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Pembroke Welsh Corgi – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Small to Medium
Weight: 25 - 30 pounds
Height: 10 - 12 inches
Longevity: 15
Bark Tendency: Low
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: High

Adopt a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dog Breed Guide


The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are so much alike that they are mistaken as one and the same. To differentiate these two dog breeds, here’s a tip:
The Pembroke Welsh are Corgis that have broken tails! The Cardigan Welsh are the Corgi dogs with long tails that looks like cardigan sweater sleeves.

Official Name

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
This breed can also be called as the Corgi or Welsh Corgi.


Date – 1200 BC
Country – Wales
Family / Group – Herding

Recognized By:
Continental Kennel Club
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Canadian Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Pet Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America, Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.


The Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog breed may have spitz blood in them as they are known to be descendants of the spitz dogs that Flemish merchants and workers brought with them when they arrived in Wales. This dog breed got its name from the area of their origin which is Pembrokeshire, Wales in the Great Britain. They were bred to be an all-purpose utility dog that displayed impressive skills in herding cattle and driving ducks, geese and other bird-type stock. The Pembroke Welsh and the Cardigan Welsh are closely related Corgi types of dogs.


Pembroke Welsh Corgis are giant dogs trapped in a small dog’s body! They are naturally very active and very intelligent. These are dogs known to be fun-loving and will display friendliness to everyone. They are dogs good to have around children, but should be supervised as they may herd people. All in all, the Welsh Corgi dog breed is a devoted family dog that is well-balanced.

Bred For

These dogs were bred to specifically drive cattle using their voice as well as nipping at the cattle’s heels.


Welsh Corgis are dogs that will be great apartment pets provided that their owners have their exercise needs sufficiently addressed.


Welsh Corgis are equipped with a water-resistant coat that requires minimal grooming attention. Their coat are also every easy to groom and maintain. These dogs shed two times annually. They are dogs that shed hair in moderate amounts.


Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs are famous for being excellent show dogs. They are also one of the top breed excelling in obedience trials. This makes the breed as one of the most trainable dog breed known today.


The Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog breed are plagued with several major and minor health conditions. The most common seen on Corgis are intervertebral disc protrusion, bladder stones, PRA or progressive retinal atrophy and hip dysplasia.


Pembroke Welsh Corgi was naturally bred to be active! These dogs require to be taken on long walks everyday to keep them stable and fit!