Welsh Corgi Pembroke

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small to medium sized breed of dog, known for its low body and short legs. They are friendly, intelligent and loyal dogs, and are noted for their ability to herd livestock.

General details

It is a breed of small dogs with an average weight of 10 to 14 kilograms in males and 9 to 13 kilograms in females. In terms of height, they usually measure between 25 and 30 centimeters at the withers. As for their life expectancy, it is around 12 to 15 years. According to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the Pembroke Welsh Corgi belongs to Group 1, which includes shepherd dogs.

Breed history in brief

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an ancient breed originating in Wales, United Kingdom. Its history dates back several centuries, where they were used as herding dogs to handle livestock, especially sheep. It is believed that their ancestry goes back to the dogs used by the Vikings in their expeditions to the British Isles. In terms of importance, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is considered a symbol of Welsh culture, both in its country of origin and in other parts of the world. In today's society, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is appreciated as a loyal and loving companion.

Breed characteristics

They have a long, low body, with short, strong legs, giving them an athletic and robust appearance. Their head is proportionate to the body, with a moderately long muzzle and medium-sized erect ears. The coat is of medium length, smooth and double. They have a longer, thicker ruff of hair around the neck, chest and shoulders. Characteristic colors of this breed include red, charcoal fawn, black and tan, with or without white patches on the limbs, chest and neck. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a breed known for its outgoing and friendly nature. They are hard workers, never nervous and are not aggressive. Their intelligence, trainability and calm temperament make them excellent family pets and working dogs.

Common health problems

Some of the diseases that have a higher incidence in this breed include hip dysplasia, degenerative disc disease, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, corneal dystrophy, myelopathy, persistent pupillary membrane, retinal dysplasia and von Willebrand's disease.

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