As a newbie, I would like to thank those who have welcomed me and my wonderful little guy to mycorgi.com. I was hoping that this site would offer tips to help me solve my most pervasive corgi-related problem: FUR. EVERYWHERE. Including inside (not on or around, but actually inside) the spines of several old books in my living room bookcase. How can this be? I'm flummoxed; it's like nuclear fission or something. Well, happily, I found several clues that tell me I'm not alone. One of which is an ad for a nifty Dyson vacuum, which I very well may purchase. If I can just find my purse in all this fur...

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Comment by Bev Levy on August 3, 2009 at 10:55am
Learn to love fur! It goes wth everything and invest in a good defuzzer so when you go out people don't think you live in a barn!
Comment by Cindi on July 30, 2009 at 7:19am
Oh girl, you gotta get yourself a Furminator! The first time I Furminated our four pems, I got a 30 GAL TRASH BAG full of fur. It works like a charm. Now they have ones that connect to your vac so you don't have to bag it all.
Comment by Beth on July 30, 2009 at 6:59am
Get a Furminator, and not a cheap knock-off either, but the real thing.

The good news is that if you live in a climate with a cold winter, the heaviest shedding is really a May-August thing. In the winter I use a slicker brush about once a week on Jack and that is plenty.

When he's blowing his undercoat, which takes a good month or so (as he starts on one section of his body and slowly the areas of loose hair start moving to other areas), I Furminate every two days or so. I've found if I do it every day it irritates him. Now he's shedding his topcoat, which IMO is even worse. There is not nearly the quantity of hair, but those guard hairs are stiff and work their way down into things, and they also come off individually instead of in clumps, so you get a handful of hair if you pet him. I Furminate every two days or so for that too.

We vacuum a lot, and the dog is not really allowed upstairs which minimizes the worst of it to the first floor. We only have one area rug, and the rest is hardwood, tile, or vinyl, which makes it easier too. I would not want wall-to-wall carpeting with a Corgi, personally.
Comment by Boo Buchheit on July 30, 2009 at 6:33am
Frequent brushing helps a lot. You will get to be friendly with your vacuum and broom. Around here extra fur is just part of life, and inspires me to do more cleaning than I might otherwise do. Just think you could have a plain old boring dog that doesn't share his extra hair with you.
Comment by Tauna and Kota on July 30, 2009 at 4:21am
My mom got a dyson a couple few years ago. I love it. gona get my own someday when i need my own vacuum. And try to brush/comb your corgi as often as you can. I try to do it every day, but usually only get to it a couple times a week. Good luck!
Comment by christy fry on July 30, 2009 at 4:07am
LoL they do shed!!! I invested in a dyson last year also and really love it. It keeps the fur coat effect off the carpet

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