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Advice my Mrs wanna dog.. ........

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by vitalich, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    Hi lads,

    Anyone have an experience and can give me any advice on Welsh Corgi?
     
  2. Alex.B

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    Strange choice but please check the rescue dogs out first . :)
     
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    Hi they are meant to be a good temperament and the ones I've met have all been nice dogs, they tend to gain weight quite easily and there's a few conditions that they will be of increased risk of if they get overweight.

    All pedigree dogs are prone to some form of genetic conditions - the main ones welsh corgis are prone to are:
    [h=2]- Canine Degenerative Myelopathy[/h]-Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
    [h=2]-Progressive Retinal Atrophy[/h]
    (this website has more info http://pets.thenest.com/genetic-problems-welsh-corgi-5720.html )

    Your best bet is to find a reputable breeder who has clear pedigree history and has preferable tested for the main genetic diseases the dogs suffer from. Its not the most common of breeds but the local vets might know some decent breeders that are local, if not the kennel club has a list of registered breeders.

    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pembrokecorgi.htm

    Theres some general info on the breed on that website also.

    The main advice I would give is to a/ find a good local vets mainly by asking around friends etc and b/ get some comprehensive pet insurance.

    Pet insurance isn't cheap for good cover unfortunately but it can save you a fortune if something does happen, running a vets isn't cheap and the drugs alone for some conditions can cost in the thousands for a years supply and the tests aren't cheap either and having good pet insurance will honestly make your life a lot easier and save a lot of worry on vet bills.
    Make sure to read the small print on them, some cover conditions for life, others barely cover anything.
    The local vets will probably have some advice because they will see what insurance companies are providing or refusing to pay out for.

    As above there are a lot of rescue dogs out there but if its your first dog make sure it doesn't have any major behavioral problems because they can require a lot of experience to deal with.
     
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    Don't let the inherited conditions put you off/bog you down, pretty much all dogs are prone to one or another, its just best to ask the breeders about them because you can get a feel for if they are more interested in progressing the breed or making money
     
  5. stevemandm

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    get her a rabbit instead ... much more fun !
     
  6. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    thnks lads for all good advices

    will keep an eye on kennel club breeders
     
  7. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Any dog will gain weight fast if it's over fed that dry s****y kibble, full of stuff that the canine digestion can't even process!!

    all dogs are internally exactly the same, but go to your local pet shop and you will find dog food tailored for every individual breed of dog, lot of Censored!!!!

    Mother Nature put plenty food on this planet for the canine carnivore, it's called a herbivore!!!

    but as said please look at dog rescue, there is plenty looking for a second chance:)
     
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    Google did find some corgi rescues with some nice looking pure and cross breeds . Please have a look , its a great feeling to have done it. :D
     
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    My Daughter over in Canada has a welsh Corgi. She is out most of the day and was recommended this breed.
    True to form the dog does not mind being left and is a friendly animal. Also a wonderful companion, not too keen to go walkies if its wet or snowy, a proper house dog. Does not however get on with other dogs.
     
  10. vitalich

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    googled corgi rescues in uk, found too many corgi-jack russel crosses for rehome....
    no pembrooks found yet

    but now i can legitimately spend hours on AGF as i'm digging for some really usefull info :)
     
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    I found some nice x's on those sites , go on you know you want to :) .in fact we are tempted to get a certain one as Troy is fine with other dogs . If we do I hold you fully responsible .
     
  12. rabbitraider1

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    I agree with this mostly, however, there is also risks of several nutritional deficiencies if not done properly and on certain gut disorders (best left to the imagination)

    Not normally such a problem with real meat but lean meat (rabbit and chicken) is low in a lot of fat soluble vitamins. Wild animals don't just eat the meat they eat all the other bits like liver, guts eyes which have a lot of the other bits in.
    You get a lot of sick animals in the vets mainly from upper class women who only feed betsie the finest chicken :p

    On the whole though avoid cheap kibble, some of the decent diets are well formulated with all nutrients required.
     

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