Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed Summary
Happy, Loving, Intelligent, Protective and Friendly
These guys are very small in size but are full of love and lots of character with a very impressive bark. This particular type of Corgi is smaller than it's counterpart, the Cardigan Corgi, but boasts great intelligence and really thrives within a family setting. Unfortunately, they have started to become a rare breed in the UK, even though they make lovely pets!
These dogs are very adaptable and are happy to live in an apartment, small home, house, mansion or even a palace! They are also a very calm breed, making them a real joy to live with.
Fun Fact: The "Corgi" actually translates to "Dwarf Dog"!
|Kennel Club Group||Pastoral|
|Lifespan||12 - 15 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 25cm - 30cm|
|Weight||Males 10kg - 12kg, Females 9kg - 11kg|
|Coat||Straight, Medium Length Coat and a much Denser Undercoat that's quite Harsh to the Touch|
|Colour||Red & White, Sable & White, Tricolour|
|Eye colour||Dark Brown|
|Common health issues||Von Willebrand’s disease (type 1), Degenerative myelopathy (DM), Hip dysplasia, Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), Cancer, Monorchidism, Patellar luxation, Obesity|
|Other Names||Pembroke, Pembroke Corgi, PWC|
Pembroke's make fantastic family pets due to their extremely happy and loving nature (I mean they were friends with the fairies). Due to their intelligence they are relatively easy to train but their independence and stubborn streak mean that they will only respond to commands if and when they want to. These guys also have a huge appetite and can easily become over-weight, so it’s vital you oversee everything that they eat and keep other foods out of eyesight! They do make good watch dogs and will bark at anything that seems strange or unfamiliar and are also wary of strangers. If you socialise and train your pup from an early age, we know you’ll have many, many years of puppy love together.
These little-legged guys originated in Pembrokeshire in Wales and have one of the most interesting backstories – well, according to Folklore. It’s thought that these dog pulled fairies carts and carriages when they rode into battle. Supposedly, two children who were passing by saw the dogs and fairies during the funeral of one of the tribes, called Tywyth Teg. This was after one of their many battles where a fairy tribe had fallen. The dogs were supposedly gifted to the children and the fairies told them to use them to herd cattle, as they were 'trained warriors in their own right’. The Welsh legend also pays tribute to the physical appearance of the dog. Most of these dogs have a dark patch of fur under their shoulders, which is understood to be a ‘fairy saddle’, though we’ll let you come to your own conclusions! Nowadays, the breed is a particular favourite of the Queen, Elizabeth ll of England.