There’s a cafe in Bangkok, Thailand, where 12 adorable Corgis rush to meet customers as soon as they open the door. It’s called Corgi In The Garden and yes, it’s as cute as it sounds. The cafe has quickly become really popular among tourists and locals and it shouldn’t come as a surprise as the country has been seeing a huge spike in the popularity of these stubby-legged dogs.
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There’s a cafe in Bangkok, Thailand, with 12 adorable Corgis and it’s as cute as it sounds
Tanchanok Kanawaong, the cafe owner, is a huge fan of the breed because corgis are ‘lovable and funny.’ “I love big dogs and used to have up to 10 Siberian Huskies and Golden Retrievers at the same time,” Kanawaong told Rare Norm. “When they grew old and passed away, I looked for dogs with similar characteristics, only smaller in size […] and decided to get a baby boy Corgi.”
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Later, the woman got another Corgi. Then one more. Soon there were five of them. And after a few of them had babies, Kanawaong ended up with 12 Corgis in total. And while she hadn’t planned on running a dog cafe, a surprise litter of pups meant Kanawaong can now share the joy that the pack brings with her customers. “[It was] at that time when the idea of seeing them running around and sharing their energy came to me.”
The owner hadn’t planned on running a dog cafe, but a surprise litter of pups meant Tanchanok can now share the joy that the pack brings with her customers
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And it’s clearly working as the clients begin smiling as soon as they meet the corgis. Porkchop, Pumpkin, Salmon, Bean, Babycorn, and the other pups seem to really enjoy the attention as well. Not to mention the endless flow of treats throughout the day! Some come from their owner but the vast majority from the cafe’s customers for performing simple tricks like a handshake. “The Corgis are trained by a professional dog trainer who uses only positive methods.”
Porkchop, Pumpkin, Salmon, Bean, Babycorn, and the other pups seem to really enjoy the attention as well. Not to mention all the treats
Kanawaong, however, is careful of letting them gain too much weight. So the corgis exercise by running in the garden of the cafe at least three times a day.
They keep themselves healthy by running in the garden of the cafe at least three times a day
The cafe (and the corgis) work six days a week. 12.00 to 18.00 on Tuesday – Friday and 10.00 – 18:00 on Saturday – Sunday. Each day, the cafe organizes one-hour sessions for 50 customers (22 tables) to meet with the doggos costing around $11 per person.
The owner said this routine allows the little critters to have some nap time in between and would not exhaust them. “The 1-hour gaps between the sessions allow them to rest,” Kanawaong said. “Every morning they’ll be running in the backyard, and come back for grooming to get ready for the sessions.”
The cafe works six days a week, organizing one-hour sessions for customers to meet with the doggos
There are two breeds of corgis, the Pembroke and Cardigan. They are a relatively small type of herding dog that originated in Wales. The cafe is home to Pembroke corgis and they’re the more popular ones, adored even by Queen Elizabeth II herself.
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The owner said this $11 routine allows the little critters to have some nap time and would not exhaust them
According to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, it is believed that Pembroke corgis’ ancestry dates back to at least the 10th century. We can’t know for sure, however, whether they descended from the Swedish Vallhunds that were possibly brought to Pembrokeshire by the Vikings or from the ancestors of the present-day Schipperkes and Pomeranians brought to Wales by Flemish weavers.
“I would also like to add […] that the well-being of the Corgis has always been our priority, so we’ve set up some playing rules,” Kanawaong said. “Because we have limited seating, we can’t accept reservations and provide first come, first served service to walk-in customers only. More details can be found on our official Facebook page.”