Here Are The Answers To Your Corgi FAQs

Looking for quick answers to the most common corgi questions?

Take a look below.

Corgis and food

What is the best dog food for corgis?

As corgis are prone to obesity, I advise choosing the healthiest dog food you can afford. Brands like Blue Buffalo and Nature’s Recipe are great. If your corgi is allergic to wheat or grain like mine, I recommend Hill’s Science Dry Dog Food for Senstitive Stomach and Skin.

What’s a corgi’s favorite food?

In my experience, corgis love absolutely everything! Some their favorite foods include tinned mackerel (boneless), peanut butter (without xylitol), cooked chicken, carrot and banana. Discover more of the food corgis love (that’s safe for them to eat) here.

What’s the best food for corgis with a sensitive stomach?

Grain-free dog food is best for corgis with sensitive stomachs. I can highly recommend Hill’s Science Dry Dog Food for Sensitive Stomach and Skin or Canidae PURE Limited Ingredient Premium Dog Food. If you’re based in the UK, I recommend Royal Canin Hypoallergenic Dog Food.

What are the best homemade treats for a corgi?

It’s really easy – and cheap! – to make treats at home for your corgi. Try out these two easy recipes that use 5 ingredients or less: homemade peanut butter and honey biscuits and cheese bites.

Corgis and barking

Why do corgis bark so much?

Corgis are more prone to barking than some other breeds because they are herding dogs. They were originally bred to keep watch over the farm and round-up cattle by barking and nipping at their heels.

How much do corgis bark?

Some corgis bark at everything, including the wind. Others hardly bark at all. Many corgis are somewhere in the middle. The good news is that corgis are highly intelligent and one of the easiest dogs to train. With patience and consistent training, you’ll get on top of excessive barking in no time.

Corgis and exercise

How much exercise do corgis need?

Despite their small size and love of sleep, corgis are not lazy dogs. Thanks to their origins as herders, they are a high energy dogs that need at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

I take Winston the corgi out for two 30-min walks each day. In between, I play games like fetch and hide and seek with him in the apartment.

Corgis and shedding

Do corgis shed?

Yes, corgis shed a lot. And by a lot, I mean every single day. This means they’re not a suitable breed for people with allergies or anyone who can’t stand the sight of dog hair!

Are corgis hypoallergenic?

No, corgis are not hypoallergenic.

How much grooming does a corgi need?

I recommend brushing your corgi at least 2-3x per week if you want to keep on top of the shedding. I take Winston to a professional groomers every 8-12 weeks for a full wash and de-shedding, and to get his nails trimmed.

Corgis and health

What health problems do corgis have?

Corgis are generally a very healthy breed. However, there are a few issues they’re predisposed to including hip dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) and degenerative myelopathy. The best way to minimize the risk of these conditions is to prevent your corgi jumping down from high places and running up and down stairs frequently.

Corgis and family

Are corgis good family dogs?

Yes, corgis are great family dogs thanks to their playful, energetic, and adaptable nature.

Are corgis good with children?

If socialized from an early age and trained properly, corgis get along great with kids. Training is important because corgis can be strong-willed, so it’s important they know who’s boss.

Corgis and first-time owners

Are corgis easy for a first-time dog owner?

Corgis are great for first-time dog owners who can commit to training and are able to exercise them for at least 60 minutes per day.

I don’t recommend corgis for first-time dog owners who work from an office (that doesn’t allow dogs) or someone who is out of the house a lot. Corgis don’t do well being left alone for long periods of time. They crave human companionship and are happiest when they can be with their owner as much as possible.

Corgi characteristics

Are corgis chewers?

Corgi puppies, like other breeds, will go through a teething period between 12 weeks and 6 months. Apart from that, corgis are not normally chewers, no.

How to stop a corgi from biting ankles?

Corgis don’t usually nip at the ankles of humans very often (if at all), though sometimes instinct gets the better of them. If your corgi has developed this habit, teach him the command ‘stop’ so that he understands that he’s not allowed to do this. Try not to run around or pull your ankle away as this can be misinterpreted by your corgi as playful behavior.

Are corgis aggressive?

No, corgis are not naturally aggressive. Male corgis can sometimes get a little territorial and, like any other breed that isn’t trained or socialized properly, corgis can be nervous around other dogs.

Can corgis be left alone all day?

I don’t advise leaving your corgi at home alone all day, even if they are crate trained. Corgi’s are very loyal, loving dogs and hate being left alone for long periods of time.

If you have to leave your corgi home alone, limit this to 4-5 hours maximum and try not to make this a regular occurance.

Do corgis get along with cats?

Yes, if introduced gradually, corgis and cats get along very well.

Corgis and accessories

What’s the best harness for a corgi?

I strongly recommend Puppia’s Soft Vest Harness for corgis. It’s durable, secure, and gentle on your corgi’s body.

Corgis and training

Are corgis easy to train?

Yes, corgis are easy to train because they’re a highly intelligent breed that picks up commands fast. Due to their stubborn nature, you’ll have to be diligent and consistent with training.

Corgi puppies

The best toys for a corgi puppy?

Here are two puppy toys my corgi Winston loved as a puppy: Duck With Soft Squeaker and Kong.

Corgi toys

What are the best puzzle toys for corgis?

I can personally recommend these three puzzle toys for corgis: Nina Ottosson Treat Puzzle Toy, Dog Treat Ball and Hide A Squirrel Plush Dog Toy.

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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