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Old 04-18-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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I have four Welsh corgis (all Pembrokes) ranging from Merlin, the guy in the stuck bolt thread, who is 12 1/2, to Jack, who is five. All have done agility, currently only Jack is competing. Candy, who is also in a cart, competes in Rally obedience. I also manage a cart-loan program for CorgiAid, an organization that helps to fund vet care for corgis in rescue.

I know we have at least one other corgi person and at least one other agility person here!
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:52 AM   #2
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Corgis, them are those short legged dogs with big ears? We have six cockers, dont do the show thing anymore, Our latest is s show dog rescue. Amazing how people can treat these beautiful animals like clothes, use them then simply discard. Any way those trials are great fun to watch.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:07 AM   #3
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Hey we are a Corgi family too
We have Lena our 31/2 year old Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
Miss Lena is just our crazy family pet who keeps us smiling and laughing with her funny Corgi smiles and Aaaarrrrooooos!
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:55 AM   #4
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I show Beagles.

I show them how to do stuff and they show me how they ignore it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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I show Beagles.

I show them how to do stuff and they show me how they ignore it.
LOL, I do a lot of that with corgis, too! Merlin, my beagle-colored corgi, is the worst, though.
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I try to show our Munchkin cat (short-legged cats like Corgis), but he fits too well under things. He is a one-person cat.

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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I try to show our Munchkin cat (short-legged cats like Corgis), but he fits too well under things. He is a one-person cat.

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We seem to have a shorted legged animal theme going on here!
Your kitty is so sweet looking....just want to give her/him snuggles!
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #8
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Kudos to all animal lovers! I, too, cannot understand why pets are sometimes treated so poorly. Through the years I have adopted several animals that were neglected or abandoned.

In the past I have participated in gun dog and obedience training, but that's not my thing. I do use what I've learned to teach my pets some manners. (Well, the dogs anyway. The cats are another story!) Love watching agility and wish something like that was close to home!

I really like Dobermans and when my 15-year-old passed on I found Nigel at Doberman Rescue. He's a 95-pound Blue and thinks he's a lap dog!
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:17 AM   #9
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My dogs have long legs! We have two Airedales. The larger is a also rescue. I would love to meet Nigel.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:28 AM   #10
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My dogs have long legs! We have two Airedales. The larger is a also rescue. I would love to meet Nigel.
Well, since we're both in MN that is likely! We have a daughter now and are planning lots more outdoor activities with her in mind. (Which is why we've moved from our 13' to a 16').

Our desktop crashed a couple months ago, and although all data was saved, I haven't transfered any of it. I'll have to dig out a photo of Nigel to post.

Nigel has always captured a lot of attention. We thought the baby would steal the show, but Nigel still grabs it all! Last fall we attended a local outdoor art fair with the baby and Nigel. As usual, people rushed over to pet the Dobe. Baby got her share of attention, but Nigel got more!
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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We have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Definately in the longer legged group.

The eldest is Sara. She's two and has been trying a whole lot of different activities over that time. So far she's got a hunt title (we don't hunt), herding instinct certificate (sheep), and her Therapy Dog papers. She loves to lure course and last fall we started straight racing.
Trouble's not a year yet so this summer will be the first real chance to try any organized activities. Can't wait to see what his interests are.... so far it is stalking squirrels.
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No wonder you need a bigger trailer! We could probably make our cat a camping cat. He would not come out from under the bed the whole time, so we would not need to worry about safety. He was a rescue, as are all of our cats. The farmer on the farm where he was born was going to shoot him.
We have another one from the same farm, different year. For you Lord of the Rings fans, the little male is called Tobias (Toby) while the female is called Elanor (Ellie).

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In the picture, you will see me, Kathleen, and dogs Hughie, Radar and Dixie. The dogs are Cardigan Welsh corgis.


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Hughie used to herd, play flyball and do obedience - he has titles in all of those fields. Radar is getting ready for herding trials next month. Dixie is a former farmdog who now spends as much time as possible on the couch getting skrtiches.

They all have web sites at http://moonset.ca, as does our much-missed Sparkey.
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Yay, more egg-corgis!
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Sara is our 2 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback. She passed her therapy dog test last summer but we didn't get her registered until this winter. We hadn't really made a match for her visiting until today. She spent a couple of hours visiting with a young autistic boy today and I couldn't have imagined a better result. He's actually been going through a dog fear stage recently and as we left he made me promise that I would "bring my Sara visiting dog back again"
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:21 PM   #16
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I have four Welsh corgis (all Pembrokes) ranging from Merlin, the guy in the stuck bolt thread, who is 12 1/2, to Jack, who is five. All have done agility, currently only Jack is competing. Candy, who is also in a cart, competes in Rally obedience. I also manage a cart-loan program for CorgiAid, an organization that helps to fund vet care for corgis in rescue.
Bobbie,

In my former life (first wife) we raised, bred, trained, showed and competed in obedience, as well as conformation. From that background, I am wondering if the corgis and similar long-backed and short-legged dogs have many back problems due to climbing and/or decending the steep stairs of the typical egg?

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Old 05-15-2010, 07:26 PM   #17
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I show Beagles.

I show them how to do stuff and they show me how they ignore it.
Me too! Although, that's not entirely fair to Dolly, my 'good' Beagle. She & I have done a little agility & obedience and she is a dream. Still stubborn and food-obsessed, but capable of learning. Her little brother, Jax? He's my 'show' beagle. As in, after 8 months of obedience work, he's showed me! He knows sit, and that's all he's willing to offer. He's adorable and terrible in equal measure.

I'm about to take off on a trip that will take me, the dogs, my sister and my 13' Uhaul from Boston to Portland, OR to Vancouver to Jasper-Banff-Calgary to Boston. Wish us luck!
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:15 PM   #18
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In my former life (first wife) we raised, bred, trained, showed and competed in obedience, as well as conformation. From that background, I am wondering if the corgis and similar long-backed and short-legged dogs have many back problems due to climbing and/or decending the steep stairs of the typical egg?

Mike
Merlin's problem is a genetic disease related to ALS, called degenerative myelopathy, and has no relationship to long backs as it occurs in many breeds. There is a DNA test for the gene for it, (only two years old) and anyone buying a puppy from a susceptible breed should make sure the breeder is using the test. It occurs in corgis, boxers, GSDs, French bulldogs, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Chessies, Great Pyrs, poodles, and to some extent in most other breeds, but the above ought to have genetic testing before being bred.

Candy has IVDD which does occur mainly in long-backed dogs, but it is probably also genetic rather than being caused by jumping or the long back specifically. No gene found for that one yet (UC Davis is working on it.) The rupture itself sometimes occurs upon jumping, but it is caused by disintegration of the cushioning gel in the disks.
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Well, wanted to chime in about our cute foster dog, Reggie! He has had his shots now and been neutered and has fully recovered from that. He is a wonder, loving companion and loves walks on the beach and playing ball and frisbee. He is 55 pounds of rusty short fur with a big grin and floppy ears! Ready to adopt. Give us a shout out on our email if you're in Texas and would like to visit Reggie. Here's some pics to get you excited.

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I have 6 dogs all mixed breeds, all rescue and now used as therapy dogs.
All love kids and can't wait for September for school, so they can visit.
We actually named our 79 boler..`THE DOG POUND`
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