Country of OriginWales
United Kingdom
Nicknames and Other NamesPembroke
PWC, Pem, Corgi
Welsh Corgi
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePurebred
GroupHerding Group
Working Group
Bred ForCattle herding
Life Span12-13 years
Ideal WeightMale: up to 30 pounds
Female: up to 28 pounds
Ideal Height10-12 inches
Fur TypeMedium length, thick,
weather-resistant double coat
Common ColorsFawn, Red, Sable, Black and Tan
MarkingsWhite markings
AvailabilityWidely available
AchievementsFeatured in movies and shows
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToCardigan Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a fun-loving dog breed who resembles a fox with its appearance. It is a dog breed which is very kind and loyal.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi an active and hardy breeds who are very affectionate towards their people. They require regular exercise to maintain their good-temperament.

Origin and History

As their name itself says the Pembroke Welsh Corgi belongs to Pembrokeshire area. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the older of the two Corgi breeds and was generally used in the development of the Pembroke.

The Corgis were originally used as farm dogs particularly with cattle. Because of being small in size, they were not so hard and expensive to maintain.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi about which we are talking today were separated from the Cardigan corgi in the early 1930s. It was gifted to the Queen of England and because of her love, this breed became popular all over as family pet.

Are They Child-Friendly?

Yes, Pembroke Welsh Corgi are child-friendly dogs and because of their herding instincts, they sometimes nip at children’s feet or ankles. They are loving, affectionate and eager learners. But as with every breed, you should teach your children and dog how to approach and should supervise them.

Temperament, Personality, And Behavior

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an intelligent, active, affectionate dog breed. They are truly affectionate to its people and want to be a part of the family.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has had a happy, fun-loving and playful personality but sometimes stubborn or independent nature. These dogs are easy to train but better not to expect them to be dutiful. They are independent dogs who prefer to do things for themselves.

Pembroke Are Dogs With Docked Tail
Picture of cute Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog.
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Although they are pleasing dogs they are wary of strangers which makes them good watchdogs. They are non-aggressive dogs but tend to bark if they feel that something or someone us threatening their home and family.


Training the Pembroke Welsh corgi is moderately easy. You don’t have to worry about their independent nature, you can easily motivate them by rewarding them their favorite foods and toys. However, they are suspicious of strangers, therefore, they require early socialization.

You can socialize them from their very first month by exposing them to different people, sounds, visuals, and experiences. Proper socialization will help your Pembroke Welsh corgi grow up to be a well-rounded dog.


Facts about Pembroke Welsh Corgi:

  • Popularity: 100 out of 244 dog breeds
  • The Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed is also commonly known by the names Pembroke, Pembroke Corgi, PWC.
  • The AKC has ranked this breed as the 18th popular breed.
  • This breed became popular because of Queen Elizabeth.
  • The most popular of this breed is ‘Ein’, a genius Pembroke, acted in the animated television series ‘Cowboy Bebop’ and Stephen King’s ‘Marlowe’, from The Dark Tower series.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesCataracts, Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia,
Degenerative Myelopathy, Retinal Dysplasia,
Von Willebrand’s Disease
Vaccination RequiredKennel Cough, Canine Coronavirus
Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis,
Rabies, Canine Distemper, Canine Parainfluenza
SheddingHeavy Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingEasy and Minimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage to High
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 20%
Fat: 8%

The most common health problems seen in this breed are:

  • Hip Dysplasia: a certain disorder in the back
  • Eye Problems: it includes cataracts
  • Von Willebrand’s disease: most common inherited bleeding in dogs
  • Disk problems: certain weakness in dogs
  • Obesity: Causes because of overfeeding.


The Pembroke Welsh corgi are generally found in six color patterns, they are:

  • Fawn
  • Black & Tan
  • Sable
  • Blue
  • Black & White
  • Red


The Pembroke Welsh corgi gives birth to 6-8 puppies on an average. Puppies are born with very short legs so they need extra care and need to train properly on how to go up and down stairs. They are born deaf and blind with natural bob tails.

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The Pembroke Welsh corgi puppies are quite boisterous and full of life so if you are keeping a corgi puppy then you need to make sure that your home is puppy proofed.

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