Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

The Pembroke Corgi is a squat little dog with a docked tail and a fox like face. Despite it's long body and short legs they are naturally active with a straight, medium-length coat.

Other Names
Pembroke
Country of Origin
Wales
Colour
Fawn, sable, red or black and tan in colour.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
Height 25.5-30.5cms at the withers and weigh 10-12kgs. Bitches measure 25.5-30.5cms at the withers and weigh between 10-11kgs.
Health
An overweight Corgi will often have back and joint problems so keeping them active and not overfeeding is a good way to maintain their health. Breeders now screen for common problems like hip dysphasia as well as eye issues which affect Corgis like retinal displasia. You'll also need to be aware of glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy as well as bladder stones.
Life Span
12-15 years
Intelligence
The Pembroke is a smart little dog! They love a challenge and will try and lead the pack if you let them. That being said they are quick to learn and will flourish if properly socialised and trained young.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

Pembroke Corgis have a tendency to overfeed and should be watched and appropriately fed! 

Feeding Cost
$10-$15 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Corgis need a lot of exercise! Originally cattle dogs, they like to herd and be on the move and if not adequately exercised can become overweight and develop health issues. Corgis are happy to fit with the families exercise regime as long as it keeps them moving!
Ailments
An overweight Corgi will often have back and joint problems so keeping them active and not overfeeding is a good way to maintain their health. Breeders now screen for common problems like hip dysphasia as well as eye issues which affect Corgis like retinal displasia. You'll also need to be aware of glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy as well as bladder stones.
Hair Shed
Moderate
Grooming

The Corgi is widely known for its medium-length straight coat. What you may not know is that the coat is actually waterproof with a warm and dense undercoat. You will need to make sure you brush regularly for loose and dead hairs but otherwise are fairly low maintenance. If a corgi has been out playing in the mud they're easy to clean by waiting for it to dry and brushing it out, that may not help you if they've already made a mess of kitchen floor though!

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
None
The Pembroke has been around for a very long time, with records discovered that dates back to 920AD in the UK. The Pembroke are thought to have been brought to Wales by Flemish weavers and were hugely popular in the 14th to 18th centuries as cattle drovers! In 1928 the Corgi was accepted by the American Kennel Club. At this stage they were still one breed, and were finally recognised as separate breeds, the Pembroke and the Cardigan Corgi in the UK in 1934.


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