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  • #61
    I blame COTH for the existence of a Corgi in my household. Yes, all of you, its all your fault. I was NEVER a small dog person. I abhor JRT and other such yappy dogs, yet the cutest pictures of Corgis on horsefarms were so abundant that I had to have one.

    Loki- for the Norse god of mischief and so aptly named- seems like a mini Corgi compared to all of yours. At 9 months he is only 17 lbs. However completely fits in with all the normal Corgi characteristics. He's a red Pembroke, and has learned a total of 3 commands: Come, Get Down, and No all of which are completely interpreted by the situation and his attitude. I have given up on trying to teach him more, although I would love to get him into agility if only there was somewhere by me to do it.

    I am so glad to hear all these Corgi stories, I no longer feel like a dog training failure! Luckily he is quiet compared to my Dobie and not food obsessed, he will probably be lean all his life. But I have never had so much fun since I have had him
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    • #62
      Originally posted by BetterOffRed View Post
      I've also had people tell me that her confirmation is the 'old' style...her coat isn't as fluffy, smaller delicate head and her legs are a little taller.
      "Old Style" or working style is how I've always described Casey. Since he is now 12 years old and his sire (he looks exactly like dad) was an older dog when he sired Casey, "old style" seems to be the case. They still look small at Westminster though.

      Danceronice, you wouldn't be the first person that asked if he was part bobcat.

      Poor Casey, he came after the cats, but that was my last Maine Coon female. She took one look at that ball of fluff and declared it to be a segrgated hoursehold. In her remaining 8 years I don't think she ever acknowledged there was a dog in the house. Then came Zifu, who walked right up, introduced himself, drank out of Casey's water bowl and slept in his crate. Oh the indignities.

      Even worse for Casey, I am on Puppy Search. I was getting there, and then Hattie had to go get a bundle of adorableness. There's only so long you can resist when that sort of picture is being texted to you...
      Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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      • #63
        Yes, poor DMK is always asked by me if I can have Casey if anything happens to her! She avoids telling me if she is travelling anywhere, so she won't have to hear me ask!

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        • #64
          This thread has also made me feel less of a failure as a dog trainer. Thank you!

          Years ago, my daughters did agility with Skye and Austin (the brother and sister). I blame my friend for talking me into agility and not obedience, but now I'm guessing it wouldn't have made a difference.

          Anyway, the instructor was not too keen on Corgis.
          Probably because she seemed to lack much of a sense of humor.

          I think we took classes for a couple of years and our dogs were pretty good with all the equipment. Austin was getting adept at the weave poles, too. And for having stubby little legs, those guys are fast! Especially when they're running away from you.

          The unfortunate problem occured whenever the weather improved and the class was held outside.

          In a not totally dog proof fenced in area.

          With lots of rabbit and goose poop to be found.

          Austin has the attention span of a squirrel. My poor DD, hobbling around because she had foot issues, tried her best to keep Austin listening. I think if she were able to run part of the course, maybe he would have listened enough to be able to complete the course without finding more interesting things in the dirt (i.e. critter poop) to investigate.

          I couldn't do any better than DD as far as handling goes because the dogs are pretty highly tuned to body language.
          And I'm spastic and can't dance so trying to send clear signals to the dog was a lost cause with me at the helm.

          The instructor finally took us aside and told me that in order to get Austin to listen, I would have to feed him his meals one.kibble.at.a.time and make him work for each kibble.

          That was the last of the agility classes for us.
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          • #65
            Oh and THE BEST corgi picture EVER but i'm biased lol
            http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z.../IMG_2990a.jpg

            My corgis are pretty well trained for corgis. Sit, down, stay, get the *insert name of toy*, and shake. Come is a "I'll come when I'm done what this" they will eventually come back just may not be instant. They do know if I say no or leave it, they won't roll in something on the ground and won't chase things.

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            • #66
              [QUOTE=mkevent;5560507]
              The instructor finally took us aside and told me that in order to get Austin to listen, I would have to feed him his meals one.kibble.at.a.time and make him work for each kibble.
              [QUOTE]

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              One day, I asked my barn manager, an old curmudgeony cowboy, if he thought my dog was deaf. Without even thinking about it, he answered me, "No, that dog just don't give a damn."
              Last edited by BetterOffRed; Apr. 27, 2011, 03:18 PM.
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              • #67
                I need to show off Dash, our corgi/basset mix. We adopted him two years ago when he was a year and a half old. He wallows in the mud, rolls in anything stinky and has selective hearing, but we love him! So does anyone who meets him.

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                • #68
                  Been a corgi mom for about 24 years now. Currently have my old girl, Panda, who is 12 years old. AKA "Shut up Panda" ! she is a barker! Then we have GiGi and Bing, brother and sister , born in 2008. GiGi had her first litter of pups this past January, so we have Lola and Gandhi still with us. Pictures of the January litter are here! Nothing cuter than a corgi puppy. I can't imagine having any other breed!

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                  • #69
                    Another one owned by a corgi here! My Tucker is the most neurotic dog on the planet- flips out when I use any small appliance, spray bottle, camera... barks hysterically around the horses, and has the most disgusting habits of any dog I've ever known. Loves cat poop. REALLY fresh cat poop I mean. I won't elaborate . He's a crazy boy, 9 yrs old now. He loves me desperately and drives me nuts. But I can't imagine life without my little pal!

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by springer View Post
                      Another one owned by a corgi here! My Tucker is the most neurotic dog on the planet- flips out when I use any small appliance, spray bottle, camera... barks hysterically around the horses, and has the most disgusting habits of any dog I've ever known. Loves cat poop. REALLY fresh cat poop I mean. I won't elaborate . He's a crazy boy, 9 yrs old now. He loves me desperately and drives me nuts. But I can't imagine life without my little pal!
                      Lol, my Tucker's a girl (like in the books. Hey, I needed a name for the pound forms and it worked.)

                      And on my tombstone will be "TUCKER! TUCKER, GET OVER HERE! RIGHT NOW! TUCKER! THAT PONY IS GONNA KICK YOU AND IT WILL BE YOUR OWN FAULT! GET OUT OF THAT PUDDLE!" (Now, Bella, the MinPin next door, has decided I'm a-okay and will come running and jump into my arms. My own dogs? La la is that pony poop? Can we roll in it? Where did you leave the dead chickens?)
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                      • #71
                        I'm a first time Corgi owner as of last June! I'm ( and the whole family ) is sold on this breed. I've had English Springer Spaniels but decided when I lost my girl unexpectedly last year I'd go smaller....portable, and ta-da, we got a Corgi. Her name is Darby, a tri and a true Corgi from what I'm reading. I can totally relate to many of the discussions on here about them. She is a sweet, but stubborn princess for sure and has put all my knowledge and years of training tactics out the window...ugh!
                        I can't have another right now, more than 2 dogs is too much in my house, but when my old man goes, as much as I love the Springer's, it will be another Corgi for sure.
                        "If you've got a horse, you've got a problem"

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                        • #72
                          I have two red and white Pems! My female Chloe is about 8, and my male Jackson just turned a year old. Needless to say I have hair everywhere Anyone in So Cal the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of So Cal is having their annual gathering in June, PM me if you want more info!

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                            #73
                            appdream: LOL! What a cross! (and what a face!)

                            My Bailey almost ended up as Tucker as well (D*** you Rita Mae Brown!!!) but her pre-pound name was Becky (UGH!) and I wanted something similar. We already had a Whiskey sooo.... Bailey it was.

                            Springer, that's exactly what makes 'em so wonderful. Stubborn, bossy and SOOOO gross, but when it comes to devotion and love, well... they wrote the book on it. :-)

                            Mypaintwattie: Tell me more! I'm in Vegas and it's not THAT far of a drive... right? ;-p
                            The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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                            • #74
                              I suppose I'm a little late but what a great thread! We have 3 Pembrokes and wouldn't have it any other way! Bentley (tri), Hailey (red), and their son Brody (tri) are simply amazing dogs to us. Full-time entertainment!

                              As far as barking goes- Hailey barks when there's a knock or a strange/loud noise she's unfamiliar with; however Bentley and Brody rarely bark. They are all VERY vocal (see 'Corgi talk'), but we don't have any problems with excessive barking here. When it comes to weight/size issues- Bentley is a solid 28 pounds (we will have to monitor his calorie intake as per our vet as he was neutered 2 weeks ago), Hailey is a petite but solid 19 pounds, and Brody is 18 pounds and growing (at that lanky in between puppy and adult stage, but he's definitely going to be built more like dad). Whether indoors or outdoors they all keep themselves pretty active- Bentley LOVES the snow, absolutely can't get enough of the stuff, this time of year is where he goes through his 'snow withdrawl' LOL. Brody is, by far, one of the most self-entertaining dogs I've ever known... he's just so happy to be happy, all.the.time. Hailey just kind of hangs around and refs games of tag when the boys decide to play.

                              Look forward to cute puppy pictures as Bentley and Hailey are expecting their second, and final, litter in late May!

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                              • #75
                                Love all the photos! You guys all have such cute corgis! The puppy pics are ADORABLE.

                                Our boys bark, but cease once we tell them "Thanks boys, good job." (We live in the city and I want them to bark an alert). I only wish they didn't have to tell us every time a dog walks by!

                                Belatedly adding pictures:

                                Buzz (brindle) and Wally (blue merle) who is fairly new to us:


                                Wally and his cats:


                                My dearly departed old man Klark , and Buzz, at a CDE (note glamorous x-pen cover).

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                                • #76
                                  I have fallen to the curse as well. He was a puppy mill reject that I got for dirt cheap after a friend bought him and then changed her mind a few days later. He was a temp. guest as her dog was NOT ok with him. My mom should have known better than to actually fall for the "foster" excuse

                                  He is the love of my life. He is pretty well trained, never needs a leash, is always attached to my side until i tell him he can go. Hell always come back to me when called (note ME ... not anyone else in my family) but he may take a long zig zag route to get to me! He sits, lays down, stays, comes, and "goes bang" which consists of him falling over at light speed and then flailing around "talking" on the ground for some time until he does one of those "corgi flips" and just appears back on his feet! Sometimes I can get him to "stay dead" by telling him a few times that "dead dogs don't bark!" to which SOMESTIMES he will remain on his back for a few seconds. He also is a pro at saying "woof" and when I say "quit it" he stops dead with whatever he is doing.

                                  He is GREAT around the horses and will sit on the mounting block patiently waiting for me to be done riding unless i start to yell at the horse I am on to which he comes to my rescue

                                  He is the best copilot in the world and I love road trips and horse shows with the little furball. He unfortunately is not living with me at the moment because of my apartment situation at school but he will be coming back in a few weeks.

                                  I love everything about him. How he walks, how he talks, how he sleeps. I will ALWAYS smile with that guy around!

                                  Here is the Booshurr man himself
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                                  the whole crew Syd on the left, Booshurr in the middle, and annabelle on the right
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                                  showing my horse how its done!
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                                  his "talking"
                                  http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1304695290194
                                  http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1330797102723
                                  True love is taking their pain away and making it yours
                                  ~rest in peace momma (7/5/08)~
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                                  • #77
                                    By far one of my favorite corgi videos is this one though
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glii-kazad8

                                    And I also have the mug that lists the corgi property laws
                                    1. if i like it, its mine
                                    2. if its in my mouth, its mine
                                    3. if i had it a little while ago, its mine
                                    4. if i take it from you, its mine
                                    5. if its mine, it must never appear to be yours
                                    6. if it just looks like mine, its mine
                                    7. if i saw it first, its mine
                                    8. if its edible, its mine
                                    9. if you have something and put it down, its mine
                                    10. if i chew something up, all the pieces are mine
                                    11. if i get tired of it, its yours
                                    12. if i want it back, its mine


                                    makes me giggle every time
                                    True love is taking their pain away and making it yours
                                    ~rest in peace momma (7/5/08)~
                                    ~rest in peace thomas (6/2/11)~

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                                    • #78
                                      I will tell you my corgi story, hoping not to offend anyone.

                                      I had a friend that was severely overweight.
                                      He came to our dog classes for fun, to watch all training and one day he called he got a puppy.
                                      His brother far off had been breeding and showing dogs with great success and had given it to him, a "corgi", that many years ago was not so common, a rare breed.

                                      So, he starts coming to puppy class and you get the picture of this little fat shortlegged puppy, proudly prancing along with this older, very fat fellow, seen from behind, both wobbling away.
                                      I tell you, it was so hard for everyone to keep a straight face, so as not to make my friend selfconscious.
                                      Not that he would have cared about the picture they made and may have known anyway, he did have a great sense of humor.

                                      Guess that he had been learning all along how to train dogs just from watching and listening to the dog talk.
                                      For a first time dog owner, they did wonderfully in obedience.
                                      Whoever said corgies were hard to train never saw them.
                                      That puppy also turned into a beautiful dog, of conformation quality.

                                      For many years now, several corgies in our dog club have done wonderfully in agility, winning some of the highest awards, some with several MACHs to their credit.

                                      Corgis are wonderful dogs and have some of the most irresistible puppies you will ever see.

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