fbpx

Before bringing a Corgi puppy home

If I just want a pet, why should I buy from a specialty store specializing in a single breed instead of buying from a general pet store or from ads on Facebook?

Purchasing a pet, especially from a specialty store focusing on a single breed, guarantees that you get a healthy, purebred puppy. We specialize in Corgis, ensuring each dog comes from a healthy, pure lineage. The benefits of this approach include:

  1. Health Guarantee:: Our Corgis are bred in a professional environment, undergo regular health checks, and are guaranteed to be free of genetic diseases and health issues.
  2. Purebred Certification: Buying a purebred dog provides you with detailed pedigree documentation, allowing you to understand its family history and ensuring its purity.
  3. Ongoing Support: Purchasing from a purebred specialty store means you'll receive expert dog care guidance and post-purchase support, helping you address any issues that may arise during pet ownership.

Purchasing from a purebred specialty store means you'll receive expert dog care guidance and post-purchase support, helping you address any issues that may arise during pet ownership.

Should I choose a male or female?

Choosing between a male or female Corgi depends on your lifestyle and personal preferences. Male Corgis are generally more active and energetic, requiring more exercise and activities to expend their energy. They may also exhibit stronger territorial instincts and independence. On the other hand, female Corgis tend to be more docile, potentially easier to train, and show greater affection towards family members.

For families with children, female Corgis might be a better choice as they are often more patient and protective towards kids. For those who enjoy outdoor activities and want an energetic companion, male Corgis could be the better option.

For families with children, female Corgis might be a better choice as they are often more patient and protective towards kids. For those who enjoy outdoor activities and want an energetic companion, male Corgis could be the better option.

Can they get along well with children and other pets?

Corgis are renowned for their friendly nature and strong adaptability, often getting along well with children and other pets. They have a sociable disposition and, with proper socialization from a young age, typically show love and patience towards children, and can form amiable relationships with other household pets.

For families with children, Corgis can be an excellent choice as they are usually gentle with kids and enjoy playing with them. However, it's crucial to teach children how to interact safely with dogs, avoiding rough play to prevent discomfort on either side.

Regarding other pets, Corgis can usually adapt and accept them well. But as each dog has its own personality, introductions and interactions should be gradually conducted under adult supervision initially to ensure harmonious relations.

At Royal Corgi, we emphasize socialization training starting from puppyhood to ensure our Corgis can adapt to various family settings, including harmonious coexistence with children and other pets. We also provide guidance to help new pet owners understand and implement effective socialization and training strategies, fostering stability and harmony within the family.

What is the lifespan of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

The lifespan of Pembroke Welsh Corgis typically ranges between 12 to 15 years. However, this can vary depending on the individual's health condition, genetic factors, living conditions, and level of care. To ensure your Corgi has the longest possible lifespan and best quality of life, it's important to provide a balanced diet, ample exercise, regular veterinary check-ups, and a loving home environment.

The lifespan of Pembroke Welsh Corgis typically ranges between 12 to 15 years. However, this can vary depending on the individual's health condition, genetic factors, living conditions, and level of care. To ensure your Corgi has the longest possible lifespan and best quality of life, it's important to provide a balanced diet, ample exercise, regular veterinary check-ups, and a loving home environment.

How old should they be before I can take them home?

You can bring Corgi puppies home when they are about 8 to 10 weeks old. At this age, the puppies are weaned and start eating solid food, and it's a crucial time for them to begin learning social behaviors. Bringing the puppies home during this period can help them better adapt to the new environment and start forming bonds with family members.

At Royal Corgi, we ensure that all puppies undergo appropriate health checks and vaccinations before being handed over to their new families. We also provide a complete health record and a care guide to help new owners understand how to take care of their new member. This includes advice on upbringing, training, diet, and health management, ensuring the puppies grow up healthy and integrate smoothly into their new home.

What equipment do I need to prepare when bringing a puppy home?

When you're ready to bring a Corgi puppy home, you should prepare the following items to ensure their comfort and safety:

  1. Comfortable bed: Choose a soft and appropriately sized bed to provide a warm and comfortable resting place for the puppy.
  2. Food and water bowls: Prepare sturdy bowls, preferably made of stainless steel or ceramic, to prevent them from being chewed up or knocked over.
  3. High-quality puppy food: Select high-quality food formulated specifically for puppies to meet their growing nutritional needs.
  4. Training supplies: Such as puppy pads, poop bags, and possibly training treats, which help with training and daily cleaning.
  5. Appropriate toys: Provide suitable chew toys and interactive toys to aid in the puppy’s dental development and cognitive growth.
  6. Leash and collar: Choose a leash and collar that fit the puppy's size, and be gentle at first to allow the puppy to get accustomed.
  7. ID tag: Attach an ID tag to the collar with your contact information in case the puppy gets lost.

在Royal Corgi,我們不僅提供健康且活潑的幼犬,還會提供一份詳盡的養育指南,包括如何照顧您的柯基犬幼犬,以及如何使用這些裝備。我們致力於確保您和您的新伴侶能有個美好的開始。

Corgi puppy is back home!

How can I properly take care of a puppy while working during the day?

Caring for a puppy while you work during the day may require some planning and preparation. Here are some suggestions to help ensure your puppy is well taken care of:

  1. Establish a routine: Create a consistent schedule for feeding and bathroom breaks for your puppy, even on your working days.
  2. Utilize doggy daycare services: If possible, consider taking your puppy to a doggy daycare center where they can play with other dogs and receive proper care and supervision.
  3. Ask for help from family or friends: If you have reliable family members or friends, ask them to help care for your puppy while you're at work.
  4. Hire a pet sitter: Consider hiring a pet sitter to make regular visits to your home to take care of your puppy’s needs, including feeding, walking, and playing.
  5. Provide plenty of entertainment: Ensure your puppy has enough toys to keep them busy and entertained, reducing the chance of separation anxiety.
  6. Gradual acclimation training: Practice leaving your puppy alone at home for short periods before your workday, gradually increasing the duration to help them adjust.

At Royal Corgi, we understand that new dog owners may need some support balancing work and puppy care. Our care guide includes practical advice on creating a healthy daily routine for your Corgi puppy, and we are always ready to provide additional support and advice.

Corgis' space needs?

Corgis are an energetic breed, and despite their small size, they still need ample space to move and play. Ideally, when possible, take them to outdoor areas downstairs to freely exercise and explore. If you live in an apartment or lack large outdoor spaces, it's crucial to provide sufficient daily exercise and activity, such as walks or indoor play, to meet their physical needs.

Corgis also enjoy interacting and playing with people, allowing them to move freely around the house and have designated rest and play areas. Ensure these areas are free of hazardous or breakable items to prevent accidents.

At Royal Corgi, we emphasize providing an appropriate living environment for Corgis, which includes ample physical space and an environment that satisfies their mental and emotional needs. We advise new owners to plan and prepare in advance for welcoming this new member, including creating a safe and comfortable living space and regular exercise and interaction times, to ensure your Corgi can live a healthy and happy life.

Do they need a lot of exercise?

Despite their small size, Corgis are an active and energetic breed that requires a moderate amount of exercise to stay healthy and happy. They should have 30 to 60 minutes of activity daily, which can be divided into several sessions of walking, playing, or training. Exercise not only helps them maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone but also promotes mental well-being and prevents behavioral issues.

While Corgis do not need a very large space to live, they appreciate having some room to explore and play. A fenced yard is ideal, but if you live in an apartment or lack large outdoor spaces, regular exercise and playtime each day can still meet their needs.

While Corgis do not need a very large space to live, they appreciate having some room to explore and play. A fenced yard is ideal, but if you live in an apartment or lack large outdoor spaces, regular exercise and playtime each day can still meet their needs.

Nutrition and feeding methods for Corgis

The nutritional needs of Corgis depend on their age, activity level, and health status. Here are some basic guidelines for feeding your Corgi:

  1. High-quality dog food: Choosing high-quality dog food is crucial. It should be formulated for small breeds or specifically to meet the nutritional needs of Corgis. The food should be rich in proteins, fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.

  2. Moderate feeding: Avoid overfeeding to prevent obesity. Corgis can easily gain weight, and excess weight can put additional strain on their backs and joints. Feed them according to the recommended portion sizes on the dog food package or as advised by a veterinarian.

  3. Scheduled feeding: It’s recommended to feed your Corgi at set times each day, rather than allowing them to eat at will. This helps maintain a healthy digestive system and prevents overeating.

  4. Age-appropriate diet: Puppies, adults, and senior dogs have different nutritional needs. Ensure you choose dog food that is suitable for their stage of life.

  5. Provide clean water: Ensure your Corgi always has access to clean drinking water.

At Royal Corgi, we provide professional nutritional advice and feeding guidelines based on the National Research Council (NRC) standards to ensure your Corgi pup gets the proper nutrition for healthy growth.

Talk about shedding issues?

Corgis are a breed with moderate shedding, meaning they shed regularly, especially during seasonal changes when shedding increases. To manage shedding in Corgis, you can take the following steps:

  1. Regular grooming: Brushing your Corgi at least two to three times a week can help remove loose fur and prevent matting. During shedding seasons, you may need to brush daily to control the shedding.

  2. Use the right tools: Use a deshedding tool or a slicker brush designed to remove dead hair and undercoat fluff.

  3. Regular baths: Bathing your Corgi once to twice a month can help control shedding and keep the fur clean. Use a shampoo formulated for dogs to avoid drying out or irritating their skin.

  4. Nutritious diet: A diet rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids can improve coat quality and reduce shedding. Ensure your Corgi has a balanced diet to support their overall health.

  5. Regular health check-ups: Shedding can sometimes be a sign of health issues, such as skin conditions or dietary imbalances. Take your Corgi for regular health check-ups to ensure there are no underlying health problems.

At Royal Corgi, we understand that shedding can impact the home environment, so we offer advice on how to manage and reduce shedding. With proper care and management, shedding in Corgis can be effectively controlled, keeping your home environment cleaner and more comfortable.

Is it true that you need to carry Corgis up and down stairs because of their long backs?

Due to their long backs and short legs, it's important to carefully manage Corgis' activities on stairs. However, this doesn't necessarily mean you need to carry them up and down stairs in all situations. Here are some guidelines:

  1. Puppy stage: During their puppyhood, you should avoid letting them frequently use stairs, as their bones and spine are still developing and can be easily injured. At this stage, carrying them up and down stairs is safer.

  2. Training: As Corgis grow, you can train them how to use stairs safely. Ensure they learn to navigate stairs slowly and carefully, avoiding jumping or running quickly.

  3. Adult stage: For healthy adult Corgis, appropriate use of stairs usually isn't problematic. However, if your home has many stairs, or if your Corgi has a history of spinal issues, you should limit their stair usage.

  4. Senior or health-compromised Corgis: If your Corgi is older or has spinal issues, carrying them on stairs can reduce stress on their back and spine.

At Royal Corgi, we care about the health and well-being of each Corgi, and we provide advice on protecting their spinal health. If you have any questions or need further guidance, we are always ready to assist.