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.
The 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.
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.
|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:
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Nature / Temperament||Outgoing, smart, independent, active, and fearless|
10 to 14 kg
25 to 30 cm
|Suitable Environment||The Corgi 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.|
Corgi puppies and dogs 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.
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.
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.
Corgi puppies 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.
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.
Corgis have a weatherproof double coat that sheds moderately daily. During late spring or early summer, however, their coat sheds continuously.
A Corgi puppy from a reputable breeder typically costs between AUD $3,500 and $7,000.