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.
|Group||Pastoral / Herding Dogs|
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Other Names |
What other names does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have?
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
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?
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.
How easy is it to get a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
Very frequent: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.
Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
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)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi? Pembroke Welsh Corgi average weight:
|Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg)|
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)|
Average 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)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Pembroke Welsh Corgi's coat?
|Black & TanFawnRedSable|
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 the Corgi?
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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Pembroke Welsh Corgi every day?
| 3-4 weeks |
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.
What kind of personality does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
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 the first command 85% of the time or better.
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.
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? Are they affectionate?
High: 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 are considered 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 the Corgi 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.
Do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Corgi bark?
A lot: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice. The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its 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 the Corgi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pembroke Welsh Corgi? Why do dog bites happen?
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.)
Bite Force |
Does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a hard bite?
Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽
Pembroke Welsh Corgi bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi do?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a 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 explore or 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?
Very house-friendly dog the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
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.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Pembroke Welsh Corgi temperament with other people:
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
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.
Child Friendly |
Are Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pembroke Welsh Corgi temperament with 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? Can they be good 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.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis good office dogs? Do Pembroke Welsh Corgis make good office friendly dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgis be office dogs?
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 the Corgi 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.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed? Most common health risks of Pembroke Welsh Corgi:
|CataractsCystinuriaDegenerative MyelopathyEpilepsyHip DysplasiaIntervertebral Disk DiseasePatent Ductus ArteriosisProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Retinal DysplasiaVon Willebrand's Disease|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Pembroke Welsh Corgi see the vet?
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
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? What is the age limit of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi? How many years can the oldest Pembroke Welsh Corgi live?
The average lifespan of Pembroke Welsh Corgi: 13 years
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? What is the activity level of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
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.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much activity 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 too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average 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 / Prone to Obesity |
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 and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and 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.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
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 of a 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 minimum 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.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Pembroke Welsh Corgi be an emotional support animal?
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?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a boat dog?
Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Pembroke Welsh Corgi be a drafting dog?
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.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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 female 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 female’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.
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?
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.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed?
|American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel ClubCanadian Canine Registry|
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Pros and Cons
- Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
- Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed.
- 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 of a very low drooling tendency.
- Stinkiness: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
- Mouthiness: Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a 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.
- Good For First Time Owners: Pembroke Welsh Corgis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
- 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 / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's weight, he can easily gain weight.
- 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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi History
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s origin can be traced back to 1107 A.D. Initially originating from Pembrokeshire, Wales. The Corgi is an enchanting breed whose background was deeply steeped into folklore. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi sprang from the lairs of fairies and elves, according to Welsh legends. The legend says that one day, two children found a couple of puppies while out in the fields tending their family's cattle. The younglings at first assumed that the animals were foxes, yet they recognized some distinguishing marks, so they bundled them up and took the puppies home. Their parents immediately saw that the puppies were dogs, not foxes, and they told their children that the puppies were a gift from the fairies and elves living nearby. The fairies used the puppies to help them pull the carriages and the elves used to ride into battle with them. The parents pointed out, to buttress up their arguments, that the dogs have colored marks on their backs where the fairy saddles had been placed. The children happily accepted the fairy tale and cherished their puppies from that point on. As they grew up taking care of the family’s cattle with the dogs, they also became treasured companions and learned how to help around the cattle.
From a more realistic historical opinion, there are historians saying that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is descended from a Swedish cattle dog, the Vallhounds, that were brought to Wales by the Vikings at the beginning of the 9th and 10th century. The kings of Europe, in medieval times usually advertised their majesty to their visiting emissaries by the richness of their possessions. Carpets, textiles, and dog breeds were especially important factors in these displays of conspicuous consumption. In the 12th century, the best weavers were centered in northern Belgium, in Flanders, as it was called back then. It was common for monarchs to stage talent raids to induce Flemish weavers to relocate to their kingdoms. Henry I. of England, in 1107, invited a community of these master craftsmen to work in southwestern Wales. The weavers accepted Henry’s invitation, and with other indispensable agrarian appliances, they also brought dogs that were bred to herd cattle and sheep. These sturdy, little, short-legged herders were the foundation for the modern breed we know today as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Either way, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a rather misty historical pedigree.
Since the late 1800s, Pembroke has been a distinctly separated breed from his cousin the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. There are two really noticeable characteristics that differentiate the two breeds, one is their ears, and the other is their tails. The Pembroke’s ears are pointed and erect, while the Cardi’s are rounded, and Pembroke’s tail is much shorter than the Cardi’s.
The UK Kennel Club recognized Corgis as purebred dogs in the 1920s when they were officially known as Welsh Corgis. The AKC (American Kennel Club) recognized the breed officially in 1934, two years later the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America was founded.
In the United States of America, today the breed is among the 50 most popular family pets. They are also really popular in the United Kingdom, where Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England received her first Corgi named “Dookie” from her father King George VI back in 1933. Since then, the Queen is a fancier of and committed to the breed and has a pack of them running around Buckingham Palace.
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