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    So I have already posted but figure I would introduce myself. I am from Victoria and have always had dogs, grew up on large property in NSW so we had Coolie and Border Collies that we breed for farm work. We also had a few Corgis that we also breed for stock yard work. We then had one Corgi who decided her husband should be a BC not the very very well breed male Corgi we got from QLD for her! LOL however their puppies where in VERY high demand and we had waiting list for them. When the dogs passes we did not replacement them as we moved to a smaller property. I then got an "indoor" corgi who I had for years. When I moved to Melbourne I was planning on getting another Corgi but ended up with a puppy farm reject that I was suppose to foster but ended up keeping and one lead to another. I still have these two fluffy things but pretty sure the boy is going to have to be put down as he is having aggression issues, and we suspect dementia

    I then took on a Seeing Eye Dog who has gone blind and we have just had one of her eyes removed. I also ended up with a rescue Corgi from Dubbo pound, they said he was old and fat and I could not let them put him down for that reason. He has turned out not to be anywhere near as old as we through, his age was based on the fact his tail was docked but his teeth say he is under 10 so we suspect he originally came from NZ. I am on the look out for another corgi (prefer blue merle) however in no real rush as I have an aging population. I live on a small property and also have horses, a cow, a goat, two sheep, chickens (which I soon discovered Barney loves to chase till they drop dead and then sleeps with the dead bodies!) and also run a bird shelter.

    Ok so I guess that is me

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    Hi, I love your description of your world, bit of a soft touch Welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    Hi, I love your description of your world, bit of a soft touch Welcome

    Yes I am LOL, my world is nuts, spent most of last night with a bird down my bra feeding her sparks every 30 mins and failed And then today dealing with a horse that keeps thinking he has colic but does not and trying to tell Barney that NO he is not allowed to run as he has a torn ligament in his back leg! I think this is why I am so specific as to what I want in my next dog, everything else has fallen into my lap and i have just had to take them on this time around (even if it takes years) I want to get a specific dog... that is till another waif comes my way and I end up with it! LOL

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    Welcome to the forum! I adore corgis! Personally I prefer the Pemproke ones, but they're all gorgeous

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    Welcome!
    I didnt even know that corgi's had tails, thought they were like aussie sheps, and manx cats! Doh! i learn something every day.

    Ive never seen a corgi with a tail, ever. None of the queen's have tails, she's into pembrooks, does this mean, that liz is still docking? Ewww. Another reason to despise the woman. To think ive been chipping in for the vet fees for it too! (english-anti royal here).

    I had been in similar situ to you, all my dogs had been either home bred fox hounds, or farm bred collies as a child, then rescues as adult, till my current GSD.
    I just wanted to start with a good line, no health issues predicted, and see how far i could bring a GSD on that was working line and well bred, as opposed to awful formative years/experience history.

    Good luck with your search. Must say, the merle is a lovely colouring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    Welcome!
    I didnt even know that corgi's had tails, thought they were like aussie sheps, and manx cats! Doh! i learn something every day.

    Ive never seen a corgi with a tail, ever. None of the queen's have tails, she's into pembrooks, does this mean, that liz is still docking? Ewww. Another reason to despise the woman. To think ive been chipping in for the vet fees for it too! (english-anti royal here).
    Yes all Corgi's are born with tails, there are a few that come out with the stumps but they are few and far between. Approx 14 years ago they banned docking int his country therefore if a dog goes through the pound with a docked tail they are aged over 14, however NZ and Europe and USA still dock. We docked as it was the "done" thing but also because if you ever see a corgi with a crushed tail in the stock yards it is horrible, we got out of breeding before the ban came in so was never an issue for us. But the last few litters Dad took to the vet to dock vs doing it with a sheep ring (which is how they where traditionally done) I like them with tails but I also love them without LOL I still think the look strange with tails. I friend who has wanted a working dog for the yards went to NZ to get one that was docked as her last one had to have his tail removed after an accident and they had to FLY him on a plane to the nearest vet as they are in the middle of no where.

    Having said all of that I am not for or against it, I am against it if done in a painful way to the dog but also see the reasons that it can be beneficial to the dog if working the yards.

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    My dog uses her tail a lot. She is very good at protecting it tho - disappears between her legs if there's trouble behind.

    There's all sorts of ways a dog in a yard can get hurt. Sigh.

    One of the facebook forums I belong to is always having photos posted of dogs with their ears cropped and tails docked and I wince now. Funny what you get used to.

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    I know they always manage to get themselves into places where they should not! Never had an issue with the coolies or the BC guys and their tails in the stockyard but had a few corgi's that we did not dock have to have them removed later in life. My friend also would never have one with a tail again which is why she went to NZ. I can't stand clipped ears makes me cringe, I guess I am use to them without tails so that is the "norm" for me however have seen a few lately with tails (while I have been looking for a puppy) and really liking the look and as I am not going into full stock yards and working with lots of half wild cows there is no need or reason for me to dock (also it is against the law so not going to do it)

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