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At A Glance


Size: Small

Weight: 25 - 30 lbs.

Height: 10" - 12"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Herding

Origin: Wales

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: Although the origin of this breed is hard to trace, it was most likely brought to the British Isles by Flemish weavers. Developed in Pembrokeshire, Wales, the high-stamina dog was bred to herd cattle, sheep and even horses. It become popular among British royalty (Queen Anne II and King George VI).

Temperament / Behavior
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are intelligent, easily trained dogs. This breed tends to make an extremely good family dog, as well as a good watchdog. The breed integrates well with other pets, including cats -- especially if socialized at an early age. However, if there are two male Corgis in a household, they will tend to fight. This breed is active with plenty of stamina.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Bladder stones; epilepsy; hip dysplasia; progressive retinal atrophy; eye disorders; in vertebral disc protrusion

Special Needs
Exercise: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi will need daily walking, play and / or herding session. This dog is best suited to suburban or rural homes so that it has access to a yard.

Grooming: Weekly brushing to remove dead hair is required for your Pembroke Welsh Corgi

 

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