How much do Pembroke Welsh Corgi's shed?

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  1. Fandogg

    Fandogg New Member

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    You know I've been listening to what some of you guys have been saying about just how much work border collies are. I think a dog more compatible for me would be a Corgi. I do have a question as to just how much these dogs shed?? I was considering a Shetland Sheepdog but the excessive barking and constant shedding plus unstable temperments turned me off. Corgi's seem more stable for what I want to do (competetive obediance and agility)... And JRT's are way to animal aggressive for me. Also any insights into the Corgi breed would be great.
     
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    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    Ask Nedim! He got Peanut a Corgi yesterday!! :D I'm figuring that shedding is a big issue for you!! lol! :D
     
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    Yeah, peanut sheds like crazy. I'm guessing, however with a good bath, haircut, and grooming, it will be a lot less.
     
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    Every dog is different. And it especially depends on what food you're feeding. I've never heard of Shetland Sheepdogs having excessive barking... and I've never met one that did. Same goes for JRT's aggressiveness. It all has to do with their breeding. As for the shedding... ALL dogs shed. And they shed ALOT. You can control that by putting them on a good, premium food and raking out their coat at least twice a week. Don't think you're going to find a silver-bullet breed that doesn't shed. You want a dog? You get the dog hair! I am always approached by people who say "I think I want a lab instead of a golden because of less hair." HA! They only have billions of smaller hairs insted of the longer ones which are much easier to sweep up with my hand!
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Shelties are yappy, but it depends on the lines you get them from too. Some show lines are bred to be a bit quieter and slightly mellower than others. (Working lines in shelties are virtually unheard of anyway)

    And yep, dogs come with hair BUT if you don't want to deal with the dog hair, clipping the coat is an option. I personally like my dog's coats but if you're anal about dog hair, just shave 'em. :p

    Oh and BTW, yes Border Collies are a lot of work, but virtually any herding dog is.
     
  6. Fandogg

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    im not anal about it but there are average shedders and HEAVY shedders... there is a difference.
     
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    Fandogg if you want a dog that doesn't shed is good with obedience and agility the poodle may be the dog for you.They come in three sizes standard poodle,miniature poodle,and toy poodle.They also come in a wide varity of colors black,brown,blue,sliver,parti,beige,white,red,apricot,and phamtom in the show ring only the solid colors eg black,brown,white,red,apricot,white,and silver not sure about the others tho.Also stay away from the teacup poodles there toy poodles but there a runt they have nothing but problems and don't live very long.Toy poodles are known to live for 10 to 14 years not sure about the miniature and standard poodle.They do require alot of brushing about once a week for 20 minutes.They also need to have professional grooming eg clipping,teeth cleaned,ears cleaned,toe nails cut every 6 to 8 weeks.Have any questions about poodles feel free to ask.
     
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    I've thought about the poodle before to, great breed but just not for me. To 'girly'...sorry no disrespect
     
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    poodles are not girly there cuts only make them look that way but it is up to you i was just surguesting cause you said you wanted a dog that doesn't shed much.
     
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    From everything I've heard, Corgis shed just about as much as a GSD sheds. And GSDs shed a LOT. Hey, if you wanted a really smart dog that could do obedience and agility, that sheds lightly and isn't girly, get a Schnauzer. ;) (Mini or Standard. I don't think a Giant could do agility. But watch out, different sizes comes with different temperament.) lol Those have to be some of the toughest dogs I know.
     
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    Thanks.

    Thanks for that advice. I did some research on the Miniature Schnauzer and I am elated at how befitting the breed is for me. I think this breed is truely the RIGHT breed for ME. Thanks again, and if anyone else could shed some light on this breed I would greatly appreciate it.

    Only took changing my mind about 40 times but I think I'm 95 percent sure this is the one!
     
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    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    Yep, Corgis do shed a bit.

    Not all JRT are animal-aggressive. I've got a JRT mix who gets along well with other dogs, and has lived peacefully with a rabbit. Not once did she try to hurt that bunny.
     
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    My corgi sheds more than my husky! You'd never imagine so much hair coming out of such a small dog!
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I have had a lot of experience with a mini schnauzer.. She was my grandpa's dog, but I took care of her most of the time for 2-3 years. I don't know a *ton* about the breed but if you have questions that can't be answered on breed info sites, feel free to ask and I'll see if I can answer.
     
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    I don't think I need to ask any questions really. This is for sure the breed for me.
     
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    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    Do you mean a corgi or a schnauzer, lol?
     
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    I think he is talking about the Schnauzer. lol ;) Well, I'm glad you finally found the right breed. (Hopefully.) I remember when I was looking at all of the different breeds and I would change my mind about which one I liked like, 4 times a day. But then I found the Pitties, Boxers and the Mastiffs and everything just kinda 'clicked'. lol :)
     
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    yep I'm talking about the Miniature Schnauzers. Perfect fit, I mean PERFECT. I didn't believe I'd ever find that perfect match but it was out there. Anyone else debating on a breed don't settle for the sake of settleing search, search, search till you find a dog that fits you almost to en exact T.
     
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    Amen!!!! Move on and happy mini-scnauz!!!! Glad you found your dog !!!
     

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