Corgi Energy Levels: How Much Do They Really Have?

If you’ve ever seen a corgi get the zoomies, you might be wondering what their day-to-day energy levels are actually like.

It’s a great question to consider, especially if you’re seriously thinking about getting a corgi.

In this article, we delve into the world of corgi energy levels.

I’ll explain why they’re so energetic and give you my honest verdict about whether you should get one or not…

Let’s dive right in!

Corgi energy levels: Are corgis lazy or energetic?

I hate to break it to you, but despite what you might’ve seen online, this breed is actually very energetic.

That’s right.

Corgis aren’t lazy dogs.

Now, don’t get me wrong. They know how to chill.

They’re very good at napping, splooting, and cuddling up with you in bed (if you allow such a thing).

In other words, they make great lap dogs.

But that’s only if (and after) they get their daily dose of exercise.

It’s essential that corgis get regular physical activity, ideally at least 60 minutes each day.

How come?

Why does my corgi have so much energy?

Your corgi has so much energy because they were bred that way.

Corgis were originally bred to be herding dogs.

They would live on a farm and assist the farmer by watching guard over the animals (where their big bark comes in handy) and herding up rowdy cattle.

The way they herd?

By running around and around, nipping at cows’ heels to keep them in check.

It was exhausting work that corgis would do in all kinds of weather conditions, no matter whether it was rainy, windy, or bitterly cold.

This kind of work requires a lot of energy, and that’s why your corgi still has such high energy levels to this day.

How much exercise does a corgi need?

To meet the needs of high corgi energy levels requires at least 60 minutes of physical activity eac day.

That could be 2x 30-minute walks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Or it could be a long afternoon stroll at lunchtime.

Better yet, if you can throw in some games like fetch or hide and seek, as well as games that provide mental stimulation, you’ll give your corgi all the exercise (mental and physical) that they need.

Are corgis good for a lazy person?

No, corgis aren’t good for a lazy person.

At least, they’re not good for a person who is lazy 24/7.

However, if you’re someone who can commit to giving your corgi the physical exercise they need each day, and then relaxing the rest of the time — great.

A corgi would be a good match for you.

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Bella is the founder of Doggy & Pooch. She rehomed Winston the corgi in Jan 2020 and now shares her best tips and interesting facts with corgi lovers globally.

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