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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Average Height & Weight

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.

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Typical Coloring

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.




Activity Level

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.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

11 to 13 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

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.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

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.




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