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I am thinking about getting a corgi as a pet. What are your thoughts about the breed? Barking? Shedding? Exercise requirements? Recommendations? Special powers?
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thefrogman:

Hmm.

Thoughts about the breed…

One of the oldest known breeds. Originally bred to herd animals. They wanted a short dog so cows couldn’t kick them in the head.

Very smart. Sometimes too smart. Mischievous, but not in a bad way (most of the time). Corgis have a great sense of humor and will make you smile. They are great for cheering you up on a bad day and will keep your life interesting. I would say they are some of the happiest dogs you’ll find. 

Barking…

Yes.

It is a profound bark from a little dog. 

But usually it is not without cause. Mailmen. Loud vehicles. Vacuum cleaners. I think that is pretty typical for most dogs. I haven’t had much trouble with persistent barking. Though sometimes Otis will bark at weird stuff. Like when we use the spray thingie on the kitchen sink. 

Shedding…

Yes.

I have a layer of corg on me at all times. Brushing often with a furminator can help a lot. 

Exercise…

Corgis have a lot of energy. Having a good space where they can run around and tire themselves out is important. We have a fenced in back yard. Thankfully Otis LOVES to fetch, so I can actually exercise him quite a bit just by throwing his ball over and over. I can even do it while sitting down. 

Recommendations…

Crate training! Corgis like having a nest. A place they can go and close off from the world. Otis is super curious and will investigate everything, but if we put him in his crate, it is like the whole world disappears and he can finally relax. I’m not sure he would get a full night’s sleep if we didn’t put him in there. 

Special powers…

Welllllllllll…

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