Okay, just for fun — and I apologize for stretching anything. :/ I’m hoping that Tumbr magically puts these under a cut. Really.
I have so many people tell me that “NO, these aren’t Corgis,” because of their color, shape, and tail. Yep! They are, honest! My dogs are all Corgis. They are Cardigan Corgis, which is a different breed than all the Pembroke Corgis that most folks usually see.
Here’s Tempe, on a little growth progression from day one… last shot was taken a month ago. Yup, all corgi. The show photo was actually taken when she was out with a professional handler for a bit to go show in California with Caleb. Pardon her nose looking darker in that shot (it isn’t) same dog, she got sunburned really bad on a trip to the beach, poor kid and had to wear SPF 50 on her nose for the rest of the trip. :/ Yep, there’s some drawbacks to her cute little butterfly nose! ;)
Also - yes, Cardigans DO come in fluffy. It’s a coat fault - basically a recessive gene that causes them to have a non-standard fluffball of a coat. Doesn’t hurt the dogs at all, nothing wrong with it. In fact, you can test for it - Temperance carries the fluff gene but does not have a fluffy coat. Her brother and sister did- and then one sister doesn’t carry it at all. Kinda neat!
Cardigan corgis are corgis. Just look for the stumpers.
Dwarf dogs rule! Dogs with legs drool!