Type: Herding dog; Origin of Wales.
Height: 10-12 inches.
Weight: Males: 25-30 lbs.; Females: 24-28 lbs.
Coat: Medium length fur and straight with dense undercoat; never soft, wavy or wiry.It is water-resistant.
Description: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a most agreeable small house dog with an affectionate nature. They have become closely associated with the British monarchy. They were highly popular in the 20th century among royalty. In 1933 the Duke of York obtained for his daughter a Pembroke puppy and they remained a royal favorite. They have also been owned by Queen Elizabeth II and King George VI. The Corgi is an intelligent and remarkably alert breed who is wary of strangers and makes a very good watchdag. The Pembroke requires companionship and without this may develop undesirable methods of seeking attention. They are often born without a tail at all. They can often appear sprightly in character and are quite confident. Active and devoted, this little dog can be quite amusing in character and appearance at times. They get along with children and other pets, their sturdiness making them suitable companions for even large dogs. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are said to have the heart of a large dog in a dwarfed body, making them an ideal companion.
Special Needs: Grooming, socialization and training.
Life Span: 11-14 years.