The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a powerful, athletic, and enthusiastic little herder who is friendly and companionable without being needy, making it one of the most agreeable of all small house doggies.
A well-built male Pembroke is a big doggy in a bit of compact, measuring 10 to 12 inches at the shoulder and weighing 27 to 30 pounds. He has short but powerful legs, thick thighs, and a deep chest to help him get through a long day. Pembrokes are surprisingly swift and agile, thanks to their long and low build. Red, sable, fawn, and black and tan are among the colors available, with or without white markings.
The Pembroke is a bright, sensitive doggy who enjoys playing with his family and learns quickly. Herders are bold and self-reliant since they were bred to move livestock, and they are alert watch doggies with keen senses and a commanding bark. Families who can meet their brave but obedient Pembroke’s need for action and companionship will never have a more devoted and loving pet.
Here are some fun facts about this doggy breed,
— While no one knows for sure, the Pembroke Welsh corgi is thought to have originated in Wales in 1107 when Flemish weavers arrived. The Spitz dog, bred in the Cordiga vest for the generation of the modern Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
— The corgi is thought to be an “enchanted dog” adored by fairies and elves. The supernatural creatures would employ the doggies as steeds in combat and drive their carriages at night. The patterns on a corgi’s coat resemble the faint outline of a saddle and harness.
— Over the course of her life, Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 corgis. Despite the loss of her previous two corgis, Whisper and Willow, she still has Candy and Vulcan, two dorgis (corgi/dachshund mixes).
When King George VI brought a male corgi home from a kennel in 1933, the Queen met her first corgi. Dookie, the future Queen’s doggy, was an instant favorite with her sister, Princess Margaret.
The canine pair had a litter of puppies after adding a second corgi called Jane to the mix, two of which were kept. For her 18th birthday, the Queen acquired another doggy named Susan, and the corgi collection took off from there. Dorgis was created when some of the royal corgis crossed with Princess Margaret’s dachshund Pipkin.
— If your doggy is a Pembroke Welsh corgi, they were probably born without a tail, and the breed has developed to be practically tailless after centuries of tail docking.
— Their name is derived from a Welsh word. Every time we mention the title of this breed, we’re saying “Dwarf Dog.” Cor stands for “dwarf,” and Gi stands for “dog.”
— These pups know how to accessorize and winterize. Cardigans and Pembrokes have a double coat of hair, which provides weather protection and sheds a layer in the warmer months. The softer undercoat sheds twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.
— These squat doggies have a common ancestor with the fearsome Siberian husky, which you’d never expect by looking at them. They share more in common with their larger canine counterparts than with their smaller canine companions. They may not pull a sled (or manage snow), but they have the same unwavering commitment.
Corgis have also appeared in films, plays, and books. American novelist and painter Tasha Tudor featured corgis as characters in the storybook fantasies Corgiville Fair, The Great Corgiville Kidnapping, and Corgiville Christmas. The Walt Disney film Little Dog Lost in 1963 showed a Corgi, which expanded the breed’s popularity in the United States.
In 1991, a theatrical production of Welsh novelist Roald Dahl’s The BFG toured the United Kingdom, requiring six different Corgis to perform as Queen Elizabeth’s corgis. The Queen’s Corgi is a Belgian animated film about the Queen’s Corgis. Corgis are recognized as the best pet because of this.