(Welsh Corgi) (Corgi) The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an odd looking dog only resembling other corgis. A peculiar shaped head leads to their slightly long narrow muzzle. Slightly set back in their head are two large round eyes usually brown in color. On top of their head are large bat-like ears. Their thick neck leads to a long cylinder shaped body. While their body is strangely long, their legs are unusually short. Their medium length soft fur covers their body and comes in many colors including red, sable, fawn, or black and tan these colors are often mixed with white marks.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a loyal and loving dog. Excellent with the family, these dogs are devoted and obedient with their owners. However, they are not a good breed for children who annoy or tease dogs. Usually this breed is fine with other dogs except if the two dogs are both male. This breed is always really wary of strangers and can become extremely over protective. Wonderful dogs for training, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is intelligent and willing to listen to their owners. One problem this breed has is nipping at people’s heels because they try to herd them, however, with training this behavior can be stopped.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very loving but need a lot of attention. This breed loves to be around it's owners and interact with other dogs and family. Pembrokes are very outgoing and bold. They are friendly and intelligent dogs and are never vicious or shy. They were bred to outsmart and control large dumb animals (cattle) and sometimes need to be trained by a dominate owner they respect.
The Corgi has strong herding instincts and may need to be taught not to nip at heels in an effort to herd adults and especially children.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a few health concerns including glaucoma, back problems, and PRA. This breed is also prone to obesity. A life expectancy of 12-15 years makes them a fairly long living breed.
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) has recently become an issue in some lines. Genetic testing can be done to test for this condition.
The Corgi has a long body and is prone to an Invertible Disk Protrusion. The Corgi should not be allowed to jump to prevent a slipped disk.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is thought to have come from Swedish Vallhunds that were brought to the United Kingdom by Vikings during the 9th century. Other stories about their origin have been floating around for centuries. The only fact known for sure is that their name – “Corgi” – comes from the Celtic word meaning dog. However their ancestors arrived in England, the breed actually took on its own unique look and personality began to take shape in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In England, the breed is still incredibly popular, perhaps because Queen Elizabeth II loves the breed.
Grooming does not require much time or energy. Brushing should be done occasionally but baths are needed rarely. Exercise is important for this breed that was bred to run around a farm herding for long periods of time so long walks and play sessions will be very enjoyable for them. Plus, they need exercise because they are prone to obesity and plenty of exercise will prevent that.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a versatile dog able to live in most environments. Friendly and loving with their family, this dog is extremely devoted. However, they are not as friendly with strangers or disrespectful children. Training and socialization should be done to prevent them from nipping at people’s heels and to stop them from being over protective. They can live in all temperatures and do fine in an apartment or home. Exercise is important to this dog so long walks and lots of time to play with their family will make the Pembroke Welsh Corgi a happy and healthy dog.
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- Biting of Pembroke Welsh Corgi
How can I get my Pembroke Welsh Corgi to stop biting me? He nips me hard even when I am just petting him. He just nips all the time. Any suggestions? Help!!!!!Asked by Anonymous - 2 answers
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This is the best dog ever! We do have a problem with nipping and biting when we run and play, particularly the back of the legs and knees. How do you teach them not to bite without losing this wonderful playtime and their free...Asked by Anonymous - 2 answers
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I just wondered about how much our girl should weigh...she's 9 months now and eats only two times a day - 20 lbs at last vet visit. Very playful and loves to run - just making sure - I'm new to all this doggie stuff! Thanks!Asked by Anonymous - 5 answers
- We are thinking about getting a pembroke to join our family. We have had a lot of problems ...
We are thinking about getting a pembroke to join our family. We have had a lot of problems with dogs in the past. We have a Pomeranian she is about 2, do you think the pembroke will nip at her?We dont really want a hyper dog being...Asked by Anonymous - 8 answers