I adopted my Cardigan mix from the SPCA, and he is awesome!!! One thing though....whatever toy he has, he totally tears to pieces and puts all the pieces in a pile next to him. Is this basic Corgi behavior, or is it just my dog?
I would say the tearing up of the toys is typical behavior...I can, so I will. I don't know about the pile (maybe he's a neat freak), as mine leave pieces scattered all over the house . But then I have Pems and maybe they're different???
Casey does the same thing. I have bought something in the house and it was destroyed within minutes. He will be 2 years next month. I have just learned to buy him tough toys made of hard rubber or rope for large dogs. Casey really goes to town on his toys sometimes. Gotta love him........
My pure bred cardigan welsh corgi only lightly chews on her toys or gives them baths. My cardi mix rips them apart... he ripped apart this tiny teddy bear, it was Miranda's first teddy. Now it has one limb and one eye. I think it just depends on the dog. I would try rope toys or perhaps denim toys. They work well with aggressive chewers.
Henderson's a real stuffie-killer, which is kind of a problem, because my greyhound Stephanie has a congenital abnormality (short crooked snoot with hardly any top teeth). Poor Steph likes to pounce on & shake stuffies and to play tug-o-war with Henderson, but as soon as the game's over, he rips the toy apart! He has his own "hard" toys, but prefers to be Destructo Dog with the other dogs' soft ones.
I think part of this behavior is so he can say "Look what I did! Isn't it awesome!?"
Like Derek said our little boy Morgan likes to destroy plush toys. I don't think it's a corgi thing as much as it is a dog thing. I've had several different kinds of dogs like german shepherds, labs, chow chows, and they all liked to rip apart the adorable fluffy things that I bought them.