Pembroke Welsh Corgi

About the Breed

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originates from Pembrokeshire, Wales, and is an enchanting dog whose background is rich with folklore. According to Welsh legend, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi came from the lairs of fairies and elves!
For those who don't believe in fairy tales, there are historians who say that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is descended from Vallhunds that were brought to Wales by the Vikings in the 9th and 10th centuries. Others think they may have been descended from dogs that were brought to Wales by Flemish weavers in the 12th century.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are the smallest of the American Kennel Club's (AKC) Herding Group, and are also recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC).

Quick Facts

Height: 10 - 12 inches

Weight: 24 - 31 lbs (males); 24 - 28 lbs (females)

Coat Colors: Fawn, Black & Tan, Black & White, Red, Blue, Sable

Markings: White markings on the legs, chest, neck, muzzle and belly. They also may have a narrow blaze on their heads.

Conformation: Medium length, thick, weather-resistant double coat. Pembroke heads are shaped much like the head of a fox. Their eyes are oval-shaped and dark, and their ears are erect.

Common Uses: Agility, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding

Temperament: Very affectionate, family oriented.

Place of Origin: Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

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