I have elderly parents who just lost their Jack-russle, they are looking at a Corgi for a replacement.

Is a Corgi a good traveler, and calmer dog than the Russle? My dad has some medical issues so, he wants a small to medium dog as a companion. They have a big fenced yard and a large park a block from their home. My parents also own a munchkin cat, that use to wrestle and play with their Russle. Will the Corgi be fine with the cat?

Asked by Member 1064333 on Oct 18th 2011 in Socialization
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Bruno CGC

It depends on the dog. In general, I would not call Corgis "calm dogs" but compared to a Jack Russel they might be. They tend to be very smart and playful like a Jack, but less aggressive. They definitely need real exercise to avoid becoming fat, it's a common problem in the breed since they love eating.

Corgis often like to chase cats (since they are a herding breed) but should be smart and biddable enough to learn how to leave it alone.

Bruno CGC answered on 10/18/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


if they train the dog right, and make the dog know that the cat is part of the family. The two of them should get along just fine.

Dunkin answered on 10/23/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Maybe you should approach this from an little different angle.

There are several Websites, which have a “Decision Guide” that can help you/them. You just fill out the cells, they already know what kinds of Dogs are amenable to your/those specific needs, and make recommendations (several probably) of Breeds which are best suited for you/your situation.

Here are several Sites, which have this questionnaire...

Dog Breed Selectors:

SNEAKERS answered on 11/18/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer