Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Breed Group: Herding
Weight: 25-27 lbs
Height: 10-12 inches
Color(s): Red, sable, fawn, black/tan, white
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Profile
Long and low with a robust build; the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is spirited, athletic, and dependable. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is obedient, loving, loyal, and deeply devoted and typically get along with other pets. This breed is alert, fearless, and assertive. They make an excellent guard dog, but their tenacity can sometimes lead them into trouble.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is best suited for a family with older and considerate children. If they are left alone for extended periods of time they will become restless and bored which will lead to destructiveness and excessive barking. They are often wary of strangers and over-protective of their family and territory.
They are suited for apartment dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised, entertained, and stimulated.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are two completely separate breeds and different ancestors. The two major differences between the two are the Cardigan’s long tai and rounded ears compared to the Pembroke’s short or docked tail an pointy ears. The Pembroke is also the most popular of the two.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Care
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a double coat breed. The outer coat is of medium length, straight, and coarse in texture. The under coat is thick, short, and weather resistant. The coat is more profuse around the neck, on the shoulders, and on the chest.
This breed requires minimal grooming. Regular brushing will minimize loose hair. Bathing should only be done when necessary. It is important to keep the nails trimmed to prevent splaying of the feet. Their ears need to be checked and cleaned on a consistent basis.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Health
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is prone to cataracts, retinal and hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and disk disease.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Training
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s intelligence and willingness to please make them easily trained. However, they do not enjoy repetitive training as they easily become bored. They require early socialization and obedience. This breed is also used for therapy and as hearing ear dogs. Training should be done with consistency, positive reinforcement, firmness, and fairness.