(Closed) Any advice on adopting a corgi puppy?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ugh, double post.

Post # 4
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

No advice, sorry, I have a cat! I just have to say PICTURES please when you do get one! Corgi puppies are so stinking cute.

ETA: Laughing

Post # 5
47 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Have you considered talking with a corgi-specific rescue group? They can help you in a lot of ways, such as finding a dog to adopt and answering all your questions about the breed. Corgis do have some quirky characteristics that some people don’t know before they adopt (for example, they are herders). 

I know that you mentioned that you wanted to “adopt” from a breeder. That’s okay, if it’s the best option for you. But don’t discount a rescue group! They consistently have puppies and great adult dogs that might fit into your family. It wouldn’t hurt to talk with them. 

Good luck with your corgi. They are really fun dogs.

Post # 6
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Agree with MsPuppyLove.  If you’re getting it from a breeder, I don’t think it’s really “adopting.”  Try Petfinder and breed-specific rescues!

Post # 7
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Have you done your research on corgis and made sure the breed is a good fit for you and your FI?

My hubby had a male corgi who kept trying to challenge his mini schnauzer for the alpha dog position.  Miss Pepper (the schnauzer) is the love of DH’s life, so the corgi ended up having to be re-homed.

Post # 8
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

First, it’s not adopting if you’re getting the dog from a breeder or pet store.  It’s buying.  Adopting means you got the dog from a shelter or rescue.  

I am assuming you want a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.  If so, you will want to start your search at the PWCCA website.  The have information on the breed, (basic info, info about genetics, and an FAQ section).  They also have information on Aquiring a Puppy, (the breed standard, breeder referral, and an article on how to buy a puppy, for starters).

If you prefer a Cardigan, you will want to visit the CWCCA website instead.

You may also want to do research with your local breed club, as well.

If you go with a breeder as opposed to rescue, you will want to make sure you are buying from someone who is a responsible breeder.  The links above will have some information on what makes a breeder responsible, but if you need further information, I have other links I can share, (as I’m sure other Bees do as well).

Oh!  I almost forgot!  Corgis are herding dogs, and as such, tend to have quite a bit of energy, and tendency to herd things, including children, (nipping at heels, etc.).  I am not sure if you intend to have children or not, but if so, be sure to research the breed throughly before comitting to a corgi.  You will also need to do lots of training, and socialize, socialize, socialze, especially with children.  Corgis, like most other breeds that are long-bodied with short legs, are more prone to back injury.  So children shouldn’t attempt to pick up or carry a corgi, nor should your corgis be allowed to jump on and off furniture.


Post # 9
8390 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you done a ton of research on the breed? They are adorable but honestly they are really not a breed for everyone. I have heard more than one person say “this is the worst mistake of my life” after getting a corgi puppy. That being said, I have two, lol. The puppy in your picture is actually a fluffy.

I would go to the pwcca.org website and contact some breeders from their referral list. Look for someone who is actively doing something with their dogs, be it herding, showing, agility, obedience, etc. A reputable breeder will also do health testing, usually hips at the minimum, but VWD and DM are good to have done as well. Avoid people who are having “just one litter” or “we just love our Shmoopeepoo so much we wanted a baby from him” or “to let my kids experience the miracle of life” crap.

Depending on your area rescues don’t usually have young puppies, but it’s worth a shot. Some rescue won’t place dogs with people without previous corgi experience though.


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