Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog Breed Information
|Country of Origin||Wales|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Pembroke|
PWC, Pem, Corgi
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Cattle herding|
|Recognized By||AKC, ANKC, NZKC, UKC, CKC, FCI, KC|
|Life Span||12-13 years|
|Ideal Weight||Male: up to 30 pounds|
Female: up to 28 pounds
|Ideal Height||10-12 inches|
|Fur Type||Medium length, thick, |
weather-resistant double coat
|Common Colors||Fawn, Red, Sable, Black and Tan|
|Achievements||Featured in movies and shows|
|Suitable for Apartments||Yes|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Cardigan 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
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
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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.
You can socialize them from their very first month by exposing them to different people, sounds, visuals,
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.
|Common Health Issues||Cataracts, Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, |
Degenerative Myelopathy, Retinal Dysplasia,
Von Willebrand’s Disease
|Vaccination Required||Kennel Cough, Canine Coronavirus |
Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis,
Rabies, Canine Distemper, Canine Parainfluenza
|Grooming||Easy and Minimal Grooming Required|
|Weight Gain Potential||Average to High|
|Separation Anxiety||High Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein: 20%|
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:
- Black & Tan
- Black & White
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.
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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