Why Have A Corgi In The Family?

Submitted by: Kay Stevens

This is easily answered in two words – Unconditional Love. The Corgi will love you no matter what. He will love you whether you’re rich or poor, famous or infamous, healthy or sick, young or old, liked or disliked, caring or even uncaring, the Corgi will be faithful to you. Where else could you find a love like that?

About the Corgi

There are two types of Corgis, Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Probably the best known is the Pembroke Corgi made famous as The Queen’s Dogs.

Because of this a lot of people think of a Corgi as being a small nippy, yappy dog. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The Corgi doesn’t yap – he barks.

Although the Corgi is a small dog (grows to approx. 25cm-30cm, 10″-12″), he is not a “small” dog. He is a big dog in a small dog’s body. He has a relatively normal body length but has short legs.


The Cardigan Corgi has a normal length tail whilst the Pembroke Corgi generally has a docked tail.


The Corgi can be easily trained because he is naturally intelligent. But at the same time he can be stubborn.


No major worries. The main concern is weight (which applies to us all). The Corgi does like his tucker so a sensible diet is recommended. If you allow him to over-eat and he wacks on the weight then that puts a strain on his back and hips. Average lifespan is 12 – 15 years.


The coat of the Corgi is reasonably dense but short. It is easily brushed and doesn’t require a lot of time spent to keep him looking good.

So, Why Have a Corgi?

We know that he is loving, easily trained, doesn’t take much effort to groom and his health is generally good. One very important point that hasn’t been mentioned yet is his ability to integrate into the family. The Corgi is extremely adaptable to his surroundings.

You could have him on a large property where he can run around. You could have him with kids who would play with him. Or an elderly person could have a Corgi in an appartment where he would be content just to sit and watch T.V.

To put it in a nutshell, he is VERSATILE.

You must consider all these points when choosing a dog breed which will be suitable for your family.

Why would you NOT consider a Corgi for your family?

About the Author: Kay Stevens writes for


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