The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is alert, active, intelligent and outgoing. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are less reserved than the Cardigan variety. This breed is easy to train with their high intelligence and quick-learning ability. Pembroke Welsh Corgis can be dominant towards other dogs but will happily accept children, provided they are not teased as they are not tolerant of this sort of treatment. They are not overly suspicious of strangers, but are very alert. Pembroke Corgis bond closely with their handlers and family and make energetic and very self-assured companions.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis are undemanding when it comes to grooming. An occasional brush to remove dead hairs is sufficient to keep the coat looking healthy.
The Pembroke Corgis love being outdoors and need an average amount of exercise. They need to be taken for long, regular walks and are suitable dogs for sporting activities, such as fly-ball and agility trials.
It's believed that the Pembroke Welsh Corgii evolved from cross-breedings with the Swedish Vallhund and the tailless Schipperkes. The Corgis were highly valued as members of the family, guardians of the children and for working with stock in the fields, which they controlled by nipping at their heels.
General Appearance: Long, short-legged, strong and alert.
Color: Red, beige, fawn and black/tan. White is permitted on the foreface, neck, chest and legs.
Coat: Weather resistant, hard, straight and of medium length.
Tail: Short and customarily docked.
Ears: Pricked, slightly pointed and of medium size.
Body: The body is strong and long with a broad, deep chest. The topline is level and the ribs are rounded.
- The Welsh Corgi comes in two varieties (1) The Cardigan, and (2) The Pembroke.