Seriously … Ginger the cat only wishes she was as cool as corgi George!
Scientists Now Think This Is What Dinosaurs Looked Like
Forget everything you know about dinosaurs. Those big scary reptiles you saw in Jurassic Park? Wrong. That they later evolved into birds? Bogus. That they hatched from eggs? Completely fabricated. That they had rough, lizard-like skin? Not even close.
Groundbreaking new research from a team at the University of Chicago suggests that dinosaurs actually probably looked a lot more like Corgis.
Yes, those derpy little dogs that have become stars on the Internet are our closest living link to the age of the dinosaurs.
"We’ve identified previously unnoticed characteristics in the fossil record that led us to this startling discovery," said Professor Mason Waddington, who co-authored the paper in this month’s Annals of Paleontology about the findings. According to Waddington, the Corgi pup specifically seems to share a very strong link with dinos.
"They may look cute, but at its core, that is a ferocious beast of the past," he said.
I knew it!
Happy National Sibling Day (as you can see Ookii is ecstatic about it)
Love these three babies
This cord. Is so pretty.
One of the names we call Gatsby is “bee,” and now he’s got the bandana to prove it.
Pudge looks pretty snazzy cuz of itsybitsygatsby
Birthday boy is eyeing the prize.
Reminds me of someone… Happy Barkday, Coop!!
Yay finally some nice weather!
Sometimes picture taking can be fun though :)
Can you spare some treats?
He was just hanging out like this…
One day…. You’ll be mine.
Have you ever had a corgi before (if not, here’s an excellent source to familiarize yourself with the breed)? Have you ever had a dog before? Are you planning on getting an adult corgi or a puppy? Are you going to adopt from a local shelter/rescue? Are there responsible breeders* in your area (https://www.akc.org/press_center/facts_stats.cfm?page=responsible_breeder)? These are all things to consider before you bring a corgi home.
If you’re just starting out with dogs or bringing a puppy home, it’s best to start with ONE. This is to help you build a bond with your dog, make training easier (trust me, corgis are a handful) and when you have two puppies of same or similar ages they will bond more to each other over their person. You want to establish a strong relationship with your dog to start, and if you have properly trained your corgi it will make bringing a second dog home easier. Once you’re past house breaking, preliminary training, and spay/neuter you’re much better equipped to bring another corgi into your home.
Corgis thrive in single dog homes and in pairs (or more! There’s no such thing as too many corgis!) and can be quite independent animals. But they are highly intelligent working dogs and must be treated as such. They need plenty of physical and mental stimulation and cannot be left to their own devices unattended. Even with a playmate, your corgi will need you for exercise and obedience and guidance. If you think one corgi can get into a lot of trouble (or pick up destructive behaviors) left unattended, imagine what could happen with two.
Corgis are a lot of hard work, and they take a lot of effort; but trust me, they are worth it!
*Pro-Tip: A responsible breeder would never let two pups from the same litter go to the same home, or two pups go to a first time dog owner at the same time. If the breeder you’re talking to suggests that, find another breeder or look to rescue/adopt.