The kids are gonna start raising corgi's, Is there anything special we need to know for them that is unique for the breed, the kids dogs are still pups but are
kinda black and tan and white, they are adoriable.
check w/ Jill & Justme. Both raise Corgi's & can give you lots of advice. Play w/ the pups after they're ready to be played. Get them used to kids, car rides & cattle. Mine is the best thing that's happened to us in a long time. Right now he's sleeping on the hubby's stomach on the couch. Told Gisget that I didn't know she sold me a lap dog!!
There are some bloodlines within this breed that have a higher incidence of c-sections. They can have some pretty large litters too. What happens if you can't find homes for all of them. Are you willing to take puppies back if the home doesn't work out? Are you willing to give up a room in your house to the mess, several days in your life to whelp and care for a new litter? All the time it takes to screen new homes?
Yes, Red is correct - socialization is one of the most important things.
Finding good homes is another thing, don't be afraid to tell someone NO.
I can think of a million reasons NOT to breed litters of puppies. That said, add me to to the list... I'm getting ready to breed one of my corgis.
Are you breeding pembrokes or cardigans? Make sure you are breeding the "type" of corgi you like. Myself, I think the breed has gotten away from the breeds original use or type. I think they are to long and way to fat. I breed a more "compact" corgi. Mine are athletic and intelligent and I love them to death. I'm no puppy mill. I have a male and a female and a female coming soon from Jill.
If you've never had corgis before these pups, your in for an education. Just ask Red. I really think they are one of the most intelligent dogs out there (besides an aussie or a border collie). Keep them busy and teach them obedienece or they get thereselves in trouble quiet quickly.
Good luck and feel free to ask me any questions you have. If I don't know the answer I know tons of corgi breeders I can try to get the answer from.
Aquaint yourself with the breed standard and breed towards your interpretation of that. The AKC standard has been in place with little or no change for a very long time. I dunno about the other registries, because AKC is the main one.
Here is a link to the PWCCA home page and breed standard...
They are highly intelligent dogs and that can be both good and bad. I imagine all of us who have corgis have some storys we could tell. Like the night we thought someone was breaking into our house and found it was one of the corgis walking around with those mouse sticky traps on her feet. Same girl has a look that we refer to as 'the bird'... she saves that look for when she is tired of doing what we want. And athletic.. oh yeah - I'm working on putting an agility title on one of our dogs. He is ready to show but I am not. He is fast and accurate. He's won some matches but I haven't had the nerve to enter the real thing yet. My daughter is planning on doing 4H agility with him as well.
Thanks everyone, they will definately be social animals, the kids haul them everywhere they go in the vehicles and to shows already, they are really social so far.
I will keep alot of wha t you all said in mind and get ahold of some people when they get older or they have problems. They sure do have personality I have noticed that,
the guys love them.
Sounds like the guys dogs, they are so full of personality, I had to babysit one of them and oh boy what fun, he is a pistol though, but they sure to mind good.
The guys have blue heelers too, but really like the corgis. They sure do like to terrorize the house cats
Does anyone watch the Westminster dog show? The herding group is tonight. I just heard from a friend that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi that won breed is a black headed tri... Probably the most unusual of the 4 colors.
We use ours for sheep. I've got them where they'll keep them up on the cart as my daughter drives the mower. Saves LOTS of time. They also help me bring the calves up to front part of pasture. Mine aren't quiet agressive enough to handle a mad cow though. Guess I've babied them too much lol. (dog) (dog) (dog)
LOL!!! Yes he is and Yes you are!!! (clapping) (clapping)
GB, There is a lady who has put herding titles on a couple corgis she got from me. Now, personally, that kind of herding is almost useless in real life, but she is having fun doing it. We use them for pushing the show sheep around, they'll work on cattle but we don't use them.. they really can't compete with border collies in that area.
To everyone who breeds any dogs, you need to be aware of a new strain of parvo that has made its way to the US from our friends across the pond. It is CPV-2c. There is currently no vaccine. OSU, the one south of the Mason Dixon Line, is working on one with Boehringer Ingelheim. It should be available in a few years, argh. Just be careful. Tamiflu gets expensive by the litter.
SRU, I've been getting lots of emails on that. Scary... brings up a good point about vaccinating.
This is just what I do... IF I intend to breed a female, I vaccinate her just before I think she will come in season, in hopes of giving maximum immunity to puppies. Then depending on size of litter & how fast they are weaning off.. I go 5 & 7 & 9 weeks.