Today my 13 month old Pem Corgi Fletcher Evans met up with a 7 month old fluffy Pem named Adele at a local park. Despite the presence of other dogs, the pair who met for the first time were instant friends for life. They ran , circled and chased each other and play fought and jumped on each other and all with a soft touch. Adele is a typical Corgi fluff. I seem to think that fluffs don't mind getting dirty, but their nature is so special. I have said before on Go Corgi that Fluffy coated Perms and Cardis have a different, more milder, more loving and more friendly disposition than do the normal coated Corgis. There is no difference in nature between Corgis of different coloured coats but with fluffs and normal coats - yes. The reason may be that the genes for coat texture etc and the genes for behaviour are next to each other so that somehow the intermingling affects the fluffs to the extent it does, Anyway Adele and her owners are going to join the Corgi club that I run so Fletcher is going to see a lot more of her and won't he be happy. No breeder in NZ wants to breed a fluffy Corgi and Adele happens to come from the same breeder who bred my famous Corgi Taylor. Fluffy coated Corgis have usually just a single coat whereas Corgis are suppose to have a double or triple coat. Here is an interesting thing I have only recently learnt. The thickness of a Corgi's coat doesn't necessarily mean that the thicker the coat the more they are going to shed. Taylor has a very luxurious thick coat indeed and Fletcher a shortish coat but Fletcher sheds more. There are days when Taylor does not shed a hair but with Fletcher to date, he always sheds. But on the other hand Fletcher is far easier to towel down after being out in the rain or having swum in t a river/stream. His coat does not hold water like Taylor's does.