Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi right for you?

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Other name(s): Pembroke; PWC; Pem

The basics:
The short-legged Pembroke Welsh Corgi is one of those little dogs with a big spirit. Developed in Wales to herd animals and protect the family farm, this bold breed is friendly and fearless and probably has no idea of its real size. Like all herding dogs, this highly regarded Corgi has an active mind, and it's up to you to properly channel its energy. Their guardian instinct means the PWC probably can't resist chasing or barking if a strange animal enters their perceived territory, so you may want to consider carefully about choosing this breed if you have near neighbors with pets of their own.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is very similar to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the two were freely interbred until the 1930s when they were separated. In 1934, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was recognized as a breed by both the English Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club. Queen Elizabeth II has had Pembroke Welsh Corgis as pets. Because of the royal patronage, and perhaps because of a slightly gentler personality, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has become more popular than the Cardigan.

Appearance / health:
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is very similar to Cardigan Welsh Corgi in appearance. The Pembroke is a long, low dog. The head is fox-like with dark eyes having black rims. The ears are pointed and the tail is almost non-existent.

The Pembroke is a heavy shedder. Grooming twice a week with a brush is required. They also shed seasonally twice a year during which they require more grooming. Bathing is done only when necessary.

It is good to involve them in obedience classes, obstacle course, or earth dog classes to keep them busy. In addition, daily long walks and occasional jogs are necessary to keep them mentally stimulated.

The Pembroke is prone to slipped disks in the spine, epilepsy (seizure), hereditary eye diseases, and obesity. Pembroke Welsh Corgi are subject to developing Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). DM is an adult-onset, progressive spinal cord disease causing weakness in the hind limbs and eventually paraplegia.

Behavior / temperament:
Pembrokes are versatile working dogs. They like to chase and nip at moving objects like children, animals, and even vehicles.
Pembrokes are intelligent but self-willed. They are no pushovers and need to be trained consistently with a firm hand. Extensive socialization is also necessary.

Pembrokes bark at every new sight and sound if they are not trained properly. They also start barking excessively when they are not given sufficient physical and mental exercise. They can be very vociferous with lots of mumbling, growling, and snarling.


Wonderful family dog, ideal apartmentsized dogs, little clowns, intelligent, sassy personality


nippy, aggressive, overweight little body, EXTREMELY Stubborn Hard


Corgi Mind Meld, amusing tricks, super short fur, tiny little legs, herding capabilities

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