|Barked: Mon Jan 2, '12 12:52pm PST |
|Aidan is a corgi and he totally wilts in the heat. We only have maybe 2 or 3 months of really hot weather (new england) and we tend to stay inside with the AC most days anyways, though we do walk to work and on the really hot days this past summer poor A was not a very happy camper. I have seen some corgis with coats that are not as thick but I'm not sure what line that is...all the corgs bred on the east coast at least are actually part bear and have been premade for winter conditions.
I would agree with everyone else about herding/spitz dogs and their independence and need for something to do, and this totally includes corgis. Even though they are smaller and some get the reputation to be lazy, Aidan is all energy and drive and can be stubborn as sin! He is still very young of course, so I'm not go to speak of all corgis, but if he is not given something to do he will find something to do, and it's not always a good thing! His 'corgi-neat-freak-instinct' is great for alerting to my bloodsugars (or to anxiety too I'd bet, or anything else he considers 'out of place') but not so great when a spot on the office floor that wasn't there yesterday haunts him for the entire workday.
I love my Mr. Aidan but to be honest at this point I would not consider a corg for my next SD, rather I'd lean towards a calm well bred retiever who is a little less concerned with perfectionism. That all being said that's all just my experience and opinion and I certainly won't speak for everyone out there!
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