On average, Corgis can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500 or more. The cost of a Corgi can vary depending on a number of factors, including the breeder, location, and whether the Corgi is a purebred with pedigree papers.
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How much is a corgi?
Various factors can affect the price of a Corgi. Purebred Corgis with pedigree papers may be more expensive than those without. Pedigree papers indicate that the Corgi is a purebred and has a documented family tree, which may be important to some buyers. However, it’s important to note that pedigree papers do not guarantee the health or quality of a Corgi.
The location and reputation of the breeder can also affect the cost of a Corgi. Corgis from reputable breeders who follow best practices and breed for health and temperament may be more expensive than those from less reputable sources.
Corgi Buying Tips
Do your research: It’s important to research the breed and understand the characteristics and needs of Corgis before making a decision to purchase one. Corgis are energetic and active dogs that require regular exercise and attention, so it’s important to be prepared for the commitment of owning a Corgi.
2. Reputable Breeder
When searching for a Corgi, it is important to find a reputable breeder. Look for a breeder who is dedicated to breeding healthy and well-behaved Corgis. They should be able to provide information about the Corgi’s health and ancestry and be willing to answer any questions you have. It is best to avoid purchasing Corgis from pet stores or online marketplaces, as these sources may not prioritize the well-being of the Corgi or the buyer. Seriously, avoid Kijiji and Craigslist.
Consider adopting: Adopting a Corgi from a rescue or shelter can be a more affordable option and can also give a Corgi in need a second chance at a loving home. Many rescues and shelters have Corgis available for adoption, and they can provide information about the Corgi’s personality and history.
Be prepared for the commitment: Owning a Corgi is a significant commitment and requires time, attention, and effort. Corgis are energetic and active dogs that require regular exercise and mental stimulation, and they also need socialization and training. It’s important to be prepared for the responsibilities of owning a Corgi before making a decision to purchase one.
We highly recommend getting pet insurance for your Corgi. When we got Benji, we neglected to do this right away to save money and paid for it in veterinary bills. During the first few months of having him he began having awful diarrhea and was vomiting. We paid out of pocket for scans ($800 CAD) and were told he had some blockage in his intestine. We then had to pay for the operation (Over $5000 CAD) and the Vets found nothing! They mentioned they noticed his intestines were extremely inflamed and that he most likely has IBS and would have to deal with it for life (today he’s no longer on meds and is feeling great!). Pet Insurance would have saved us big time on this. Now because he has a condition on his record before we got the insurance, our coverage isn’t as good. Don’t make this same mistake, we strongly advise Corgi owners to get pet insurance immediately as you never know what could happen and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
As mentioned above, vet bills add up very quickly. Compared to cats and other animals, dogs are just more costly in general for annual vet bill costs. Heartworm shots, tick medication and checkups all add up so it’s good to have insurance to offset some of these costs.
Depending on your budget and what your dog can tolerate, food costs can add up. For example, Benji has to eat a specific hydrolyzed protein kibble in order to avoid having a flare up for his IBS. This definitely adds onto the cost, but for otherwise healthy Corgis, we have written an entire article on the best foods to buy here.
In conclusion, how much is a Corgi can be answered in many ways depending on where you plan to purchase your Corgi. By following these tips and doing your research, you can find a healthy, well-tempered Corgi that is well-suited to your lifestyle and needs.