Health & Care

In general, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a hardy, healthy dog. He lives to a ripe old age; the average lifespan is 12 to 13 years, although dogs 14 or 15 years of age are not uncommon. Generally most health problems are related to breeding and whelping concerns.

Corgis require an average amount of exercise, and delight in simple games of ball chasing to burn off excess energy, as well as daily walks if there's no fenced yard.

Grooming a Corgi is a simple task in that the coat requires a minimum of care. Brushing, combing and an occasional bathing are all that is necessary. Basic nail trimming, ear and dental care are also indicated. For the average Corgi, nail trimming is a task which they'd rather you forgot. Although they do not enjoy having nails trimmed, a little bit of persuasion usually wins out in the end. Trimming nails regularly from puppyhood is the best way to avoid disputes.





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