Acquired: Pet store
Posted October 14, 2015
Ginger is my son's dog. She's not very big, only about thirty pounds. She is half Corgi and half Chow. We got Ginger when she was about eight months old, in 2011. Corgis, when they aren't the lapdog of choice for the Queen of England, are working dogs. They herd sheep and goats and have a very practical streak. They're not big barkers, and they are very easily trained. Chows were also working dogs, but it's been so long that the instincts have sort of died out to a large degree. Both breeds are intensely loyal to their families. Chows are more aggressive toward strangers in their area, while Corgis will just watch and monitor the situation. Chows also have been known to bite, so having one around younger children might not be a good idea. Corgis, on the other hand, seem to be rolling in patience. For all that they are smaller dogs,they do tend to have pretty large brains. Ginger as a mix is a perfect fit. She gets along with everyone, including the litter of kittens who decided her big fluffy tail was there for their own amusement!