AKC PuppyFinder: Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Smart and alert, affectionate but not pushy, bold but kindly.
- Energy Level: Very Active; A strong and athletic little dog, the Pembroke loves physical activity and is happiest when he has a job to do.
- Good with Children: Better with Supervision
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Frequent
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 10-12 inches
- Weight: up to 30 pounds (male), up to 28 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
- Breed Description
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a lot of dog packed into a low-slung, small package. These muscular, sturdy dogs, with their strong legs, agility and speed were bred for herding and driving. They're smart, independent workers who thrive on having a job to do, which may even mean herding you and the kids. Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy will respond well to training and lots of physical exercise. In return, you'll have an irresistible, loving, and loyal companion.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1934
Breed History & Job Description: In medieval times, weaving was an important trade. The best weavers in Europe lived in a region called Flanders. In 1107, the king of Britain invited a community of these weavers to live and work in Wales. They accepted the invitation and brought all they needed to re-create their way of life in their new home. This included the dogs they used to herd cattle and sheep. These sturdy little herders were the foundation for the breed we now know as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Pembroke Welsh Corgis are healthy dogs.
Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Ophthalmologist Evaluation
- Breed Club