Corgi Price Range Cost
Corgis are popular dogs in the US and around the world! These dogs are known for having short legs and bodies low to the ground!
Are you thinking about adopting a Corgi? If so, then you’ll need to know how much it costs to adopt one of these adorable dogs!
We’ve put together information about Corgis, how much they cost to adopt, and other expenses to consider when you get a Corgi. Let’s get started!
What is a Corgi?
Corgis originally came from Pembrokeshire, Wales. What a wonderful place to develop such a dog breed! Legends say these dogs were created by the fairies and elves, who used them as transportation and to pull their carriages! And you’ve probably noticed that these dogs have “saddle” on their backs. Well, legends also say this is proof the dogs were ridden by the fairies and elves! What a lovely idea!
There are two varieties of Welsh Corgis: the Pembroke and the Cardigan. Both are registered with the Kennel Club in the UK, though many breeders say these are actually two separate breeds of Corgi. We’ll talk about Pembroke Welsh Corgis in this article.
One of the easiest ways to tell these dogs apart is by their tails. The Pembroke has a docked tail, while the Cardigan has a long tail. Pembroke Welsh Corgis (also called Pembrokes or PWCs) are the smallest dogs categorized as herding dogs by the AKC. These dogs usually have red, sable, fawn or tri-colored coats (tan, black, and red), with white markings on their legs, chest, neck, muzzle, and belly. Their heads are shaped somewhat like a fox’s and they have oval-shaped eyes that are dark, with erect ears.
Pembrokes are still used as working dogs; however, they’re also beloved as family companions. They have a happy disposition and are loving. These intelligent dogs also have a stubborn streak. While they’re easy to train, they really need a pet parent who understands how to handle these dogs. Pembrokes respond best o positive reinforcement training methods, which include plenty of snacks and praise!
These dogs makes great watchdogs, too. They are wary of strangers and will bark if they feel a person is threatening or something is amiss. For this reason, Pembrokes require proper training and socialization from a young age.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis can live in apartments; however, they need plenty of daily exercise to wear off excess energy. Even so, these dogs can live in the city or the country and do well in most climates. They’re very oriented to people and want to be a part of their families. These dogs (and all dogs) should never be left alone in the backyard all day long.
This dog breed does very well with kids; however, because they have strong herding instincts, Pembrokes have a tendency to herd kids, sometimes nipping at their ankles or feet. Even so, it’s always a good idea to never leave your dog (any dog breed) and kids unattended. The dogs are usually good with other pets in the house, as long as the dogs have been socialized with them.
Pembrokes usually stand between 10 to 12 inches tall and weigh about 30 lbs. They have a life expectancy between 12 to 14 years.
OK, now that you have some background on these amazing dogs, let’s see how much it costs to adopt a Pembroke!
How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
So, how much does it cost to adopt a Pembroke Corgi? The answer is it depends on various factors. For instance, if you adopt a dog from a reputable breeder, the cost is more expensive than adopting from a rescue.
In addition, show-quality dogs are much more expensive to adopt than pet-quality Corgis. The main difference between these dogs is the show-quality dogs meet the breed standard. This means they can participate in dog competitions and shows. Pet-quality dogs are healthy, beautiful dogs, but don’t meet breed standards.
So, if you adopt from a reputable breeder, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi will cost between $750 to $1,800. This is the price for a pet-quality Pembroke. Expect to pay a lot more if you’d like a breeding dog or a show dog!
But what about adopting from a rescue? That’s also possible! If the cost of adopting from a reputable breeder is too much for your budget, it may be possible to adopt one from a Corgi from a rescue. If you adopt a Pembroke from a rescue, the cost may be between $100 to $300.
Some people think adoption fees of this amount are too much. However, bear in mind that a rescue is a non-profit, and they must cover all the care provided for their pets. Rescues must pay for medical treatments, food, housing, and more. Your adoption fee helps the rescue reinvest the funds and care for more pets in need.
Other Expenses to Consider When Adopting a Pembroke Welsh Corgi
In addition to the adoption fee, you’ll have to also consider the other expenses that go with getting a Pembroke. Here’s a list of the main items and supplies your fur baby will need when he comes home for the first time:
- Food & water bowls: $5 to $20
- Dog collar: $5 to $40
- Leash: $5 to $20
- Harness: $10 to $30 (be sure to buy a harness that fits your dog correctly)
- Dog bed: $15 to $65
- Dog crate: $20 to $80
- Toys: $15 to $50
- Brush: $5 to $20
- Shampoo: $5 to $20
- Dog food: $20/month (depending on the brand and quality of the dog food)
In addition, you’ll also need to factor in medical care for your Corgi. This can run between $100 and $600 a year, depending on the age and health of your Corgi. If you’re worried your fur baby will become seriously ill, then you may want to consider a pet healthcare insurance that covers accidents and illnesses. Then you can rest assured you’ll have financial help if your canine companion does become sick.
Summing It Up
As you can see, the adoption fees for Pembroke Welsh Corgis can vary greatly. And you also need to factor in medical costs and the necessary supplies your fur baby will need.
One thing we’re sure of is that you will have a loving, fun companion for years to come!