Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed is one of the two officially recognized Corgi breeds in existance. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are generally known as active and eager to please.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi's Behavior
Recommended for: pet, working dog
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog breed is a herding breed that, like most herding breeds, tends to be active and needs an outlet to run around outdoors. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are still sometimes used as working dogs. They are known as eager to please, though sometimes a bit hard to train.
Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi's Physical Characteristics
Here are some of the characteristics of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.
* Size: 10 to 12 inches, 30 pounds or less
* Coat: medium-long; short, thick, all-weather overcoat over a coarser, longer, undercoat
* Color: red, sable, fawn, black and tan
* Eyes: oval-shaped, medium-sized, with dark eye rims
* Ears: medium-sized, firm, tapered slightly to a rounded point, standing straight up.
* Muzzle: tapered
* Nose: black
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi's Origins and History
Country/Region of Origin: Wales
Original purpose: herding sheep and cattle
Name: "cor gi" translates to "dwarf dog" in Welsh.
Historical notes: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is one of two dog breeds known as Welsh Corgis. Corgis are believed to be descended from Swedish Vallhund dogs brought to Wales by the Vikings. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II.