Future Corgi Owner and Newbie!!

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  1. MissyC

    MissyC New Member

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    Hello!! My name is Missy, from NJ, USA. I am going to be the proud mom of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, in March!! and I am so excited, I can't wait! I have never owned a dog before so I am interested in learning as much as possible. :)

    Missy
     
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    that is exciting. :)

    Welcome to the forums. Ask lots of quesitons :D
     
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    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    Welcome! This is a great place for info. Here's your first piece of advice: buy the book "How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With." Great book, and you will have some time to read it over before your pup gets here.
     
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    Hi and welcome! You'll find you're in good Corgi company here.

    Have you picked out any names yet?
     
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    Fuzz Puppy New Member

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    Hi and Welcome to Chazhound! :)
     
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    Thank you for the welcome!! We picked out the name, Captain Corgi!!
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Welcome! I love the name!
     
  8. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

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    Hi Missy....welcome to Chazhound...it's so nice to have you here. I am a Corgi owner!!:D I have an almost three year old PWC named Chloe. She is sable. She's a great dog and I really enjoy her. She had a litter of 6 puppies last October and that was such great fun!!! Keep us posted when you get your Corgi. Feel free to ask me any questions. There are a few other Corgi owners in here as well.
     
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    Hey Missy! Welcome to the forum. I also have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Her name is Peanut, shes in my signature. Cant wait to hear more about Captain corgi.
     
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    MissyC New Member

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    thanks again!!! to the corgi owners, I am looking for answers about feeding the corgi's. How much do you feed them and what brand? I heard 1/2cup in the morning and in the evenings....can you help? thanks!!
     
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    Fuzz Puppy New Member

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    I heard how much you feed them depends on the dog's weight and California Natural is a good brand. I don't own a corgi. That's just what I've heard.
     
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    Theres always food in Peanut's bowl. Food and fresh water. She eats once at night and once in the morning, at her own will. I know other people might have schedules, but I think it comes down to what works for your dog individually. I feed Peanut Nutro and Im still trying to convince my mom to swith to Innova Evo.
     
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    peanut is just adorable!! and I love the name :)
     
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    Thank you:D


    Be ready for a ton of work. Corgis are so hyper and they love belly rubs. Oh, youll also fall in love with the way they run. Theyre like big goofy tail-less rabbits.lol
     
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    I THINK, and correct me if I'm wrong Nedim, but I THINK that Nedim loves his doggie. :D
     
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    Welcome! I am relatively new here as well but have found this site very informative. I am also a corgi lover and owned my last one for 15 years. (He is in my siggy). He was one of the best dogs I ever owned-very smart, easy to train, and very loyal. Corgis do tend to be very independant though and can be incredibly stubborn so you want to start their training the minute you get them as puppies and also socialize them really well so that they become good little doggie citizens. They also tend towards chubbiness so you do have to watch their food intake and make sure they get plenty of exercise. SOme day when I have lots of time on my hands again I will get another one but right now I will just enjoy my other two boys and keep Penquin's memory alive. Can't wait to see the pics of your new kid.:D
     
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    No way! That little smooshy-butt? How could I fall in love with a little midget demon?? ;) :D
     
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    Penquin has given you some great advice. I'd like to stress the importance of socialization as soon as possible. I adopted Peanut from the shelter at the age of 11 months and I don't think her original family socialized her at all. She hates other dogs, cats, small animals, whatever. The only dog I've seen her ever get along with is my friends papillon.lol. Make sure to get your dog accustumed to different animals and people from an early age so that when your dog matures, you won't have any aggression problems.Corgis make for great guard dogs and their bark will make your ears bleed.lol. They're extremely defensive of their territory and if someone walks up to your house and your dog doesnt recognize them, you'll definately hear howling and barking. Theres not much more I can add that hasnt already been said. If you need more info on corgis, go to www.dogbreedinfo.com .Youll find great information and dog standards there.
     
  19. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

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    Yes...everything that Penquin says is true....Corgi's are are extremely strong willed. They are the most loving, loyal dogs though and ohhhhh soooo smart!!! They're such little clowns. As Nedim said...be prepared to give lot's of belly rubs...we call it "tummy scratchin time" at our house. LOL:D I feed Chloe and my Dachshund, Jack, Exclusive but am wanting to change to Innova EVO. Corgi's do tend to get chubby so this can add problems for them because of their short little legs and long backs. It's good to keep them at a healthy weight and give them lot's of exercize. You'll really enjoy your Corgi.
     
  20. MissyC

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    Dena, I LOVE dachsunds as well (I think I love ALL dogs :) ) but I always wanted doxie....until I saw the Corgi, maybe after I get my Corgi I'll bug my hubby about it :)
    if you don't mind can you tell me how much you feed your dog? do you mix wet and dry or just give dry?
    my breeder gives only dry free standing food, I know they tend to pack on some weight so I really don't want to do that.
    Thanks again everyone for such a wonderful welcome, can't wait to get my Corgi and show her off to you :)!!
     

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