Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Social Seven: Teggie's 7th Week Is About Learning to Be a Dog


Teggie is doing well, as you can see…

Temperament

OK, I have history of selecting (or being selected by) hyper dogs. Now, a police dog needs to be very high energy, but the perfect Pembroke Welsh Corgi personality is eager, happy, bold and sensitive.

We want a baby-love, a sweet girl who won’t come undone by our energy and active lifestyle (in other words, not shy), and who likes to “just hang” once in a while, lay on the floor with my son while he conquers Civ IV on his laptop, sigh meaningfully with me as I read a novel… I think we are the right family for Teggie.

I will train her with the help of Courteous Canine, which should solve just about any behavior issues, but the original temperament is so important… She should be fully socialized (puppy-wise) by our next visit, and we will administer more of the puppy temperament tests detailed at Veterinary Partner.com.

This visit, she came up to us, let us do whatever we wanted with her, and demonstrated curiosity about noises and playfulness with toys… She whined once: her fluffy brother went to investigate the SUV that pulled up in the drive and she didn’t want to go all the way to the fence with him. She loves that fluffy boy!

Please watch these videos and let me know what you think. The other pups in Teggie’s litter are all spoken for now—or the fluffy would be coming home with us, too!

Incidentally, the breeder thinks Teggie is a nice fit for our family. She also thinks any of that litter would do just fine for us. The video of Miss Priss, Teg's mother, proves her wonderful and sweet. We visited Harry Potter, Teg's father, as well, and he is a doll.









Videos of Teggie and her Corgi Family

Miss Priss shows her agility...

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The pups play when mom leads the way...

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Teggie kisses her boy before her nap...

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I will post more videos on my page at MyCorgi.com.

7 comments:

ClassyChassy said...

Darling videos! She is so cute! It's nice that the breeder thinks she is a great fit for you, too! Makes all the difference in the world!

Infrared Goggles said...

Yes, you are so right. I love her eyes, they appear gray, which is unusual. They are a mismark, I guess, but they look so doleful. Her brother is a fluffy, and if he were not taken before he was even born, I would have loved to take him with us, too!

Infrared Goggles said...

Here I am responding to my own post, but I was apparently mistaken about eye color:

http://www.mycorgi.com/forum/topics/1150197:Topic:183952

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh I love it that mama grabbed Hedgie, and took it for a chew! Teggie seems to be so bright,and interested. Very sweet baby girl. Our female gives kisses like that as well.
Oh my...she's prettily marked and will be so much fun for you all.

Infrared Goggles said...

Oh, cool, glad you like her! I thought the kiss was really special. Haven't seen her lick her litter mates, but she seemed pretty fond of my son that visit.

Kelly said...

Cute, cute, cute! She is so tiny compared to the fluffy one :)

Infrared Goggles said...

Thanks, Kelly. She and the fluff were the biggest pups at first, then the fluffy got fluffier! Sure wish we could bring home both! Only a couple more weeks... They are 8 weeks on the 6th, I believe.