Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The agreeable Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
The true origins of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi are shrouded in mystery and folklore. However, it is believed the ancestors of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi were brought to Wales by Flemish weavers in 1107. The dogs were used to herd sheep and cattle, work on the farm and drive flocks of geese to the market.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi weighs 20 to 35 pounds and measures 10 to 12 inches.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a medium-length double coat that sheds moderately most of the year and heavily during the change of seasons in the spring and fall. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi should be brushed once a week most of the year, then more often during their heavy shedding seasons. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi just needs a bath when dirty.
Like all dogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi also needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is animated and confident.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi may be a small dog, but their personality is anything but tiny. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is silly and outgoing. This breed loves their family and wants to be with them as much as possible. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are never far from the action.
Even though Pembroke Welsh Corgis are small and generally friendly, they do make quite effective watchdogs. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are bold and alert. They will bark when a stranger approaches or the doorbell rings. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quick to protect their family and property.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was bred to herd much larger animals so it should come as no surprise that they are bossy and like to be in charge. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi responds best to a firm, but kind handler. They are a highly intelligent breed and pick up training quickly with proper leadership and direction. Once they have the basics down, Pembroke Welsh Corgis can go on to participate in herding, obedience, agility and conformation.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is highly adaptable to the activity level of their family. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi needs a daily walk and regular time outside in a secure are to run around and play.