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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a cattle herding dog breed that originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is one of two Welsh Corgi breeds. The other is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and both descend from the line of northern spitz-type dogs.

Among the most agreeable of all small housedogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is strong, athletic, and lively, as well as affectionate and companionable.

Gently exposing Corgi puppies to a wide variety of people, places, and situations between the ages of 7 weeks and 4 months will help them develop into a well-adjusted, sociable dogs.


Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed Info

Low-set, strong and sturdily built, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi gives an impression of substance in a small space. He is one of the most agreeable small house dogs, as well as an avid competitor in many dog sports, including conformation, herding, and obedience. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a separate breed from the Cardigan Corgi, possessing a shorter body and straighter, lighter boned legs. His ears are pointed at the tip and stand erect, and he has a short tail. The coat can be red, sable, fawn, black and tan with or without white markings.

History
The Corgi from Pembrokeshire is a breed of considerable antiquity. The direct ancestors of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi were brought across the Channel in 1107 by Flemish weavers. The early progenitor is said to have had a resemblance to the old Schipperkes and sprang from the same family that includes the Keeshond, Pomeranian, Samoyed, Chow Chow, Norwegian Elkhound and Finnish Spitz.

Temperament
Bold and friendly, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi responds well to training and loves his family, but he may try to herd you! He thrives on farms but can adapt to a variety of living situations if given regular exercise. This breed also requires routine brushing.

Herding Group; AKC recognized in 1934.
Ranging in size from 10 to 12 inches tall at the shoulder.
Cattle driver; all-purpose farm dog.

Environment
Apartment is fine
Low to moderate activity indoors

Exercise
Daily extended exercise

Grooming
Easy care
Occasional brushing
Moderate seasonal shedding

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