Smart dog lovers pick their puppies carefully. It may seem like love at first sight, but every dog—and every owner—is a special breed. Let’s face it: relationships are complicated. Sometimes opposites attract, but other times, two peas in a pod make for the perfect pair.
Eager to get the most out of life? Do you move through the day with a bold, vivacious stride, looking for adventure? Maybe you find yourself in a motivating role getting people headed in the same direction. When you run into obstacles, they’re simply a challenge to overcome. And sometimes, you can be a little feisty. Well, congratulations: you might just share some personality traits with the adorably cute, and amazing astute, Pembroke Welsh Corgi!
This corgi can’t get enough of water sports…
The first thing dog lovers notice about the corgi personality is that, well, there’s a lot of it. Maybe they’re overcompensating for those tiny feet and stubby legs, but these Pembroke puppies act like they’re ten times their size, ready to herd animals… and people, if you let them. In humans, we call this a Napoleon complex, and that guy tried to conquer Europe, so you know a corgi likes to be in charge. If you share that trait, hopefully you welcome some in-home competition.
Those pointy ears are telling: a corgi can be as smart as a fox. They’re great at troubleshooting, thinking outside the box (maybe to make up for accusations of being boxy?), so leaving a Pembroke alone with little stimuli is never a good idea. They need a job, a project, something to keep them occupied lest they find a way out of the house and into trouble.
That’s right: trouble. A corgi isn’t afraid to flirt with danger. This herder is accustomed to guiding cattle, sheep, ponies – even geese – so with a long history of nipping at heels, it’s natural to assume exercise and fun might involve some playful provocation. Obviously, this isn’t suitable for every household, especially if play-biting is going to cause fear and friction.
This corgi isn’t afraid of some friendly feline antagonism…
Corgi’s are also talkative, so hopefully you share their chattiness. Sure, you can train them to stop barking on command, but they’re excited to tell you about everything going on, in or outside the house. They might even get used to your daily routine and bark if you change it up. Sure enough, that light you always turn off when you leave the room? You left it on.
Excuse me, you’re supposed to answer the phone…
Star Wars fan? Some people claim corgi growls and guttural noises sound a bit like Wookies (although size-wise, they’re closer to an Ewok).
I wonder if Han Solo can translate for us…
Perhaps the most telling thing about a corgi personality is the way that they walk. Head high, hightailing it to keep up – and ahead – of the rest of the world, the corgi sure seems self-assured. Low to the ground, these big dogs in little bodies seem certain they’re standing tall. Maybe they think they’re royalty, and Queen Elizabeth hasn’t helped dispel them of that notion.
God save the corgis!
There’s nothing mopey about these dynamic dogs. They’re fun-loving and playful, and the dog lover who fits with a corgi personality is sure to have lots of stories and adventures to share with their companion.