Welsh Corgis come in two varieties: the Pembroke and the Cardigan, the main difference is the Pembroke are slightly larger and heavier boned then the Pembroke. They are very similar in temperament.
They are hardworking, active and sweet dogs, if you are looking a companion for your family or household, this could be the breed for you.
The Corgi is a medium sized dog on short legs, they are very adaptable and love spending time with the family. They are herding dogs and sometimes they are prone to nip so they wouldn’t be suitable for families with young children. For older children they make a great companion and will romp around the garden, chasing balls and playing endless games of fetch.
They don’t need as much exercise as other dogs and they are lot less intense than say a terrier. They still need a good walk everyday but could good choice for an flat or apartment dog. They have short legs so they are prone to putting on weight, you would need to keep them active.
Remember a bored dog will usually become a mischievous dog, whether it be nuisance barking, chewing or digging. Try to make sure they are occupied with jobs, playtime or plenty of exercise to keep them out of trouble.
They make great watchdogs and you will always know about who is at the door and anything suspicious or exciting going on outside. They are un-trusting of strangers and as with most dogs will need good socialisation to combat this.
They are intelligent and easy to train, you will need to discover their reward motivation early on so to get the best results. As a herder, they are independent thinkers so think of ways to keep the training as varied and interesting as possible.
They are good with cats and dogs if brought up with them, they may chase neighbours cats and be territorial with strange dogs, They are fantastic around horses and cattle.
They are heavy shedders be prepared to do a lot of vacuuming, brushing everyday will help combat this.
Pembroke Corgi Stats
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a cattle herding dog breed which originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is one of two breeds known as a Welsh Corgi.
- Weight -4kg –8kg
- Size – 20cm – 28cm
- They live for 13-16years