alongside their humans either on a farm, in day to day life, or even taking care of a herd of children! A corgi with a job is a happy corgi!

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Comment by Brienna on July 30, 2013 at 12:55pm

My three Corgis all have an aptitude for herding. About twice a year I need help moving the chickens back and forth from their summer run to their winter pen in the barn. I usually get my Pembroke/Border Collie mix to help as she is a bit better with commands, but she doesn't have much formal training (for herding, at least) and will just get stuck on one chicken.

At the very least I can stay her and use her as a 'fence' to stop the chickens. ;) I think she'd go hog wild if we had some sheep or cows to herd. She tries with the horses, but I don't want her to get hurt. Same with my younger Cardigan/Pembroke mix, Edgar. He'll herd chickens, but I think it is a bit of a strain on the poor chicks to deal with him.I think if I had a few sheep to teach them to herd with, we'd have a great time.

My youngest, who is only a few months, 'helped' me herd the horses a few days ago. He pushed back and forth behind them, which the horses didn't care whatsoever, but it was cute to see he had the drive. 

I'm just itching to get to a herding clinic, a farm, or something! I do obedience and agility with my dogs, but I think herding would be the icing on the cake for them. Nothing better than running around, getting filthy, chasing after some animals. Especially if there is a constructive reason to be chasing after them! My goal is to be able to herd the chickens out into a pasture for the day, then back in at night. If I could do that with horses, that would be great, but they don't herd all that well.

Comment by Jane Christensen on October 5, 2012 at 6:38pm

The Corgis of Scott and Kathy's are awesome on Animal Planet...hope everyone watches it:)

Comment by Scott Wiley on October 5, 2012 at 6:21pm

Hello all, you can also see our corgies working on the Animal Planet website

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/animal-planet-presents/videos/...

Comment by Jane Christensen on September 29, 2012 at 12:25pm

I use Wynn to help get the chicks in. He  started when the chicks were babes and all I have to say is "lets go get the chicks" I'm sure geese would be harder...

Comment by Michael Patrick McCarty on September 29, 2012 at 11:07am

I am trying to train our corgi to help round up the geese. As you know, a goose can be quite a handful. Is anybody our there using their dogs to herd geese or other poultry?

Comment by Tiffany & Gracie on September 29, 2012 at 9:47am

My girl is still learning :)  But I am so proud at how good she is doing!  Sorry about the language this is the first time my father got to see her go do her job so he does cuss a couple of times! Just love my girl doing what she is meant to do!

http://youtu.be/y8q5dqBFDiE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfROgBt02eE&feature=share&li...

Comment by Michael Patrick McCarty on September 10, 2012 at 12:10pm

The best part of my day is watching my corgi get so excited as we get ready to go out and do the farm chores. For her, everyday is a new day, and every chore is a new joy. Her unbounded enthusiasm about it all cannot help but lift the spirits. Here's to the farm corgi!

Comment by Kelsey Baker on August 23, 2011 at 7:03pm
Corgis are a little more apt to chase after poultry (i.e. chicken and geese, etc.) since they are one of the few herding dogs that have a strong herding instinct when it come to poultry, but like with any other of the other animals on the farm, you just need to make it clear to your corgi that they aren't suppose to chase if you tell them not to. Just be firm and keep your corgi by your side so he's not too tempted to chase if he thinks you're not watching him.
Comment by Carol & Ein & Widget on August 23, 2011 at 4:42pm

well, the sooner you introduce with a watchful eye, the better it is for both the corgi and chickens...i let mine know 'not for you'... and 'easy'...

 

Comment by Ashley R on February 26, 2011 at 8:50pm
I've got a question for our fellow farm corgis.  Do you have trouble with your corgis eating the other animals' poop?  Our corgi is just a pup and is showing an extreme interest in chicken & goat droppings.  I haven't noticed him sampling the cow plops yet.  Any advice other than freaking out and yelling at him?  Is this going to be a life time problem?  I have NEVER seen our great pyrenees touch the other animals' poop.
 

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