CORGIS – All You Need to Know
Height of corgis
- Male: 30.5 cm
- Female: 24.4 cm
- Male: 11-13 kg
- Female: 10-12 kg
- Cattle drover
- Highly active
- Excellent watchdog
Where do Corgis Come From?
There is no sure evidence about their history, but most historians agree that when Flemish weavers migrated to Wales in the 10th century, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi came with them. Additionally, they bred the original Cardigan and Spitz-type dog to produce modern Welsh corgis.
Welsh corgis are short and intelligent breed dogs. In the 10th century, the Welsh used these dogs as herders. In those days, there were no fences in the pastures, and people think of them as common land. Corgis help the farmer in those pastures to keep their cattle together and, at some point, separated from other herds. Due to their small size and closeness to the ground, they can easily access the cows ankle and prevent them from going too far.
What do Corgis Look Like?
Welsh Corgis have slightly arched limbs and are known as chondrodysplastic dogs. Corgis are more prone to back problems due to their body structure. Their body appears longer than tall, and their back is straight. They reach their full size by one year of age, and some continue to grow slowly for 2-3 years.
Corgis have short double coats and are resistant to weather conditions. They are available in different colours, from fawn to black, deep red and sable with white markings. They look so fluffy in their young age and have a unique appearance at dog shows.
Some people also believe that Corgis is an enchanted dog, where elves and fairies use them to pull fairy coaches and use them as the steed of fairy warriors. If you look closely, you can see a faint saddle and harness marking on the Corgis coat.
What Type of Personality do Corgis Have?
Welsh Corgis have big personalities packed into small bodies. Their behaviour varies from human to human and animal to animal and they have lighthearted personalities. They love to offer affection and are always willing to play with you.
They are great farm keepers and family companions. They are the best friends of humans and are considered the best dogs to live in small apartments. They are very loyal to their families and their enthusiasm for work is unrivalled. Corgis even compete in dog sports like herding, agility, obedience, and conformation.
Corgis are very attentive and cheerful dogs and they always want to be the centre of attention in their daily life functions and they love to be involved in your daily activities. Corgis are obedient dogs and they love to please their owners. They are a little fur ball of energy and it takes little effort to tire them.
What is the Best Nutrition for Corgis?
Nutrition is important even when young. Corgi’s are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia which is an inherited disease that causes improper joint development and results in arthritis. Feeding products that contain anti-inflammatory properties and anti-oxidants will help protect joints and help reduce the use of medications later in their life.
CEN Oil is a perfect addition to all diets and contains anti-inflammatory properties rich in stabilised Omega 3 levels.
CEN Active is also another fantastic product for the sporting Corgi to help joint and hip health and drives even more anti-inflammatory pathways alongside CEN Oil.
How Should Corgis be Cared for?
Taking care of your Corgis is not a big problem; just like your children, you have to monitor their diet, brush their teeth regularly, give them regular exercise and if you find any medical problems call your vet immediately.
Be sure to take your dog for vaccinations and regular health checkups and tests for diseases that are common in Corgis.