I'm looking to adopt an OES. I have plenty of experiance with them. I live 1 hr. outside of philly. Keep me in mind. Carla James
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I will have a female chorkie for sale April 19th,I think,The Mom is a registered Chihuahua,she has her papers,she is long haired.The Dad is a Tea Cup Yorkie-as you see in my pic.He has his papers,but they were never mailed in,so therefore the puppy wont have papers,sorry to say. The puppy will be black and rust colored. They were born Feb. 21st. My tea cup yorkie weighs about 3 pounds,and the Mom weighs about 8 pounds I believe.Any other questions plz feel free to ask. Chanda Walden-Volz
i have a 2month old pure Queensland heeler name spike that needs a good home. I am not able to provide a warming home at this time due to being evicted because of having him. i received the puppy as a birthday present from my grandmother and i feel so bad that i cant provide for him. jordan
I've grown up with Chihuahuas. I got my first one about 4 years ago and since that shes had two liters of pups. My dad kept one of the first ones. He was a long hair and we all loved him very much. Just last friday he got hit and dad is so upset over it so we're trying to get a male long hair to breed with Misty, my dog. Wish me luck sammie
My first Westy, Phoebe lived with my daughter in England for 17 years. Lived all over the world. A lot of time on a bicycle in France. Wonderful, and my daughter totally bereft when sh died. I have a westi too, in the USA, she is now 10 years old. I adore her beyond words. The best in the world. I want to buy my daughter in England one. Very young. She lives in the heart of herefordshire. Where can I get an inexpensive one for her please. I,m going over to England April 11 th for two months and would like to find one for my daughter Tetesa. Love Marjorie hart Anonymous
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a herding dog recognized by its long body followed by a long tail, and its short legs. It is one of two Welsh Corgi breeds developed in Wales beginning around 1200 B.C. The other Corgi is its southern cousin, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. These two were only recognized as separate breeds about 70 years ago, but the Cardigan Corgi is said to be the older of the two.
Cardis are beloved for their loyalty and obedience and can be a hard-working companion.They are very protective of their families and make excellent guard dogs. They do have a tendency to be suspicious of strangers and are not a good choice for very young children. However if well socialized when a puppy, they can be fine with children that are older and more pet savvy. Cardigans aim to please, so they are usually easy to train.
When choosing a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, check bloodlines for hip dysplasia and eye problems such as partial pupillary membranes and glaucoma. Arthritis and spinal problems are also common in the breed, especially in aging or overweight dogs. Degenerative myelopathy, a devastating chronic disease that can result in loss of sensation and paralysis, is also a potential problem with this breed.
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The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a herding dog. One of the oldest herding breeds, the Cardigan is a loyal and hard-working companion.
Corgis originated in Wales, probably over 3,000 years ago. The short-legged breed has been used for centuries as a cattle herder. Its unique build allows it to duck or roll out of the way quickly if it is in danger of being kicked. Today, however, the Cardigan is most often a family pet.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of two varieties of Corgi. The closely related Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a similar look, but its tail is much shorter. These two Corgi breeds weren't officially considered separate, however, until about 70 years ago.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are recognizable by their long bodies and tails and short legs. Their heads are broad and flat, with large, upright ears. Eye color varies according to coat color, but should not be blue unless the coat is blue merle. Other coat colors include brindle, black, black and tan, black and brindle, sable, and red. The coat is of medium length and coarse with a soft undercoat.
Cardigans should be 36 to 43 inches long from nose to tip of tail. Both males and females are 10 to 13 inches tall and weigh 25 to 30 pounds.
Care and Feeding
The Corgi does well on a diet that includes fish, beef, rye, oats and corn. Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very easy to groom. Regular combing and brushing and as-needed baths are sufficient. Dewclaws should be removed from Cardis as puppies.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis need yearly checkups to ensure good health. Vaccinations are due as follows:
Corgis shed twice a year. Regular vacuuming is a must during these times.
Housing Your Dog
Cardigans are very active dogs, so they need ample space to run and play in. They may live indoors in small spaces as long as they have regular access to the outdoors.
Cardigans are usually suspicious of strangers, so obedience training is important. While not an ideal choice for young children, they can be good companions for older, well-behaved ones. They do well with non-canine pets and other Corgis, but often fight with dogs of other breeds. Males are often aggressive toward other males. Problems can be minimized with good socialization during puppyhood.
Handling and Training
Cardis are smart and eager to please, making training relatively easy. Obedience training is essential to prevent heel nipping and other unwanted behaviors.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis need long daily walks and regular play sessions. The Corgi is a working dog by nature, so if you can provide some sort of work for it to do (such as herding), it will be more likely to be content.
When selecting a mate for your Cardigan Welsh Corgi, check bloodlines for hip dysplasia and eye problems.
Common Health Problems
The Cardigan's unique anatomy predisposes it to spinal problems and arthritis. The risk of these ailments may be minimized by carefully watching the dog's weight, as they are more common in overweight animals. Other common problems in the breed include hip dysplasia, Von Willebrand's disease, and several eye disorders.
Degenerative myelopathy is an incurable disease that some Corgis suffer from. Treatments such as hydrotherapy and certain drugs can help slow its progress and improve the dog's quality of life.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are hard to find in many areas, but breeders may be located online. Prices are usually between $700 and $1,000.