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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
10-12” (25-31 cm) 20-30 lb (9-13.5 kg) Longish coarse outercoat. Short, thick weather-resistant undercoat. Red, sable, fawn, or black and tan. May have white markings.
History

History

Theories about the origin of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi abound. One suggests they might have been Vallhunds who arrived with the Vikings; another that Vallhunds descend from Corgis taken as spoils during Viking raids. Corgis were used by the Celts as cattle dogs. By nipping at the heels of cows, Corgis drove them further apart, spreading them across the countryside and helping the Welsh lay claim to larger stretches of common land. Later, traditional herding dogs were needed to keep the herd together, and the Welsh Corgi lost his job. Welsh Corgis continued as popular farm pets, though, and Queen Elizabeth II owns several, all descendants of a pair of puppies given by King George VI to his daughters.

Personality

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is playful and affectionate, bonding closely with his people. He is an athletic dog, and enjoys long walks and the mental stimulation of dog sports. He is responsive and enthusiastic about training, learning quickly and retaining what he learns.



Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breeders

KenDelee Perm. Reg’d
Ontario

KenDelee Perm. Reg’d, Delilah Kennedy-Toussaint. Welcome to KenDelee’s Welsh Corgis. Breeding since 1987 with many BPIS and BIS, as well as many Group wins. All my breeding dogs are health tested and all pups come with lifetime support from me, the breeder. 2 year health guarantee. (705) 344-5810; kendelee@sympatico.ca; www.kendeleecorgis.com


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