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I'm not entirely convinced you're conning us. They're obviously soft toys........😂😂
Funny you should say that. He is rather stief like.
He isn’t very bright, frequently gets this stuck on him and carries on as normal…
 

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I've been actively avoiding this thread as I knew the photos would make my green eyed monster rear her ugly head but I couldn't resist.....and I was right!

He is a total babe and I'm a little bit in love 🥰
He is very lovely, I must confess I’m a bit smitten. Im glad we went for another in the end. He really is a dear little fellow already The adult dogs behind him were all lovely too (and casual film stars being in the crown and some music video for an American both and I’ve never heard of), they all go back to the ryslip breeding (like her) and feature her sire behind Gus’ grandmother. The sires side is heavy with Ermyn breeding, which is where the connections to the illicit goings on at the house of windsor comes in. He wasn’t one of these huge overdone dogs, and had a great temperament too.

We were very rigorous about picking a very quiet little chap and I think we got it right. All of this makes me sound quite cold towards madam - she is of course much loved too, and a huge character, but very complex and she has the ingrained sharpness/too cleverness from her Mother. I had thought the sires influence may have been a calming factor but whilst it did with her sisters, she’s nothing like her pa. I knew it wouldn’t work to have such a character as she this time round despite the initial pup that caught my eye, being just that.

And of course they had to be the right breeder too. Even some of the ‘good’ ones have seen the merits of the market for them. His were/are wonderful, although more famed for their labs as I said.

Gus fits the bill. He adores our rough collie too.
 

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I’ve tried so hard not to look at these. I’ve always loved corgis, knew a smashing one in NZ who was a working dog with cattle. I’d love one!
 

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He really has settled in incredibly well. A well rounded pup and a real pleasure. I will miss having all day to lark around with him when I am back at work and he is dogsat for a period of the day by Mum.
 

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He has bonded very tightly with dear old H, who already had taught him many good things. Gus already understands the meaning of no better than someone else…he is very very eager to please. Today he was ‘told off’ for the first time - and couldn’t cope so subsequently followed me around being good - sitting without being asked for example, desperately seeking praise. No memo about being a corgi has been received yet.

It is strange but I can’t remember not having him pottering along beside me already.
 

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Still awaiting the naughtiness to kick in. He is still lovely, very endearing, sweet natured, quiet, and - whispers- (still a bit dense). He is a very ‘funny’ chap who really does go out of his way to do silly things. Still no coercion into mischief.

Madam is like a psychotic bunny boiler with him and one moment adores him, then next wants to eat him. The old boy still dotes on him and even the cats are quite fond of him.

We attended the Welsh corgi league show Sunday and it was very apparent even when being around lots of different lines of breeding - that I’m not the only one to have a bitch who lives up to the name, and to have a dog who is a dosy little clown. It seems even more so in pembrokes than my experience of other breeds that many of the bitches are very sharp, and very intense.
 

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My bitch was very much like yours but I always put it down to her missing out of training and socialisation as I picked her up and was in hospital with a broken back for a month 3 days later. It sounds like I might have been wrong. Jack was very much like your boy.
 

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My bitch was very much like yours but I always put it down to her missing out of training and socialisation as I picked her up and was in hospital with a broken back for a month 3 days later. It sounds like I might have been wrong. Jack was very much like your boy.
I think it varies quite a bit to the ‘depth of character’ shall we say, and there will always be exceptions like one of the litter sisters to our bitch is as soppy and laid back as a retriever. On the whole it seems bitches in the breed are more opinionated and forthright, then acting on that to differing degrees from individual to individual. In my case I just happened to get one that exercises that to the highest degree possible, and everything is an argument.
 
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