Look at our furriend Emma Corgi herding! She knows how to communicate to give each individual sheep safe directions. It's in her body language and her special Corgi communication ability.
Herding and droving is what we Welsh Corgis do well and have always done well. Like other working dogs who herd, and like cutting horses, we see the world in terms of keeping individual animals and flocks organized and safe.
Emma is a happy Corgi. She gets to do what she loves.
We Corgis are not lap dogs. We are not toy dogs. Not a play thing or a puppet or a toy.
We don't want to be kept in little crates in apartments and brought out just for show and cuddles.
As Emma paw-elegantly stated, "Working/herding/water dog breeds are great, just as long as they can live the lifestyle they were bred for (by humans). Otherwise, they are frustrated, develop behavioral problems, and end up in shelters being destroyed."
There's been so much controversy lately over dog breeding. I feel that I must bark about maintaining the strength and vitality and health of traditional breeds, especially working and herding breeds.
My Corgi feelings are hurt that humans mix up overbreeding with breeding, as if it's bad or elitist to be a working dog.
We want us dogs to be healthy and happy. What we don't want is to reduce the dog population at the expense of breed integrity.
Pawleeze reduce dog overpopulation: Reduce breeding as a source of human income!
And pawleeze help humans understand us better. If they did, very few of us would end up abandoned in shelters!
Paw-note: You can rescue a wonderful Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi through CorgiAid and Golden Gate PWCF and other organizations.
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