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I'm a stay at home mom to 3 dogs :) 2 German Shepherds and 1 Corgi. We are smitten with the new Corgi baby.
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
I have a red and white Corgi named Brian. His birthday is August 2nd, so that makes him a Leo :D He came to us all the way from Missouri on October 7th.
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Another dog food question

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 3:01pm 6 Comments

My breeder was feeding the puppies Diamond Naturals small breed puppy food.  I was hoping to keep him on Diamond Naturals and also transition my Germans over to that food as well.  Question is, shouldn't I be feeding him Large Breed formula?  From everything I've read that seems to be the case. 


Also... anyone have recommendations on good puppy treats?

The hard job of picking one out!

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 1:02am 40 Comments

Today we picked out our first Corgi.  I've named him Brian after being a long time fan of the Family Guy.  This will be my first small dog ever!  I am a stay at home mom to 2 gorgeous German Shepherds.  They've been wanting a small dog to call their own.  


I've read many blog posts on food and other things, but I'm so overwhelmed with trying to find out about a breed that I know nothing about... other than I've always wanted one because they are cute.  SO...  after much…


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At 8:45pm on September 26, 2012, Worthington Natalia said…

Ha! If you look at the grown dogs here:   u can see Miles looks just like his daddy Cash (mom was Lola)

At 7:43pm on September 26, 2012, Worthington Natalia said…

Steph, we got Miles from Debbie from   Thank you for the kind words:)

At 8:32am on October 11, 2011, Sam Tsang said…
Thank Stephanie, Brian is mighty cute too :)
At 8:42pm on October 10, 2011, Heather and Brisco said…
Just a bit over 10 weeks now! And she's a total ham for the camera hahaa
At 10:13pm on October 9, 2011, Leksi said…
I hear that's a good dog food, and it's smart to stick with the food your breeder is using if you can as food transitions are a pain with puppies. I read this book (from Amazon) before I brought Crumpet home. I found it useful as there are some breed-specific tips for Corgi owners. Best of luck with Brian. May you guys have many happy years together!
At 3:31am on October 9, 2011, Leksi said…

I should mention as well that a very tiny percentage of dogs have digestive issues with grains. Natural Balance as well as Earthborn holistic dog food offer a grain free diet.

Tip on feeding costs:
There's a chart on the back of dog food bags that tells you how much of said food needs to go inside your dog based on weight and age. It's a rough estimate, but it has been accurate for Crumpet. Now, some foods are less compact and require larger quantities as in the case of Earthborn (requires more) versus Innova (less). So bring a calculator to the pet store and do the math: You can't just look at sticker price pound for pound.

Tip on treats:

Corgis are one of the worst breeds when it comes to weight problems. This is not the corgi's fault but the owner's! They are great beggars, but unfortunately, being long-backed dogs the extra weight causes serious back and hip problems beyond what it would already do to a less elongated canine. Do not buy biscuits or any of that baked crap as it has corn syrup and all kinds of nasty ingredients that are not appropriate for dogs. Try lean 100% bison meat bison bites as training treats or better yet, the dog's own dog food. Puppies do not like variation and change in diet so try to keep it simple and do not feed them people food!! That will make them fat real quick and also turn them into dinner-time whiners.

At 3:22am on October 9, 2011, Leksi said…

Regarding What to Feed Brian:
I feed Crumpet Innova Puppy food (dry), which is one of the less expensive truly natural (noncrap) foods out there where the first ingredient is meat meal. [If your dog turns out to have dairy allergies - almost no corgis do, as it is rare among dogs - then there are other options out there that are dairy free (Natural Balance is one).] Make sure to feed your dog puppy food for the first year as it has more fat and protein to help them grow healthy and strong, and puppy food has smaller pieces. Until 6 months or so, Brian will have a lot of baby teeth so big pieces will not be properly chewed and can cause digestion problems.

I agree, stay away from Iams, Purina, Science Diet -- all that cheap crap will cut your dog's lifespan short. Studies have shown as much... too tired to link but you can google it.

At 4:35pm on October 8, 2011, Kristen Schaub said…
What a fun journey fir you!! Our Pip looks just like your male.. where is your breeder located? We got our corgis from Mt Pleasant...
At 4:40pm on October 7, 2011, WhiteDove said…
At 4:13pm on October 7, 2011, Wind Dial said…
Breeders are often well networked, I recognized his pictures.  I knew that Tracy had a litter and I had seen pictures of them.

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