March 9, 2012
It must be not-mutt week this week on Corgimutts.  Here’s one from deep in my family archives.  My dad snapped this of two of Corrci’s littermates the day we picked him up from his breeder in 1993.  I believe that’s Putnam Amanda’s Folly on the right, the littermate that his breeder kept as a show dog.
I was ten years old and this long-researched and long begged-for puppy was my prize for managing not to die of lyme disease the year before.  For me, it’s rescue dogs all the way now, but if you do decide to go the breeder route, this is the way to do it - not meeting a van full of designer puppies in a dark alley, not going to a pet store - instead having long talks with a breeder about what their goals are and whether you’re the right home for one of their dogs, joining their waitlist for a puppy (and if there’s no list, why are they making them?), then going to meet one or both parents, see the litter, see the home where they’re born and the yard where they learn to romp and play.   These dogs all had great lives from beginning to end, just the way they all should.

It must be not-mutt week this week on Corgimutts.  Here’s one from deep in my family archives.  My dad snapped this of two of Corrci’s littermates the day we picked him up from his breeder in 1993.  I believe that’s Putnam Amanda’s Folly on the right, the littermate that his breeder kept as a show dog.

I was ten years old and this long-researched and long begged-for puppy was my prize for managing not to die of lyme disease the year before.  For me, it’s rescue dogs all the way now, but if you do decide to go the breeder route, this is the way to do it - not meeting a van full of designer puppies in a dark alley, not going to a pet store - instead having long talks with a breeder about what their goals are and whether you’re the right home for one of their dogs, joining their waitlist for a puppy (and if there’s no list, why are they making them?), then going to meet one or both parents, see the litter, see the home where they’re born and the yard where they learn to romp and play.   These dogs all had great lives from beginning to end, just the way they all should.

February 3, 2012
And, my god, that bushy tail.  Edit:  He’s been adopted.  No wonder!

And, my god, that bushy tail.  Edit:  He’s been adopted.  No wonder!

February 2, 2012
This 4 year-old cutie is looking for a home in Enfield, Ct.  At the shelter, they think he’s a chi-corgi, but unlike most chihuahua-corgis I’ve seen, he’s not the least bit funfortunate looking.  No pinchy little face or portly oversized body… a 15-pounder who’s athletic enough to hop a 36-inch baby gate. Maybe some kind of small terrier got in there?  Or sheltie, like this one?

This 4 year-old cutie is looking for a home in Enfield, Ct.  At the shelter, they think he’s a chi-corgi, but unlike most chihuahua-corgis I’ve seen, he’s not the least bit funfortunate looking.  No pinchy little face or portly oversized body… a 15-pounder who’s athletic enough to hop a 36-inch baby gate. Maybe some kind of small terrier got in there?  Or sheltie, like this one?

January 26, 2011
Beansprout is maybe a Corgi / Border Collie mix puppy, and is looking for a home in Sussex, NJ.  Why isn’t he home with you yet?  
(Click here for a library of mutts with that mix.  Spectacular, right?)

Beansprout is maybe a Corgi / Border Collie mix puppy, and is looking for a home in Sussex, NJ.  Why isn’t he home with you yet?  

(Click here for a library of mutts with that mix.  Spectacular, right?)

December 8, 2010
Ferdinand is four months old now, lives in Alabama, and will be transported to a forever home near Stroudsburg, PA.  (Your home, maybe?).  
His foster family thinks he’s maybe a chi-corgi, and he was only 8 pounds at 3 months, but I’m seeing some pug in the forehead wrinkles and the width of chest.  Pug, or maybe puggle, just to make it an all-around designer-dogmill-breeding experiment run amok.  Still, he came out cute cute cute, didn’t he?

Ferdinand is four months old now, lives in Alabama, and will be transported to a forever home near Stroudsburg, PA.  (Your home, maybe?).  

His foster family thinks he’s maybe a chi-corgi, and he was only 8 pounds at 3 months, but I’m seeing some pug in the forehead wrinkles and the width of chest.  Pug, or maybe puggle, just to make it an all-around designer-dogmill-breeding experiment run amok.  Still, he came out cute cute cute, didn’t he?

September 28, 2010
Autumn Ann is a corgi-daschund puppy, and, no, you shouldn’t hold your breath for her to grow into the ears.  Adoptable.  Kalamazoo.

Autumn Ann is a corgi-daschund puppy, and, no, you shouldn’t hold your breath for her to grow into the ears.  Adoptable.  Kalamazoo.

September 21, 2010
Four Corgidors, Cassopolis, MI.

Four Corgidors, Cassopolis, MI.

September 14, 2010
There’s the pretty mamma!  Rosalind the corgi-jack is still busy with her puppies at a rescue in Rockaway, NJ, but she’ll be ready to go home when they are next month.  Looks like four of her five puppies are spoken for.  One little brown and white female left.  

There’s the pretty mamma!  Rosalind the corgi-jack is still busy with her puppies at a rescue in Rockaway, NJ, but she’ll be ready to go home when they are next month.  Looks like four of her five puppies are spoken for.  One little brown and white female left.  

August 10, 2010
Merlot is a slightly mysterious puppy.  Casanova Corgi came under suspicion when she didn’t seem to be attaining the size of the cattledog / blue heeler mix that was initially posited.  She’s just 10 pounds, and is in Woodbury, NJ, if you want to take her home and find out what you get.  She’s almost got the mousey look of some of the cutest chi-corgis, doesn’t she?

Merlot is a slightly mysterious puppy.  Casanova Corgi came under suspicion when she didn’t seem to be attaining the size of the cattledog / blue heeler mix that was initially posited.  She’s just 10 pounds, and is in Woodbury, NJ, if you want to take her home and find out what you get.  She’s almost got the mousey look of some of the cutest chi-corgis, doesn’t she?

August 9, 2010
One more of Maddison today.  I love that her family is giving her a little obedience exercise to go through.  Corgis love a job or a game.  Just look at this little girl bounding through the tunnel.  
It’s perfectly possible to make your own agility tunnels. I’ve seen the “scary” collapsed tunnel with no light at the end made out of a bottomless garbage can and a sheet.  But you can also impulse-buy a fold-away one in the kids’ section of Ikea, like we did for the Corgi in our life a years ago.  You set it up in the living room, and he’s just waiting for someone to yell, “Gibson, tunnel!”

One more of Maddison today.  I love that her family is giving her a little obedience exercise to go through.  Corgis love a job or a game.  Just look at this little girl bounding through the tunnel.  

It’s perfectly possible to make your own agility tunnels. I’ve seen the “scary” collapsed tunnel with no light at the end made out of a bottomless garbage can and a sheet.  But you can also impulse-buy a fold-away one in the kids’ section of Ikea, like we did for the Corgi in our life a years ago.  You set it up in the living room, and he’s just waiting for someone to yell, “Gibson, tunnel!”