Welsh Corgi

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Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

ORIGIN

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a herding dog breed, which originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is one of two breeds known as Welsh Corgi: the other is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. They descend from the line that is the northern spitz-type dog (examples include that of the Siberian Husky). The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the younger of the two Corgi breeds and is a separate and distinct breed from the Cardigan. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are famed for being the preferred breed of Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned more than 30 during her reign. These dogs have been favored by British royalty for more than seventy years.

TEMPERAMENT

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very affectionate, love to be involved in the family, and tend to follow wherever their owners go. They have a great desire to please their owners, thus making them eager to learn and train. Besides herding, they also function as watchdogs due to their alertness and tendency to bark only as needed. Due to their herding instinct, they love to chase anything that moves, so it is best to keep them inside fenced areas. The herding instinct will also cause some younger Pembrokes to nip at their owners’ ankles.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Average to considerable. Pembroke Welsh Corgis can compete in dog agility trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball,tracking, and herding events.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Between 25 and 31 cm / Between 10 and 12 kg.

COAT

Straight dense coat of medium length.

COLOR

Red with white markings, as well as in sable, fawn or black and tan.

GROOMING

Average.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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