|Barked: Thu Dec 6, '07 8:11pm PST |
|We recently adopted Kiya, bringing her into our home in October. She is the sweetest little Corgi-Chihuahua mix, however we have had so many people question the Corgi portion since she does not have the classic 'vertically challenged' legs and outward pointing toes.
The rescue kennel we adopted her from was very sure that she was part Corgi - they claim mom was a pure bred that got out by accident and had fun with the neighbor's Chihuahua and the owner of the Corgi didn't want the litter. Kiya was the only female in the litter, and her foster mom said that all of her brother's had the classic stumpy legs and duck-toed paws. (They were all adopted out before Kiya)
Kiya sure looked like a freak of nature with her long spindly legs at a recent Corgi gathering at a dog park close by. There were many Corgi mixes present, but Kiya was the only one with the long legs. This is where we had received the brunt of skepticism about her "Corgi'ness"
She has other classic features, such as the ears, face shape, longer body, etc. Our vet is pretty confident that she is part Corgi because of these features. She also exhibits behavioral characteristics of Corgis, including the insatiable need to herd my children, nipping at their heals as she pushes them into various rooms or back up onto the couch. It is quite comical really!
So does Kiya appear to be part Corgi? WDYT??? I thought there is no better place to ask than in the forum for Corgis
Thanks in advance for any ideas, suggestions, and such!
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