|Barked: Tue Feb 8, '11 5:04pm PST |
|I have one male Pem who has always loved children! Collage boys...bugger off (blame my bro, okay he isn't that bad, but he likes to play dominate/rough-house games with big boys, lol).
I would not recomend a Corgi puppy to a family with very young children (up to about 5-6 depending on their maturity) or one that is adding to the family very soon. Corgwn are "disruptive" dogs, so sensitive children can be bothered by them. When we had a neighbors little one over around about 5 or so years old, he held back behind his fathers leg because Jin was being a bit noisy and bouncy. On the other hand, another boistrus 5 year old neighbor kid was fasinated by Jinj tossing out treats for tricks laughing all the way. Corgwn do also like to play herding games, although they aren't as intense as some of the other herding breeds, they are LOUD! Jinj likes to play these games with me, I kick a ball and he bounces around behind me barking as End leaps to block the jolly ball.
I would prefer and suggest to the family that really wants a Corgwn but has younger children or are thinking thye might want to add people members later, look at a "show breeder" for retired or wash out stock, most usually can't keep every dog that isn't working out in their program (if they did, their program would go no where). These dogs usually are already mature, leash/potty/house/manners/kennel/etc broke and know quite a bit of basic obedience if not the whole shabang.
Not every dog "fits the mold" even with a supposed "predictable purebred", it is truly up to the person looking to buy to make sure they not only look at breeds sutable for their life style, but find a breeder who can confim this and place just the right dog/puppy in their home. The breeder I aquired Jinjo from had several children, a couple under their teens at the time too, and she had even had/bred Pems longer than them. She even had birds at Corgi hight, and not a flinch out of them, Jinj has always been great with our conure, Mo on the other hand has been quite the abusive bird to dogs.
And as far as "their" rank on energy, bull. These dogs couldn't be expected to climb mount everest like most Border collies I know, but they can go for a jog every morning, and still need you to give them a Kong during the day, then take them back out for some squirrel hunting in the evening. Sad part is, if you believe the low energy bit, you could end up with a fat and angry dog, this breed doesn't just need but requires a good 45mins of exercise a day to keep a good figure!
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