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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed Info

Paws Pattern
fawn pembroke welsh corgi

Puppy Love PR is the best place to adopt a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy. This little dog is known for its energy and love for humans. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has been the favored pet of royals for centuries and is one of the top 11 most popular breeds. These dogs are great for families due to their affectionate nature, intelligence, and easy-going temperament. 

BREED TYPE / MIX Purebred ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Regularly TRAINING Determined TEMPERAMENT Gentle, Kindly, Sweet, Playful ADULT WEIGHT 22-31 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 10-12 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs

Characteristics

  • Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a dog breed that originated in Pembroke and Cardiganshire, in South West Wales. They have been used as herding dogs for generations¬†
  • The breed‚Äôs friendly nature made it popular with royals since the time of Queen Elizabeth I¬†
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgis are lively, outgoing dogs that are playful and highly affectionate towards their owners¬†
  • This breed thrives on human interaction and needs to be included in family activities such as walks or trips to the park. They need plenty of exercise every day ¬†
  • This playful and loyal breed makes an excellent family pet due to its friendly nature and gentle temperament¬†
  • They are highly adaptable, easygoing dogs that get along well with children and other pets¬†
  • The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was named after its home county, Pembrokeshire¬†
two adult pembroke welsh corgi dogs

Appearance

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small dog with a sturdy-built body and strong legs. It has a foxlike face, large upright ears that are rounded at the tip, oval-shaped adoring eyes that come in shades of brown, and a short tail that is docked or naturally bobbed. Their muzzle forms a wide beautiful smile.  

The most common Corgi coat colors are fawn, sable, red, blue, with white markings, and combinations of black and tan or black and white. 

They average 10 to 12 inches tall and weigh between 22 to 31 pounds fully grown. Corgis are very affectionate dogs who love spending time with their owners and other pets in the household. 

Temperament

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very playful dog, but they are also protective of their family and will defend them if necessary. They are good with children. 

This breed is very intelligent and easy to train, which makes them excellent candidates for agility competitions or any other type of dog sport.  

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi temperament is best suited for homes with older children because they may get injured by younger kids who don't know how to handle them properly. This breed loves everyone they meet, so they are great family dogs! 

Care

Grooming

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi sheds a bit during shedding season, but they are not high-maintenance dogs by any means. You can brush them weekly during non-shedding seasons to keep their coats healthy and shiny.  

Bathe them as needed when they get dirty or muddy so that their coats stay clean and soft looking all year round. Nails should be trimmed once or twice a month by using nail clippers designed for dogs. Ears should be cleaned regularly, once or twice a month. 

Exercise Needs

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a lively dog that needs some exercise. They have plenty of energy to go around, and they love to be on the move.  

If you want to keep your Corgi healthy and happy, you will have to give him plenty of opportunities to stretch his legs and explore his surroundings. You will also need to take them for two daily walks of a combined 30 to 60 minutes.  

During these walks, you can let them run free without a leash if possible, so they can explore the area around your home and get some exercise in their own way. 

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has been bred for centuries as an all-purpose farm dog, so it makes sense that he would be an active breed today.  

Pembroke Welsh Corgis can also compete in agility competitions as well as obedience training classes. These dogs enjoy learning new tricks and commands from their owners, so if you're looking for a canine companion who can learn new tricks, the Pembroke might be right for you! 

Health

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are prone to a few health issues, but not something to be concerned about. 

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America recommends that all puppies undergo hip X-rays at 6 months of age and again at 24 months.  

Pembrokes also have a propensity for skin allergies, which can result in hot spots, hair loss, and other undesirable symptoms. These problems can sometimes be controlled with medication but may require a trip to the vet for treatment. 

Spine problems are another potential problem for this breed. Though these problems are usually mild (and sometimes go away on their own), they can cause back pain. 

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi is 12 to 15 years. There have been several accounts of these dogs living up to 17 or even 18 years old, so if you take good care of your pet, they could potentially live longer than the average age listed above! 

Training

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a friendly and active type of dog that likes to have fun. They can take a lot of time and energy, but they will always be by your side as you learn throughout the day. This breed has an average to high energy level, making it great for active families. The PWC is also very intelligent, people-pleasing, and fond of tricks. Training should be kept fun and positive with a gentle approach. 

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is sensitive and gentle, therefore it does not respond well to harsh training methods such as choke collars or physical punishment.  

Treat rewards and praise are best for this breed because they are often food-motivated dogs. Basic independence training is necessary so that your Corgi can stay out of danger while you are away from home. 

History

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was originally bred to be a herding dog. Corgis are small and low-to-the-ground, so they can keep up with cattle on an open field. They have short legs and long bodies, which gives them an advantage in herding because they can easily turn around and nip at the heels of the animal if it tries to escape. 

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is thought to have descended from the Swedish Vall Hund, which means "herding dog" in Swedish. The Vall Hund was used as a farm dog in Sweden until the 19th century when it became popular among British royalty because of its appearance and demeanor. 

Pembroke Welsh Corgis were brought to Britain by Flemish weavers who settled there after fleeing religious persecution in Flanders during the 16th century. The dogs were used for herding cattle and sheep on the farms where they lived with their owners. 

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