Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Did They Pass?

So who checked out the Dogs 101 episode on Corgis last weekend?  I can't believe they do 5 different breeds in one episode...and of course the Corgis were last. Overall I really enjoyed it, but I would have loved to see a good 20-25 minutes devoted to talking about the breed, since it's so hard to gloss over what their personality in really like.  I mean, Corgis have big personalities!  Just one lady and her 3 dogs playing frisbee aren't going to show that necessarily.  I thought it was funny when the narrator said that Corgis are eager to please but also very independent.  To me those things are a bit mutually exclusive.  I know the only time Theo is eager about pleasing me is when I have a nice big treat in my hand. I would have put it a little differently...emphasizing rather that they are well mannered and obedient (for the most part).  

I liked that they talked about Corgis being good at agility, but I would have loved to hear mention of herding!  Anyone who has been to a Corgi meetup knows that these dogs run, bark, and herd!  Anything to be bossy.  I'm also curious who has Corgis that aren't good with young kids.  I know the sterotype is that they nips heels and herd, but Theo was always really great with kids.  And even if we had a dog that wasn't as great, they are definitely trainable.  But I guess since they have to sum up the breed in just 10 minutes I understand that they have to just choose whether they're good with young children or not.

Alright, so that's my opinion, what's yours?



PS: I'm thinking of trying NaBloPoMo next month.  Think I could do a dog/Corgi/Theo related post everyday for a month?  I'm scared...

5 comments:

Lynn said...

Hmm, i missed the show, but Lucy's not good with kids, yet. She likes them, but she likes them TOO much. She jumps up and licks at their faces instead of standing calmly. It doesn't bother her when they pull at her ears, it's just that she's too friendly, which is easily fixed by more training.

I'll do NaBloPoMo (or whatever) with you next month. I need a good kick in the butt to start blogging again...

JuLo said...

Oh yay! A NaBloPoMo buddy! I love it! Yeah, I've missed your blog posts lately. I was really enjoying all the Dear Jane quilt squares, and of course Lucy. ;)

Yeah, I know what you mean about jumping all over them and licking their faces. I think Theo would like to do this, but I watch him like a hawk when we're around kids and I think he picks up on my watchful eye and behaves himself. :) But as being good with kids goes, is there really such a thing as too much love? :) I always loved it when dogs did that when I was little, but I could see how some might be scared of it.

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

Wow, one post every day, eh? I know I'll enjoy reading everyone's, but it takes some serious commitment to write one every day. But if you and Lynn are in, I guess I can give it a shot too :)

JuLo said...

Yay! Hehe. Well I figure they don't have to be Pulitzer-worthy posts everyday. I might one day just do a quick sentence or two about something adorable Theo did that morning or something. You can do it!!! ;)

a corgi said...

I didn't see the show, but I can say that our first corgi definitely nipped at my son's heels (8 years old at the time); Koda has real strong herding instincts, he herded me int the bedroom last night; it was really kind of funny,I call it smothering me, but I know its his herding instinct

betty