A cattle herding breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is believed to have originated from the Cardigan Welsh Corgis being breed with others (speculations) such as Swedish Vallhund, Schipperke, Pomeranians and other Spitz-type dogs. The breed originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales and later went on to become Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite breed. Barking and nipping cattle’s heels is the technique used by the breed to herd them. They have become more popular than the Cardigans, and are found widely.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are low, stocky dogs with long backs and short legs. Despite their short stature, they are experts at herding animals more than double their size. Large, erect ears; fox-like head with a broad, flat skull; tail that is naturally docked; dark eyes with dark eye rims; black nose; straight legs; scissor bite teeth; medium-length, thick coat in red, sable, fawn, black and tan with or without white markings on legs, chest, neck and under parts and on the head—these are its physical features.
sable, red, fawn, black or tan with white markings on all colors acceptable.
Neither shy nor vicious, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a bold breed of dog but one which is also kindly. This highly intelligent dog is protective and devoted. Wary of strangers, early socialization will help in controlling its overtly protective nature. These fearless dogs bark a lot and hence make good watchdogs. Obedience training is not difficult with them. Pembrokes are outgoing and restless, and a good amount of indoor exercises and daily walks will take care of that.
Health concerns with Pembroke Welsh Corgis are arthritis, obesity due to overfeeding, degenerative myelopathy, and back ailments resulting from activities like jumping from heights that put excessive strain on their backs.
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