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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Temperament

The Corgi is an outgoing and cheerful dog that enjoys playing and providing entertainment. It loves to be involved in everything and be the centre of attention. It is affectionate and loving but can be independent and stubborn at times.

Despite its size, this purebred is athletic, energetic, and surprisingly quick. It does not get tired easily and is happy when given a task to do.

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The Ultimate Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgis

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is one of the world’s most popular working dogs. It was originally bred to herd and protect livestock such as sheep, cattle, and horses. Today, it is a favourite pet among households.

Corgi Origins

The Corgi has a history that is difficult to trace. Some stories link its origins to folklore, while others tie it to cattle dogs that arrived in Pembrokeshire many centuries ago.

There are two accepted theories: First, the Corgi may have descended from the Swedish Vallhund, a cattle dog brought to Wales by the Vikings in the 9th century. Second, it may have been brought to Wales by Flemish weavers in the 12th century.

 

Key Characteristics of Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Are Corgis family-friendly? Yes, they are. These friendly dogs love to play with their family and are good with children. They also get along with other pets.
Daily exercise needs? Because it is energetic, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi needs a moderate amount of exercise. Multiple walks or playtime daily is recommended to keep it healthy and happy.
Common health issues & considerations While typically a healthy breed, the Corgi is still susceptible to health issues such as the following:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Cystinuria
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Epilepsy
Lifespan 12 to 15 years
Nature / Temperament Outgoing, smart, independent, active, and fearless
Size Weight

10 to 14 kg

Height

25 to 30 cm

Suitable Environment  The Pembroke can adapt to any environment as long as it gets the physical stimulation it needs. It is suitable for both an apartment or a large home with a yard, whether in the country or city.
Grooming It is recommended to brush or comb your Corgi’s coat regularly to remove shed hair.

Other Considerations:

  • Because of its strong herding instincts, the Pembroke can sometimes nip at children’s heels. The good thing is, it can be trained to avoid this behaviour at a young age.
  • This dog tends to bark at anything, which is why early socialisation is recommended.
  • This purebred is alert and can be suspicious of anything out of the ordinary, making it a good watchdog.

How can I take care of my Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

Nutrition

Pembrokes tend to overeat, so it is important to closely monitor your dog’s consumption to prevent it from becoming obese. Measure its food and avoid giving it too many treats. It is recommended to feed it ¾ to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry dog food daily, divided into two meals.

Grooming

It is suggested to brush your Corgi three times a week and bathe it once a month. During shedding season, however, it is recommended to brush it daily and bathe it regularly.

Avoid tartar buildup and gum disease by brushing your dog’s teeth at least twice a week. Prevent painful tears by trimming its nails once or twice monthly. Reduce the risk of infection by checking its eyes for redness or discharge.

Recommended Grooming Tips

  • It is important to check your dog’s ears weekly for redness and bad odour as these are signs of an infection.
  • Allow your Pembroke to get used to being groomed and examined at an early age. This way, your dog will be easier to handle when it becomes an adult.
  • When grooming your Corgi, make it a habit to also check for rashes, sores, and other signs of infection or inflammation.

Exercise

This dog is surprisingly strong and full of energy. To maintain its physical and mental health, moderate daily exercise is suggested. Take your Corgi on a long walk, slow jog, or scenic hike. Remember that it likes to stay busy and engage in different activities.

Training

Pembrokes are eager to learn and easy to train. But like all breeds, early socialisation is needed to help them develop into a well-rounded adult. It is recommended to expose them to people, things, sounds, and places as early as two months.

While these dogs are intelligent and respond well to training, they can be very independent. Added patience is needed as they like to do things in their own time. Treats and lots of positive reinforcement are great motivators when training them.

Corgis love to be taught new things and can easily learn new tricks even as an adult. They adapt well to canine sports, making them suitable for competitions.

This is basic information, and it should not be used to make adoption or purchasing decisions. Be sure to consult an expert if you’d like to learn about the breed’s care and requirements.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Pembroke Welsh Corgi Questions

What does a Corgi look like?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a foxy appearance and a fairly wide skull. It has oval eyes, a long neck, and slightly tapered ears.

This dog has a short undercoat and a long outer coat. Colours are wide-ranging, including red, fawn, black, sable, and tan. Some have white markings, while others do not.

Does a Corgi shed a lot?

Corgis have a weatherproof double coat that sheds moderately daily. During late spring or early summer, however, their coat sheds continuously.

What’s the price of a Corgi?

A Pembroke from a reputable breeder typically costs between AUD $3,500 and $7,000.

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