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Will a corgi be a good match for my family?

Corgis are cattle herding dogs which means they have an instinctual drive to move animals around.

They get along really well with other animals, including livestock. They also make excellent watchdogs since they were bred to chase strays awasy from livestock. Their 'big dog bark' will scare away any unwanted visitors, not knowing of their actual size.

Corgis height is between 25-30 cm and their average weight is for males 10-12 kilos while for females between 9-11 kilos. Their coat is of medium length, thick and weather resistant. A fact a potential corgi owner should consider is that they shed all year around, especially during spring and autumn. Their coat maintenance is pretty easy. Brushing 2-3 times a week is enough as they are water and dirt repellent.

Corgis are highly intelligent dogs so their training should start as early as possible and should focus on their eagerness to please their owner. They get along really well with children and are in general family oriented dogs. They will follow your daily program whatever that might be. If you are on the more active side, they are there with you. If you are more of a couch potato they will also happily lay with you all day long. That makes them a highly adaptive breed.


Corgi temperament

  • Outgoing
  • Friendly
  • Stubborn
  • Playful
  • Protective
  • Bold
  • Intelligent
  • Funny
  • Obedient
  • Loyal
  • Loving