Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) Puppies

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The Affectionate and Smart Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are agreeable, adorable, and affectionate companions. They are small in stature but are well built and sturdy, originally bred to herd cattle and sheep. They are active, alert, and love being around people.

Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) At a Glance

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Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) At a Glance

  • Size: 10"-12", 20-26 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Soft, light undercoat with a coarse outer coat
  • Shedding: moderate
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Herding
  • Common Nicknames: Dwarf Dog

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed Guide

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  • Temperament

    The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an affectionate, smart, and charming breed with a strong work ethic. These dogs love having a job to do in order to keep themselves busy and out of trouble, so don't be afraid to put them to work! Pembrokes do well with children, but tend to be reserved around strangers and other dogs, so they make good watchdogs. They love to please their owners and are easy to train, but are independent and like to think for themselves. So, it's important to set firm rules for a Pembroke and establish clear boundaries early on. When properly trained and socialized, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi makes a wonderful family pet and companion.

  • Health

    Pembroke Welsh Corgis can be susceptible to conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia, eye disorders, and cardiac issues.

  • Activity Level

    They may not look it, but Pembroke Welsh Corgis are active dogs and should live in a home with space to run around. If they live in an apartment long daily walks are essential. Excercise is also important to prevent weight gain.

  • Grooming

    Their thick and weatherproof double coat requires daily brushings to remove loose hair. During heavy shedding seasons baths can help loosen the dead hairs, but their coat must be completely dry before you brush it. Their nails should be trimmed regularly and their ears should be checked often to make sure they are clean and healthy.

  • Shedding

    Pembroke Welsh Corgis are moderate to heavy shedders year round, and heavy shedders during the spring and fall seasons. A daily brushing with a comb and slicker brush will remove most of the loose hair before you find it in your home.

  • Appearance

    Corgis are longer than they are tall, and their upright ears and bright eyes give them a look of observance. They have a sturdy frame with muscular legs that give them speed despite their size and leg length. Their double coat is water resistant, and most commonly fawn, red, white, and sable.

  • History

    The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales as early as the 1100s. They were an asset to farmers, specializing in herding cattle and sheep. Some believe that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi descended from Swedish cattle dogs dogs that the Vikings brought to Britain during the 9th and 10th centuries. Others think that the breed's ancestors may be dogs that were brought to Wales by Flemish weavers during the 12th century. Either way, it wasn't until the 1920s that the Corgi was recognized as a purebred dog. However, the Pembroke and the Cardigan Corgi were still treated as one breed. The two were divided into separate breeds in 1934, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) registered its first Pembroke Welsh Corgi in the same year.