The Pembroke Welsh Corgi (Pembroke Welsh 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 Corgi Welsh Cardigan very similar, Although of larger size and long tail.
There are various 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 (the Corgi name 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 is developed in Pembrokeshire) and it was used to guide cattle mordisqueando its paw and barking. Varieties Pembroke and Cardigan crossed each other freely until the Decade of the 30. From then on, breeders attempted to emphasize their differences.
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 at risk of lost or dispersed cattle and required a quick dog, clever and who could move smoothly between the livestock. The Pembroke is this type of dog, that pushes the cattle by the heels. Its low height allowed him to run under livestock without receiving kicks. 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.
Although the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke are relatives, his description of race is completely different. The Pembroke is of small 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 average Pembroke Welsh Corgi 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 Pembroke Cogi is much more popular than the Cardigan Corgi. Perhaps the most obvious reason for this popularity is that of Pembroke is the favourite of the Royal family, in particular of Queen Elizabeth II. Outside England the Cardigan remains less well-known than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
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 highly intelligent and affectionate, 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 as properly and only occasionally ladra.
An average dog requires of 150 to 300 grams of balanced per day commercial feed. A fairly common feature of the Corgi is their greed, that leads him to eat too much gives the impression that is never satiated; 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, 's Von Willebrand disease and degenerative myelopathy.
- Alternative names: Pembroke / PWC / Pem / Corgi / Welsh Corgi / Welsh Corgi Pembroke.
- Group 1 / Section 1 – Shepherd dogs.
Dogs breeds: Pembroke Welsh Corgi