Welcome to Curby's Corgis!
Welcome to Curby's Corgis!
At Curby's Corgis, LLC. we take pride in the responsible breeding of both Fluffy & Standard Coat Corgis.
When corgis have a longer coat length, they are referred to as a "Fluffy". The main reason that the fluffy coat corgis seem to be so rare to find and newer to existence is because fluffy coat corgis are against the original American Kennel Club (AKC) show standards.
This means that the fluffy coat corgis are considered a "fault" in the breed & show ring according to the AKC. The main reason for this is because their coat requires more maintenance and they are more difficult to keep clean than the "regular" standard coat corgis.
Corgis are a natural herding breed, so when the AKC set their standards back in 1934, when the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was officially recognized by the AKC, the longer & thicker coats were considered "undesirable" to those using the breed as working farm dogs.
THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXTRA HEALTH RISK ASSOCIATED WITH BREEDING FLUFFY COAT CORGIS. We have greatly evolved with society over time since 1934, and that is why the fluffy coat corgis are now becoming more popular. There are still some who will from upon even the responsible breeding of fluffy coat corgis, but we want to make it clear that at Curby's Corgis, we LOVE them and cannot get enough of them!
Fluffy Coat Corgis shed LESS than the Standard Coat Corgis, but we emphasized the word LESS than because while it is less than, THEY STILL DO SHED. Please do not get a fluffy coat corgi with the sole reason of thinking that you will not see or notice the hair (or what we refer to as "corgi glitter"), all over your house and clothing. You will still have to deal with the shedding!
When corgis have a shorter coat length, they are referred to as a "Standard" or "Regular". The main reason that the standard coat corgis seem to be more common is because they follow the breed standards set by the American Kennel Club (AKC) show standards.
This means that the standard coat corgis are accepted by the AKC and qualified to participate in shows & competitions. The main reason for this, is because their coat requires less maintenance, and they are easier to keep clean than the fluffy coat corgis.
Corgis are a natural herding breed, so when the AKC set their standards back in 1934, when the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was officially recognized by the AKC, the shorter & standard coats were considered more desirable to those using the breed as working farm dogs.
These corgis usually have a medium-length coat that is thick and weather resistant. All corgis have double coats and are year round shedders, no matter which coat type they are. We love the "Classic" corgi look. Breed standards are important to follow to preserve and maintain a breed, however we believe in that to a certain point. We see absolutely no reason to avoid breeding & producing both beautiful coat types that have no health risks associated with them.
Standard Coat Corgis shed MORE than the Fluffy Coat Corgis, but all corgis do shed no matter the coat type. Corgis shed more frequently in the winter and the summer, which is common for breeds who have the double coats. Standard coat corgis are easier than the fluffy coat corgis to keep groomed and looking clean!