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Are Corgis Good Apartment Dogs? Important Facts & Tips

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Pembroke Welsh Corgi in the park

Whether you’re looking for a running buddy or a low-key cuddle bug, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi just might be the pup for you. Despite their small stature, Welsh Corgis are packed with personality. From their big ears to their short legs, these herding dogs are hard not to love. But are they good apartment dogs?

The answer is Corgis can be good apartment dogs, but there are some things you want to know beforehand. Read on to learn if a Corgi is the right dog for your apartment.

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The 5 Corgi Considerations for Apartment Living

Corgis are a popular breed of dog, known for their short legs and big personalities. They are intelligent, playful, and loyal dogs that make great companions. Corgis are a lot of fun, but they also require a lot of care. Here are some things to think about before you bring one home.

1. Size

One main reason (besides the Corgis’ great personality) people who live in apartments chose this breed is due to their size. They are small enough to move around an apartment with ease. Some apartments have size restrictions on dogs as pets, but a Corgi should not pose an issue.

adorable corgi lying on the floor and looking to the camera with its owners in the background
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2. Socializing

Corgis are very social creatures, so they do best in homes where someone is around most of the time. If you work from your apartment, Corgis are a great option. Many people who work remotely from an apartment look for an animal companion to keep them company during the day.

3. Exercise

Corgis need plenty of exercise and stimulation, or they can become bored and destructive. A daily walk is a must. You’ll also need to provide some toys and games to keep your Corgi entertained.

4. Noise Level

Corgis are also known for being very vocal dogs. This can be a problem in an apartment setting where noise levels are already high. If you’re considering a corgi for your apartment, be sure to consider these factors carefully.

owner holding corgi dog while studying
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5. Temperament

While Corgis make great apartment dogs, they can also be stubborn and require a lot of exercise. Without it, they can become restless and destructive. They also have a strong herding instinct and may try to herd people or other animals in your apartment if you have guests. Divider 5

Corgi Activity Needs

Corgis are a high-energy breed that needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. Even if you live in an apartment, you need to ensure that your little fluffball gets daily exercise.

Here are some great ways to get your Corgi moving:
  • Take them for a long walk or run. Corgis love being outdoors, so a nice long walk or run is the perfect way to get them some exercise.
  • Play fetch or catch. Corgis are very intelligent and love to play games. Fetch or catch are great games to get them running around and using up some energy.
  • Go for a swim. Corgis also love water, and swimming is a great way to tire them out. Just be sure to supervise them closely as they can sometimes overestimate their abilities in the water.

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Corgis are good apartment dogs because they are small, active, and social. They do not require a lot of space and are content with a few walks a day. Corgis are also relatively easy to train and make good companion animals. If you are considering adopting a Corgi, be sure to do your research to make sure this breed is the right fit for you and your lifestyle.

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