Dachshund vs Corgi

Dachshunds vs Corgis!
These are both small, long-bodied   Dogs with short legs and outgoing natures. They 
make excellent pets, yet Dachshunds and Corgis   Were initially bred for very different purposes. The Dachshund is a hunting breed with a fearless   And confident temperament, while the Corgi 
is the smallest working breed primarily used   For herding cattle. Corgis and Dachshunds 
are versatile breeds with some things in   Common and many dissimilarities in temperament, 
grooming needs, and trainability that potential   Owners need to be aware of.
Although they are pretty similar   In many ways, there are also quite a few 
differences between these two breeds that   You will learn about in this video.
So let's take a look at the most important   Things to know about these breeds!
Number 1: Their origins
  Despite their friendly face and little frame: 
the Dachshund was bred as a ferocious hunter.   This hound first appeared around 400 years ago in 
Germany. Their low-slung, slender bodies, along   With their clever and courageous personalities, 
made them formidable adversaries for badgers,   Foxes, and hares. Some packs of larger dachshunds 
were even used for hunting wild boar.   The Dachshund started becoming a household 
pet in the 1800s. This version of the   Breed became smaller in size, but their 
large personalities have remained. These   Dogs quickly won over the people's hearts, 
including royalty such as Queen Victoria.   The breed then made its debut in America 
towards the end of the 19th century. Their   Popularity declined during the world wars due 
to the heavy use of propaganda featuring them,   But they bounced back in the 1950s and have 
been a fan favorite ever since. Also, although   Mostly kept as pets in the U.S., dachshunds are 
still used for hunting in Europe today!
  On the other hand, we have Corgis. Although we are 
looking at them from a general point of view in   This video, there are actually two types of Corgi. 
The Pembroke Welsh corgis and the Cardigan Welsh   Corgi. They look and act similarly and were even 
developed for the same purpose fairly close to   One another. However, the two breeds were actually 
created at different times and come from separate   Lineages: The Cardigan version is much older, 
originating from a German Teckel lineage that was   Brought to Wales with the Celts around 1200 B.C. Meanwhile, the Pembroke originated with the Nordic   Spitz and arrived in Wales with the Vikings 
in around 1000 A.D. You'll probably notice   That the Cardigan has a heavier build 
and a longer fox-like undocked tail.   They are still very similar, though, and 
in Welsh, cor means "dwarf," and ci/gi   Means "dog." Some canine historians also 
believe the origin of "corgi" is derived   From the Celtic word for dog, "Kergie." Regardless, both types of Corgi were bred   To help herd cattle and sheep, where their 
short stature and great stamina helped them   Avoid being kicked by fast-moving animals 
and their watchful nature enabled them to  

Respond to trouble at a moment's notice. Like the 
Daschund, they are mostly house pets nowadays,   With the most famous of those belonging to Queen 
Elizabeth II, who owned 30 of them over the years,   Helping to spread the popularity worldwide. Number 2: Their personality:   With their cute looks and goofy personalities, 
it may be a surprise that Dachshunds were bred   Initially as ferocious hunters. They were intended to hunt badgers,   So they are far from being timid little lap dogs. 
They're very vocal and highly predatory, even if   They are cute as a button. Though not aggressive 
with humans, dachshunds can be irritable and   Reactive if they are messed around with too much.
They are enthusiastic with a loud, deep howl and   Will sound the alarm at the sight of any guests. 
Dachshunds are also very playful and need a decent   Amount of social attention daily. They 
also tend to be diggers and burrowers,   So you may find them digging up the backyard or 
burrowing into blankets in bed. Speaking of beds,   Doxies are pretty lazy dogs and will often be 
happier snuggling down next to you rather than   Going for a walk. Also, despite their reputation 
as being stubborn and mischievous, doxies can take   To obedience training quite well. Overall, these rambunctious little   Hounds are fun to be around and will 
certainly brighten your day.   Meanwhile, the wide-open smile of a Corgi 
is an external example of their friendly   Disposition. They are caring and sweet-natured 
and bond well with children, adults, other dogs,   And even cats. This breed is smart, loving—and 
a little bit naughty. To have a Corgi you must   Have a sense of humor! They will test you and push 
to your limit, but if you can laugh and have fun,   They'll give you their all. They're also 
loyal, fun-loving, and willful dogs that love   Their toys and interacting with their people.
Because they are watchful over their families   And tend to bark, Corgis can make good home alarm 
systems. Though, that bark alarm will sound off at   Anything they deem suspicious, including the 
delivery person or a squirrel. Their natural   Herding instincts and physical endurance also make 
them quite active dogs, so they're always ready to   Go on the next adventure with you! Number 3: Their appearance:
  Beloved worldwide for its short and stout form, 
the Dachshund stands much longer than it does   Tall. They have many distinct kinds of coat 
styles and coloring, and they are all equally   Adorable. Doxies can have smooth, wire-haired, 
or long-haired coats. Once upon a time,   All Dachshunds used to have smooth coats, and 
this variety is still the most popular. Breeders   Probably crossed smooth Dachshunds with other dog 
breeds to create the other coat varieties. The   Smooth-haired Dachshunds are silky short-furred 
pups, whereas the wire-haired Dachshunds have more   Bristly and shaggy-looking coats. Meanwhile, 
long-haired Dachshunds are exactly what they   Sound like: long, smooth-haired dogs. The list of standard coat colors the AKC   Recognizes is also huge and includes 
various combinations of black, brown,  

Cream, and tan, as well as a red, fawn, and 
the unusually named Wheaton and Wild boar.   Additionally, solid and bicolor-coated 
smooth dachshunds usually have dark eyes,   While dapple dachshunds often have striking 
partially or wholly blue eyes.
  The Corgi is equally a very recognizable dog: With 
their stout little bodies and "Hi! How are you?"   Expressions making them an immediate charmer. They 
have a foxy face with perky ears, a robust body,   And short legs, all finished off with a dense coat 
around the shoulders and haunches. That medium   To thick double coat comes in four standard 
colors: black and tan, fawn, red, or sable.   Some corgis might also have brindle accents, 
flecks of another color within the topcoat.   One of the primary characteristics of a corgi 
is a long, sturdy body with stubby, slightly   Curved legs. This means they're part of a line 
of canines known as the chondrodysplastic breeds,   Which have the evolutionary gene mutation that 
created dwarfism. As a result, Corgis are cousins   Of other long-backed dogs such as Dachshunds, 
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Number 4: Their trainability:
  As hunting dogs, Dachshunds were bred to be 
very focused and independent-minded on the hunt,   But that doesn't mean they're impossible 
to train. You will find that this breed   Is eager to learn most obedience training. Just 
remember to keep things positive and fun. It's   All about leaning into the dog's strengths. 
Dachshunds are natural predators, so get a   Toy out for training and use that as a reward.
They were also bred to bark, and they're loud.   Their bark can be piercing, so they should be 
trained out of unnecessary yowling as early as   Possible. It is worth noting that Dachshunds are 
also notoriously slow to housetrain and may take   Up to a year to understand the concept. It's 
suggested you teach them to use a piddle pad   Indoors when it's too cold or your pet 
is feeling too lazy to go outside.
  With Corgis, their herding instincts and quick 
ability to learn mean they are at their best   With plenty of diverse and engaging tasks 
to keep them mentally and physically active.   They're not the most naturally obedient dogs, 
but they are generally responsive and can excel   In many different sports as long as their 
owners keep things fun and interesting.   Corgi puppies are pretty smart and learn tricks 
quickly. As they get older, they will enjoy trying   New things, and despite being low to the ground, 
they are quick, so consider agility training.   You can also tap into their natural herding 
ability with trials and scent work too.   Number 5: The time Investment needed:-
For starters, you need to know that Dachshunds may   Need special concessions for getting around the 
house, such as steps or a ramp-up to furniture to   Mitigate jumping. Too much jumping can seriously 
injure a dachshund's hips and back, so they may  

Also need to be lifted frequently. The dachshund 
coat varieties all have slightly different   Grooming needs. All three types are low-shedding, 
low odor, and remain relatively clean, although   The time spent outdoors through their paws may 
need attention after a vigorous digging session.   All dachshunds should be bathed no more than once 
a month—anymore, and their sensitive skin can dry   Out. Though energetic, the Dachshund is entirely 
content hanging out inside, so long as their owner   Is near and they get plenty of playtime. As we've 
mentioned, this breed tends to be quite lazy,   So owners must encourage daily exercise. 
Twice-daily walks of around half a mile each   Should be fine to keep them healthy. Dachshunds 
also don't do very well in cold conditions,   So they will probably need to wear a coat when 
going outside for extended periods in winter.
  With Corgis, grooming is the most 
significant part of caring for them.   They have a very thick, weatherproof double coat, 
which, while ideal for the wet climate of Wales,   Sheds a lot. So weekly brushing to remove excess 
hair is needed. They're also seasonal shedders,   Meaning you'll have more hair 
to deal with in spring and   Fall. Regular baths help with this somewhat. Additionally, early socialization helps Corgi   Puppies be better companions for the whole family, 
enabling them to adapt well to other people and   Animals. They're pretty energetic dogs, so 
frequent romps at dog parks are a fantastic   Option if you don't have a fenced backyard. 
They are also prone to activities like chewing   And digging if left alone for too long without 
interaction or things to do. Establishing "their"   Areas, such as a dedicated sandbox with buried 
treat toys or coordinating fun games to play,   Will help keep this boisterous pup 
entertained and happy!
  Number 6: The costs of ownership
Dachshund puppies may vary considerably   From one type to another, and so does the price. 
The Law of Supply and Demand really applies here.   Some Doxies are more popular than others based 
on their coat textures and colors. This means   That with a dachshund puppy, you are looking 
at spending anywhere from $200 to $3,500.   Once you have your Dachshund, there are also a few 
things you need to buy and invest in. On average,   These one-time miscellaneous pet expenses 
would be around $1,500. After that, considering   The price of food and grooming, the general 
outlay adds up to about $135 per month.
  Corgis are among the most popular dog 
breeds in the United States. Due to this,   Breeders usually have a waitlist of about 6 months 
to over a year and require a $200 deposit from   Interested pet parents. If purchasing through a 
breeder, you can expect to pay between $500 and   $3,000 for a Pembroke or Cardigan Corgi puppy. You can also adopt a Corgi from an animal shelter   Or rescue, which would cost much less than buying 
from a breeder. Adoption fees range from $50 to   $350 and typically include vaccinations, 
microchips, and spay/neuter procedures.   There's also regular grooming, pet food, and 
insurance to consider. So after initial costs,  

You usually look at about $140 per month.
So what do you think so far? Do you prefer   The Dachshund or the Corgi?
Stay tuned for more, and if you   Are interested in other dog comparisons, check 
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Number 7: Their health:-
  Dachshunds are considered a generally healthy 
breed with a 12–16 years lifespan. However,   The breed's long body can lead to serious 
issues later in life. The Dachshund Club   Of America strongly recommends breeders complete 
very thorough cardiac, patella, and eye exams.   It's essential for owners to be aware of these 
common concerns when considering this breed.   Dachshunds are also prone to obesity, leading 
to severe back problems over time. Sticking   To a strict diet and ensuring proper daily 
exercise is essential. It's also important   Not to allow Dachshunds to jump on or off 
furniture or in or out of cars because   It can cause slipped discs. Lastly, their 
floppy ears are also prone to infections,   So they must be checked regularly. When it comes to Corgis, they are relatively   Healthy and will live to be 12–15 years old. 
Like the Dachshunds, they are a long-backed   Breed. So are inherently more prone to 
growth abnormalities and intervertebral   Disc disease but much less so than the Doxie. Some corgis have the potential for weight gain,   So it's crucial to keep treats in moderation 
and ensure they get plenty of exercise.
  As they age, installing a foldable ramp into 
the trunk of your car or on steep porch steps   And even to the bed could be a good idea to 
reduce the risk of back injuries.   Number 8: The best home for them:
Dachshunds tend to have very independent   Personalities, but this doesn't mean they 
don't like to join in with family fun.   They are a small breed and can be very 
good with children, although they may   Need additional training and socialization 
to be calm around those they don't know.
  A dachshund is an excellent fit for a single 
adult, a small family, and the elderly alike.   As long as their owner is patient and has 
a good sense of humor to match this pup's   Spunky attitude. It's essential to consider your 
lifestyle before committing to any dog. Still,   If you are moderately active and 
looking for a loveable companion,   A Dachshund is a brilliant fit for you.
Meanwhile, Corgis do well in any environment,   From a small city apartment to farm life, as 
long as they're given the mental stimulation   They deserve. But keep in mind—they're pretty 
talkative. They do bark, although not excessively,   But they tend to have something to say pretty 
often and are definitely not a quiet breed.   Corgis also have a moderately thick coat 
that protects them from extreme weather,   But they are still good indoor dogs that enjoy 
curling up on your bed or your couch just as much   As a hike or a long walk. Because of their short 
legs, they're not built to keep up with bikes.  

This means they may not be suitable for very, 
very active owners, but for those who like to   Go for decent countryside walks as well as relax 
by the fire, a Corgi is an outstanding option.

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