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Welsh Corgi
Welsh Corgi

Country of Origin: Wales

Group: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

Section: Sheepdogs

Original Function: cattle driving

Todays Function: cattle driving, herding trials

Dimension Male: 25-30 cm

Dimension Female: 25-30 cm

Weight Male: 11-14 kg

Weight Female: 11-13 kg

Litter Size: 6-8 puppies

Life span: 11-13 years

Other Names: Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Corgi

Colors: Sable, red, fawn, black or tan with white markings on all colors acceptable.

Living: Indoors or outdoors as long as climates are not too extreme



The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a long, low dog with large erect ears, a broad flat skull and a fox-like head. The tail is almost non-existent. (The Cardigan variety has a long tail.) The Pembroke"s eyes are dark, preferably with black rims, and the nose is black. The soft, water-resistant coat comes in red, sable, fawn or black & tan, usually with white markings. Some differences between the Pembroke and the Cardigan are: the Pembroke usually has straighter legs as it is not quite as long- bodied as a Cardigan; the Pembroke"s head is generally more wedge-shaped; the ears are smaller and closer together than the Cardigans; also the Pembroke tends to be lighter than the Cardigan.


Quick and quick-witted, the Pembroke Welsh corgi has an active mind and body. It needs daily physical and mental exercise to be at its best in the house. It is devoted and willing to please, fun-loving, amiable and companionable. It is very good with children, although it can nip at heels in play. It is usually reserved with strangers. Many bark a lot.


The Pembroke loves to herd, and a daily herding session would be ideal to meet its exercise requirements. It can do fine without herding, however, as long as it gets a moderate walk on leash or a good play and training session off leash. It is physically able to live outdoors in temperate climates, but it is mentally far better suited to share its family"s home and have access to a yard. Coat care consists only of brushing once a week to remove dead hairs.


The soft, medium-length water-resistant coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. The coat is shed twice a year.


Major concerns: intervertebral disc disease, CHD

Minor concerns: epilepsy

Occasionally seen: vWD, skin fragility, PRA, lens luxation, urolithiasis

Suggested tests: hip, eye, (blood)