The Enchanted Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Once upon a time… or should, I say, “once upon a Corgi”? Either way, legend has it that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is as enchanted as every mystical and magical creature in a faraway land.

It is said, that the elves and fairies of Wales used the Pembroke Welsh Corgi to pull their tiny coaches, herd the wee fairy cattle, and serve as the elegant and courageous steed for the fairy warriors. This was before two children happened to stumble upon a funeral procession of two prominent warrior fairies and were gifted with the warrior’s steeds. Don’t believe me? If you look closely, you can still see the marks of the “fairy saddle” over the shoulders of their fox like and weather resistant coat. Even their namesake is “the dwarf dog”. You see in the Welsh language, “cor” means dwarf and “gi” means dog.

And as if their enchanting lineage isn’t enough, they are the smallest of all cattle herding and ranch hand breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). They are the guardians of the farm and the keeper of the secrets. Their heritage speaks leadership and dominance and they are a trailblazer in their own right.

Because fairies are always a little finicky and just a tad bit tricky, you must know that these little steeds don’t come without a bit of quirkiness of their own. They have plenty of energy and love to play – and when over excited have a tendency to nip at the heels of babes and small children. They do not do this to hurt, but in effort to herd and keep their group together as they were brought up to do. Fret not, this can be easily corrected at a young age through proper socialization and training. These little ones must understand that they are not in charge outside of a fairytale land and must be guided and corrected.

Folklore and fairytale aside, these courageous and loyal pups make the perfect addition to any family, whether working on a farm or frolicking in the back yard this charming pooch will be sure to add love and magic to your heart and soul. To learn more on how you can bring home your own little piece of legend, visit premierpups.com.

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One, Two, Pomapoo

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If you’re looking for a breed with the best attributes of two of the top dogs then look no further. The Pomapoo inherits intelligence, affection, loyalty and charm from both parent breeds. A mix of the Pomeranian and the Toy Poodle this little dog with a big personality is perfect for families with older children, singles, seniors and as a companion to other family pets.

Small, but Mighty

These little ones measure in at 8–10 inches and weigh in at only 5-10 lbs. That doesn’t make them any less of a dog than a big one…or so they think! With a moderate energy level, they are more active indoors, but still require a daily brisk walk to keep them fit and healthy. If you have other family pets that are larger, make sure to have supervised play as they Pomapoo will try to keep up with the pace of the other pets. The Pomapoo doesn’t always realize how small they really are and so may develop something called, small dog syndrome. This is something that can be curbed with early socialization and training.

What is small dog syndrome?

Small dog syndrome is a behavior that small dogs inhibit when they feel that they are much larger than they actually are. Most times this learned behavior is developed out of fear and anxiety. This syndrome will often lead to constant barking or yapping, nipping or lunging at strangers or other animals as a way of asserting their dominance. If your little one begins to exhibit these behaviors, the best recourse is to show them that you are in charge through stern direction. Please do not yell – no animal takes well to being abused verbally or physically and this often leads to further behavioral problems. It may be best to contact a professional trainer if experiencing resilience or push back from your little one.

I have small children – will the Pomapoo be a good family pet?

The Pomapoo is a great family pet that is full of loyalty and devotion. In fact, these pups want nothing more than to be with their humans and make them happy. When it comes to small children, they do not often understand the fragility of a dog this small and may play a little too rough – this can cause the dog to nip if afraid or hurt. Supervised play and interaction is strongly recommended for the safety of both the child and the dog.

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