West Highland Corgi Breed Maintenance
The West Highland Corgi will have medium to long hair with an undercoat. Westies shed minimally, while Corgis are known for consistent heavy shedding. Weekly brushing should keep your pup’s shedding under control. Use a deshedder to remove the dead hair from the undercoat. Corgis tend to have thicker fur on their chest and hindquarters, so pay special attention to those areas. If your pup inherits the Westie’s long hair around the eyes, ears and mouth you may need to trim these areas to prevent matting. Thankfully the West Highland Corgi’s coat tends to shed dirt easily, and is not known for having a strong odor, so you can bathe your pup on an as needed basis. Be sure to trim your dog’s toenails about once a month. To make this process easier, introduce this practice when your dog is young so that it is comfortable having its feet handled. Weekly tooth brushing is highly recommended to prevent tartar buildup and reduce the risk of gum disease.