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Personality Traits of the Delightfully Cute Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Personality Traits of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Cute as a button and smart as a whip, Corgis can be a wonderful addition to your family. DogAppy lists out the personality traits of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi in detail.
Renuka Savant
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2017
But first, let's curtsy before the Corgis.
It is no secret that Pembroke Welsh Corgis are an absolute favorite with Queen Elizabeth II. She has been fond of them ever since her childhood, and has owned over 30 of them throughout the course of her reign.
Now that we've got the royal Corgis out of the way, it's time we learn more about these insanely cute dogs who have the British royalty wrapped around their little paws. But then, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is one such breed―a combination of beauty and brain.

The breed ranks high in several intelligence tests, and is known to possess a loving and playful disposition. The Corgi is known to have originated in Pembroke shire, Wales, the place which also lends its name to the breed. They were bred to be herding dogs, and evolved to be active and eager learners.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Facts
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi finds a cousin in the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, but the primary point of distinction between the two is the tail―the Cardigans have a long tail, as opposed to the Pembroke who have a rather short and stubby one, or none at all.
Corgi Puppy
Corgi Puppy
◾ The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is playful, energetic, and enthusiastic. He is very active and enjoys physical activities immensely.
◾ Corgis are eager to learn and always love to please their favorite person, which makes them a delight to train.
◾ Historically, they were favored by the farmers in South Wales who trained them to specialize in herding cattle. The little Corgis took to nipping at the heels of the bigger animals and then ducking under their kicking hooves. They were also used extensively in herding sheep and even ponies.
◾ Even now, some present-day Corgis will try to nip at ankles when their herding instinct takes over. Children, mainly for this reason, should not be left unsupervised with Corgis.
◾ These little bundles of joy are very amiable and friendly with the people they know and love. Things change drastically when a stranger enters their territory―they do not take well to it and usually retaliate with loud barks.
◾ Corgis are very affectionate and love to follow their favorite person/s all the time. They are also attention-seeking and social, and behave well around other pets.
Adult Corgi
Adult Corgi
◾ Corgis are between 10 and 12 inches tall at the shoulders, and weigh under 30 pounds.
◾ The Welsh word 'corgi' translates to 'dwarf dog', and they indeed are one of the smallest among the Herding Group.
◾ Their long, sturdy body rests on short legs, and gives them an athletic look.
◾ The tail is bobbed, and the long-tailed Corgis are classified as Cardigan Welsh Corgis.
◾ The shape of the head is supposed to be fox-like in appearance. The medium-sized ears stand erect on top of the head, tapering slightly to a rounded point.
◾ They have a double coat―a short, thick, weather-resistant undercoat and a longer, coarser outer coat. Acceptable colors for show dogs include red, sable, fawn, black, and tan with white markings. White markings are often present on the legs, chest, neck, and parts of the muzzle.
Corgis love to run and chase
Dog playing in snow
◾ Pembroke are generally healthy, with an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years. If you are planning on buying one rather than adopting, ensure that you choose a responsible and verified breeder.
◾ These dogs may be prone to certain hereditary ailments―hip dyspepsia in particular, and those with this condition should not be bred. This is the reason why it is crucial to choose a breeder with a respectable reputation.
◾ Because of their long backs, Pembroke are prone to Inter vertebral Disk Disease, characterized by ruptures in the spinal disk.

◾ Corgis love to eat, and must necessarily be fed measured portions to avoid weight gain. Obesity poses a great risk for them and restricts movement, considering their short stature.

◾ Overall, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a hassle-free pet, and a fabulous companion for single owners, families, or even seniors. They love to chase and herd, so it's important to take them on walks and devote some time each day for play.

◾ Just like any other breed, socialization is very important to raise a well-behaved dog, and the Corgi is no exception. Prepare to train your pet as early as possible to imbibe good qualities in his personality.

◾ As far as grooming is concerned, this breed does not require any special efforts. Their coat is medium-length, soft, and water-resistant. Use a firm bristle brush for combing, and bathe the dog only when necessary. The coat is shed twice each year.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis turn out to be excellent pets who are a pleasure to have around. As in the case of the Queen, it is quite possible to get completely addicted to living with Corgis for one's entire life!