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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

History

The PWC breed’s origin and history are traced in the 1107 AD. Some experts say that these dogs were brought in the country of Wales by the Vikings. They were used as herding dogs back in the 10th century. These Corgis are related to the Keeshonds, Pomeranians, Samoyeds, and the Chow Chows.

Black Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Interesting Facts

1.The Pembroke Welsh Corgis are becoming popular in the USA and ranks 20th in the American Kennel Club registration.

2.PWC ‘s are increasingly becoming vulnerable in the UK because of the practice of tail-docking as well as the lack of breeders there.

3.This breed is ranked eleventh in Stanley Coren’s “The Intelligence of Dogs.”

Facts About- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Breed Group Herding
Breed Type Purebred
Country of Origin Wales
Other Names Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi, Welsh corgi
Height 10-12 inches
Weight 24-31 pounds
Competitive Registration / Qualification Information AKC, FCI, ANKC, CKC, NZKC, UKC
Shedding Frequent
Hypoallergenic No
Litter Size 6-7 puppies
Colour Fawn, black and tan, black and white, red, blue
Life Expectancy 12-15 years
Coat Medium length, thick
Price $600-$1000(new puppies)

Temperament & Personality

Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies are very affectionate and quickly gets involved and becomes a part of the family. They are also an excellent watchdog because of their barking skills. Most Pembroke seeks the attention of everyone wherever they go and is a well-behaved dog. It is crucial to socialize the dog with other pets and children in its puppy stage to avoid any anti-social behaviour in the future. They love to chase anything that moves because of their natural herding skills. Corgi has a lifespan of about 12-15 years which is considered as one of the longest amongst dogs. tricolor corgi is the cutest with three different colors like golden, black and white.

Care

Exercise

This breed only requires a small amount of regular exercise to keep itself fit and healthy. They do need a daily walk if the owner does not have a significant open yard. Any form of mental stimulation will keep the dog busy as this is a herding breed.

Grooming

This breed frequently sheds so the owner should be well accustomed to this fact and must have a vacuum cleaner in their hand. Brushing their coat will keep the layer clean and will remove the excess hair. Grooming is only needed once in a while, trimming and stripping should frequently be avoided.

Health Problems

The Pembroke Corgis are true Achondroplastic, which means that they are an actual dwarf breed.Because of their diminutive stature, they are prone to specific health risks. The Corgis can suffer from Monorchidism, Von Willebrand’s disease, Hip dysplasia, Degenerative myelopathy, etc. Genetic testings are available for this breed to avoid these risks. Again, this breed is also prone to obesity.

Training

The Corgis can take part in dog agility trials where they can show their showmanship, obedience, tracking and herding skills. Training will be quite easy as these dogs tend to listen to their trainer and obeys them, but repetitions of specific commands should be avoided.

Feeding

They need a high-quality dry food on a daily basis. The PWC’s love to indulge in foods. However, before deciding on any dog food, the owner must consult a proper Vet doctor.

References

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/pembroke-welsh-corgi#/slide/1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembroke_Welsh_Corgi

http://www.dogbreedslist.info/all-dog-breeds/Pembroke-Welsh-Corgi.html#.Wp5zrR1ubIU

http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Breeds/Pembroke-Welsh-Corgi/Personality.aspx

https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pembrokecorgi.htm

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