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Known for their quick intelligence and forceful will, Pembroke Welsh corgis are active, hardy and want to be part of the family. Regular exercise is a must.
Male: 10-14 kgs.
Female: 10-12 kgs.
Height at Withers:
Male: 30 cm.
Female: 25 cm.
Long back, short legs, upright ears (naturally)Expectations:
Exercise Requirements: 20-40 minutes/day
Energy Level: Average
Longevity Range: 11-13 yrs. Can live much longer.
Characteristics: Double coat
Colors: Red, sable, black and tan (known as tri coloured), with or without white flashings
Overall Grooming Needs: Low
AKC Classification: Herding
Pembroke Welsh corgis are immediately identifiable by their short stature, prick ears and foxy face.
The tail ~ some puppies are born natural bobtails. Others have a full size tail.
Corgi's are slightly longer than tall, they have a straight back and are not extreme in any area. Adult Pembroke Welsh corgis are about 10 to 12 inches tall and weigh from 23 to 28 pounds (10 to 13 kilograms). They are full size at about a year of age, but some keep filling out until age two or even three.
Corgis have weatherproof coats — double but short. The color ranges from a rich red or fawn to black or sable with white markings. The blacks usually have white and tan to make them tri-colored with heads varying from red to black. Occasionally a fluffy corgi will appear in a litter. These puppies have a longer, softer, fluffier coat than is typical.
Pembroke Welsh corgis are known for their quick intelligence and forceful will. They are active, animated dogs and do not ever want to be left out of the action. In their own minds, they are big dogs in small bodies.
These dogs still handle livestock much larger than they are, and to do so use speed, a quick nip and sheer determination. As all-around farm dogs, corgis undoubtedly hunted vermin and guarded the homestead as well as herding livestock.
Corgis need exercise and training with a firm but kind hand to make the most of their talents. Corgis can be prone to excessive alarm barking and to digging or chewing if left alone too much or not exercised enough. They want to be part of the family and do not do well left in kennels. Most corgis are fine with other pets and children if they have been raised with them. Beware that they will sometimes chase and nip at the heels of small running children because of their herding instincts.
The word corgi has different meanings. It is Celtic for "dog" or cor for "dwarf" and gi for "dog."