Some interesting facts from the American Kennel Club
about Pembroke Welsh Corgis:
Height: Males: 10 - 12 inches,
Females: 10-12 inches
Weight: Males: 25 - 30 lbs.,
Females: 24 -28 lbs.
Colors: Red, sable, fawn, or black and tan with or
without white makings on the legs.
Coat: Medium length and straight with a dense undercoat;
Temperament: Pembroke Welsh Corgi are active, obedient
Good With Children: Yes,
With Pets: Yes
Special Skills: Herding dog, agility and family pet.
Watch-dog: Very High
Care and Exercise: Bi-weekly grooming with a comb or brush for about 10 minutes.
Bathe Pembroke Welsh Corgis only when necessary. Shedding is bi-annually.
Exercise is necessary to prevent weight gain,
daily walks are highly recommended.
Training: Very intelligent and not difficult to train.
Learning Rate: Very high,
Obedience - High,
Problem Solving - High
Activity: Indoors - High, Outdoors- Very High
Living Environment: Apartment life is adequate for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
as long as sufficient exercise is provided. Keep in mind that they have a big
bark and should not be left alone for long periods of time.
Owners should desire a busy, intelligent dog who is loyal and playful.
Health Issues: Prone to slipped disks in the spine, epilepsy,
von Willebrand's disease and obesity.
Life Span: 13 - 14 Years
Litter Size: 5 - 8
Country of Origin: Wales
History: Accepted as being of Spitz origin, it is
believed that the forefathers of the Pembroke were introduced by
Flemish weavers in the 1100s.
It has been suggested that its origins are a combination of primitive progenitors
of the Keeshond, Pomeranian, Schipperkes and Swedish Vallhund.
Developed further in Pembrokeshire, Wales hence his name.
A favorite of British royalty they have been a working dog since the 11th century with their job of controlling the movement of cattle by nipping their heels.
First Registered by the AKC: 1934
AKC Group: Herding Group