Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 25-30 lbs.
Life Span: 12-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
Pembroke Welsh corgis are very bright and easy to train. They make good
family dogs, especially if they get early training and are frequently exposed
to children, whom they may otherwise try to herd by nipping at their heels.
Pembrokes, usually reserved with strangers, make good guard dogs. They are
friendly toward other dogs, although two male corgis in the same household
are bound to fight for dominance.
They get along with small animals, such as cats, especially if socialized
with them at an early age.
The weather-resistant undercoat of the Pembroke Welsh corgi is short and
thick; the outercoat is longer and coarser. Coat color is red, sable, fawn,
or black and tan, with or without white on the legs, chest, neck, muzzle,
underparts, and in a narrow blaze on the head. The ear tips are pointed
and the tail is short.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Pembrokes need to be brushed once a week. They need a couple of brisk walks
around the block every day for exercise.
The Pembroke Welsh corgi was reportedly brought to the British Isles in
1100 by Flemish weavers who settled in Wales and used the Pembroke, known
for its stamina and enthusiasm, to drive cattle.
Breed-related health concerns: intervertebral disc protrusion, eye
disorders including progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia, bladder
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club