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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy makes a great addition to the family. Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs are very agile, loyal, sturdy, and obedient herding dogs. This breed is the smallest of the herding dog breeds. Corgi’s are wonderful family dogs and are great with kids of all ages. There are actually two different breeds of Welsh corgi, the Cardigan and the Pembroke, with the Pembroke being the most popular. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is know for it’s long tail which looks similar to that of a fox. One of the most famous lovers of Pembroke Welsh Corgis Queen Elizabeth. The Queen’s love of Corgi’s goes back to 1933, when her father, King George VI brought home a Corgi for the family which they named Dookie. According to the official site of the Queen, she currently owns four Corgis: Linnet, Holly, Monty, and Willow. The Queen also has three Dorgis, which is a Corgi and Dachshund mix which are named: Vulcan, Candy and Cider.
Choosing a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy – Don’t Rush
If you are thinking about getting a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy for yourself its important to pick the best of the litter. Remember there isn’t any rush so don’t just settle for the first Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy you find. There are some characteristics you should be looking for in a puppy. While you may be temped to choose the puppy which is making the most noise, playing the roughest, or the shy puppy, you must remember this puppy is a long term commitment. Ideally, you will be providing this puppy with its forever home so don’t settle on just any puppy.
Tips for Picking the Best Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy
- Research Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs – Make sure a Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the right breed of dog for you. Learn all you can about Corgis, talk to people who have Corgis, find out about common health concerns associated with Corgis and possible hereditary diseases you should be aware of. Talk to other Pembroke Welsh Corgi owners and find out what the breed is like from real people. Find out about the breed’s health is like and potential hereditary problems you should be aware of.
- Puppy should be between 8 and 12 weeks old – Getting a puppy this age will ensure the puppy has had a long enough time to learn proper canine behavior from it’s mother and litter mates. You will also be able to determine a lot about a puppy after 8 weeks of age. A shy or timid puppy will likely be a shy or timid adult dog. The same goes with aggressive puppies, they will likely turn into aggressive adult dogs. What you should be looking for is a puppy who enjoys interacting with people, who isn’t shy but isn’t aggressive either. A puppy who likes to play and enjoys attention is a good match for most families.
- Inspect the Puppy’s Head – There are many signs of a healthy Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy. The puppy’s gums should be pink, dull looking gums is an indication of anemia or worms. Check the 3rd eyelid for inflammation. Ear canals should be clean and free of odor. A buildup of ear wax or dirt could be a sign of infection or ear mites.
- Inspect the Puppy’s Body – Clean genitals which are free of inflammation. If the puppy is a male, both testicles should be noticeable. The puppy’s coat should be free of sores and fleas. There should not be any bulges at the groin area, this is a sign of a possible hernia. The Corgi puppy’s body should be well proportioned.
- Puppy bonding and chemistry – If everything about the puppy looks good, another thing to consider is which puppy do feel strongest about or which Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy you feel you have strongest chemistry with.
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Making the decision to get a Pembroke Welsh Corgi is exciting for the whole family.