"From the picture - she looks fine but my "big" corgi maintains 32 lbs with a cup of food a day (then again Rubi is 10yrs old). Be careful about comparing to other corgis at the park. Every corgi I have seen in real…"
"Border collies can add a black & white, longer coat. They frequently also live on farms/ranches with corgis. I guess you will know because you will have to take up running/throwing baseballs for hours every day if that is the…"
"Just saw the video of Isaac at the dog park and he looks fine!? There are some excellent training videos that address leash aggression online. It's like having a fence between dogs. It can frustrate them as they are not…"
"Your vet can give you an antibiotic ointment for the eyes. Rubi rolls in the grass and pretends like she is a yard dog and gets stuff in her eyes all the time. I put the ointment in for a few days and it clears right up.
"My Rubi was exactly the same. Flawlessly behaved with people and super smart but horrendous with other dogs (I adopted at 6 yrs). I recommend "Canine Body Language" by Brenda Aloff. It has many many picture of dogs…"
"I suggest it because I've had animals who couldn't handle chicken for example, but were fine on salmon. Maybe you'd have to switch brands (I know - what a pain) but that's been my experience w animals farting a…"
"My dog still isn't used to the noise that my child makes (3 years later) so I also provide an "out" for my corgi via an open dog door. When my son starts to get too loud Rubi bolts for that back door. Sometimes I am…"
April 2008 I adopted Rubi as a walking buddy after volunteering at a shelter for several years. We walk every day unless Rubi says "no" because it is toe-pad-stickin-to-sidewalk-cold.
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
Rubi is a tricolor PWC. She is a big corgi. Rubi likes cats, kids, walking and getting her belly rubbed. She is fear-aggressive towards dogs she does not know.
Aug 2011: Rubi's "sister" is an big red cattle dog, Hannah. We let Rubi pick Hannah out since Rubi can be so bad with other dogs.
Cardigans are a bit larger than your average Pem and most of the Pem's I've seen have a great range of weights being anything from about 18-35 pounds. I have some friends in Kingsport area who have two boy Corgis that are 15 pounds less than Bubba but they are long and lean looking. Bubba is more muscular and large boned and he'd look awful at 25 pounds. He has a waist and I can feel his ribs so, I don't worry about what others think.
Amy-I read your post about your Cardi and I definitely dont' think she's overweight. My Bubba weighs 42 pounds and he's far from being obese...look at his pictures. He has an aunt who is somewhere in the ball park of 65 pounds!! Now, that's a fat gal!! Some Corgis are just larger than others with thicker muscles and larger bone structure. I wouldn't worry about it unless her chest starts dragging the ground.
Hi Amy, my rescued tri also has short dog syndrome...she's not called the fun sucker outer for nothing! She's classic alpha corgi femail I adore her and she's made huge progress in the last year. She's going through another adjustment phase since I've added another rescue to the group.
would love to hear more about your training/working on 'short dog syndrome'. Our Le-Le has it. Plays great with other corgis but shows teeth & growls at bigger dogs. Not sure what to do since this is new behavior. Plus sometimes she growls at my husband if he is wearing baseball cap or something has changed with his appearance.