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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Pembroke Welsh Corgi so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginWales
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank15
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Other Names
What other names does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have? The dog breed also known as...
Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Pembroke Welsh Corgi price:
$1000-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Pembroke Welsh Corgi gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Pembroke Welsh Corgi size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi weigh? Pembroke Welsh Corgi weight:
Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine? Pembroke Welsh Corgi average weight:
Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg)
Height
How tall is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi? Pembroke Welsh Corgi height:
Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Pembroke Welsh Corgi average height:
Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fluffy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Pembroke Welsh Corgi's coat?
Black & TanFawnRedSable
Grooming
How to groom the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and how often?
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of this canine? Pembroke Welsh Corgi shedding level:
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateFriendlyLivelyPlayfulCheerfulIntelligentOutGoing
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Pembroke Welsh Corgi sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Pembroke Welsh Corgis don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does this dog need? Pembroke Welsh Corgi social needs:
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi good as a watchdog?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Pembroke Welsh Corgi can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Pembroke Welsh Corgi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from this dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pembroke Welsh Corgi? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi do?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Pembroke Welsh Corgis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Pembroke Welsh Corgi roam?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Pembroke Welsh Corgi have high prey drive?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pembroke Welsh Corgi and children:
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis good office dogs? Do Pembroke Welsh Corgis make good office friendly dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgis be ofiice dogs?
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs get along with the elderly people? What is this canine temperament with senior people? Are Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs good for elderly owners?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs get along with other pets? Are Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a therapy dog?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a boat dog?
Not really
Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs have health problems?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Pembroke Welsh Corgi be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed hypoallergenic?
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs require per day?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Pembroke Welsh Corgi risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi drool?
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Pembroke Welsh Corgi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
  • Apartment Friendly: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Pembroke Welsh Corgis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Pembroke Welsh Corgis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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