Records have been discovered that states that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has existed in the UK since a least 920 AD. They are thought to have been brought to Wales by the Flemish weavers. They were very popular in the 14th to the 18th centuries as cattle drovers. They became Kennel Club registered in 1928 and accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1936. The Pembroke and Cardigan Corgis were recognised as separate breeds in the UK in 1934.
The Pembroke Corgi is a small sized, sturdy little dog that is set low to the ground. Their straight, medium length coat is waterproof.
|Colour||They can be fawn, sable, red or black and tan in colour.
|Coat Length||Short Medium
|Weight/Height Range||Dogs should measure between 25.5-30.5cms at the withers and weigh between 10-12kgs. Bitches should measure between 25.5-30.5cms at the withers and weigh between 10-11kgs.
|Ailments||The Pembroke Corgi appears to be quite a hardy little dog but there are some ailments that are common to this breed. They do have a tendency to become overweight and this can lead to back and joint problems. Breeders are screening for hip dysplasia and the eyes. The eye screening includes a screen for retinal dysplasia.
||The Pembroke Corgi is a member of the pastoral group. They were originally used for livestock droving; today they are still used for livestock droving but are more commonly kept as companion dogs.|
Feeding & Ownership
Feeding must be watched as they do have a tendency to become overweight.
|Food Cost||$10 to $15|
The Pembroke Corgi is an intelligent and active little dog. They are obedient and are loyal to the family. They do get on well with children as long as they are treated with respect. They are ideally suited to the active family. They should be socialised and training started at an early age.
|Intelligence||The Pembroke is an intelligent dog that loves a challenge. They are not too difficult to train but they can be try to be dominant if given the chance. As puppies they do require to be properly socialised and trained. |
|Suitability for Children||High
|Tendency to Bark||Low|
|Overall Exercise Requirement||This Corgi requires an adequate amount of exercise, even though they only have short legs, and likes to be kept active; however they are fairly adaptable exercise wise and will fit in with family life. This dog still has the herding instincts of its ancestors, and as such likes constant activity in its life. They do have a tendency to nip heels if they feel that the family members are too rowdy in their play. It has to be noted that they are prone to back and joint problems so they must be watched when there is a lot of stair climbing involved in any of their activities.|
|Suitability as a Guard Dog||Low|
|Ease of Transportation||High|
|Level of Aggression||Low|
|Other Animal Compatibility||Medium|
The coat of the Corgi is of medium length, straight and waterproof with a dense undercoat. This coat needs a small amount of time spent on grooming. They do need to be brushed to remove any loose and dead hairs. If they have been out in the mud then it is easy to remove the dirt once it has dried.
|Grooming Requirements||Once a week|
|Amount of Hair Shed||Moderate|
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