There’s a reason why corgi pups are the kings and queens of the Internet memes. Those short, stubby legs! The head tilt! The weird, long, hotdog body! Those adorable, emotion-filled faces! If you are thinking about going from just giggling at Corgi memes to owning one IRL, here are a few things you should know:
1.They are royalty
Or at least they are loved by royalty. Highly intelligent, Corgis have been a favorite of the British Royal Family’s for more than seventy years. Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than THIRTY during her rein. Thirty. Corgis. Start thinking of regal names for your Corgi now.
2. Playtime looks like an EPIC battle
Have you ever seen two corgi pups playing? With their long, wiggly bodies and stout legs, every jump and butt wiggle looks like a launch into a tremendous charge. Corgis can be high energy, playful pups and even nip a bit due to their herding background.
3.Their faces tell you EVERYTHING
Poker face? What’s that? Corgis wear their heart on their sleeves, or rather, on their adorable faces. Don’t expect your new corgi puppy to have any kind of chill when seeing new places, friends, or even mirrors.
4. You will have to choose between a Cardigan and the Pembroke
Did you know there are actually two breeds of Corgis? Corgis evolved into two separate breeds, the Cardigan Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They were not recognized as two types of pup until the 1930s. The good news is, they are both insanely cute and smart herding dogs.
5. They can get a little…round
Although Corgis are naturally athletic herding breeds, your Corgi will almost definitely have an affinity for snacks that aren’t on the doggy menu. If you decide to bring home a corgi pup, be sure to give her plenty of exercise to keep her trim and ready to battle the next time she sees herself in the mirror.
Remember, you can find just about any breed of dog you are looking for at a shelter or rescue. Look on Facebook for a Corgi Rescue in your area.