if anyone on mycorgi has a "miniature" corgi....

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Comment by Kristin P on September 1, 2009 at 9:27am
A woman at Petsmart actually just asked if I have a mini Corgi. I'm not sure, but maybe? I've yet to have KC play with another Corgi so I haven't had a side-by-side comparison. My girl is only about 17 pounds. She's not that much bigger than our 2 fat cats. She was a rescue dog so I don't know a whole lot about her past.
Comment by Beth on August 31, 2009 at 10:32pm
Heather, I think sometimes they have been crossed with Jack Russell terriers, often unintentionally (as both Corgis and Russells are very common around horse stables).

If one of the litter's parents was half Jack and half Corgi, making the pups 3/4 Corgi, I would think they would mostly look like little Corgis, with a bit less bone. If there are "minis" I would imagine they are not pure Corgi, since smaller-than-normal purebreds would still carry the genetic tendency to be full-sized and would pass that on to their offspring.
Comment by Heather and Ella on August 31, 2009 at 9:41pm
Perhaps they breed a corgi with a "miniature" or "tea cup" breed. Or as stated already, they could be trying to breed smaller corgis. Either way it doesn't sound like a good idea to me. A "runt" is one thing, but the corgi is fine just the size it is.
Comment by Bev Levy on August 31, 2009 at 8:15pm
We have some friends that got a "tea cup" Yorkie. He was supposed to be at most 7 or 8 lbs. He turned out to be a gigantic 26lb dog. They call him the Shaquelle O'Neil of yorkies! That is one of the problems with the designer breeding.
Comment by Cindi on August 31, 2009 at 7:46pm
We have a "mini." She's great. She's about 17lbs and fixin' to be 3 years old. She is obviously bred down to be an apt. companion. She will by nature of poor breeding being very susceptible to health concerns. It is always better to get a breed standard, well-bred dog from a reputable breeder. Maddie was a rescue.
Comment by Ginny and Diggory on August 31, 2009 at 7:37pm
If they are intentionally breeding "minis," that's not a reputable breeder.
Comment by Beth on August 31, 2009 at 7:16pm
Kathleen, the breed standard only recognizes the standard size. Oversized or undersized individuals will occur sometimes in a normal litter, but non-standard sizes should not be intentionally bred.
Comment by Kathleen on August 31, 2009 at 6:48pm
yes, I saw an add in the paper the other day for Miniature corgis....I think that means under 20 lbs!
Comment by christy fry on August 31, 2009 at 5:05pm
what do you mean" miniature" like corgi's under 20lbs???

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