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Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Gran Bretañaa Gales- FCI 39 . Sheepdogs

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is extremely intelligent, affectionate and possesses a great personality.

Corgi Galés de Pembroke


Characteristics "Pembroke Welsh Corgi"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed"Pembroke Welsh Corgi" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi (Corgi) It is a small dog native of Great Britain. He has served for centuries as a shepherd, still considered one of the oldest dogs of Great Britain. There is another Welsh race, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi of very similar characteristics, Although of larger size and long tail.

There are different theories about the origins of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. It is believed that the two varieties Corgi they are descended from the dog of the Visigoths who introduced the Vikings in Wales to 9th century. Or the Cardigan may be the oldest variety, introduced the Celts into Wales around the year 1200 (name Corgi comes from the Celtic word “CORGI” that means “dog”).

According to other sources, the Pembroke variety was brought to Wales by Flemish weavers in the 12th century. Independently, What was the origin of the breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was developed in Pembrokeshire) and it was used to guide cattle mordisqueando its paw and barking. The varieties Pembroke and Cardigan They interbred freely until the 1970s. 30. From then on, breeders attempted to emphasize their differences.

Another theory posits that the two varieties of Corgi have a common origin which is the cross between a Shetland Sheepdog and Sealyham terrier.

This race was used for grazing. The poor peasants of the time were allowed to pasture in the open fields of the Crown, this absence of fences put the cattle at risk of getting lost or dispersing and made a fast dog necessary, clever and who could move smoothly between the livestock. The Pembroke is this kind of dog, that pushes the cattle by the heels. His short height allowed him to run under cattle without being kicked.. It has evolved as a domestic animal, and it is the favorite breed of the English Royal family. It is a constant companion and an excellent guardian.

Physical characteristics

Although Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pembroke they are relatives, his description of race is completely different. The Pembroke It is small in size, strong, robust Constitution, alert and active, It gives the impression of strength and stamina in a small body.

Head recalls by the shape and appearance to the Fox, with an expression alert and intelligent. The tail is short, preferably natural, When the puppies are not born rabones tail amputates almost completely.

The hair is fairly long and smooth, in various colors such as red, Jet, beige or black and Tan, usually with white spots, is a truly beautiful dog.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi average has a height of 25 to 30 cm., unato length of 30 to 38 cm and a weight of 11 to 14 kg. Their life expectancy is of 12 to 14 years.


In England the Corgi de Pembroke is much more popular than Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Perhaps the most obvious reason for that popularity is that Pembroke is the favorite of the royal family, in particular of Queen Elizabeth II. Outside of England the Cardigan is still less known than the Corgi.

Character and skills

It is a very active dog, but the tendency to have them as pets in small homes reduces its activity. If this excesses are added in their food taken quickly to obesity.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is extremely intelligent and loving, with a great personality, very active and worker. Very adaptable to the farms and also, It is a perfect companion dog for children if it is treated properly and barks only occasionally..


An average dog requires of 150 to 300 grams of balanced commercial feed per day. A fairly common feature of Corgi is their voracity, leading you to overeat which makes you feel like you are never full; You must limit your intake.


By the length of the spine are particularly sensitive to overweight which can produce osteoarthritis that reduces your life expectancy and the quality of the same.

This race also has a tendency to hip dysplasia (polygenetic origin), the falls, retinal dysplasia, von Willebrand disease and degenerative myelopathy.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 1: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs).
  • Section 1: Sheepdogs.. Without working trial..


  • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
  • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
  • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
  • ​KC – Pastoral
  • NZKC – Working dog
  • UKC – Herding dogs

FCI breed standard "Pembroke Welsh Corgi"

FCIFCI - Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Alternative names:

1. Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi, Welsh Corgi (English).
2. Welsh Corgi Pembroke (French).
3. Welsh Corgi Pembroke (German).
4. Welsh Corgi Pembroke (Portuguese).
5. Welsh Corgi Pembroke (español).

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