Should Corgi dog have front splayed paws?
Rascal has front splayed (spread outwards) front
paws-does Kaley Corgi? What about Corgi dogs?
Quite simply, the answer is NO. Exhibiting splayed feet is a show fault for a pembroke, which I know Rascal corgi is.
I enclosed the link for this page, from the American Kennel Club for Pembroke Welsh Corgis and what the official standard is…..and this section is speaking specifically about splayed feet.
Legs–Short, forearms turned slightly inward, with the distance between wrists less than between the shoulder joints, so that the front does not appear absolutely straight. Ample bone carried right down into the feet. Pasterns firm and nearly straight when viewed from the side. Weak pasterns and knuckling over are serious faults. Shoulder blades long and well laid back along the rib cage. Upper arms nearly equal in length to shoulder blades. Elbows parallel to the body, not prominent, and well set back to allow a line perpendicular to the ground to be drawn from tip of the shoulder blade through to elbow. Feet–Oval, with the two center toes slightly in advance of the two outer ones. Turning neither in nor out. Pads strong and feet arched. Nails short. Dewclaws on both forelegs and hindlegs usually removed. Too round, long and narrow, or splayed feet are faulty.
Now if you and I were Cardigans. the
wrong other kind of corgi, we could have our feet pointing slightly outward as in this from the show standard:
The feet are relatively large and rounded, with well filled pads. They point slightly outward from a straight-ahead position to balance the width of the shoulders. This outward point is not to be more than 30 degrees from center line when viewed from above. The toes should not be splayed.
i do not think i have splayed paws……………………
but sometimes i have “3 front feet”…..and i know fur sure, i am a fluffy corgi…..(pssst..that is a non official standard)!
kaley corgi kisses : )