Welsh Corgis tend to bark at potentially dangerous situations or persons, but don’t tend to be barking dogs otherwise.
Trainability/Tips For Training
Welsh Corgis love to learn and are relatively easy to train! Remain consistent, confident, and patient in your training routines. Using food as a reward system is an excellent way to gain results, though as previously mentioned, you want to be sure you don’t over-feed your Corgi because obesity is common.
How To Feed My Welsh Corgi
You want to be sure not to overfeed your Corgi because of their tendency toward obesity, and you also want to be sure you’re feeding them good nutrients! Consider Raw dog food as an option, as it contains the precise ingredients necessary for your Corgi to get nutrients they need.
Feeding Your Puppy
You want to be sure to feed your puppy actual puppy food, since puppy dog food tends to be higher in protein, enriched with vitamins, and filled with essential fats and minerals essential to your puppy’s growth. Your puppy should be eating three to four small meals, spread out throughout the day, and given plenty of water. This means they’ll need to be taken outside every twenty to forty minutes in order to get their potty training started, but a consistent supply of food and water throughout the day is necessary to your puppy’s health.
Feeding Your Adult
While the recommended amount of food for a Corgi tends to be between ¾ to 1.5 cups of high-quality food daily (divided into two meals), you want to be sure you consider your adult dog’s size, age, build, metabolism, and activity rate. Every dog is unique and requires a specific amount of food. Bigger dogs and more active dogs require more food, while older, smaller, and lazier dogs don’t need nearly as much to be healthy. Additionally, the better the dog food, the more nourishing it will be for your pet and the less they’ll need in their dog bowl. Always make sure to test if your Corgi is overweight and be sure to feed him accordingly.
If you need help figuring out exactly how much food your dog needs, check out this calculator.
Health Concerns For Welsh Corgis
Like any and every breed, Corgis have their list of health problems they tend to contract. If given the proper diet and offered a healthy exercise routine, Corgis will live long and healthy lives, but the following is a list of a few problems they tend to face:
- Hip dysplasia This is a condition where the thigh bone doesn’t properly fit with the hip joint, which tends to cause pain or lameness in one or both of the rear legs. Arthritis can develop in older dogs making it difficult to impossible for them to walk.
- Cataracts This is an issue in your dog’s eye, which causes a problem in the lens and results in poor vision. Your dog’s eye(s) might appear cloudy and it’s usually found in older pets.
- Epilepsy This is a neurological issue that is often misdiagnosed as a different disease. It can cause mild to severe seizures, which tend to manifest themselves as unusual behavior: running randomly and frantically as though being chased, tripping, hiding, falling down, rigid limbs, and loss of consciousness.
- Intervertebral Disk Disease Thanks to their long, long backs and short legs, Welsh Corgis have a tendency to develop ruptures in one of their spinal disks. Symptoms include unsteadiness, issues with stairs, problems jumping on or off furniture, weakness, or paralysis.
Frequently Asked Questions About Welsh Corgis
Q. How much are Welsh Corgi puppies?
A. $600-1000, though some have been known to be sold for as much as $2000
Q. Where is the pembroke Welsh Corgi from?
A. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated as a cattle dog in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Q. What is a Welsh Corgi cardigan mix?
A. Both Corgis–the Pembroke and Cardigan–were originally thought to be the same until researchers found a few differences. Namely, one was developed in Cardiganshire and the other in Pembrokeshire. The Pembroke’s tail is docked while the Cardigan’s is not.
Corgis are a fun addition to any home! They are easy to train, playful, and good around families, other pets, and in varying situations. They do shed a lot and are eager to play and learn, but they make for a loving and loyal companion.