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Pembroke Welsh Corgi


General Description:

Pembrokes are a small compact dog with a double coat. They are in the herding group and love to be active. It is commonly believed because of the name Welsh that they originated in Wales, but their ancestors could have possibly come from Egypt. There are two distinct types of Corgi – The Pembroke (no tail) and the Cardigan (with tail) They are very different dogs and not to be confused as the same breed. One of the first corgis came to America in 1934 with Mrs Lewis Roesler. A corgi was created to work all day and be able to fit into a small place in the house at night to guard their people.



Females: Preferred height at the withers is 10-12 inches, and roughly 23-25 pounds. Males: Preferred height at the withers is 12-13 inches, and roughly 30 pounds.



Pembrokes come in Red and White (most common) tricolor (predominately black with white and red ) and Sable. Dogs with too much white are usually eliminated from our breeding programs. Also dogs that are too large or too small.


Energy Level:

Can be very high level energy to couch potatoes.


Life expectancy:

10 to 15 years.



Can be good with children, but tend to herd them and can be heel nippers.


Other animals:

Like to herd other animals and can be dog aggressive.



Are very good at agility, herding and obedience.



They shed a lot. Corgis have a double coat and will shed quite a bit if not brushed at least weekly.



Health issues with corgis are Hip Dysplasia, and eye problems. They are also prone to Degenerative Mylopthia and skin issues.


Best with:

Moderate to high level activities.


Not for:

Indoor or couch potato families unless they are an older dog.



Very affectionate and loveable. High energy.



Shed and can be dog aggressive.


Further Information:

The Cascade Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America
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