Sunday, September 2, 2007

Book Review: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi : An Owner's Guide To A Happy Healthy Pet

Probably the biggest inconvenience with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, is that they are not a trendy breed. There is virtually nothing written for this breed, and from what I've seen, the books that are out there aren't very good.

The main problem I had with this book is that it didn't feel like a book specific to the breed. It was a short book, and a lot of it focused on training. The pictures that went along with the training explanations weren't even Corgis!

The book starts off with information specific to the Corgi, but it's information that 10 minutes on the internet can give you just as easily. It gives the general appearance and temperament of the breed, and information on the origin of the breed. There is some good information on living with a Corgi, but the section is less than 10 pages, so it still leaves something to be desired.

The next chapters in the book cover raising, feeding, and grooming your Corgi. It's pretty good information, but again, it's nothing that's Corgi specific. The chapter that had a lot of good information was the chapter on health. It covered vaccinations that are needed and why, pests like fleas and ticks, and general care. Still nothing Corgi, specific though.

The last third of the book covers the training I mentioned above. It's basically a waste of time compared to other books out there, or even the internet. Overall, there is some good information in this book, but I wouldn't recommend it. There's nothing in this book you couldn't find elsewhere, and after reading this book I don't feel like I know much more about Corgis.

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