What You Should Know About Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies For Sale
There are two kinds of Welsh Corgis: the Cardigan and the Pembroke. The former is slightly bigger and heavier than the latter but both were bred to be herders. Pembroke Welsh Corgis, in particular, are known to be agile and intelligent, making them one of the 50 most popular choices for family pets in the US. Before deciding to buy them, though, there are a few things you should know about Corgi puppies for sale.
Corgis are medium-sized dogs that usually have long bodies, and stands up to 12 inches tall. Though long, these dogs don’t go any heavier than 30 pounds.
Pembroke Corgis are double-coated, with long topcoats and thick, weather-resistant undercoats. The length of these coats vary. Some have fluffy coats while others don’t. Corgis are heavy shedders, so they may not be the best option for people who are prone to allergies. They shed all year round, and shed even more in certain conditions. Anyone who is thinking of buying a Corgi should therefore be ready for regular brushing.
Corgis can come in four colors: red, sable, fawn, or black. Their most distinctive features, however, are their white markings. In fact, many Corgis usually have a “fairy saddle”, which, as its name implies, is a small, saddle looking marking on their backs. According to legend, these “saddles” are said to be where the fairies rode years ago.
Originally bred as herding dogs, Corgis are active and agile. They are very intelligent, eager to learn, and easy to train. However, they can also be stubborn at times. For this reason, they will not always follow your commands right away, preferring to think and act for themselves. One great way of motivating them, though, is with food. These dogs love to eat, and will eat for anything. This, and the fact that Corgis are generally active, means that they need plenty of exercise.
Corgis make great family pets because they love to please their owners. On the other hand, they also make great watchdogs because they are barkers. They tend to bark at everything, even more so if there are suspicious strangers around or if they feel like their family is being threatened.
3. Housing Conditions
Pembroke Corgis can live anywhere from small apartments to the countryside to the city. However, they may be too noisy for apartment living, so it is best to train them beforehand. As a people-oriented breed, they prefer to stay close to family and should not be left alone at any time.
4. Interaction With Children and Other Pets
Pembroke Corgis love children but may have the tendency to nip at their ankles when the they aren’t listening. However, early training and socialization can easily shut down their herding instincts. Early socialization can also help them get along well with other household pets.
5. Health and Lifespan
Corgis are generally a healthy breed, with a lifespan of 12-14 years. However, they may be prone to the following health conditions: hip and collagen dysplasia, cataracts and other eye problems, cystinuria, degenerative myelopathy, epilepsy, intervertebral disk disease, pulmonary hypertension, and Von Willebrand’s Disease.