Thinking about purchasing an Pembroke Welsh Corgi? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Pembroke Welsh Corgi owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Pembroke Welsh Corgi and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Profile
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a most agreeable small house dog with an affectionate nature. They have become closely associated with the British monarchy. They were highly popular in the 20th century among royalty. In 1933 the Duke of York obtained for his daughter a Pembroke puppy and they remained a royal favorite. They have also been owned by Queen Elizabeth II and King George VI. The Corgi is an intelligent and remarkably alert breed who is wary of strangers and makes a very good watchdog. Although known for their bark being worse than their bite, they do have a tendency to nip at the heels of people and this trait should be discouraged at a young age in order to remove it. The Pembroke requires companionship and without this may develop undesirable methods of seeking attention. Differences between the Pembroke and the Cardigan: The Pembroke has straighter legs; is not quite as long bodied; the head is generally more wedged-shaped; the ears are smaller and closer together; they are usually lighter; and they do not have a tail or as bushy a tail as the Cardigan. They are often born without a tail at all. They can often appear sprightly in character and are quite confident. Active and devoted, this little dog can be quite amusing in character and appearance at times. They get along with children and other pets, their sturdiness making them suitable companions for even large dogs. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are said to have the heart of a large dog in a dwarfed body, making them an ideal companion.
Type: Herding Dog
10 - 12 inches; Females: 10-12 inches.
Colors: Red, sable,
fawn, or black and tan. Any of these colors can be with or without white makings
on the legs and other parts of the body.
Welsh Corgis are active, alert and obedient. They are quick-witted, very intelligent
and easy to train. They are fun-loving, love to be with their families, but
can be stubborn. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are devoted, loyal, willing to please and quirky.
They tend to bark a lot, however, and are prone to nipping at your heels in
order to herd you. This can be overcome with training. Pembroke Welsh Corgis
are also very good with children, and get along well with other pets. They can
be stubborn or headstrong. They are sturdy, loving and handsome little dogs.
Watch-dog: Very High. Pembroke
are especially high on alert.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Care and
Exercise: Bi-weekly grooming with a comb or brush for about
10 minutes is needed for this breed. Bathe Pembroke Welsh Corgis only when necessary.
Shedding is bi-annually, and brushing should be done even more during this time
to remove dead hairs. Exercise is necessary to prevent weight gain, as this
breed can become overweight easier than other breeds. Therefore daily walks
are highly recommended, but play sessions should also do the trick.
Activity: Indoors - Medium
- High. Outdoors - Very High.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Health Issues: Unfortunately, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are prone to slipped disks in the spine or intervertebral disc disease, hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, epilepsy, bladder stones, hereditary eye diseases such as PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and obesity.
Life Span: 11 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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