|Dog Breed Group:||Herding|
|Height:||10 to 12 inches at the shoulder|
|Weight:||25 to 30 pounds|
|Life Expectancy:||12 to 14 years|
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a low-slung, sturdy dog. They have an expressive and alert countenance without any shyness or viciousness. Their head looks fox-like with perky ears and a wide, flat head. They have a medium-length coat with a thick undercoat. 4 of the recognised coat color combinations in Pembroke Welsh Corgis are black & tan, fawn, red, and sable. The breed standard allows for some white markings around the head, chest and shoulders.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis’ bold and cheerful nature are qualities that make them so lovable. These are proud, stately, and hardworking herding animals. Don’t be fooled by their size – the Pembroke Welsh Corgi can be stubborn and tough. Early socialization is essential to foster healthy habits and a solid grounding. Owners would need to control their food intake to keep their weight within healthy range as the Corgis love to eat.
Most herding breeds aren’t shy with their voice, including the Corgis. They are talkative breed but good training habits and early socialization can help.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a long and storied history in the British Isles dating as far back as the 1100s. They may not look like it, but the mighty Pembroke Welsh Corgi was one of the original herding breeds. They looked after herds and flocks of cattle, sheep, geese, ducks and many other livestock. The first Corgi club began in 1925 in Carmarthenshire. Even today, there is still some competitive animosity between Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Cardigan Corgi breeders.