I really intended to keep up with our Lola Bear's progress from the start, but I am admittedly really bad at finding time to sit and type. Bear in mind, that most of this is just a yearly update, but I do have a legitimate question for those who have a multi-corgi home.

In April, Lola had a Grand Mal seizure. That, I believe, was the scariest part of our year thankfully. It seems to have been an isolated event that didn't seem to have any stimuli (no toxins were around and there were no signs really leading up to it). Other than that it's been a pretty calm year for her.The vet keeps and eye on her at the kennel, just in case.

My husband and I were having a discussing regarding her stairs to our bed this evening (she did have a minor neck episode a few weeks ago where she apparently threw her neck out while dry coughing. A few laser therapies and some pain meds and she's back to new) when in a break in the conversation (while my husband was holding her) she farted the funniest Corgi fart I have ever heard her make! I think it even startled her a bit!

We definitely have always wanted to have a multi-Corgi house (especially after researching the breed) and we definitely wanted to make sure we had the time to adjust to Lola before bringing in a new dog. Lola was rescued out of a bad situation so we wanted to give her time to get used to "new" normal before going forward. I would say the same for us. Lola is a Spayed female and I've definitely heard stories about bringing in another female into our little pack, but what about a male (we have a breeder a few hours away that we have watched since before getting Lola and researched that we are going to go through) puppy? What is your experience with a two Corgi house? Is it better to go with two females or one of each? Seeing as they like to eat (Lola seems to be a-typical there), how do you feed two corgis, at the same time or different times? 

Let me also just say I love this little family where these questions can be asked without feeling dumb or under prepared :)


Megan and Brian (and Lola)

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Comment by Linda on November 16, 2013 at 7:47am

Max came to us at 5 years...he was returned to his breeder thru no fault of his own.  He was a loving, laid-back dog.  We were so impressed with him that we contacted his breeder to ask if she was retiring any of her dogs.  As luck would have it she was.  Katie came to us at age 4 and it turned out she was Max's niece from one of his sisters.  Max so much wanted to play with her but she established immediately that she was the boss...she hadn't been spayed yet...and she would not tolerate any physical playing.  Now they will play a game of fetch together tho it has taken Katie almost 5 years to actually understand toys and how to play.

They do get along very well tho and often sleep close together and when Max was having serious problems with his neck she stayed right by him and constantly washed his face. She seems to know when he is having a bad day and stays close by him.  Both of them are normal corgi chowhounds.  I feed them several feet apart and neither bothers the other's bowl, in fact even the cats can stick their noses in the dog bowls and neither dog will react to it.

Both are loving dogs but what one has...toy, pets and belly rubs and treats..the other has to have also.  I love having the 2 of them except for the double shedding...oy.

Comment by Kat Lampkins on November 16, 2013 at 6:18am

When I was finally in a position to get a corgi I got Gwen first. My vision was always a male and female and once I joined this board read often that's the better combo. BUT  fate stepped in and we got Nim from CL.

So I have two females,Gwen we got at 5 months and spayed her asap. Nim was not spayed at a little over a year but we got her spayed asap as well. We introduced them initially at a dog park and they started frapping right away.

Since then I've read countless stories of different homes with each combo. I believe it really is going to do more with the dogs individual personality than the actual sex.

Nim is more shy than Gwen,but I think that also had a lot to do with her previous owners. But when they're being ruffians you'll notice they take turns being on top and squashing the other.I've always fed them together in the kitchen the bowls are seperated by several feet.They both inhale their food so there's never been opportunity for either to try to steal the other's. ;) I swear they don't even taste it.

I'm by no means an expert there are plenty of people with more expierence but that's my personal one.

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