Adopt A Corgi Or Buy A Corgi: Which To Pick
Adopting a corgi and buying a corgi both has it’s benefits and problems. Which ever one is better for you will depend on what you are looking for when getting a corgi. Adopting a corgi would be better for those who are looking to get one for a family pet while buying a corgi would be for those who are more into competing.
Adopt A Corgi
When you adopt a corgi there are a few things that usually a corgi has been trained for already. Most adopted corgis are trained for one if not all of three things (leash, potty, and crate training). If he or she had just arrived not too long ago at the shelter then it is likely they haven’t been trained for any of those. Also when adopting a corgi, he or she will be up to date on his or her vaccines most of the time. Again this may depend on how long the corgi has been there for.
Adopting a corgi tends to mean your getting a corgi who is some where around the age of two to eight. This doesn’t mean you won’t find a corgi who is under two or over eight years old, but commonly dogs in a shelter will be within the range of those six years. Another thing to note is that you may want to check why that corgi ended up in the shelter. This can give you an idea on the personality of that corgi before you take him home. A corgi’s personality isn’t set in stone, you can change it if the previous owner abused that corgi and you provide that same corgi with a loving home and care. It just may take some time to change and during that time, you will have to be careful on how you interact with your adopted corgi.
Buying A Corgi
Buying a corgi is almost the exact opposite of adopting a corgi. When you buy a corgi, that corgi will usually be under a year old, most of time around only six to eight weeks old. They won’t be trained at all meaning you will have to train them and deal with the possible accidents in the house and other challenges of training.
Since the corgi is a puppy, his or her personality will be developing. Depending on how you raise him will shape your corgi’s personality. Most of the time, a corgi will reflect the owner’s personality in some way.
The major upside to buying a corgi is that your corgi will likely be a purebred. This is for owners who want their corgi to compete in major competitions and not really important for those who are looking for a pet.
Adopting Or Buying A Corgi: Which Is Better?
Each has its upsides and downsides. Adopting a corgi usually means the corgi you’re getting is trained, but yet is older. Buying a corgi usually means a younger corgi, purebred, and needs to be trained. Those looking to have a family pet would be better off with adopting a corgi while those who are looking at competing would want to buy a corgi.
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