Are Corgis Herding Dogs?

Are Corgis herding dogs?

The Corgi is a herding dog that has been used in Wales to guide farm animals across fields as early as 1200 BCE. Their small legs and long build provide them with agility, which they use when chasing after prey or ducks at the sight of one coming in their direction.

Corgis are also known to be one of the most obedient dogs when it comes to following commands from their owners, which is likely another result of their training as herding dogs. If you’re looking for a furry friend who will always be down for a game of fetch and will never say no to a cuddle, a Corgi might be the perfect dog for you.

2 reasons why Corgis are good herding dogs

#1: They have an active personality

The Corgi has a lively personality that may be seen in its enthusiastic nature and high activity levels. They are also open to new things, which means you should expose them during this period while they’re still young!

Please take advantage of these traits by playing outdoor games or taking regular walks with your puppy, so it can exercise physically (through running)and emotionally(from being excited).

corgi pembroke in the park

2: They are intelligent

Corgis are one of the most intelligent dog breeds, likely due to their long history as herding dogs. They are quick learners and excel at tasks that require problem-solving skills.

This means that they will be able to understand new commands quickly and follow them obediently. If you’re looking for a dog that is easy to train, a Corgi is a good choice.

2 surprising facts about Corgis and herding

#1: They have an extensive herding resume


Corgis have been used as herding dogs for centuries, which has given them a lot of experience in the field. They are one of the most popular herding dog breeds in the world.

The Corgi has been around since 3000 BC, and they are still going strong! They were originally bred to herd animals, but their fame mainly comes from being cute little dogs with an incredible talent for herding other small creatures.

The best thing about corgis is that they come back when you whistle. They have a special ability to find their way back to you. Even though there are many of them around, many people find their Corgi through fate, not adoption.

#2: Herding can be risky for Corgis too

The Corgi is a small, fast-moving animal bred to herd animals like sheep. They have short legs, which means they cannot support their height evenly on the nonflat ground. They will walk lopsidedly with one front paw higher than the other due to poor balance or injury if allowed too much time herding ( usually 30 minutes – 1 hour ).

To avoid this, you should only let your Corgi sprint / run alongside an animal for them to be able to distribute their weight and avoid any long-term health problems evenly. If you don’t want them to get injured, make sure you keep an eye on them and don’t let them sprint for too long.

Corgi outdoor cute and funny

3 tips to help Corgis herd

#1: Help your Corgi get comfortable with other animals first

Different species frequently give different signals, which might result in misunderstandings. For example, your Corgi might think that farm animals are about attack despite acting neutral in order not to hurt anything or anyone! This causes a wide array of reactions, with 25% treating each other indifferently while 10% report regularly attacking one another.

You can make a positive difference in your dog’s life by exposing them to new things. The best way is through regular visits with friends and family and going on walks around the neighborhood where there are plenty of smells for him (and you) to enjoy!

#2: Make herding sound fun

The Noisy Planet indicates that 100 A-weighted decibels (dbA) are about as loud concert. This means you may need extra care when taking your Corgi on visits or events where there’s increased background noise, such as festivals since they tend to be intimidated by tractors and pigs squealing in unison from nearby farms at certain times of the day.

The Corgi is a smart breed that can sense when they’re around something or someone else. This means sometimes you’ll notice them chewing on their nails instead of playing with yours, shaking in fear even though there’s no one around to be afraid – it could just come down to how sensitive these dogs are! To help ease this discomforting feeling while still exploring new things together, try doing what I did: start by recording all loud farm noises, such as bulls bellowing at cows during milking time; then bring those recordings home so we have some extra background noise going during mealtime which makes it more fun for everyone!

#3: Teach them herding commands

The list of commands your Corgi needs to know is very long and complicated. For them not only to be able to herder but also stay calm under pressure, you should teach them all these complex phrases so they can successfully lead their cattle around!

Welsh Corgi Pembroke 2 dogs on a white background

‘Find’ command

To teach your dog to be more focused, you need to show them the command “find.” The best way is by showing a toy and then putting it somewhere else. When they find this object again (even if it’s far away), praise their efforts!

The Corgi’s natural hunting instincts will make it easy for them to learn how one should react when receiving treats. After all, they’re used as herders, so this is just something they’ll get into quickly!

‘Come’ command

This is a great way to teach your dog any new command. It also helps you keep them nearby while training, so they’ll be more likely to follow instructions next time around! To start teaching this skillfully:

  • Put on the harness and leash.
  • Let go of both items with one hand (or use two hands).
  • Wave away from yourself in an upward motion until they reach maximum distance before rewarding them when they are done walking towards you.
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