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At A Glance


Size: Small

Weight: 30 lbs. or less

Height: 12"

Life Span: 13 years

Welsh Corgi - Pembroke

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Herding

Origin: Wales

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: Believed to have arrived in Wales in the 1100s with Flemish settlers, this breed is related to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The breed is used as herd dogs, to protect the home, and for hunting.

Temperament / Behavior
The Welsh Corgi - Pembroke is friendly, energetic, exuberant, happy, loyal and work-driven. This breed is devoted and loves human company.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
PRA; hemophilia; retinal atrophy; hip & elbow dysplasia; hypothyroidism; disc problems; epilepsy; bladder stones; cataracts

Special Needs
Exercise: The Welsh Corgi - Pembroke needs walked several times a day. This breed enjoys active play and romps and will make a good apartment pet if given enough exercise.

Grooming: The Welsh Corgi - Pembroke has a double coat prone to heavy shedding. It's short, thick coat is easy to groom. Brush it several times per week. Clean ears and trim nails regularly.

 

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