Re: Patriots Football Weekly
posted at 10/22/2009 7:42 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Patriots Football Weekly
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Patriots Football Weekly : Quick questions. 1.)Are they difficult to train? 2.) What's the average life span? 3.) Are they loud barkers? 4.) Where did you get them, and how much did they cost?
Posted by 49Patriots[/QUOTE]
1.) THey are fairly easy to train as long as you do it right off the bat. They are incredibly smart, thinking dogs (as are all herding dogs) and are very eager to please their people. If you aren't careful though, they will be the ones training YOU. Trust me on this. lol They are somewhat active dogs and they do need a 'job' to do, so they aren't the best choice if you have a small apartment and they will be left alone for long periods of time. But generally, they are quite adaptable to most living situations as long as they get adequate exercise.
2.) They typically live 15+ years.
3.) As for barking, they are very vigilant watch dogs and will alert you to any noise going on that's out of the ordinary. This again goes back to their herding instincts. But they are not excessively loud and yippy generally. But if you're looking for a dog that doesn't bark much at all, Corgis may not be your best choice. lol Also, these are not the kind of dogs you can leave tied outside with a dog house (not that I advocate that for any dog).
4.) I always get my corgis from reputable breeders and/or corgi rescue organizations. The cost for a pet quality puppy is $1000+. The rescue dogs can usually be obtained for a small fee to help cover the cost the organization had for fostering the dog (vet care, etc.). Typically it's around $100.
If you want you can email me and I can give you the names of some places you can contact to find out more (local corgi clubs, etc.).
Whatever you do I emplore you to NOT purchase a puppy (of any breed) from a pet shop, please. Those poor things are puppy mill dogs 90% of the time...and you don't even want to know what goes on in thos places. :(
Hope that helps. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you like.