Welsh Pembroke Corgis
Originating in Wales, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is similar to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. A multi-purpose breed, the Pembroke’s many duties included that of a bird hunter, duck and geese herder, and sheep and cattle herder. They are the smallest member of the Herding group, and are well known as the favored breed and pet of Queen Elizabeth II. Long and low with a robust build, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is spirited, athletic, and dependable. This versatile companion has a strong work ethic, and displays an intelligent and interested expression. They are often considered to be “a big dog in a small dog’s suit”.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is obedient, loving, loyal, and deeply devoted. They are outgoing, friendly, and thrive on human companionship and attention. This breed is alert, fearless, and assertive. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is best suited for a family with older and considerate children. They are often wary of strangers and protective of their family. This breed typically does well with other pets.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s intelligence and willingness to please make them
easily trained. However, they do not enjoy repetitive training as they easily
become bored. They require early socialization and obedience. They excel in
tracking, agility, herding, and conformation. This breed is also used for therapy and as hearing ear dogs. Training should be done with
consistency, positive reinforcement, firmness, and fairness.
Full of stamina and spunk, this breed enjoys going for walks, romping in a securely fenced yard, family play sessions, or farm work. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is always eager for adventure, but is also just as content to be in the home with their family. They are suited for apartment dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised, entertained, and stimulated.