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    I am about to adopt a 4yo female welsh corgi and just have a few questions about them:

    • How much daily exercise do they need? I am more than happy to walk it, but I am not sure how long those little legs go for!
    • Given their prone to obesity, what is a good diet for one?
    • What sort of dog brush do I need for it?


    Thankyou in advance!

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    I don't know much about the breed, however I checked this website out and it has some really good info.

    Corgi Care - Corgi Food, Corgi Houses, Corgi Breeding

    Hope that helps!

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    Great! Thanks, I have been googling corgi, but that one never came up!

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    Has the info helped at all? I typed in how to care for corgi and that came up. I read through a few pages to see if it was garbage or not but seemed pretty good.

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    Yep, I found this out:

    Corgis should have a minimum of two outings a day. The first outing of the day should be early in the morning, especially if the dog is going to be left alone the rest of the day, and last between 45 to 60 minutes. The second outing can be shorter than the first outing, lasting around 30 to 45 minutes. During those two outings, Corgis should undergo a strenuous aerobic exercise such as off-leash running or play with other dogs, running alongside a bicycle, swimming, playing fetch games, running alongside a jogger, or running on a treadmill. Corgis can be trained to run on human treadmills, though there are treadmills made just for dogs.

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    Doesn't sound too hard. Lots of play time is wonderful exercise and bonding regardless of breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintagePrincess View Post
    I am about to adopt a 4yo female welsh corgi and just have a few questions about them:

    • How much daily exercise do they need? I am more than happy to walk it, but I am not sure how long those little legs go for!
    • Given their prone to obesity, what is a good diet for one?
    • What sort of dog brush do I need for it?


    Thankyou in advance!
    VP, the Welsh Pembroke Corgi is a lovely breed of dog IMO. Don't for one moment think because of those little legs they are not a dog - they are very much a dog! Originally bred for herding, many retain that instinct! Lol.
    They have an easy to care for coat, not a lot of copious shedding, and a nice brush once a week to keep their coat clean and glistening truly would suffice.
    They thrive on exercise and activity, contrary to what many ppl seem to associate with them.
    All dogs are prone to obesity (just like us ) if fed incorrectly, so a good balanced diet is required. And of course, once they are de-sexed, that dietary intake can be reduced again. Look, any dog that gets fat/overweight gets like that usually from too much food, wrong food and lack of permanent regular exercise.

    For a PC, just a plain old bristle brush would do nicely IMO.

    Good luck - lovely breed.

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    Hi and welcome.

    My uncle has had Pembroke Corgi's for as long as I can remember and has found them wonderful dogs. They are the only breed for him. I spoke to him this morning and he said,

    His enjoys a walk to the beach each day to chase the seagulls, likes to play ball but generally speaking a very sensible dog. They have very strong jaws and don't be fooled into giving them small bones or little dog kibble.

    He said they can shed more than you might think but a quick brush each day with attention to the pants area and chest with a good brush and comb will get rid of the dead hair.

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    Is the only difference between Cardigan Corgi's and Pembroke Corgi's and tail and bloodlines?
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    Pembroke is now being shown with a tail albeit shorter than the Cardigan.

    Breeders strive for a sweet look which goes back to the reason for the Cardigan being bred so as not to unnerve the sheep.

    Cardigan always appears more laid back than the Pembroke to me but some breeders would say the opposite.

    Cardigan is slightly bigger.

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