Things to Know Before Owning a Corgi
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Those that share their home with Corgis and Corgi mixes often describe them as being intelligent and loyal, and, above all, possessing the desire to please their owners. Corgis are generally good with children and well-mannered in the home. However they can be inclined to bark and are sometimes wary of strangers and other dogs or small animals. But a well-trained and well socialized Corgi is usually an exceptionally obedient dog.
Because of their thick, double coat Corgi’s requires frequent brushing and raking of the undercoat to minimize shedding. Corgis were bred to herd and are surprisingly active, fast and agile for their typical size and build. Do not underestimate the strength and endurance of these dogs. Corgi’s and Corgi mixes will do best when provided ample opportunity to run and chase in open space to satisfy that herding instinct.
Corgis may be prone to obesity, glaucoma and back disorders. This condition can be aggravated by obesity, jumping, or any rough play that places stress on the vertebrae.
5 Reasons to Consider Adopting Over Buying a Corgi for sale from a store, or Corgi Breeder:
Adoption is More Affordable - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a Corgi dogs and puppies for sale at a pet store, or even a reputable Corgi breeder. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!
Near Purebreds & Healthy Mixes - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred, including Corgis. There are also Corgi rescue organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out only Corgis. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group, and right here on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
Be a Hero - Selecting a Corgi rescue group or going to your local animal shelter means that you are saving a dog's life. In truth, you are also making room for another dog to enter the shelter; therefore, you are saving another! When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters often have already been in homes, and many have already be housebroken or have had obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
Finding the Right Match - Often rescue group and animal shelter staff and volunteers know the personalities of animals, meaning they will know the individual Corgi dogs and puppies in their care. They will be able to better match you up with a dog that fits your lifestyle and activities. This is one of many advantages to finding an adult Corgi dog for adoption, rather than for sale.
Corgi Focused Rescues
Below you'll find many Corgi focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Corgi focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!