Are you thinking about adopting a Corgi puppy? If so, then you may also be wondering where you can find the right Corgi puppy! We’re glad you’re here!
We’ve put together some information on the best places to find Corgi puppies and then information on what you can expect from a five-month-old Corgi puppy. Let’s get started!
What is a Corgi?
There are two different types of Corgis! One is called the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and the other is called the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. While the dogs look very similar, they are separate breeds. In this article, we’ll focus on the Pembroke Corgi.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales, where the dogs were bred to herd livestock! That’s hard to believe when you first see a Corgi. They have very short legs. You may wonder how on earth these dogs could keep up with cattle! But we’re here to tell you they can keep up very well, with no problems! Corgis are fast, determined dogs that have the stamina needed to herd cattle all day long in various types of terrain. These dogs are very surprising!
Pembroke Corgis usually weigh up to 30 lbs and stand between 10 to 12 inches tall. They have an average lifespan of 12 to 13 years. When it comes to personality, these dogs have a lot of it! They’re extremely intelligent and have a stubborn streak. They can be quite independent at times. However, they are easy to train. But remember, they do like to think for themselves.
Corgis also make great watchdogs as they are very wary of strangers. And if anything’s amiss, you can count on your Corgi to let you know with a loud bark! They believe they’re large dogs in a small body!
These dogs love their families and are good with kids and seniors. Corgis are famous for being extremely loving, kind, and they love to have fun. These dogs seem to have a funny sends of humor, so don’t be surprised if your puppy is on the funny side!
Pembroke Corgis are very active dogs, which require plenty of exercise. If they become bored and unable to release their excess energy, Corgis tend to become destructive and develop other unwanted habits. You want to ensure your dog gets enough exercise to keep this from happening.
Where to Find a Corgi Puppy?
One of the best places to adopt a Corgi puppy is directly from a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder loves the breed and their dogs. What’s more, they ensure their dogs and puppies are healthy and happy. The breeder’s goal is to only place one of their puppies with the right family.
The breeder also begins training a socializing the puppies from a young age. They should also be happy to answer all of your questions. In addition, they should be willing to allow you to meet the puppy’s parents. This way, you’ll have a better idea of what the puppy will be like as an adult.
Reputable breeders also provide health clearances, which prove the parents have been checked and cleared of genetic diseases and conditions. Their facility should also be clean, with no overcrowding. The dogs and puppies should be well kept, happy, calm, and comfortable with humans.
Another option, when it comes to adopting a Corgi, is to find a rescue. The best choice is a rescue that specializes in Corgis. Here, again, check to see if the place is clean, the dogs and puppies healthy, and check for overcrowding.
No matter where your puppy comes from, never be pressured to take a puppy you don’t want. Avoid breeders and shelters that use this tactic.
How Much Does a Corgi Puppy Cost?
The cost for adopting a Corgi puppy depends on whether it’s from a breeder or a shelter. For instance, a puppy from a breeder is always more expensive than one from a shelter. In addition, the location can have some bearing on the adoption cost. A puppy adopted in the city will be more expensive than one in a rural area.
Adopting a Corgi puppy from a reputable breeder may cost between $1000 and $2500 or more. On the other hand, a Corgi puppy from a shelter could cost between $100 to $300.
How to Feed a Corgi Puppy?
When you first bring your Corgi puppy home, it’s best to keep him on the same dog food he was eating at the shelter or at the breeder’s facility. Switching a puppy’s food can lead to digestive problems, including vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. A puppy may quickly be put off by his food and not want to eat in this case. So, stick with the food your puppy has been eating.
Corgi puppies require about 22.5% of high-quality protein in their diet. So, look for a puppy food that contains at least this much protein. Also, look for meat as the first ingredient on the label. Puppies also need:
- Vitamin A
Another thing to keep in mind is that Corgis love food and have a tendency to overeat. It’s very easy for a Corgi to become obese. Overweight and obese Corgis also suffer from hip dysplasia, which is a painful condition of the hip joints. So, aim to keep your Corgi fit and trim.
A Corgi puppy between the ages of 4-6 months does better with about three meals per day. And if you’re not sure how much food your Corgi needs, then be sure to check with the breeder or the vet. In addition, choose a dry kibble puppy food that your fur baby can easily chew and swallow.
Grooming Your Corgi Puppy
Your Corgi puppy will need to be groomed on a regular basis. Their coat is a double coat, which protects them from the weather. However, Corgis tend to shed their coats pretty heavily. This means it’s necessary to brush your Corgi about once a day to remove dead hair and dirt from his fur.
When it comes to bathing your puppy, he may need to have a bath about once a week or so. Be sure to buy shampoo and conditioner made for dogs with double coats.
Summing It Up
Corgis make wonderful companion dogs. They’re very loving and protective of their families and homes. What’s more, these dogs, whether they come from a shelter or a breeder, are sure to capture your heart!
We hope you and your Corgi have many years of happiness and fun adventures!