Perian & Chester

With Their Corgis Kimchi & Dudley

By The Get Leashed Doggy Style Team


The Beyoncé of Corgis™; that’s how Kimchi is known in some circles. Naturally, we had to meet her! But on set, there wasn’t even a moment of diva behavior. We think this is because Perian and Chester, Kimchi’s parents, are so down to earth and welcoming. Having recently returned from a media trip in NYC, we caught up with this gang who who haven’t let Kimchi’s insta fame go to their heads. To our surprise, Kimchi actually has a big brother – Dudley the Corgi, who spends his time as a therapy dog while his sis works the doggie influencer game. A bonus Corgi – what could be better? Read on to get to know this Corgi crew.

Please tell us about yourself, your profession, and what a typical work day is like:

I’m an independent contractor working in Social Media. I always start my day by walking Kimchi and Dudley. My day can vary, but on a typical day I will start with a coffee and brainstorming session – music is also a very important part of my day as it always inspires me and boosts my mood.  Every day is different which is what I love

Please tell us a bit about your dogs. How did they come into your life? Is there a story behind their names or why you chose Corgis?

Dudley was our first pet. During our first year living together, Chester and I decided that we wanted to look into getting a dog. We looked up different breeds and wanted to make sure that we researched and found a breed that would be best for us, our lifestyle and also our living situation – a condo. When we stumbled upon the Corgi breed, we fell in love and knew it would be a great fit for us. We ended up finding an ad online on New Years Eve of 2013. The very next day, we decided to ring in the brand new year by going and picking up Dudley.

The name sort of just came to us when we saw him. We really wanted an English name for him given the history of the breed and how ‘regal’ they can be.

About 8 months had passed and we knew that we wanted a sister for Dudley. That’s where Kimchi comes in. We went to the breeder to meet her and immediately fell in love when she came running toward us. She was the happiest ball of fluff.

Their personalities are quite different. Dudley is ‘the intellect’. He’s very Sharp and he’s always so in tune with human emotions.

Kimchi is more of a free spirit… she’s a total goofball and she has a very energetic personality.

How would you describe your personal style?

Chic and comfortable. I love to keep up with the current fashion trends, but while still feeling comfortable and that my outfits are versatile enough for any situation.

How would you describe the look and feel of your home?

Modern. I love anything Geometric, but I have always had a touch of vintage Parisian style – it’s so whimsical and I love that.


What does your ideal weekend look like?

A typical weekend would be spending time with family and friends. We will also try to get out and take the dogs somewhere… a walking trail or even just a trip to the dog park.

What inspires you?

Music, travelling, reading and painting. I love to express myself through art when I can. My favorite would be painting watercolor or practicing calligraphy.

Finally, can you leave us with a funny story about Dudley or Kimchi?

I’m not sure if I have one story in particular, however Kimchi is a bit of a comedian and always has everyone laughing with her goofy antics… accidentally falling into pools, licking my glass coffee table (for hours on end) or playing with her kibble – I can always count on her for a laugh.

Keep up with all things Kimchi on her website and Instagram and follow Dudley on Instagram here.