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Everything You Need to Know About Fluffy Furballs aka CORGIS

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If you are looking for compact happiness wrapped up in a dog’s body, congratulations! You have landed at the right place.

Corgis are known for their ability to create an affectionate bonding with their caregivers. They are, without a doubt, the most adorable, witty creatures scooped in tiny sausage-like bodies (that’s what they look like if seen from above). They are known as fun-loving, friendly pets due to their vibrant personality.

Corgis are super active dogs. Their agility keeps their masters on toes; therefore, a corgi pup must be an ultimate choice for anyone looking for an endearing pet to kill boredom and laziness. But the cherry on the cake is their little woolly bodies and most expressive adorable face.

So if you have already decided to add this dose of goofiness, aka Corgi dog in your life, or you are still unsure, just keep scrolling down because you are about to discover important corgi facts like different color corgis, types of corgis, the average cost of a corgi puppy, what their personalities look like, how many puppies can a corgi have, if they are child friendly and much more.

Corgi Dog Breed Details

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is from Pembrokeshire and Flemish weavers brought his direct ancestors over the Channel in 1107. His ancestors included the Keeshond, Samoyed, Pomeranian, Finnish Spitz, Norwegian Elkhound and Chow Chow and resembled the Schipperkes. He’s shorter than the Cardigan Corgi and has lighter boned legs.

He’s one of the best companions because of his demeanour. He loves people BUT he may try to herd you. He’s easy to train and is very friendly. His coat may be tan and black, red, fawn or sable and may have white markings. His tail is short and his ears are pointed, He does need regular brushing and regular exercise.

Corgis were named after their short heighted bodies. The literal meaning of the word Corgi in Welsh is the “dwarf dog.” Average corgis weigh between 23 to 28 pounds, and their height stands between 10 to 12 inches.

Life expectancy

Their life expectancy is 12-15 years, and most Corgi owners consider those years as the time of their life because these short-statured dogs are incredibly delightful and addictive.

Temperament

Corgis are considered the most flamboyant, outgoing, social, playful, and protective breed. Their friendly nature makes them the safest pets around children, so if you have got kids in the house, corgis could be the best source of entertainment and healthy activities for them.

Corgi dogs originated from Pembrokeshire, a county in the Southwest. They were trained for cattle herding, and this trait is still a part of their personality which is why Corgis follow you around the house, and they have a great sense of direction.

About Corgis
About Corgis

 

  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi

 Pembroke Welsh corgis are a short-tailed breed and are super energetic. They are also known as party dogs. The royal family loves this breed, and they actually become famous after Queen Elizabeth’s apparent obsession with them.

  • Cardigan Corgis

 This corgi breed possesses a long luscious tail, and they look like little foxes. As compared to the welsh type, they are a bit reserved in nature but don’t be fooled by the first impression because once comfortable, they are all over their masters.

Corgi coat colors vary according to their breed type as well.

Different Coat Colors of Corgis

 Corgis have the most beautiful thickest two-layered coat, which makes them oh-so-squishable. They look like small Furballs due to their heavy coat. It is important to keep in mind that corgis are fur shedders big time and the double layer coat keeps falling off around the year but mostly in spring.

The color of a corgi’s coat can change over time as well. Corgis come in various splendid colors to choose from.

  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi Coat Colors

 In pure breeds (both mother dog and father dog were of the same breed), Pembroke welsh corgis have five colors that are red and white, red-headed tricolor, sable and white, fawn and white, blackhead tricolor.

Red and white corgi coat color

 This Corgi’s coat is a beautiful contrast of red and white color in which the head portion and body are usually red, whereas the lower body has thick white fur.

Redhead tri-color corgi coat

 This corgi coat comes in three different shades of red, white, and black. As the name shows, the head coat is red in color, whereas the body gives all three different shades.

Sable and white color corgi coat

 This is the sand-colored coat with a white contrast. Sable color looks wonderful in sunlight but requires good maintenance; otherwise, the coat looks untidy.

Fawn and white Corgi

 Fawn color in corgis varies from pale shade to tan colored coat. And is in contrast with white shade thus looks wonderful.

Blackhead tricolor

 In this type of coat, the black color is more dominant, and the head of the dog is also predominantly black, whereas shades of red and white are also present in the body.

Note: if you spot a Pembroke welsh in color other than above five, please ask for a pedigree chart as it could be of mixed breed (mother dog and father dog were of different breed) because if you plan to take your dog to dog shows, then pure breed is required. But if you only need a domestic pet, then mixed breed corgi would do the job too.

  • Cardigan Corgi Coat Colors

 With upright ears and foxy brush tails, cardigan corgis are less preferred than their cousins Pembroke welsh. Cardigan corgis come in eight dazzling shades such as red, brindle, sable, black brindle, black with tan points, black with brindle points, blue merle with tan points, blue merle with brindle points.

Red, all shades

 The whole upper body and head are in any shade of red, from light to dark, but the underbelly coat is in white color.

 Brindle

 The corgi coat with a striped pattern is called a brindle color coat. The base color of the coat may be red, black, sable, or white, depending on the breed.

Black brindle

 A true black and white color contrast do not exist in cardigan corgis, and they usually have brindle striped pattern or patches. Normally the upper body is black brindle, while the underbelly and paws give white shade.

Sable, all shades

 These corgis are predominantly sand-colored, but they may have a white undercoat and some black or red patches on the tail, neck, and belly.

Black with tan points

 The coat of these corgis is in lush black color with white underbellies, and some specific points of bodies are tanned colored; for instance, under face, under legs have tan patches.

Black with brindle points

 As the name shows, the coat is black primarily with white under-body fur; however, striped pattern patches can be seen on some areas of the body.

Blue merle with tan points

 This corgi coat looks like a tie and dye pattern of different shades. Blue merle refers to the diluted black shade, which is the base color with black, white, and tan patches all over.

Blue merle with brindle points

 Similar to above, this is also a multicolored tie and dye pattern coat, but it has stripped patches present on the body additionally.

Note: People often confuse Pembroke welsh corgis with cardigan corgis however the different color of corgi coats and their tails helps in identifying the breed.

Cost of Buying a Corgi Puppy

The average cost of a corgi puppy varies from 600$ to 2000$, depending upon the breed of bog and ratings of the breeder.

Once you decide to buy a Corgi pup, try to save up more and get one from an ethical breeder in order to curtail the backyard breeding black market, which plays with the health of dogs. Another benefit of making a purchase with a registered breeder is that the contract goes a long way, and registered breeders are able to provide you proper lineage history of the dog, which helps in reselling and keeping track of pedigrees.

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Corgis

If you are buying a corgi from another state, then shipping charges will also be added to the buying cost, so keep that in mind while searching for your desired Corgi.

You may find a mixed breed corgi pup between 400$ to 800$, depending upon the color and size of a dog. So this is a good option if you are low on budget but determined to own a Corgi.

In case you do not have any spare money, you may try your luck and search in dog shelter homes for a Corgi dog so that a homeless pet finds a loving home and you get a Corgi dog for free, win-win.

The Average Cost of Corgi Puppy According to AKC (American Kennel Club)

Corgi pup cost as per the estimation of AKC is as follows to help you take a well-calculated decision;

Cardigan Corgi Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pure-bred $800-$2500 $600-$2000
Crossbred $200-$500 $100-$400
Shipping $250-$450 $250-$400
Vaccinations $75-$100 $75-$100
Average total $1325-$3550 $1025-$3550

Why are Corgi Puppies Expensive?

While average corgi price is directly proportional to the quality of puppy and value of breeder in the professional market, the corgis, due to their friendly nature, loyalty, protectiveness, and heart-melting appearance, are very high in demand which is the main reason behind their whooping price.

They are also very safe and trustable dogs around children; therefore, they make a great domestic pet which adds to their value as well.

They are also super cuddly; however, it is believed that corgis like humans are capable of mimicking behaviors, and their temperament is reciprocal to their master’s traits; thus, if you are a physical person, your corgi pup is most likely to be into cuddles.

They are counted as one of the most intelligent and trainable dog breeds thus;, they are worth the money justifying the escalating cost of an average corgi puppy.

 Other Expenses Adding in the Cost of a Corgi Dog

Some other expenditures that are needed to be considered before owning a corgi pup are as follows;

It is recommended to calculate your budget well before buying a corgi as many people initially buy the dog and later on dumps them in shelter houses due to their poor homework before owning a corgi.

 How Many Puppies Can a Corgi Have?

At around 1.5 to 2 years of age, the average corgi dog is ready for breeding, and you must consult with professional breeders for the safest services.

Breeding corgi is a very crucial process and requires lots of experience as corgis have short statures, and their pregnancies are way harder to handle than the other average-sized dogs. Breeding at home without skilled assistance is strictly prohibited as it can cost you the life of not only your pregnant Corgi but the unborn puppies as well.

The average litter size for corgi puppies varies between 6-8 puppies depending upon the overall general health of the mother corgi. Corgis though shorter but are said to be magical and unpredictable when it comes to their traits, so your Corgi might surprise you as well with a huge litter size like one of the corgis who gave birth to 15 corgi puppies at a time back in 2018.

In the professional market, the quality of litter weighs more than the size of it; thus, how healthy puppies are is that matter at the end of the day.

Once you buy a corgi, focus on its grooming. Never forget to brush their coat and bathe them regularly to prevent fleece attacks. Keep a check on their vaccination dates, too, and remember, the better the maintenance of Corgi higher the chances of getting good quality litter.

Final Thoughts on Corgi Dogs

 If you are considering different dog breeds to select a pet from, a corgi would undoubtedly be the best choice, and you will not regret your purchase. You will have a great, fun-loving crime partner who will follow you around like a baby, and you would ultimately fall in love with the affectionate presence of Corgi.

Not to forget, their loaf-like super cute bums, wiggly tail, and adorable face are going to give you several instagramable moments.

Thus, corgis are affordable, low-key dogs that are super fun to live with. They can survive in cold and hot weather perfectly; however, extreme weather conditions must be taken care of.

Note:  Corgis are social creatures and suitable to live around family; it is recommended to not leave them unsupervised in areas without fences as bigger dogs can prove to be predators.

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