Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 10 to 12 inches.
Weight: Up to 27 pounds.
Females – Height: 10 to 12 inches.
Weight: Up to 25 pounds.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are commonly red, sable, fawn, black and tan. They sometimes have white markings.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are agreeable, even-tempered dogs with a bold, friendly nature. They are easy to train and quickly pick up on commands and games. They are devoted to their owners, though their roots as working dogs can result in attempts to herd their families.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a high-energy breed with need for daily exercise.
With their high energy levels, Pembroke Welsh Corgis need daily exercise sessions consisting of a walk or a long romp in the backyard. They love to herd if the opportunity presents itself. They need daily mental stimulation as well.
- Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a double coat with a coarse outercoat covering shorter, weather-resistant fur.
- They are a low-maintenance grooming breed and only need to be brushed once a week.
- Their bodies have a strong, sturdy build that reflects their origins as a working dog, and they have fox-like faces.
11 to 13 years
The most common health concerns for Pembroke Welsh Corgis include intervertebral disc disease and canine hip dysplasia. Epilepsy is less common but still occurs within the breed, while progressive retinal atrophy, Von Willebrand Disease, skin fragility, lens luxation and urolithiasis are seen occasionally.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are generally good with children, but sometimes they nip at their heels when being playful. The breed is friendly toward other dogs and very friendly to other household pets.
- Pembroke Welsh Corgis originated in South Wales, where they were used to herd cattle, sheep and Welsh ponies.
- Though they are an older breed, with the first reference to them dating to a book from the 11th century, they did not begin competing in dog shows until 1926.
- King George IV and Queen Elizabeth II both owned Pembroke Welsh Corgis.