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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke welsh corgi originated from Wales in the Pembrokeshire area. There is another older breed of Corgi known as the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi was initially used to develop the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Corgi’s where used as farm dogs as Corgi’s are good with cattle, with their low to the ground build they nip cattle on the heels and can duck and avoid the kicks from the cattle. Due to their small build, it was less expensive to keep them and their naturally bobbed tail meant that they were workings dogs which made them exempt from taxes. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was gifted to the Queen of England, and her love of the breed has been instrumental in making Corgi dogs popular as family pets.

Male Corgi’s can range from 26 to 28 lbs., and females range from 24 to 26 lbs. A male Corgi on average is 12 inches in height and a female on average is 10 inches in height. Corgi’s usually are at full size at one year of age. They have a long back, upright ears and short bowed legs. They require 20 to 40 minutes of exercise per day as their energy level is average. They have a double but short waterproof coat, and their overall grooming needs are low. There are several colours that Corgi’s tend to come in: Red, Sable, Fawn, Black and Tan and can be with or without flashings. As was mentioned earlier, Corgi’s are herding dogs and enjoy herding cattle in particular. Corgi’s usually have closely docked tails, and some puppies are born with a natural bobtail. Corgi’s tend to have back problems as they are longer in their bodies than they are tall.

Corgi’s are very animated dogs who enjoy being a part of the action; they see themselves as large dogs in small dog bodies. They have quick intelligence and a very forceful will. Corgi’s are very energetic dogs; they are quick on their feet and have a very strong determination. Corgi’s graded the farmhouse hunting vermin and herding the livestock. Corgi’s love to work and excel at agility competitions. They are quick to learn tricks and appear to have a sense of humour at times. They are great watchdogs and often are prone to alarm barking when it is not necessary. Corgi’s need a kind but firm hand when in training, if left by themselves too often they can get into lots of trouble.

Enjoy your Pembroke Welsh Corgi and remember to have a 72-hour health check with your veterinarian on your new family member.

Written by Shannon Knox – Practice Manager

Resources:
https://www.hillspet.com/dog-care/dog-breeds/welsh-corgi-pembroke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke_Welsh_Corgi

 

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following policies were updated on Tuesday April 7, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 613-542-7337. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Wednesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. We accept credit card and debit card.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic