Non-sporting Breeds

Welsh Corgi Pembroke

Welsh Corgi Pembroke
Pedigree Points
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.
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