Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are lively, outgoing, playful, and highly affectionate dogs. Famous for being the favored pets of royals for centuries, Corgis are among the top 10 most popular breeds in the United Kingdom and the United States. Although small and often referred to as “dwarf dogs”, these adorable-looking pooches have great speed, agility, and an even greater capacity for learning. They are exceedingly bright, loyal, kind, and caring. Some of the features that these pups are adored for are their contagious good mood, excellent behavior around children, and eagerness to please their owners.Read more
PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI
Gentle, Kindly, Sweet, Playful
|Adult Weight||22-31 lbs|
|Adult Height||10-12 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 ( reviews)|
Originating in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and named after its origin, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is among the smallest of the herding dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Often confused with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, the Pembroke is very similar and until 1934 was recognized as the same dog. The Pembroke is slightly smaller in size and has a docked tail, whereas the Cardigan has a long tail. This breed originally developed for herding is much less of a working dog today and much more a family dog. Its sweet, affectionate and loyal personality makes them a great pet.
Appearance and Grooming
With dark oval shaped eyes and ears that are always upright on a head shaped similar to that of a fox, the Pembroke is notably a standout breed in the AKC. It has a medium length top coat that can come in a multitude of colors from red to tri-colored (red, black and tan), and often with white markings on the legs, chest, neck and muzzle. It also has a short undercoat, which means shedding can be quite significant in both the spring and the fall. Routine grooming in addition to weekly brushing can help control this considerably.
These pups are very loyal and love attention. Though, intelligent and easily trainable they do have a mind of their own and tend to beat to their own drum if proper training is not extended to them at an early age. They are eager to please their owners and family and so they will be sure to follow you wherever you go. Because of their lineage, they do have the tendency to try to herd - this type of behavior should not be encouraged as it is a sign of dominance.
Family and Companionship
Their devotion and protecting attitude makes them a perfect watch dog and companion. They are great with children and other pets as long as herding behaviors are corrected early on. They adapt very well to all settings both small in size, such as an apartment or in a larger rural setting if they are given proper exercise and play.
This pooch loves to eat as much as it loves to exercise. Make sure to monitor their consumption as these dogs are prone to weight gain. Daily walks along with active play are just what this pup needs to remain fit and healthy. DO encourage this little one to walk side by side with its owner on the lead or leash and not leading the way, as this breed sees being ahead as being in charge.
Training and Socialization
Known for their high intelligence and need to please attitude they also have a tendency to crave attention and leadership, which can lead them to showing off their dominance trait. This is a dog that loves to hear themselves “speak”. If left their own devices, they will develop a bad habit of barking at every noise they hear and herding other animals and smaller children. Early socialization and training can help to break or prevent this habit.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. This breed sheds quite a bit each day so they are not recommended for any person who has allergies to pets or dander.
The Corgi has a moderate energy level and thus needs a fair amount of exercise each day. Twice daily walks are recommended in addition to some active play like fetch or tug. They also make for an excellent jogging partner.
Yes! The Corgi loves children, especially those willing to play games. They make for excellent gentle and fun companions.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi measures between 10 to 12 inches at the shoulders and weighs between 24 to 28 lbs. on average.
The average lifespan is 12 to 14 years.
The Corgi is not high maintenance when it comes to grooming, but they will need a weekly or biweekly brushing to help control shedding. They will also need their nails trimmed regularly.
The most common health problems found in Pembroke Welsh Corgis are Elbow and Hip Dysplasia, Eye Disorders, Cardiac Issues, Degenerative Myelopathy, and Von Willebrand’s Disease.
They can be found in many colors. The most common are fawn, red, sable, blue, black & tan and black & white.
It actually has different meanings. It is Celtic for "dog" or cor for "dwarf" and gi for "dog."
Wales, United Kingdom.
In accordance to the American Kennel Club (AKC) they fall under the working group, formerly the herding group.
They can be identified as PWC, Corgi or Pembroke.
Because of their moderate levels of energy these pups need some space to move and run around. Though, they don’t need a huge area to run, they won’t do well in an apartment.
This breed is very intelligent, friendly, gentle and has a high level of tolerance which makes them perfect for children and other pets. They love to be in the company of others and are always up for an adventure or game. Their eager to please attitude makes them very trainable.
Not exactly-this little one is more about making friends than fending off strangers. They do however make a good watch dog as they will bark to alert their family of any approaching strangers or if something is out of place.