Considering new puppy...advice? Corgy/Cairn Terrier

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  1. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, a friend has some new puppies and I'm considering adopting one. Any thoughts are appreciated...specially if you have experience with these breeds. The daddy dog is a Corgy/Cairn Terrier mix and the mom is a Mutt with obvious terrier blood. Both are sweet dogs and of course the puppies are adorable but I'm wondering about it fitting into our household. So, we have two daughters ages 5 and 7, a 2 year old schnoodle who is very affectionate with everyone he meets and is great with the kids and chickens and of course, 5 chickens. So far the downsides I can think of with the new dog would be shedding and space in the car. Both of those things are managable as far as I can see.
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  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    My daughter has a Corgi and he is a very high energy dog that demands a lot of exercise and attention. I'm not familiar with the Cairn, but all terriers are high energy and will probably go after your birds. The first year or two it will be all puppy so consider all that goes with that, housebreaking, chewing, housebreaking, etc. If you have the time, energy, and experience training, it might be fun.
     
  3. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Cairn terrier and he is the sweetest dog. They love people, but they do have a lot of energy. If you have a backyard where they can play you'll do fine. They also love to just lay around with you. My Cairn, Herbie, doesn't bother my chickens at all, but he loves to demouse the coop. He is a better mouser than the cats. He's my buddy. Here's a picture of him with the chickens.

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  4. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to add that Cairns don't shed much.
     
  5. melleo

    melleo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 corgis and shedding is at the top of the list
    But they are the funniest dogs And we have an acre and they run til they are worn out.
    Scribble (female) and Wickett(male) are both around 2 years old and we have enjoyed them

    We used to have golden retrievers and chows and these 2 I just scoop up and go. Can't do that with a golden or chow lol

    Good luck
    Melia
     
  6. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your responses! We have a schnoodle already and he is a great mix of energy and snuggly. He would love to have a buddy.
    featherfooted, your Cairn is very cute!
     
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Quote:My word! What GORGEOUS Speckled Sussex! Where did you get them?!
     
  8. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
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    I have a Corgi. We just love her. As a matter of fact, I plan on breeding her in the next few months, because we love the breed so much. We got her as a puppy 2 years ago, along with her sister, who we lost about 6 months ago. The only problem I have is the shedding, but she is such a great dog, that it's just a minor inconvenience. Good luck!

    Paula
     
  9. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's from Ideal Hatchery. I no longer have her, I gave her to a friend. I see her often and she's even prettier after her first molt.
     
  10. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it is just this one dog but I thought I should warn you anyway. We got My mother in law a Pembroke Welsh Corgi 2 years ago for mothers day and although he is the cutest thing ever he is an awful chicken killer. He has killed two of there chickens and when we had him here because of flooding at there house he broke his chain and killed one of ours. He just goes crazy trying to get after them. Maybe it would of been better if they had the chickens when he was a pup but I have never seen a dog go as crazy as he does when he sees the chickens. when loose he will try to dig under the pen even and you have to drag him away.

    Just wanted to give you another point of view

    Good luck
    Melissa
     

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