10 Things to Know About Corgis

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10 Things to Know About Corgis

Amelia is a corgi. (You probably knew that.)

Corgis are broken up into two categories: Welsh Pembrokes and Welsh Cardigans. Pembrokes are either tri-colored or that crouton, light brown color you’re probably used to seeing. I get a lot of corgi related questions and emails so I figured I’d put a bunch of things here.

1. Corgis are nosey. I grew up with dogs all my life so I know most dogs are nosey but OMG I swear Amelia is the nosiest dog I’ve ever met/owned. She wants to know everything.

She wants to know what’s in your bag, what’s in your pocket, the last you thing you ate, she wants to know all your secrets. When people come over they have to put their purses on the table because she’ll stick her head in my friends’ purse and pull everything out. And plus, who am I kidding. I love nothing more than to talk about my dog.

10 Things to Know About Corgis

2. Corgis bark. A LOT! Corgis are used to herding (mostly) cattle. In order to move that cattle, they have to bark A LOT and loudly! They’re not afraid to bark to get their point across. Basically, Amelia barks at everything: sounds outside, when she’s hungry, when she’s moody, when she’s excited. Ugh.

10 Things to Know About Corgis

3. Corgis shed. If I saved all of Amelia’s fur hanging around the corners of the house, I probably could’ve knitted an incredible throw by now.

4. Corgis are affectionate/needy. Amelia is a cuddlier which is nice because that’s why I have a dog. I want to live with animals that love me!

5. Corgis are bossy. Amelia likes to be in control. She wants to be the boss all the time. But I’m da boss so this is our daily struggle. She barks and cries and whines until she gets her way. Unfortunately for her, I am kinda patient and good at blocking her out and ignoring her.

10 Things to Know About Corgis

6. Corgis have hind legs that look like rabbits. This is cute and weird all that the same time but I swear their hind legs remind me of lil’ rabbits.

7. Corgis can hold conversations. When I tell Amelia no, she usually grumbles back at me. When I ask her a question, she usually tilts her head and whines. We have full on conversations. They’re very animated.

10 Things to Know About Corgis

10 Things to Know About Corgis

8. Corgis need jobs. For the first year of Amelia’s life we strapped a backpack on her and put stuff in it. She needed to feel like she was accomplishing something. We’ve also taken her sheep-herding and it’s helped a whole lot with her internal My-So-Called-Life-type of angst.

9. Corgis LOVE food. She has no idea how lucky she is that I make food all day for a living. No idea. Amelia is very food driven which is good and bad. I can get her to do just about anything for a rind of watermelon. But she also has been known to steal bagels, eat whole blog posts and has no shame in eating a moldy bologna sandwich she finds in the bushes.

10. Corgis always look like they’re smiling. It’s true. The way their mouths open when agape it always look like they’re smiling. And you know, most of the time, Amelia is smiling inside because she is one of the happiest friendliest dogs I’ve ever met. The world could be crumbling but she’ll still be in a good mood. This is why I love her so much.

10 Things to Know About Corgis

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  • Reply Anna-Marie May 19, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Corgis are the best dogs ever. Mine passed away at the vet last year. Her name was Fleur. I still morn her, I will never forget her!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme May 20, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      sending you so much love. i can’t even imagine. xoxo

  • Reply Heather November 25, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I used to have two corgis and wish more than anything for more of them. Everything you say here is so true…it’s why corgis are so perfect for some of us, and perhaps not the best dog for everyone. They’re very special. I always felt like mine were little humans in fur suits. Amelia is a beauty!

  • Reply Mariana September 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Oh god. All the lols.

  • Reply Deb August 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Hi there! Enjoy your posts about Amelia. I had a PWC named Molly for 13 years. Had to say goodbye to her in November. Best puppy dog ever.. She had the exact same coloring as Amelia. Miss that flying fur ball so much…thanks for your pictures!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      Awwww Molly! I like the tri-colors. Their coloring is so pretty.

  • Reply Meredith August 20, 2015 at 10:11 am

    This post was fantastic!! My sister is dying to get a corgi…I keep threatening to just get her one!
    I’ll have to share this with her immediately.

  • Reply Bekah August 17, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I loved this post! I wanted a corgi so badly and then I saw your blog and Amelia about 2 years ago, I have been a follower since and now I have my very own corgi! Her name is Rory (like Gilmore girls)! So happy to read your posts and see pictures of Amelia!

  • Reply Stacey August 17, 2015 at 11:05 am

    This is my favorite of all of your amazing posts. Dogs are my favorite thing, ever. I wish I could have 10000s of them, but my wallet, my husband, and my mutt Fancy would never allow it. Boo! Thanks for sharing your beautiful baby with the internet. Now excuse me while I go read this 17 more times.

  • Reply Catherine August 17, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Oh! This was so informative. I loved learning about Amelia and what makes her tick. Have you ever seen the Dogs 101 description of her breed? I find these videos so helpful. http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/pembroke-welsh-corgi/ I even tell my friends to use them to find the right dog when they are looking at getting one. The descriptions really help you learn the traits of dog breeds and whether they will fit your lifestyle and desires.

  • Reply Nikki August 15, 2015 at 5:19 am

    I have two cardis. Amen to everything you say here.

  • Reply Cindy August 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I don’t have a corgi, but I have a herding dog (she’s a Aussie heeler) and she BARKS SO LOUD ALL THE TIMEZ. It’s annoying but also makes me feel like no one would sneak up on us, ever.

  • Reply Chris August 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    The first picture is breathtaking!

  • Reply erika August 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Ok. I have a corgi and I laughed so hard at ALL of these because they are SO true. My corgi, Nesby, is SOOO food motivated, it’s ridiculous. He actually picks strawberries and tomatoes from my garden, little stinker.

    He also is super talkative and we have conversation. People think he’s upset, but he just grumbles a lot and tilts his head when I talk to him. I swear he understands (however he’s stubborn so he doesn’t like to follow through.)

    I love that they have such strong little personalities. He can be a pill but he is THE HAPPIEST DOG EVER and he makes me laugh every day. 🙂

  • Reply katelyn August 14, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I love Amelia! She is so cute!!! That face is worth the barking!! 🙂

  • Reply Theodora Nan August 14, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Amelia sounds like a great companion and a wonderful dog. I kept smiling while reading your post. The way you talk about her…It’s crystal clear that you love her so there is no doubt that she lives a happy life.
    And ok our dogs might shed and bark and be needy but they make our life so much better. Don’t they? Lovely little creatures…
    Only by watching at my Cavalier I smile and that makes any day a bit better.
    By the way. Your blog is amazing. A big fan!
    Xo.

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