Pembroke Welsh Corgis are smart, loving dogs that are affectionate with family members, do reasonably well with young children, and get along well with other dogs. Originally bred for herding, they make excellent family pets and are one of the most popular dog breeds in America.
The average height of Pembroke Welsh Corgis is 10-12 inches and they weigh 28-30 pounds. A Pembroke Welsh Corgi will live for 12-13 years. Standard colors include black, tan, fawn, red, and sable with white markings.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have an agreeable disposition and are a great choice if you’re looking for a small sized housedog. They are great companions and do well with a pet parent who likes to be active and spend time doing things together. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are built low and long with short, muscular legs and a strong chest. They are athletic and sporty by nature and quite independent. Pembroke Welsh Corgis make excellent watch dogs because they are alert and vigilant by nature and have a loud bark.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s thick double coat is weather proof. This breed sheds a fair amount year-round but more so in the spring and early summer. You’ll need to brush your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coat daily to remove loose hair or they’ll shed all over your home. Baths are helpful during shedding season, but you should make sure the undercoat is completely dry before brushing. Ears should be checked regularly to ensure they’re clean and nails should be trimmed when grown.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis were bred as working farm dogs to herd cattle, and they’re happiest when active or doing things with you. They need a moderate amount of exercise to stay physically fit and mentally healthy. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are great companions for people who like to hike and run, although their short legs make it hard for them to keep up with bicycle riders.
This breed is highly intelligent and can be trained for agility, herding, tracking, and obedience events. It’s important to start socializing and training your Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy between 7 weeks and 4 months of age to ensure she grows up into a well-adjusted and well-mannered adult.