Dog Breed Profiles

Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

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Dog Breed Group
Herding Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Wales, Herding dog and family pet. 
Life Expectancy
13 - 14 Years 
Color
Red, sable, fawn, or black and tan with or without white makings on the legs. 
Coat
Medium length and straight with a dense undercoat; never soft, wavy or wiry. water-resistant 
Exercise Needs
Exercise is necessary to prevent weight gain, daily walks are highly recommended. 
Temperament
The pembroke is active and obediant. He is an intelligent and remarkably alert breed who is wary of strangers and makes a very g 
Good with Children
Gets along with children, however, children should not tease him. Gets along good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Bi-weekly grooming with a comb or brush for about 10 minutes. Bathe only when necessary. Shedding is bi-annually. 
Average Size - Male (in)
10 - 12 
Average Size - Female (in)
10 - 12 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
27 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
25 
Health Issues
Prone to slipped disks in the spine, epilepsy, hereditary eye diseases and obesity.v
Living Conditions
Apartment is adequate as long as sufficient exercise is provided. 

Breed Description

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a most agreeable small house dog with an affectionate nature. It has become closely associated with the British monarchy. The Corgi is an intelligent and remarkably alert breed who is wary of strangers and makes a very good watchdog. Although known for their bark being worse than their bite, they do have a tendency to nip at the heels of people and should be discouraged at a young age to remove the trait. The Pembroke requires companionship and without this may develop undesirable methods of seeking attention. Differences between the Pembroke and the Cardigan: The Pembroke has straighter legs; is not quite as long bodied; the head is generally more wedged-shaped; the ears are smaller and closer together; it is usually lighter; and it does not have a tail or as bushy a tail as the Cardigan does.

Breed Infobits

The earliest known written evidence of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's existence is from 1107 AD.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, although small in stature, exhibits the behavior of a much larger dog.

Differences between the Pembroke and the Cardigan: The Pembroke has straighter legs; is not quite as long bodied; the head is generally more wedged-shaped; the ears are smaller and closer together; it is usually lighter; and it does not have a tail or as bushy a tail as the Cardigan does.

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