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02-03-2014 08:55 AM
SpookyShepherd Love all the pictures and stories! Thank you so much for sharing! Can't wait to get one at some point.
02-01-2014 02:50 AM
TinkerinWstuff I don't have answers to offer on the original questions but chimed in to say we really enjoyed our pair.



02-01-2014 12:04 AM
OriginalWacky The only corgi breeder I know of is Ruffly Speaking, and I have no idea if she is "good" or not (she seems to have her head on straight at least).
01-31-2014 12:12 PM
SiegersMom I was around Corgis for the first time at an agility trial. Visiting with a man with corgis and a lady that was a GSD person she made the comment that if a GSD person was interested in a small dog a Corgi was the way to go. She said Corgis were GSD's WITHOUT legs
01-31-2014 11:36 AM
dogfaeries I agree. They do get away with murder. They are seriously cute puppies! I have several friends that breed and show some really nice Pems, but they have to get a handle on them when they are really little or they become little monsters. Every single corgi we have had in the grooming shop has been a biter. Every one.

And yeah, while the Pembroke butt is cute, eliminating the tail altogether has to have health consequences. It's cropped to nothing.


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01-31-2014 11:31 AM
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I know male and female Pems, and they all seem to be that way! I know one male Pem though that is a doll, well mannered, a good boy. He's also had a massive amount of training (multiple Best in Show winner, Best Opposite at Westminster last year). I like him. A lot.

The Cardigan that I know is also a show dog (GCh, went Best Opposite at the 21012 Eukanuba). I know he has a Rally Novice title. He is SO much fun. And just so darn happy.
Most well-trained dogs/breeds are OK. The problem with the smaller breeds incl. the cute Pems, is that they are not trained well enough and therefore the breed gets an undeserved reputation. Pembrokes are super cute as puppies and get away with murder. Wish they could keep their tails (in the US) though.
01-31-2014 09:46 AM
holland Thank you for your post enjoyed reading about them-love the pictures
01-31-2014 09:22 AM
FG167 I JUST typed up a big long response on another forum about Corgis. There were specific questions but I am just going to copy/paste here so you can see what I said.

They are awesome. I love them. I have a Cardigan Corgi and also lived with her half-sister for 2 years.

They're loud, and definitely herding dogs. Both girls like to use their voices, a lot. Not any more or less than my other herders, but they are loud.

Both the girls were FANTASTIC with the cats. Neither had been raised with cats, both were introduced to two itty kittens as adult dogs - no issues at all.

I have no experience with either of our girls having DA/SSA. Before I got Eden, the breeder was speaking to me about her brother but the breeder thought the dog might be a little snarky with my other male so we decided I should get the female (Eden) instead. Both the girls are very strong tempered dogs, but they have had a TON of dogs moving through (board and trains, work dogs, foster dogs, puppies, adults etc etc) and they have NEVER EVER had a problem with any of them. They are also fantastic at all sporting events they have been to. The two of them get along PERFECTLY and they were not raised as puppies together or anything.

Eden's temperament is totally outside of standard (that's why I got her), she's outrageously social, friendly, silly, go up to anyone and meet them etc. Poppy is more correct. She's more aloof, and she doesn't beg strangers to pet her - BUT she's totally social and safe. We have never had a problem with either of them meeting new people, of all ages. In fact, at one IPO trial, we handed the girls off to a gaggle of little girls (aged 8-13) and they played with them the entire day. We could see them the whole time of course, and the girls were raised with GSDs so they were wonderful with the Corgis but I don't know too many dogs that would've not only felt comfortable with that, but greatly enjoyed it like the Cardis did.

They're both very bright. Easy to train. Biddable. The food drive is out of this world. The toy drive is not so accessible in terms of using it to train with. They both like toys, like to tug, like to chase and chew, but neither like it enough to actually work FOR a toy. Food though, food can get them to do almost anything.

I can't really take credit for their upbringing at all. And next Corgi I add I will definitely going back to the same breeder. He absolutely was honest with what we were getting and he did a phenomenal job raising both the girls. They travel well, are easy to handle and manage, and are just all around awesome dogs!

Some photos....








This is Eden's playlist...so you can see how "trainable" she is. She's got titles in multiple venues.

Eden - YouTube
01-31-2014 09:20 AM
KZoppa Pembroke & Cardigan Welsh Corgi Forums


this forum helped me a lot in determining for sure, if I ever were to get one, which corgi would work best for my desires. I want the GSD mentality basically so a Cardigan (the one with the tail) would be the best for me. Pembrokes are just too clownish for me. They're cute and fun but I don't care for the clownishness. I went straight to those who know the breed better than I do firsthand.
01-31-2014 08:21 AM
SpookyShepherd Thanks everyone! I've been around mostly Pems in the horse world... one has either a terrorist or a corgi. I love my GSDs but want to add a dog that's super portable for horse shows and such. My Piper is a busy, busy, busy dog and just not cut out for long weekends at big horse shows. And Strider is a clingy boy who is also not suited to just chill out with whoever is on the other end of the line or in a stall while I ride. Plus I have always wanted a big dog with short legs! Prefer to look for a working/herding breeder of Pems although Cardis are an option. Thanks!
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