Welsh Corgi Pembroke
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 10-12 in (25.5-30.5cm)
Weight: Dog:27 lb (12kg) Bitch: 25 lb (11.5kg)
Coat: Medium length and straight, with a dense undercoat; never soft, wavy, or wiry
Color: Red, sable, fawn, or black and tan, with or without white markings on legs, brisket, and neck; some white on head and foreface permissible
|The Welsh Corgi Pembroke, a favorite of British
royalty, has worked in South Wales at least since the
time of the Domesday Book, instigated by William the
Conqueror in the 11th century. Its job was to control
the movement of cattle by nipping their ankles, which
is an inherent characteristic that many protectors of
the British royal family have discovered to their cost.
The breed may have been introduced to Wales by
Flemish weavers who settled in the area and crossed
their own dogs with local stock.
Corgis are extremely active and devoted little dogs,
and are usually good with children. They make fine
guards, and excellent show and obedience dogs. They
have a tendency to put on weight if under-exercised,
and their water-resistant coats need daily brushing.