A medium-size dog with a large dog personality
Be careful! From a certain angle, a corgi cannot be distinguished from a bread loaf.
As herding dogs, Pembroke Welsh Corgis have the bark of a Shepherd, and would not think twice before going after a bear. They are smart, yet a bit stubborn, and require a strong-willed owner. Otherwise, the saying "My corgi is not spoiled, I'm just well-trained" will become true. They are a versatile pet - if you want a jogging companion, you'll get one. If you want a lazy buddy - corgi can be that as well, as long as they get to occasionally run around in a backyard or a nearby dog park. They shed a lot (if you are into knitting, no need for buying yarn anymore), and it is recommended to brush them at least once a week.
First of all, all LeMitri's corgis are DM-free, meaning they will not get the disease. Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a genetic, incurable, fatal disease that affects the spinal cord in Corgis, leading to full paralysis of back legs, affecting walking, scratching, going potty etc. It typically affects older Corgis at the age of 9 or older. In the beginning, the disease is manageable with the use of a dog wheelchair. This is so common that the term "Corgi on Wheels" has become very popular, leading to online communities and websites dedicated to affected dogs. All LeMitri's Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genetically tested to make sure that none of our puppies will be affected by Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). All our pups are "Clear by Parentage", and we provide you with a copy of genetic testing results so that you have peace of mind. Learn about it more in our "Corgi DM and its implications" article.
Beware! Corgis are extremely cute! With their big brown eyes and irresistible smile, it is very difficult to say "No" to a begging face. Because of that, Corgi obesity is a huge problem nowadays. A normal weight of a full-grown male corgi is 25-30 lbs and 20-25 lbs for a female. Remember, obesity can lead to much more serious health problems - from diabetes to thyroid issues, from skeletal to heart problems. We recommend feeding about 1 cup a day of any LeMitri's tested foods.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are fairly low maintenance dogs. Occasional baths and nail trims, along with timely shots and preventions at the vet, do the trick. The only thing is that Corgis shed. A LOT. Without regular once-a-week brushing, you would be able to build another corgi out of your companion's shed hair on a daily basis. There are several LeMitri's tested products to help you with that.
LeMitri's Pembroke Welsh Corgis are purebred & DM-free. Our pups are $1500. We require a deposit of 50% when they are 3 weeks old at that time you would pick your pup as well. They will have tails docked and dewclaws removed, have their first 2 sets of shots and 6 and 9 weeks first heartworm prevention and dewormed multiple times. They will be tested for DM as well. They come with limited AKC registration (they will need to be spayed/neutered at or around 6 months. They do come with a health guarantee. The process is fairly simple: If you want to be guaranteed to get a pup from the next litter, you would put a $100 deposit, which goes towards the price. Otherwise, we just post on our website and our social media pages when the litter is born and available, and at that point, it's first come first serve.