• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Once you go corgi...

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Once you go corgi...

    So, my vet warned me a long time ago that "Once you go corgi, you never go back." Apparently, she was correct. :-D

    Since we all know that corgis-n-horses go together like... well... corgis-n-horses, I was wondering how many other corgi peeps were on this board. I was first introduced to the breed through the Rita Mae Brown books and was thrilled to find out that the Pems were EXACTLY as she portrayed them. :-) So... corgi peeps. Let's hear about your kids! (and see pics too?? :-D)

    Here's Whiskey the corgi-reindeer at the barn Christmas party hoping someone "drops" a cookie:

    and Bailey, my pound puppy who moonlights as: "The Happiest Dog in the World."

    Both of these pics should be accessible even if you don't have facebook.
    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

  • #2
    I have two (lost one awhile back). Both tri-colored.

    I'll be getting another. One thing about Corgis...having one is good, having three or more is good. But having two, you end up with partners in crime and they get into all kinds of mischief.

    I've had Corgis since I was a child, so probably about 50 years.


    • #3
      I've got 5, yep 5.

      Dash is 12, Duncan and Frolic are 10, Tara is 8 and Conner is 5.

      I will probably always have a Corgi, until I can't have dogs any more.


      • #4
        I've never had a corgi (I had a Sheltie), but I spent several years showing dogs, as well as working at a kennel and at a vet clinic.

        The characteristic way that corgis seem to be stubborn crack me up. There are plenty of breeds that will just sort of do what they want despite handler protests, but many of the corgis I've known go one further and do the following:

        handler gives command (I've seen this happen a lot with "come")
        dog looks at the handler and acknowledges that a request has been made...
        and then the dog just keeps doing whatever it was they were doing before.

        The "well, I hear you, I'm not really feeling doing that for you right now" look cracks me up every time. Probably because they're not mine... I prefer the undying obedience of a good Sheltie or GSD.


        • Original Poster

          perhaps I should have said that they're like potato chips... you can't have just one! ;-p

          The cool thing is that my two are complete polar opposites. One is very sensitive, laid-back, and sweet. A mama's girl who wants nothing but cuddles and napping and love. She gets a splinter and the WORLD ENDS!

          The other one is a tornado from the moment she gets up in the morning until she collapses at night. We joke that you could cut off one of her feet and she wouldn't notice except that it was a bit tricky going around a corner. She's a bruiser who doesn't have TIME for all that girly snuggly stuff when there are THINGS to DO.

          and besides, it's just so freakin' funny to watch them run.
          The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....


          • #6
            We have 3! A little herd: Lilly, Rosie, and Petey. They are getting older now (9, 9, and 7) and I have a rescue dog (a beagle/lab mix) who I am planning on hopefully getting a male puppy for as a friend soon! They are the best dogs! In our neighborhood there are 2 more and my parents live in the city and they are celebrities at our location Starbucks.


            • Original Poster

              Originally posted by Lazy Palomino Hunter View Post
              handler gives command (I've seen this happen a lot with "come")
              dog looks at the handler and acknowledges that a request has been made...
              and then the dog just keeps doing whatever it was they were doing before.
              HAHAHA!!! I swear, I've seen 'em look at each other and go: "She doesn't mean it yet. She doesn't *actually* mean it until we get the "channeling Satan" voice.... Yep, there it is!! Gottagobye!!" Whereupon they come running and slide into a perfect sits at my feet like pro-baseball players sliding into home with identical grins on their faces.... lol
              The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....


              • #8
                It's like a cult!

                I've had cardigan corgis all my life - over 40 years - and my entire extended family (almost) has corgis, too.

                Two cardigans at my house - Wally and Buzz (distant cousins), ages 6 and 8 1/2.

                They are the best breed - so adaptable - perfectly content to be either couch potato or active. Smart, goofy - and they're great watchdogs too.

                Like most low-rider breeds, you have to be mindful of their backs. We carry ours up and down stairs as much as possible, lift them into the car, and try to keep them from jumping on/off furniture. (That never goes well ). We just started acupuncture for our older boy, who has had
                several episodes with his back, and it's really helping!


                • #9
                  I have 3 and I'm a die hard corgi fan. I have to agree with LazyPalomino though-and the dog we had before the corgis was a border collie. Talk about culture shock!! I've gone from being ruler of the universe to an annoying background noise.

                  Skye will hear you call her to come and will turn her head to look away but will still be watching you. She seems to think if she doesn't look at you, she doesn't have to obey.

                  Austin (the male) is just a little elf. Sometimes when he is bored, he'll grab some tissue and carry it around. He knows that he'll get a cookie if he obeys the "drop" command.

                  Kismet is from a corgi rescue. She was a breeding bitch at a puppy mill. It has taken many years for her to get over her fear of people. Now at parties she'll even come out for a little bit to inspect the guests. She is a total sweetheart.

                  I have some photos of them on my website below.

                  Propspony-your corgis are adorable!!!


                  • #10
                    I'm a Corgi mom. We have a purebred Pemmie, Sally, and a Corgi/Chihuahua cross, Pip (um, yeah, I know. The logistics of that just flummux me as well...).

                    Sally will be 4 this year on May 5, and her brother Pip will be 4 in September. Sally is very much the typical stubborn Corgi. Will come to you if she feels like there will be a benefit to her, or if she hears the word "cheese". Pip doesn't ever want to leave my side. If I get up, Pip is up. If I lay down, Pip is down. They both like the barn, but hate horse shows with a passion.

                    I love my kids, but I am really a big dog girl at heart. Small dogs were the compromise with Mr Hasahorse who did not have pets as a kid. At some point, I will have a Newfie again, as I grew up with them.
                    My new mantra - \"Life is too short not to eat ice cream.\"
                    ReRiders Clique


                    • #11
                      I have 2. One is 4 yrs old - Princess Austin and the name fits, we went to obiendence school and yes you give a command and she just turns and looks the other way. She goes to all the shows with me, everyone knows her and calls her name, she thinks she is royalty. She is a pembrooke - red.

                      My other one is 1 1/2 yrs old. She is a tri - still can't get over the big ears - what the heck happened??? Her name is Lady Montana - she is hell on wheels. I get each one of my dogs a leather collar with a nice nametag the christmas after we get them, I did the same for this one, and she ate 2 inches off the leather collar and chewed on the metal name tag - WTF. She doesn't listen unless there is something in it for her, she jumps on the other dogs when they go out to go to the bathroom (2 weims, and a JRT) so she has to go out alone. She has to heard the cats and keep them in the basement all the time. She marches to her own drummer that is for sure.

                      I love them though, never thought I would own one. But I bought my first and I love her to death, wanted another one like her, well I got the breed, just not the same princess, can't get my feet wet, must lay on the bed, pamper me corgi. I love their little butts when they walk away from you, and they are so cute when they come running.


                      • #12
                        I have 2, a male tri and a female sable. LOVE them both and hope to have many more.... they are definitely big dog personalities in a little dog package. Possibly expecting unplanned puppies soon
                        Quicksilver Farms, LLC
                        "Welsh Hunter Ponies"
                        Welsh Sec. B Stallions and
                        Fancy Show Pony Prospects


                        • #13
                          "The characteristic way that corgis seem to be stubborn crack me up."

                          This is one of my favorite things about my Corgis. I love the independence and their ability to discriminate.

                          It makes training them interesting and never boring!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ArabX3 View Post
                            I love their little butts when they walk away from you.
                            DH says it looks like a toddler walking with it's diaper falling down.


                            • #15
                              We just have one Pembroke named Gumby Damn-it (after the Eddy Murphy Saturday Night live performances many moons ago ) DH and I agree that we have laughed more during Gumby's 10 going on 11 years than we had in our entire pre-Corgi lives. I couldn't agree more with all the previous comments- he also had been to obedience school and was a star - as long as it suited his purpose at the time! If not, not so much........ He is the love of our lives (along with the horses) and I cannot imagine life without a Corgi.
                              stained glass groupie


                              • #16
                                I love the Corgi standard frog dog position... Just makes me laugh every time!

                                I'm on my 3rd Corgi overall, only one at a time though... Looking to get a 4th for this one to play with. But getting anything out of a rescue is hard for me because I travel so much and am rarely in the same state as the rescue ("we don't adopt out of county/state/area"). I'll find my next one sooner or later....
                                Not all who wander are lost.


                                • Original Poster

                                  Aw thanks MKevent... corgis are awesome huh? I'll go check yours out too. :-)

                                  Go Fish: I love it! LOL!

                                  Kinsella, we call it "Drumsticks out" position. ;-p

                                  Although this is a more common pose at my house. (and the dog looks JUST like my Baileydog)


                                  I was lucky, I found mine at the local animal shelter. :-) I never thought I was in a gucci area or anything, but she was in there with a Pharaoh Hound, a samoyed, two huskies, two shih tzus and a couple of dachshunds... guess I know where to go for fancy discount purebreds now...

                                  Anyone else got any pictures?

                                  Whiskey's Halloween costume this year- Dogasaurus:


                                  she is not amused:

                                  Milking her owie paw to get cookies:

                                  Bailey in heaven 'cause life as a farm dog ROCKS!:
                                  The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....


                                  • #18
                                    Oh, no. I have one and no more. There is not enough room and besides, I don't think HRH Tucker likes sharing with the animals already here! Of course she weighs as much as two corgis should, but try getting her to walk! As she came from the pound fat I suspect that her first owner was elderly or otherwise not very mobile and probably fed her fattening foods. And she can do stubborn like nobody's business.

                                    Author Page
                                    Like Omens In the Night on Facebook
                                    Steampunk Sweethearts


                                    • #19
                                      Corgis: Dogs for cat people

                                      (do I care if you exist? Depends, what's in it for me? Followed by giving you just enough attention to make you want for more)

                                      Casey-corgi is better known at shows and the various places we go far better than I am, and I'm kind of used to "Hey Casey... oh, hi DMK" as a standard greeting.

                                      Here's the rare Corgi Nobilus

                                      Corgis can fly!

                                      Corgi, light and shadow

                                      Rolling in grass is like crack!

                                      Needless to say he is a fluffy, so for his comfort and my carpet, he kind of lives clipped.
                                      Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                                      • #20
                                        Another corgi-person here! I have had corgis for 28 years and could never be without one. I lost Bailey 3 weeks ago to DM and lasted one week before I started my corgi search. I flew up to Indiana to pick up Stewart last week. A corgi puppy brings so much joy because they are the cutest, happiest creatures out there.

                                        I'm going to ask Quinn to post Stewart's picture for me!