Corgi Temperament – A Tiny Pup Packed With Personality
A tiny pup packed with personality, a corgi is one of the most popular breeds today. They are small but they pack a punch! Their short legs make them quick runners and their long bodies make them agile climbers.
They are very friendly and loving creatures, but not necessarily the best around children or other animals. They do have a tendency to get territorial when left alone too much.
They love attention and will often try to nuzzle up against you if they feel like it. However, they aren’t known for being overly affectionate towards strangers and won’t usually approach someone unless there’s something special going on. If you want a dog that will always put your needs first, then look elsewhere.
If you’re looking for a dog that is outgoing and likes to socialize, corgis might just be what you need. They are very sociable and will happily spend time playing with other dogs or even humans. They tend to enjoy human company so don’t let them go off by themselves too much though; they can become destructive when left alone too much!
Corgis are very hardworking and intelligent dogs who are known for their loyalty towards their owners. They aren’t usually as protective as some other breeds, but they will make sure to keep an eye on everything going on in your house.
If you want a loyal companion that you can also show off to your friends, then what are you waiting for?
Go out and get a corgi!
Corgi Temperament Male vs Female
One of the first things people tend to notice about corgis is whether they’re male or female. As it turns out, male and female corgis have some differences in terms of how they act, but they are very minor. For the most part, you can’t go wrong with either gender.
Corgi males tend to be more affectionate, and they might even follow you around from place to place. They’re very loving and are always up for a nice petting session or a little tummy scratch. They’ll happily greet you whenever you walk through the door, although they won’t be as obsessive about doing it as a golden retriever or something.
They can get lonely if left by themselves too much, so make sure you find time to spend with them.
Corgi females are a bit less clingy. For the most part, they’ll be content to hang out with you when you’re home but they won’t necessarily want to be right next to you at all times. They’re a little more independent than their male counterparts and are perfectly capable of playing by themselves or with other dogs.
As long as they get regular exercise, they shouldn’t have any problems with becoming destructive when left alone.
Both male and female corgis tend to get along very well with children. They’re very playful and patient, making them good playmates for your kids. Although they are small dogs, they can usually fend off other bigger animals that might try to attack them thanks to their herding instincts.
While both males and females have their own unique personalities, you shouldn’t let that discourage you from going with the opposite gender. For the most part, males and females act the same way. Age Another factor you’ll need to take into consideration is the age of the dog you’re looking to adopt.
Puppies You might be drawn to go with a puppy, but you should realize that they need a lot of attention and care for the first few months. You have to make sure they go out to pee every couple of hours and they require a lot of play time and exercise. If you want a puppy, make sure you’re ready to dedicate a lot of time to them for at least a few months. Adult Corgis With all this being said, if you just want a pet that’s going to be low maintenance and can also double as a guard dog, then an adult corgi might be a better choice for you. While they don’t need to go out every couple of hours, they still like to go out and about every once in a while. They still require a certain amount of exercise. As far as attention, they still crave it, they’re just happy to receive it on their own terms. If you work a 9 to 5 job and are looking for a companion that you don’t have to worry about too much, then an adult corgi is probably the way to go.
If you want to adopt any dog, please consider doing a bit of research first. Don’t just go to a pet store and buy one. Most puppies from pet stores come from Puppy Mills where the mother is a breeding machine and is never allowed to see her puppies.
Keep in mind that breeders are also notorious for ripping people off. A purebred corgi can cost you well over a thousand dollars! Adopting any dog, whether it be from a shelter or something like Petfinder is a much more affordable option.
If you’re still wary of dealing with breeders and pet stores, online adoptions may be the way to go. There are many good dogs that have been put up for adoption, including corgis! Check out these links: Petfinder – This is a general search engine for pets that are up for adoption.
Just type in the kind of pet you’re looking for and your area and you should get plenty of results. I’ve used it before to adopt a cat and it worked really well. Just keep in mind that you should visit the place you’re looking at and make sure it’s a reputable shelter. Many shelters get a bad reputation for being kill shelters when in reality, they are no-kill. Also try to visit the shelter in person as the online system some places use may be out of date.
Dodger’s Chance Corgi Rescue – This is an all corgi rescue located in my area. They take in neglected, abused, and abandoned corgis and try to find them good homes. Check it out!
If you want a little more guidance, you can hire a professional to help you. There are several pet detectives around the country who will help you search for the perfect pet for you. If you’re interested, just do an internet search for “pet detective” and your area.
That just about covers how to adopt a pet corgi. Just remember to be responsible and make sure you’re ready to take care of another living being!
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