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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
A Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Nicknames Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi
Country of origin Wales
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi (; are famed for being the preferred breed of Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned more than 30 during her reign.[4] These dogs have been favored by British royalty for more than seventy years.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has been ranked at #11 in Ein.[23]

Lil' Lightning from 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

In the online series RWBY, Ruby and Yang have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Zwei, who is sent to them by their father Taiyang.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Wheeler, Jill C. (2010). Welsh Corgis. ABDO. p. 6.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f Debra M. Eldredge (27 January 2009). Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Your Happy Healthy Pet, with DVD. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 21–.  
  3. ^ "Pembroke Welsh Corgi - DID YOU KNOW?". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Just how many dogs does she own?". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "AKC DOG REGISTRATION STATISTICS". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Richard G. Beauchamp (1999). Welsh Corgis: Pembroke and Cardigan : Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Grooming, Behavior, and Training. Barron's Educational Series. p. 15.  
  7. ^ Debra M. Eldredge, DVM (25 February 2009). Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Your Happy Healthy Pet, with DVD. John Wiley & Sons. p. 17.  
  8. ^ Debra M. Eldredge, DVM (25 February 2009). Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Your Happy Healthy Pet, with DVD. John Wiley & Sons. p. 70.  
  9. ^ Eldredge, Debra M (2009). Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Your Happy Healthy Pet, with DVD. John Wiley & Sons. p. 17.  
  10. ^ Richard G. Beauchamp (2010). Welsh Corgis--Pembroke and Cardigan: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Grooming, Behavior, and Training. Barron's Educational Series. p. 19.  
  11. ^ PWCCA Standard of Perfection
  12. ^ Kennel Clun. "Pembroke Welsh Corg". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  13. ^ United Kennel Club. "Pembroke Welsh Corgi". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Cathy Lambert. Getting to Know Poodles: A Guide to Choosing and Owning a Poodle. Animalinfo Publications. p. 15.  
  15. ^ a b "Get to know the Pembroke Welsh Corgi". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "2004 Purebred Dog Health Survey". The Kennel Club. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  17. ^ The Dog Encyclopedia. Penguin. 2013. p. 59.  
  18. ^ "From the Genetics Committee of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Inc.". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  19. ^ E. Hywel Burton (18 October 2011). Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Kennel Club Books. p. 116.  
  20. ^ a b "Pembroke Welsh Corgi - HISTORY". Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "AKC Dog Registration Statistics". American Kennel Club. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  22. ^ Hartnagle-Taylor, Jeanne Joy; Taylor, Ty (2010). Stockdog Savvy. Alpine Publications.  
  23. ^ "Cowboy Bepop Review". THEM Anime Review. 

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In popular culture

Pembroke Welsh Corgis can compete in dog agility trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding events. Herding instincts and trainability can be measured at noncompetitive herding tests.[22]


Pembroke Welsh Corgis are becoming more popular in the United States and rank 24th in American Kennel Club registrations,[21] as of 2012.

[2] Pembroke Welsh Corgis are closely related to

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi lineage has been traced back as far as 1107 AD.[1][20] It is said that the Vikings and Flemish weavers brought the dogs with them as they traveled to reside in Wales.[20] As far back as the 10th century, Corgis were herding sheep, geese, ducks, horses and cattle as one of the oldest herding breed of dogs.


[19] given a characteristic, robust appetite of herding group breeds.obesity Pembrokes are also prone to [18] Pembrokes have an average

Pembroke leaving teeter-totter during a dog agility competition.


Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very affectionate, love to be involved in the family, and tend to follow wherever their owners go. They have a great desire to please their owners, thus making them eager to learn and train. The dogs are easy to train and are ranked as the eleventh [15]

Sable Pembroke Welsh Corgi, puppy


Some Pembroke Welsh Corgis are born with their tail naturally short or missing. Others may have their tails docked between 2–5 days old due to historical tradition or as a measure of conformation to the Breed Standard .[11] Artificial docking was born of necessity given the Pembroke's function as a herding dog in the United Kingdom. According to Tax Law any companion canine was considered a luxury. Thus, pet/companion owners were levied a tax. However, dog owners who kept dogs for working purposes such as herding were exempt from the tax. In order to claim the exemption, owners had to ensure that the dogs sported docked or bobbed tails. The Kennel Club,[12] the United Kennel Club,[13] and the FCI allow intact tails in Conformation shows. The AKC Standard states tails should be docked no longer than 2 inches (5 cm). In many countries, docking has been deemed illegal.[14]

Many breed faults exist, some which may acknowledge genetic health conditions: "Fluffies" are Corgis which have very long coats,[9] and "bluies," are a dilute color. In a "bluie," red coats seem to have a bluish cast.[10]

[8] The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has erect ears, which are proportional to the equilateral triangle of the head. The ears should also be firm, medium in size, and tapered slightly to a rounded point. The head should be 'foxy' in shape and appearance. Pembroke Welsh Corgis differ from the closely related

Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Tri-Colored




  • Description 1
    • Appearance 1.1
    • Temperament 1.2
  • Health 2
  • History 3
  • Activities 4
  • In popular culture 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


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