Gatsby the Corgi — born January 14, 2014 in California — is an internet sensation that has captivated the world with his fluffy fur, petite nature, and playful personality. Gatsby is a purebred tri-color Pembroke Welsh Corgi from a Kansas breeder. He’s grown to have the life and popularity that most dogs and humans can only dream of. Gatsby’s rise to fame was through a 2014 video on his owner’s YouTube channel, ‘VlogAfterCollege.’ However, his increased popularity earned him a personal channel called ‘GreatGatsbyCorgi,’ which is very successful, we might add. Gatsby is a fantastic dog that’s worth celebrating on his special day!
Great Gatsby the Corgi
January 14, 2014
Gatsby the Corgi is one of the most popular dogs on the internet. Known for his infectious smiles, well-trained nature, and vibrant personality, this pup has captured the hearts of millions of dog lovers all around the world. On January 14, 2014, Gatsby was born. He started as the dog of famous YouTuber Ryen Lung. Ryen, before getting Gatsby, was a fitness YouTuber who made exercise-related content and inventive vlogs showcasing the intricacies of his life post-college, but Ryen’s life changed after debuting Gatsby in his 2014 vlog “Preparing for Puppy – Life After College: Ep. 319.”
Soon after this bubbly corgi caught the world’s attention, Ryen went solo, and his dog’s personal YouTube channel, “Great Gatsby the Corgi,” was formed. Gatsby’s channel has gained a lot of success since its creation in April 2014. The channel has amassed 280 thousand subscribers. The channel’s most popular video is “Puppyhood in 365 DAYS. A CORGI PUPPY GROWS UP!” which has 21 million views. This channel highlights excerpts from his everyday life, whether playing hide and seek with his owner, Ryen, or going on dates with other dogs. From the myriad of videos on both channels, it’s easy to say that Gatsby is an affectionate, intelligent, and fantastic dog, and is such an excellent companion.
Although a unique YouTube sensation, Gatsby has also gained recognition across Instagram and TikTok. His cumulative successes across diverse social media platforms have earned him fame, and essentially made him a business owner. Gatsby has his only clothing line called ‘Corgi on Fleek,’ which sells a range of merchandise; ranging from hats to pouches, keychains, greeting cards, t-shirts, and so much more.
Gatsby makes his first appearance on Ryen’s channel wrapped in a towel and looks extra cute as a puppy.
Gatsby makes his debut appearance on his solo channel in a video titled “CORGI PUPPY Comes Home - Gatsby’s First Day.”
On August 8, 2015, a video featuring Gatsby’s daily moments as a puppy for 365 days launches on his channel, and this video goes on to become his most popular video on YouTube.
On November 3, 2016, Gatsby launches his ‘Corgi On Fleek’ calendars which are sold on his website.
On June 28, 2017, Gatsby appears for the first time on his own Instagram channel.
Why We Love Gatsby the Corgi
He’s so adorable
If you’ve seen Gatsby, you’d instantly agree. He has such a heart-warming smile, and his short legs make him look funny when he runs or walks.
He’s so intelligent
Corgis are very intelligent breeds, and Gatsby doesn’t fall far from the tree. He’s such an intelligent dog that can perform multiple tricks.
He’s an entrepreneur
Gatsby has an online store, which sells his many products with his owner, Ryen. We love an entrepreneurial dog.
5 Surprising Facts
Gatsby sheds so much
Like most Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Gatsby has a lot of furs, which makes him shed consistently.
He’s not hypoallergenic
People with severe allergies might not be in the same room as Gatsby because his presence can trigger their allergies.
He’s very vocal
Gatsby is such a vocal dog: he loves barking and will bark at almost anything.
He loves the snow
Gatsby can be found in a pile of snow during the winter season, often getting stuck in huge piles because he’s so tiny.
Gatsby loves tacos
Gatsby loves eating, and one of his favorite meals is tacos.
Gatsby the Corgi FAQs
How long does a corgi live
A typical Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a lifespan of 10-12 years.
Are Corgis good with kids?
Corgis are very social breeds known for their excellent temperament and personality. Hence, they get along just fine with kids.
What breeder did Gatsby the Corgi come from?
Gatsby came from Quivira Corgis, a breeder in Kansas.
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