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I know nothing whatsoever about corgis, apart from being nipped sharply by one when I was about three. I'm sure it was merited. I can only remember being told not to make a fuss about it.
However, I am amazed by your puppy's ears! They rival Jodrell Bank as listening devices. Very impressive.
 

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I know nothing whatsoever about corgis, apart from being nipped sharply by one when I was about three. I'm sure it was merited. I can only remember being told not to make a fuss about it.
However, I am amazed by your puppy's ears! They rival Jodrell Bank as listening devices. Very impressive.
They grow into them in the end…but in terms of listening device they are quite marvellous at hearing the opening of a packet, fridge door or even telepathically hearing any food related thoughts.
 

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Not at all puppy broody over here 🥺🥺
He is adorable!
Thank you. I still owe OH a MLDH, but won this one. He is very lovely and those who have met him at the breeders, who know their corgis, have all commented on how lovely and quiet he is. I think I will hopefully have less of his antics to share than madams :)
 

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Typically I had wanted to call him Spencer but thanks to the impending film I fear this will be assumed to have/come with royal connotations so we are back to the drawing board!
 

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Thank you. I think I am a pastoral convert. I’d like to think I’d one day perhaps have another rough collie too, but enjoy every day with my old remaining man and hope we have many years of them still to come.

It has been a rough year here in many ways so this chap will go some way to doing some healing me thinks. Sunday cannot come quick enough.
 

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Well, we are home. Richbourne Lord speaker aka Fergus aka Gus.

the tank has been suitably unpleasant to him and is in time out already (exhibit c), I think it’s going to take perhaps more work than I thought. She keeps lying by the side of his puppy pen, so I think that must be positive. She’s just unsure.

At least H is very fond of him already.
 

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The queen of darkness is plotting how astray she will lead him😂
She gets very frustrated that he’s very good and doesn’t follow her into the shadowland. The only naughtiness she’s achieved is distracting him everytime we go out to attempt toilet training.

We’ve had some small episodes of her chancing being a swine to him but generally ok. She bit him once, he went and shit on her bed to even things up. This was shortly after. I think she’s accepting defeat.
 

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Congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous. Madam will come round I'm sure :). May he bring you much joy and healing x
 

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I honestly have never known a dog so actively encourage a new pup to be a demon. I watched her show him how to pop the lid of the dog food tub today, three times then nip him because he just sat there. She kept hiding at the back of the hydrangeas to get him to go into the flower beds (which she isn’t allowed to do) and when he wouldn’t she jumped on him. If I wasn’t convinced she was demonic before, I am now. Few teething problems over him having food and toys, which we were prepared for - but generally it’s going ok.


He is just so GOOD. Toilet training is a write off as she distracts him every visit out so it’s going to be slow, but other than that - he is SO good. The complete opposite of she at this age. Knowing your lines pays off this time.

The only habit she has taught him is to sit on the footstool, her favourite place. In general so far he just likes to be with you, and hasn’t nipped once. Just snuggles in a lot. By this point with the tank she’d bitten through my lip for touching a carrot I gave her.

His breeders are very well known for their labradors. I remain unconvinced one hasn’t snuck into his gene pool. He can’t be all corgi.
 

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It has been a long time since I’ve had a ‘normal’ puppy. The Sherman tank, despite being well bred and well reared, was always very challenging. The last puppy before her was dear departed nightmare terrier (supposed to be a ‘teacup yorkie’ - he was not) who came to us at four months rescued from a puppy farm and with lots and lots of issues. It is quite nice to have one who got the memo about puppyhood.
 
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