Gideon means mighty warrior, and in typical Corgi fashion, 20 pound Gideon is a warrior in his own right. Don’t let the bow tie fool you.
The warrior in him shines through when he’s chasing squirrels, herding waves at the waterfront, or giving the back off bark to plastic grocery sacks. He has no idea he’s on the smaller side. Not only is three year-old Gideon brave, he’s clever enough to high-tail it out of the path of the bossy hens who share his backyard.
No intimidating HIM, no way! He’s smart … not a scaredy cat.
Gideon shows his softer side to his parents, with whom he’s talkative and cuddly. “Gid (aka Gid Master, Buddy, Potato Bug, Chubba Chubs and Munchkin) NEEDS to cuddle and gets grumpy if you’re not actively petting him” writes Haley. “He’s really talkative: barking, whining, woofing and honking.”
“Gideon is an experienced backpacking dog and bounds through snow deeper than his body.” (Looks pretty talented in the napping arts too). “What some call a Corgi’s “pants” my hubby and I call his “butt shrub”. I swear he shows it off sometimes!”
How many nicknames can Gideon's parents make up for him? Potato Bug, hahahaha… And butt shrub??? Crack me up. Perfect description of that cute end. Love this little 20 pounder!
My Taff is about the same size as Gideon. There's something about the 'smaller corgi syndrom' that makes them super special! They really have no idea they are little! The Border Collie next door is intimidated by Taffy, and the larger dogs we had when she came to live with us were afraid to play with her at first. Really funny!
We call them privacy tufts. Cute little guy
I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Gideon, but hope to soon! I do, however, know his mom, dad, Gparents, aunts & uncles & various cousins. He's one blessed little celebrity! vicky m.
Little Miss Pudgy Paws says
Butt Shrub! I like it. We call it floofy butt. I am glad to see that there are corgis that run small. I might be moving to a independent senior living community. They often have a strict weight limit of 25 pounds. I would not think of having any other breed than a corgi. However, that means that I would have to get a rescue dog, ( Not only would a puppy be too much work for me, but it would be too big a risk that it might grow to be an over barker, and who grows to a giant Corgi weighing 40 pounds.). Can you just imagine the list. 1. Owner surrendered. 2 .Petite Corgi 20 to 25 pounds. Not prone to over eating. 3. Relatively quiet Corgi as will be living in close proximity to neighbors. 4. Very friendly and gets along with other dogs, and the elderly . The only thing that sounds relatively easy is the last requirement. I have never met a grumpy Corgi. Thank goodness that the search will be a while in the future.
Rebecca & LMPP