Thinking of Getting a Corgi Puppy? Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

Famous favorites of Queen Elizabeth II and Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski, corgis are cute, loveable, and incredibly intelligent. They also make fantastic pets for families, couples, and single people alike. But, as with all dogs, it’s important to know everything about Corgis before you decide whether they’re the correct breed for you. 

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Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Corgi puppies. We’ll talk about their health requirements, temperament and lifespan.

We’ve also put together some tips that will help you guide your Corgi puppy into adulthood as a well-trained, healthy, and happy dog. 

Basic Information About Corgi Puppies

Let’s get the obvious thing out of the way, first of all. Corgi puppies are cute. There’s simply no denying it. They are tiny, fluffy, and just begging to be picked up and cuddled!

However, this isn’t enough of a reason to bring a Corgi puppy into your home. Those puppy-dog eyes are certainly irresistible, but there is some other basic information you need to know about corgi puppies before you buy one. 

Let’s start by looking at the two different breeds of Corgis:

  • Cardigan Welsh Corgis
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

Each breed looks similar as a puppy, but they are quite different when they grow into adult dogs.

Cardigan Welsh Corgis

Cardigan Welsh Corgis are the larger of the two breeds and they also have a longer tail.

Their coloring isn’t as varied as Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Tand they usually have coats that are either brindle or blue merle. 

Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are smaller and have shorter tails. They are also available in loads of different colors including

  • red
  • sable
  • tan
  • black
  • brindle, and
  • blue merle. 

Cross breeds

As with all dogs, there are also Corgi crossbreeds. The most famous of these is the “Cowboy Corgi”. This is a hybrid of either type of Corgi and an Australian Cattle Dog.

This breed is similar in size to its Corgi parent, but it’s one of the most hyperactive dogs there is, so this is something that you’ll definitely need to consider if you’re thinking about getting a cowboy corgi. 

Whichever breed

Whichever breed you decide upon, one thing that corgis are renowned for is being great family dogs. They are playful and intelligent, which makes them very easy to train. However, you do need to put some effort into training from a young age as it can be difficult to retrain them once they’ve developed bad habits. 

Cardigan Welsh Corgis

History

First up, we’ll look at Cardigan Welsh Corgis. These are one of the oldest breeds in the world, and they have been around for more than 3000 years! Some Cardigan Welsh Corgi numbers were affected when the Vikings invaded Britain around 1000 years ago as they were mixed with a Spitz-type breed. 

Luckily, however, some were left untouched and the original Cardigan Welsh Corgi retained their original genes and characteristics which were passed on from generation to generation across thousands of years. 

Their popularity came under threat in the 1800s when the first dog shows took place as they were considered too small and imperfect in the eyes of the judges. It wasn’t until the 1920s that the popularity for this breed began to climb again and, in June 1932, the first Cardigan Welsh Corgi was brought into the United States. 

After this, their popularity skyrocketed and the breed has gone on to win countless competitions and championships

Where does the name Cardigan Welsh Corgi come from?

You might be wondering where the name Cardigan Welsh Corgi comes from. Well, it’s actually given to them from the place of their origin – Cardiganshire in Wales, United Kingdom. They were first used as farm dogs to herd cattle and because they are so short, they are able to do the job without getting kicked by the cows!

Traits you should know about

As far as their size is concerned, Cardigan Welsh Corgis are longer and more prominent than their Pembroke counterparts. They are also a little heavier and they don’t tend to have such an outgoing personality. This makes them a better choice for a single person or a family with older children.

This doesn’t mean they don’t have a playful side, though. They enjoy a good run along the beach or through a forest, and they love nothing more than a good game of fetch. So they make great companions outdoors.

Despite their small size, they have a loud bark that you’d more likely associate with a larger dog. This is ideal if you’re looking to deter intruders from your home, but you’ll need to concentrate on reducing excessive barking from a young age if you want to keep the peace in your neighborhood!

In terms of coloring, Cardigan Welsh Corgis are usually only available in brindle or blue merle

Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a fantastic temperament and, if given the correct training, find it easy to adapt to any environment they find themselves in. This makes them ideal for taking on vacation, visiting family and friends, or socializing with other dogs. 

Is there a downside to Cardigan Welsh Corgis?

Well, unfortunately, they may suffer from some health problems. The most common of these is hip dysplasia, and this can be an ongoing issue throughout their entire life.

They may also suffer from retinal atrophy or degenerative myelopathy, which we’ll discuss in more detail later. 

For the most part, however, a well-cared-for Cardigan Welsh Corgi shouldn’t suffer from any health issues that will dramatically impact their quality of life. Give them the correct diet, a good amount of exercise, and regular trips to the vet, and you can expect a Cardigan Welsh Corgi to live between 12-15 years. 

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

These are the rarer of the two breeds and, although not impossible to get hold of, they aren’t as popular as Cardigan Welsh Corgis.

Where does the name Pembrokeshire Corgi come from?

As with their Cardigan Welsh counterparts, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi also takes its name from its place of origin; Pembrokeshire in Wales, United Kingdom. 

History and folklore

There is a legend behind Pembroke Welsh Corgis that adds to their appeal, as well. As folklore has it, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was an enchanted dog of the Fay. As such, they were used by fairies and elves to pull their coaches or to ride into battle, having slipped away to the Welsh hills overnight to aid these magical creatures. 

It is also said that those with a very keen eye can see the marks left behind by the fairy saddles and harness on their corgi’s back and shoulders first thing in the morning. 

The name ‘corgi’ is also associated with folklore. In Welsh, the word “gi” translates to “dog”, while the word “cor” means “dwarf”. As such, corgis are considered to be “the dog of the dwarves”! 

Traits

Folklore aside, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are wonderful family pets. They are smaller in size than Cardigan Welsh Corgis and they have a shorter tail. Some Pembroke Welsh Corgis have absolutely no tail at all

They also have much more varied coat colors including red, sable, tan, black, brindle, and blue merle. Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to have distinct markings on each side of their withers too, which is where the fairy saddle legend comes from. 

Pembroke Welsh Corgis have friendly, outgoing personalities which makes them fantastic for family homes.

However, this does mean that you’ll need to concentrate on training for the first few weeks of their life, otherwise, they could develop unruly behavior which gets harder to rectify as they age. This includes excessive barking which, since they have such a loud bark, could become a real issue. 

They are also a lot more energetic than Cardigan Welsh Corgis and it’s best to introduce them to various scenarios from a young age to encourage them to adapt properly to each new environment

Health issues

Just like Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pembroke Welsh Corgis can suffer from various ongoing health issues including hip dysplasia and degenerative myelopathy.

They are also susceptible to cataracts, retinal dysplasia, epilepsy, and more. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to check any of the puppy’s lineage medical history before you buy. 

Unfortunately, the life expectancy of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi is slightly shorter than that of a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. They will live for around 12-13 years on average. However, there are records of some living up to 16 years old!

How Much Does a Corgi Puppy Cost?

Corgis are a popular, fashionable breed of dog. As such, a Corgi puppy can cost quite a bit of money. Prices can also vary quite dramatically depending on the pedigree and lineage of the Corgi puppy, with some costing as much as $4000!

Of course, this price isn’t set in stone and you can find Corgi puppies for a much lower price. This is especially true if you visit a rescue center, which would always be our first recommendation. 

Ultimately, however, the price you’ll pay for a Corgi puppy will depend on the breeder and the health of the dog’s lineage. If you get a Corgi puppy with a lineage of dogs that have never had any health issues, you’ll pay more because you’re almost guaranteed to be getting a healthier dog. 

As a general rule, Pembroke Welsh Corgis cost more than Cardigan Welsh Corgis. The main reason for this is fairly simple – Pembroke Welsh Corgis are rarer than their Cardigan Welsh counterparts. This makes them a desirable breed and, as such, you can end up paying upwards of $2000 for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy. 

We would highly recommend setting yourself a budget before you start looking for a Corgi puppy and trying to stick to it as closely as possible. If you end up falling in love with a Corgi puppy that you simply can’t afford, it’ll only end in heartbreak for both you and the dog. 

It’s also worth noting that you’ll need to factor the costs of visiting the vet for your puppy’s pre-checks into your budget. These pre-checks are essential for making sure your Corgi puppy is happy and healthy before you introduce them to your family and your home. 

These costs can vary between veterinarian offices but, on average, here’s what you can expect to pay for your Corgi puppy’s essential pre-checks:

Pre-Check TestCost
OFA Cardiac Test $100-$500
Penn Hipp OR OFA Hips and Elbows Test $200-$800
CERF(CARE) Eye Exam $50
Thyroid Clearance $520
General Genetic Screening $160
What you can expect to pay for your Corgi puppy’s essential pre-checks

All of this, combined with the cost of the Corgi puppy, could cost you anywhere between $2000-$6000.

However, you can potentially cut some of these costs by asking the breeder some questions ahead of time and asking to check the puppy’s lineage medical history. If there have never been any hereditary issues, it’s unlikely that your Corgi puppy will fail any of these tests. 

Backyard Breeders

If you’ve really been doing your research on Corgi puppies, you might have come across the term “backyard breeder”. But what does this mean?

To put it simply, a backyard breeder is a dog breeder who doesn’t conduct their business in the best way possible. They are almost always profit-driven, rather than focusing on the health and wellbeing of the dogs they are selling. 

With this in mind, we would highly recommend avoiding backyard breeders wherever possible. Instead, it’s best to use a registered breeder or visit a rehoming center. 

Some backyard breeders are pretty sneaky though, and it can be difficult to tell whether you’re dealing with one who is actually masquerading as a registered breeder. To make things a little clearer, here are some red flags to look out for:

  • The puppies appear to be in poor health.
  • The puppies aren’t with their mother, and no older dogs are around. 
  • The puppies are being sold for very low prices. 
  • The breeder isn’t able to answer all of your questions to your satisfaction.
  • The breeder doesn’t have any questions for you.

The last point on this list may not seem like it would be a big deal, but it’s actually a very important thing to look out for. A responsible breeder will want to know where the puppy is going to live and what sort of life it can expect to have. 

Ongoing Vet Costs

We’ve touched on this briefly above, but both Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Pembroke Welsh Corgis are susceptible to developing certain health issues. With this in mind, you’ll also need to think about the ongoing vet costs of owning a corgi. 

No matter what breed of dog you own, you will need to visit the veterinarians’ office once a year for its vaccinations and boosters. However, in the case of Corgis, there are other yearly checks that need to be done. These include:

TestCost
Hip Dysplasia Test$1500-$2000
Degenerative Myelopathy Test$2000-$4000
Cardio Myelopathy Test$1500-$3500
Progressive Retinal Atrophy Test$1700-$2300
Ongoing Vet checks

As you can see, the ongoing vet costs of owning a Corgi can add up to quite a lot of money. So, before you decide whether a Corgi is the right dog for you, it’s incredibly important to make sure that you can afford the test it needs every year.

Are Corgis Good with Kids?

This is one question that all new prospective Corgi owners want to know, and it’s definitely something that you need to consider if you’re getting a dog for a family home. 

So are corgis good with kids? Yes, they are. In fact, they are one of the best breeds of dogs to choose from if you have a family with young children. There are few reasons why, as well.

  1. First of all, both types of corgis are energetic. Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a slightly higher energy level than Cardigan Welsh Corgis, but both love playing and running around. This makes them a perfect match for a child’s energy levels and they will be able to develop a strong bond with each other while they play. 
  2. Their small size also makes them a good choice for young children. Unlike bigger dogs, they won’t jump up and knock a child to the ground, causing a potential injury. Even if they do accidentally knock your child over while they are running around your garden, their ultimate weight of 20lbs-40lbs is highly unlikely to cause any damage. 
  3. Finally, Corgis are an extremely affectionate breed of dog. They love being picked up, cuddled, and generally made a fuss of. The more your child does this, the stronger the bond between them will be and they’ll soon become lifelong friends. 

What is a Corgi’s Temperament Like?

This is something else that is incredibly important to explore before you decide whether a Corgi puppy is the right choice for your home. It’s also important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of a dog’s temperament, and this is something we’ll do for Corgis below. 

Energetic

Let’s start by looking at a Corgi’s playful side. We know that corgis are energetic and love running around and playing fetch. The advantage here is that this makes them a great choice for families with young children who can match their energetic behavior. 

However, the high energy levels that a corgi has can also be pretty demanding. If you don’t have the time to give them at least an hour of playtime every day, they may channel their energy into destructive or inappropriate behavior. 

Intelligent

Corgis are also extremely intelligent, loyal dogs. This makes them quite easy to train and, once you’ve developed that bond, they’ll answer to you and your family only. However, this is also where the disadvantage lies. 

If you were to leave your Corgi with a dog daycare facility throughout the day, there is a chance that they will completely disobey any orders they are being given. This is because they believe that you’re their only boss!

This fierce loyalty can also result in separation anxiety if a Corgi is left alone for too long, which can affect them mentally and physically. 

Territorial (excellent for a guard dog)

Corgis don’t have a bad temper by any stretch of the imagination, but they can become quite territorial. This means that they can make excellent guard dogs, but they won’t think twice about confronting another dog coming into your home if they feel they are intruding on their space. 

Luckily, thanks to their intelligence, this is something that can be trained out of them, but it’s certainly something that’s worth considering before you buy a Corgi puppy. 

Loud bark

Finally, Corgis have a surprisingly loud bark for such a small breed of dog! Again, this is something that can come in handy in protecting you and your family from home invasions. However, it can become a catalyst for a noise complaint from your neighbors if it isn’t kept in check. Check out a Corgi’s bark below.

Corgi Weight and Health Statistics

We’ve spoken earlier about certain health issues that both Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Pembroke Welsh Corgis are susceptible to developing. In this part, we’ll go into them in a little more detail. 

First of all, however, let’s take a look at the weight and health statistics of a Corgi. By looking at these, you’ll be able to see how big (and heavy!) your Corgi will grow from a puppy. You’ll also know when they have reached their ideal weight. 

Breed / SexHeightWeight
Cardigan Welsh Corgi (Male)11” – 13”38lbs
Cardigan Welsh Corgi (Female)10” – 12”33lbs
Pembroke Welsh Corgi (Male)10” – 12”30lbs
Pembroke Welsh Corgi (Female)9” – 11”25lbs

As you can see, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the smaller of the two breeds and, if you’re looking for a Corgi that is as small and possible, it would be best to go for a female Pembroke Welsh Corgi

One thing is true for both breeds and sexes, though – weight matters. Corgis are hungry little dogs and, if given the chance, they’ll gobble down however much food you put in front of them. 

It can be really hard to not give in to those cute eyes anytime you’re eating and giving them a little snack. But, over time, this can lead to weight gain (especially for spayed females), and carrying extra weight on little legs can create some bad health problems.

So, how can you help keep your Corgi in shape and avoid overfeeding them? First of all, make sure that they are getting enough exercise throughout the day. A Corgi needs at least 1 hour each day of playtime, walking, or running around. As a puppy, a Corgi will play and sleep in short bursts. 

As far as avoiding overfeeding is concerned, it’s quite easy to see if your Corgi is overweight. Feel their ribs with your hands. If you can’t feel them, or you have a hard time counting them, they are overweight. In this case, you should reduce the amount of food you’re giving them. Take a look at this video.

If you can feel their ribs and they feel sharp or bony, you’re not feeding them enough. If you can feel them but there is a decent layer of flesh surrounding them, they are the ideal weight. 

It is important to note, however, that as a Corgi puppy grows it will need more food than an adult dog. This is because its growing bones and brain need nutrients to develop strong and healthy. Once they’ve reached their full size and adult weight, the amount you’re feeding them and the frequency will need to be reduced

So, you know the ideal weight your Corgi puppy should eventually achieve. Now let’s take a look at some of the health issues that your corgi may develop during their lifetime. 

Obesity & Weight Problems

The first of these is obesity. This is the most common health issue that Corgis suffer from and it entirely stems from the fact that they love their food! However, too much food leads to obesity and, as a result, your Corgi could suffer from heart and respiratory problems

If you’re unsure how much to feed your Corgi puppy or you’re concerned that they’ve put on too much weight, it’s best to visit your veterinarian’s office. They will be able to tell how much you should be feeding them and they’ll also provide you with a diet plan that will help shift those extra pounds if needed. 

Hip Dysplasia

We’ve mentioned hip dysplasia a few times throughout this guide, and now we’ll look at it in more detail. 

Hip dysplasia is a condition that affects a corgi’s hip joints on both sides of its body. The symptoms of hip dysplasia are very similar to canine arthritis which, as you can imagine, can be pretty painful for your dog. 

The first signs of hip dysplasia are difficulty walking and your Corgi showing general signs of discomfort. If you suspect they are suffering from hip dysplasia, take them to the vet and they will perform an X-ray that will confirm this. 

Although a Corgi can develop hip dysplasia at any point in their life, it is most commonly inherited from their lineage. So, if you’re checking a Corgi puppy’s background and there is any sign of hip dysplasia in their family line, it’s best to look for another puppy. Likewise, you shouldn’t breed a Corgi that suffers from hip dysplasia. 

Eye Conditions

Corgis are also quite susceptible to developing certain eye conditions. The most common of these is cataracts, which tend to develop later in life. These can be removed or treated with surgery quite easily, but it’s still something that we’d recommend checking your Corgi puppy’s lineage for. 

Corgis can also develop progressive retinal atrophy at any point in their lives. Initially affects their ability to see as well in the dark. But, if left untreated, it can progress further and affect their daylight sight

Finally, another eye condition that Corgis can suffer from is retinal dysplasia. This can cause complete blindness and, unfortunately, it can strike at any time of their life. Again, the best way to avoid this is to check the puppy’s family history for any sign of eye conditions. 

Von Willebrand Disease

This isn’t an incredibly serious condition but it’s something that is worth looking for in your puppy’s lineage. Von Willebrand disease most commonly occurs in a Corgi between the ages of three and five years old, and it prevents their blood from clotting properly. This can make it difficult for them to heal if they injure themselves or if they are recovering from surgery. 

Signs of Von Willebrand disease include nosebleeds or blood in your corgi’s stool. If you notice these, it’s best to take them straight to your veterinarian’s office. 

Degenerative Myelopathy

Degenerative Myelopathy is a really serious condition that Corgis are prone to developing. This occurs in the dog’s spinal cord and it can lead to muscular weakness and paralysis

As degenerative myelopathy is such a common condition in Corgis, your breeder should have tested them in advance. If they haven’t, you have every right to ask them to do so. 

Canine Epilepsy

Finally, Corgis are susceptible to developing canine epilepsy. This is a severe neurological condition that is mostly hereditary but can develop in dogs without any history in their lineage. 

If your Corgi suffers from a sudden seizure, take them straight to your vet for testing. It could be that something has triggered it, in which case, you’ll be able to put procedures in place to stop it from happening again. 

How Long Do Corgis Live?

While nobody wants to think about this at any point in their dog’s life, it’s something that is worth looking into as, unfortunately, dealing with death is an inevitable part of dog ownership. 

So, how long do Corgis live? On average, you can expect your canine companion to stay by your side for around 12-15 years. Some have been known to live longer than this, however, this is a fairly rare occurrence. 

It is important to note, also, that there are many factors that contribute to the life expectancy of a Corgi. These include:

  • weight
  • health problems, and
  • inbreeding issues.

Inbreeding issues, in particular, can considerably reduce their life expectancy.

What’s the best way to make sure your Corgi puppy won’t suffer from inbreeding issues? Again, this all comes down to how thoroughly you’ve researched their lineage. If a breeder is cagey about showing you the puppy’s family tree, it’s best to avoid it. 

Tips for New Corgi Puppy Owners

Up until now, we’ve taken a look at everything you need to know about the kind of dog your Corgi puppy will grow into. If you’re still certain that a Corgi puppy is the right choice for you and your family, here are some tips to help you get started with finding the perfect puppy!

First of all, do your research! You’re most likely going to find an advertisement for your Corgi puppy online. This could either be on a sales site or by searching for a registered breeder in your area. 

Once you’ve found an advertisement for a Corgi puppy, don’t rush straight in with arranging a time and date to meet. Instead, send them a friendly message to express your interest, along with the following questions:

  • What health tests has the puppy had?
  • What is the breeder’s vetting process?
  • Does the breeder provide a warranty for the puppy?
  • Can you meet the puppy before buying them?
  • Can you see the puppy with its mother?

A genuine, registered breeder will have no issues answering any of these questions. If the breeder is unable to provide an adequate response to any of these questions, there’s a chance that they are a backyard breeder posing as the real deal. In this case, move on with your research and look for another advertisement. 

If you are satisfied with their response, arrange a time and a date to meet the puppy. If you’re welcoming the puppy into a family home, make sure you bring everybody that they will be living with along with you. This gives everyone a chance to meet them and to see if they’d be a good fit for your family. 

In most cases, your entire family will fall in love with the puppy. But, before you can bring it home, you’ll need to purchase some essentials. These include:

  • A training crate
  • Puppy food
  • A food bowl
  • A water bowl
  • Pee pads
  • Age-appropriate dog toys
  • A dog bed

Putting all of these things in place will help you welcome your puppy to your home and settle them in happily. As soon as they’ve had a day to get used to their surroundings, start on their training. It may seem as though you’re doing this from a very early age, but this is essential if you want a dog that is well-adjusted and well behaved. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of personality do Corgis have?

Corgis are fun-loving, energetic dogs that make fantastic family pets. They are also extremely loyal. However, while these are good traits, it’s important to keep on top of their training from a very young age. If you don’t, you may find that they start to develop destructive tendencies.

Do crossbred Corgis make good pets?

This ultimately depends on the dog that the Corgi has been crossed with. There are loads of different corgi cross breeds and some take after the Corgi more, while others inherit more characteristics of their other parent.

As is the case with any crossbreed, we’d recommend doing your research on both parent breeds and choosing a Corgi crossbreed that has been mixed with a friendly, energetic dog. 

Can I buy a Corgi puppy from a pet shop?

While you can occasionally find Corgi puppies for sale at pet shops, we would recommend avoiding them. This is because you may not be able to see any information about the dog’s family history, so you won’t know if it is likely to suffer from any hereditary diseases.

Likewise, you can’t be certain that the puppies were sold to the pet shop by a registered breeder. Instead, we would recommend looking for a registered breeder in your area or visiting a local animal shelter. 

How easy is it to train a Corgi puppy?

Corgis are highly intelligent dogs. As such, they are very easy to train. However, as with all breeds of dogs, consistency is key. Corgi puppies will pick up new skills quickly, but it’s up to you as the owner to make sure they continue to follow your rules for the rest of their lives. 

What shots does a Corgi puppy need?

Your Corgi puppy will receive two vaccination shots from your vet two weeks apart, and then a booster vaccination once a year. This protects them against the following canine diseases:

  • Bordetella Bronchiseptica
  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Hepatitis
  • Canine Parainfluenza
  • Canine Coronavirus
  • Heartworm
  • Kennel Cough
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies

Please do not skip these vaccinations. They are essential for keeping your Corgi puppy happy and healthy and making sure they don’t contract any diseases that could end their life prematurely. 

Are Corgi puppies expensive?

The price of a Corgi puppy can vary quite dramatically depending on where you get them from.

A rescue center may charge a rehoming fee of around $400, while a registered breeder selling a pedigree Corgi puppy may charge over $4000! It’s best to set yourself a budget when you’re first looking for Corgi puppies and trying to stick to it as closely as possible.

It’s also important to make sure you’re able to continue paying for your Corgi puppy once it’s home. Things you’ll need to pay for include food, vaccinations, and yearly medical checks. 

Are Corgi puppies susceptible to health problems?

Unfortunately, there are a few health issues that a Corgi puppy can develop either throughout their life or later on. The most common issue that affects Corgis is obesity. However, this can be avoided through correct portion control and proper exercise.

Corgis are also prone to developing hip dysplasia, certain eye conditions, Von Willebrand disease, degenerative myelopathy, and canine epilepsy. If you’re concerned about your puppy developing any of these, ask your breeder to show you the medical history of your puppy’s family tree. 

Is my Corgi puppy overweight?

Corgis absolutely love food, and they’ll happily eat their way through too much! As a puppy, they will need to be fed around 4 times a day to keep them healthy and strong while they grow.

If you’re concerned that your Corgi puppy is eating too much and putting on weight, take them to your veterinarian’s office for weighing.

In most cases, a Corgi puppy will not be overweight. Obesity and other weight issues only tend to start becoming a problem once a Corgi has reached their full size. 

Which is better for a family home – a Cardigan Welsh Corgi or a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

Both breeds make excellent family pets, but Pembroke Welsh Corgis have the upper hand. The main reason for this is because they have a slightly higher energy level, making them the ideal choice for young children who might want to run around with them and play fetch.

They are also smaller and lighter than Cardigan Welsh Corgis, which makes them a little more manageable in terms of walking. They’ll take up less space on your couch, too!

Where can I buy a Corgi puppy?

The first thing you should do is make sure you can afford to look after a Corgi puppy in the long run. Corgis are susceptible to certain medical problems and, as such, they require yearly health checks that can be quite expensive.

If you’re certain that you’re able to meet these requirements, head online and search for registered breeders in your area.

Once you’ve found an advertisement for a Corgi puppy, contact the breeder and ask them the questions we’ve detailed a little further above.

If they are able to answer these questions, you can arrange a time and date to meet the puppy. If they can’t answer them, or if you feel as though you’re not being told the truth, it’s best to search elsewhere or visit your local dog shelter.

Under no circumstances would we recommend buying a Corgi puppy from a pet shop.

We Love Corgis

If you would like to read some more about these beautiful outdoor companions, here’s a selection of articles from our blog:

  • Can Corgis run fast – find out here
  • Leaving your Corgi home alone? Read this first.
  • Want to take your Corgi hiking? Look at this article.

Author - Madeline

Madeline lives in Massachusetts USA with her 14 year old Corgi (Tucker) and 5 year old energetic Jack Russel Terrier (Quinn). They love to walk and hike, even in the snow. And they enjoy winter hikes, but camping is strictly June-September. Madeline does a lot for the dog community: fosters dogs, drives Freedom Train Animal Transport and takes in hospice fosters to make sure their final days are happy, and filled with love and care.

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