SulitPets: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Corgi

Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi, was named after Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is a cattle and one of the smallest herding dogs. Younger of the two breeds of Corgi, the other one is Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Pembroke Welsh Corgis became famous as they were the preferred dogs of Queen Elizabeth II who owned 30 during her time. 

 

Appearance

They have these cute erect ears, fluffy butts, and very recognizable eyes with a medium length, thick, weather-resist double coat. It usually has a Fawn, Black & Tan, Black & White, Red, Sable color and they can live up to 12-15 years. Their standard weight for Male is 24–31 lb (11–14 kg) and for Female is 24–28 lb (11–13 kg) while the standard height for Male is 10–12 in (25–30 cm) and Female s .10–12 in (25–30 cm).

 

Personality

Corgis are usually loveable, affectionate, loves to be around the family, jealous, and always wants to be wherever their owner is. They are one of the most intelligent dogs which makes them easy to train. They can also be watchdogs, because of their alertness. And because of their nature as herding dogs, they love to chase anything that moves and we can’t help but adore their short legs, lovely butts, and boops! It is important for them to socialize at their young age to avoid aggressiveness as they grow. They are very intuitive and independent, if not given proper training, they can be bossy and stubborn.

 

Health & Care

Some of the common health conditions that Corgis can suffer from is monorchidism, Von Willebrand’s disease, hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, and inherited eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy. They are also prone to obesity which is a characteristic of a herding breed. It’s best to let them walk every day to avoid the problems mentioned above. 

 

Because of their thick coat, they shed a lot, and brushing will help lessen the shedding. During warm weather, practice to check for ticks and fleas daily.

 

It’s best to know what type of breed perfectly suits you. Corgis love attention and hate being left alone because it will give them canine separation anxiety. Practice to always greet them before and after going out to keep them in the loop and feel to be part of the family.

Corgi

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