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Pembroke Walsh Corgi

Size: Small / Medium

Weight: 25 - 30 lbs.

Height: 10" - 12"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Bladder stones; epilepsy; hip dysplasia; progressive retinal atrophy; eye disorders; in vertebral disc protrusion

Origin: Wales

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

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 Needs

Weekly brushing to remove dead hair is required for your Pembroke Walsh Corgi

Temperament

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.

Compatibility with Kids

Makes an extremely good family dog.

History

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).

Pet Facts

The Corgi needs daily mental and physical exercise to be at its best. Despite its short legs, the breed is extremely agile. This breed has a tendency to bark.