Our vet has recommended that all dogs under 6 months not to spay or neuter the pups because they are too young and their bodies are not fully developed.  Adoption donation includes transport and all vaccinations, except for the Lyme—therefore, the dogs will not need to get any vaccinations for the first year. 

Suzy and her brother Sam were dropped off out in the middle of a huge field by an irrigation pumps along with a black kitten that was sick. The owner of the field was riding through and checking all of the pumps to make sure they were covered and ready for winter and found them. They kept the kitten and took it to the vet but our foster partner was called about the puppies because they had a dog at home that was not good with other dogs. Although our partner was full and wasn’t ready to take in any more, she knew that it was a huge rainstorm and cold front coming and she couldn’t let the puppies stay out there in the open field with no shelter or food so, she took them in and called Rescue Dog Village.

Suzy is a Female, Corgi Lab hybrid, DOB: 04-11-19, 18 pounds, up to date on all vaccinations, spayed and HW negative. She is a little more laid back than her brother Sam. She loves to be petted and get belly rubs. Suzy and her brother are very affectionate with each other and would probably love to be together but each dog is stable enough individually that it is not a requirement. Their foster mom feels that they would adapt and do fine with human bonding as well.

Suzy is described as the most loyal, charming and eager to please little canine.  She shows her gratitude to her foster with her tail wagging and happy smiles; Suzy loves attention. True to the breed, she has an excellent, reliable, temperament; she is friendly, superb with children and easy-going with other dogs.

If you are looking for a dog that you would like to take with you and be with all day, Suzy will likely be a great match for you. If you are fond of a dog on your lap, she would be happy to be with you. She adores people and other dogs. Any family who adopts her will also be happy to have her. We are looking for someone who has a lot of time and attention to give to Suzy because she deserves it.

Suzy is in excellent health and ready to leap into your heart and go to her fur-ever home. If you are the type that want to make a difference this year to a deserving dog in need, Suzy will thank you every day and fill your life with laughter and licks. Our adopters are the most wonderful people who stand to be the last chapter of their rescue story, and the first chapter of their new forever lives!

ABOUT THE BREED:  The Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever is recognized by the Dog Registry of America. The Corgidor is a much-loved hybrid, combining the popular Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever, two huge favorites. It is thought that this hybrid has been around for a long time and the result of accidental cross breeding between the two parents. The loyal lover and dutiful watchdog qualities of the Welsh Corgi and the even tempered, intelligent, calm disposition of the Labrador are some of the traits breeders look to capture in their Corgidor puppies.


Note: Our puppies are kept in a sterile environment until
they have all three of their DHLPP’s vaccinations

This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt 

ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits – no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you 

Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs’ biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog’s DNA tested at their own expense.


 

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO CHECK OUT THE SECTION BELOW:
RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Corgidor Breed Info

About The Breed

The Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever is recognized by the Dog Registry of America. The Corgidor is a much-loved hybrid, combining the popular Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever, two huge favorites. It is thought that this hybrid has been around for a long time and the result of accidental cross breeding between the two parents. The loyal lover and dutiful watchdog qualities of the Welsh Corgi and the even tempered, intelligent, calm disposition of the Labrador are some of the traits breeders look to capture in their Corgidor puppies.

BREED INFORMATION -
The Corgidor is a dutiful watchdog and family protector who doubles as a fantastic family companion. They make great additions to almost any family with a moderate-to-active lifestyle. Also, if you like the outdoors, this pup may be your new favorite companion. They’re easygoing, good-natured, and loyal to a fault.

Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog and was first developed in Canada to assist fisherman. Surprisingly, this breed nearly faced extinction in the 1880s when female Labradors were culled from litters in Canada due to their high tax rates. Thankfully, the Labrador was imported to England and America by this time and was gaining popularity as a hunting companion and retriever. The Labrador’s happy, easy going disposition make him an ideal family dog who has stayed top dog in the US, Canada, and England for several decades.

QUICK FACTS
•Weight:  40–55 lbs.
•Height: 12–23 Inches
•Life Average: 10 To 15 Years

COLOR
• Black
• Brown
• Red
•Tan

IDEAL COMPANIONS
• Affectionate Family
• Incredibly Kid Friendly
• Dog Friendly
• Friendly Strangers

TEMPERAMENT
• Very Loving
• Patient Children
• Watch Dog
• Social

TRADEMARK TRAITS
• Playfulness
• Easy To Train
• Family Oriented
• Watchdog
• Intelligent

PERSONALITY
Corgidors get their personalities straight from their parents. Corgis are protective and alert, while Labradors are friendly and lovable. Corgidors tend to make great family pets, as they are friendly toward strangers, but protective if their loved ones are threatened. The Corgidor thrives on family outings. If you go on hikes, you'd better not leave this one behind. They really thrive in a big house with a yard and space to run. While not overly yappy they are very loving and patient with children of all ages.

TEMPERAMENT
This pooch is typically loving, social, loyal, alert, and friendly. With a mix, nothing can be said for sure; your dog's personality traits can vary from another Corgidor's.  A Corgidor is extremely loyal to the family, and will bark if they or their family is threatened. It is known to bark at anything suspicious, thereby making a good watchdog. True to the Lab nature, it is also friendly, and loves people. This is a family-oriented canine and is good around children, loves to play, and has a very sweet and positive disposition.

This hybrid does very well with children and shows a lot of patience, love, and protection for children of all ages. The Labrador parent adds more elements of friendliness toward strangers, but the Welsh Corgi parent will keep the Corgidor alert and protective. Both parent breeds are intelligent and easy to train. The Corgidor is eager to please their owner and is to develop a strong bond with the Corgidor as well as socialize him with other dogs, people, and places. Both parent breeds bring a lot of energy to the Corgidor, but the Labrador has more endurance and higher intensity needs than the Welsh Corgi.

BEHAVIOR
The Corgidor is parented by two active breeds with high energy that require daily exercise. A fenced in yard or a dog park where they can run and fetch is ideal. Task oriented play will also keep their mind sufficiently stimulated and help prevent destructive behaviors from developing while they are left alone. Playing fetch with a tennis ball is an excellent way to exercise your Corgidor but be sure to give him your attention and get excited with him. This breed can be sensitive to human emotion and needs a positive, excited owner to share time. The Corgidor is an all-weather dog capable of living in a wide range of climates. However, hotter climates are less tolerable, and this hybrid is more prone to overheating than others. Always have fresh, clean water available for your dog and shade, especially during the summer months. Houses with back yards or country living are far more ideal environments for this hybrid.

TRAINING
This mix may display an independent streak, courtesy the Corgi. This can make training a little challenging; as compared to the overly happy-go-lucky Lab, training a Corgi can take time. So if your Corgidor is proving a little difficult to train, then you need a little patience, a lot of consistency, firm handling, positive reinforcement, and a gentle tone. Do not yell, it will make no difference except scaring your dog and creating a negative association with training in his/her mind.

CHILDREN/PETS
The Corgidor is sturdy, yet gentle and makes an ideal pet for just about all ages and personality types. That said, as with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling, as well as roughhousing on the part of either party.

When it comes to other pets, Corgidors can get along with other animals if they are introduced slowly and calmly, and early socialization will help this go smoothly. Corgidors would do well with a second or third dog in their families to have constant companions and playmates.  Corgidors can be a perfect combination of the parents. Always be cautious introducing new dogs to each other.

Corgis can be nippy with animals that are not family members, while Labs are typically very friendly with all dogs and people. Nose to butt is a good sign. Eye to eye staring is not, and if that happens, the dogs should be separated immediately.

CORGIDOR OWNER EXPERIENCE

Willie
Willie is the best dog. He is a rescue that was listed as a lab mix. I did the DNA my dog year because I was curious what he was mixed with. The results came back as lab and corridor as well as small amounts of other breeds. He is 11 years old and weighs about 45 pounds. I then looked up lab corgi mix online and found several pics that look just like him. He is inquisitive, curious, silly, playful, quirky, affectionate, protective, and great with people and animals. He is always getting into something. He has the best personality.

Oliver
Corgidors are great. They have a high energy level, they are very affectionate and loyal, they are incredibly smart and quick to learn, and they have an extremely outgoing personality. My Corgidor, Oliver, looks like a young yellow lab with short legs and a long body. He is 5 years old but people still think he is a puppy when they see his cute face. He is the best companion I could ever ask for!

Charlie
"Our Corgidor is the offspring of a full-breed Corgi mother and a full-breed Labrador father. He was an oops!! The owners of the parents were Lab and Corgi breeders. His name is Charlie. He's got a funny way about him of making lots of "noises." Charlie is the most vocal dog we've ever owned. Not barking so much as just noises. He's very, very friendly and loves pretty much everyone he comes in contact with. His tail wags constantly! He loves roughing around with our kids and also playing fetch. He also loves our black Labrador, whom he drags everywhere by her collar. He's been a good addition to our house and we all are happy to have found him!"


CHILDREN AND PETS

Twelve Safety Tips for Children Meeting Dogs

  1. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  2. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping
  3. Always teach children how to  touch dogs
  4. Teach your child never to try to take the dog’s food

  1. No child should ever be left unsupervised with a dog.
  2. Always superviseany interactions between dogs and children
  3. Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children for example; any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  4. Always supervise and make sure that children do not try to take the dog’s food away, no matter how friendly the child or dog is
  5. Supervise children when they pick up a puppy or small dog. Make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
  6. No dog should ever be left unsupervisedwith a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”

  1. Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
  2. Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This Is Your Job, Not The Dog's


ANIMAL BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

  • Dogs are animal first and when you are not around to tell them what to do, the animal behavior will respond.
  • Children are spontaneous and dogs don’t know how to react to their impulsive behavior – it does not mean they don’t like children.
  • Dogs don’t understand them because they live by rules – don’t get on the bed, go outside to do your business etc.what

  • If someone was running at you, whipping a sword in the air, yelling and wearing a cape – what would your response be?
  • In order to be sure that everyone is safe, you cannot leave an animal to supervise or deal with children under the age of 8. Therefore, if you leave the room, adult supervision of the dog and children, 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year must be taken seriously.

  1. Leave another adult in charge—let them know that you are leaving;
  2. Take the dog with you;
  3. Take the child with you;
  4. Put the dog in a crate or room with a closed door.

The above are very easy basic solutions that let a dog know you are in charge and that you will keep everyone safe. If something happens, you can’t undo it.


Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

  • Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
  • Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.

  • Feeding frequency should be considered - reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
  • Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
  • The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
  • The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of an adult
  • Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to 'fill out'

  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew!
  • The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

  • The first of the permanent teeth will work through
  • Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
  • At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
  • Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
  • The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
  • Provide them with items to chew
  • The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
  • The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent

  • Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
  • The first fear period of the puppy begins
    A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention Average
  • The puppy will start house training
  • At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
  • The puppies motor skills improve
  • The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
  • Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles - the hair along the neck and spine
  • Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules

  • Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
  • During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
  • Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
  • Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
  • Will stand up and start walking
  • At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
  • At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
  • Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
  • The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
  • Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
  • Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
  • Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
  • After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella


WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
** Indicates done on every dog
23 out of the 25 are done on every dog

1ST DHPP **

2ND DHPP **

3RD DHPP **

Bordetalla **

Rabies **

Leptospirosis **

Kennel Cough  **

Corona Booster **

Rabies **

Leptospirosis **

Kennel Cough  **

Corona Booster **

Giardia - What is Giardia
Heart Worm ** Video on HW
Parvo - What is Parvo
Blood Tests** When to Demand A Blood Test and When to Deny a Blood Test

Fecal **Diseases Spread in Stool
Skin Scraping - Common Problems
Eye & Ear - Types of Ear Problems
X-Rays - What To Expect
Photos of X-Rays - Must See Photos 

Flea & Tick Medication**
Dewormer**
HW Pills**
Ear & Eye
Antibiotics

Spay / Neuter **
Health Certificate **
Office Visit Fee (4) **
Transport **

PUPPIES: Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks**
3 TO 6 MONTHS: Every month till 6 months**
6 MONTHS: Wormed every 3 months**
PREGNANT & NURSING: Wormed more often as directed by the vet **

DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS' BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

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