Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Originating in Wales, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is similar to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Long and low with a robust build, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is spirited, athletic, and dependable.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

10-12 Inches

WEIGHT

25-27 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12-15 Years

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Information

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small, intelligent breed of dog popular in many countries as a family pet. Used as working dogs on farms and ranches, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are friendly and energetic, but they can also be stubborn and willful if not adequately trained.

While the breed is most commonly associated with Wales, it is believed that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated in Germany. The first recorded mention of a “corgi” type dog was in a book published in 1175. 

However, it wasn’t until the early 1800s that Pembroke Welsh Corgis were first brought to Wales. The breed quickly became popular among farmers and shepherds, who used them as herding dogs.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Exercise Needs

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are active dogs that need plenty of exercise. A daily walk or run is necessary, as is access to a secure yard where they can play. Without enough physical activity, Pembroke Welsh Corgis can become high-strung and anxious.

Herding instincts are strong in Pembroke Welsh Corgis, so they may try to herd children and other pets in the home. It’s important to provide outlets for their energy and teach them early on that herding behavior is inappropriate.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Training

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are intelligent dogs that are easy to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement methods such as treats and praise. However, they can also be stubborn and willful if not given firm, consistent guidance.

Early socialization and obedience training is a must for this breed. Pembroke Welsh Corgis must learn how to interact appropriately with people and other animals. They should also be taught basic obedience commands such as sit, stay, and come.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Health Issues

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are generally healthy dogs with an average lifespan of 12-15 years. However, like all breeds, they are susceptible to certain health conditions. Some of the most common health problems seen in Pembroke Welsh Corgis include hip dysplasia, von Willebrand’s disease, and obesity.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Grooming

Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a thick, medium-length coat that sheds moderately throughout the year. They require weekly brushing to remove loose hair and help prevent mats and tangles. Pembroke Welsh Corgis should also be given a bath every few months or as needed.

Their ears should be checked regularly for wax buildup and cleaned as needed. Their nails should be trimmed monthly or as required.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are relatively low-maintenance dogs in grooming, but they require regular exercise and training.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Red, Sable, Fawn, Black And Tan, All With Or Without White Flashings

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

More than once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

Up to 1 hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

IVDD, Hip Dysplasia

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