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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a true dwarf breed, that is a mutation took place which truly makes the Corgi a big dog that is small.  This is apparent to anyone who has lived with, loved and met a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.  Their confidence and self satisfaction is rarely seen in a dog of this size.  This is not to say they are arrogant (though as cute as they are they are certainly entitled).  Generally an easy dog to live with, the Corgi enjoys popularity in many circles including as a pet, for pet therapy and many dog sports.  A home that has difficulty raising and training a PWC truly needs to consider pursuing more education and knowledge since this breed is typically quite trainable and biddable.

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General Information
Group(s): Herding Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 20-26 pounds Longevity: mid to high teens
Colors: red, fawn, sable, black and tan with or without white on head, legs, chest and neck. Coat type: medium length, straight topcoat and dense undercoat. The coat is never wavy, wiry or soft.
Recognized Registries: FCI, ANKC, TKC, AKC, UKC, NCA, CKC and others
Overall Appearance: Overall a big dog in a smallish body. Indeed the Pembroke Corgi is short in leg but of notable substance, sturdy, alert in active. Longer in body (by a factor of 2) than tall. Prick ears and somewhat foxy expression.
Personaility - Behavior - Training
Energy Level: very active.
General Nature: Outgoing, friendly and bold.
  with Children: Generally very good if provided with proper socialization, well behaved children and proper supervision
  with other pets: Generally good but might be inclined to herd animals and kids.
  with dogs: Generally very good.
Socialization requirements: moderate: inclined to shyness if lacking in extensive positive life experience.
Ideal home characteristics: One that can enjoy the energy and enthusiasm that the Pembroke brings to all things. Minimal grooming requirements and compact size makes them a good candidate for my families and lifestyles. Quintessential big dog in a small dog body.
Temperament Notes: Strong work ethic, high energy, active, happy, alert, friendly, outgoing.
Training requirement: moderate: socialization and basic manners but would enjoy much more.
Trainer notes: The Corgi is remarkably alert and quick for a dog with such short legs.  Additionally they are very excited about having anything to do,especially when it involves their people.  They are intelligent with remarkable stamina and a generally alert nature.  So, in other words, they make a great training partner in virtually any endeavor that you think is fun.  But by all means, make sure it IS fun for both of you.  The Corgi is relatively sensitive and easily demoralized by a trainer that is frustrated or unhappy.
Background Information
Year range of first recognition: 12th century, perhaps 10th century, breed recognition by TKC (The Kennel Club - UK) in 1938.
Country of Origin: Wales
Original Function: Herding/Pastoral
History: Developed as a helpmate to the shepherd. Especially appreciated for his compact size and hard working attitude.
Adoption Information
Deviations from Standard: Fluffies (coat more like a collie), mismarks (coat patterns)
Health Notes: eye problems, hip dysplasia
Health Testing: CERF, OFA
Questions to ask Breeder:  - The Breeder Questions as listed here provided with explanations and answers you will want to be looking for!
  • How long have you had Pembroke Welsh Corgis?
  • Why do you have Pembroke Welsh Corgis (show, performance, hunting, etc.)?
  • What do you consider to be the most important single characteristic of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
  • What health issues have you seen in the breed?
  • What criteria do you set for your breeding stock?
  • Do you plan to keep a puppy from this litter?
  • How often do you have puppies?
  • Do you have a written contract and puppy guarantee?
  • At what age do you send your pups to their homes?
  • How would you describe the ideal Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
  • How would you describe the ideal Pembroke Welsh Corgi home?
  • Are your puppies whelped in your home?
  • What advice would you offer someone in raising and training a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
  • How do you assist or help Pembroke Welsh Corgis in need of rescue?
  • Web Sites: - Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Rescue - Rescue dedicated to helping both Corgi breeds and others - Houston Rescue for Pembroke Welsh Corgis - Pembroke Corgi Rescue (helps mixes too!) - Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue - Corgi Rescue Resources - ForPaws Rescue of Corgis and Corgi mixes - CorgiAid - Palmetto Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue - Lakeshore Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Rescue - Pembroke Welsh Corgi Information, Resources and Links

    Other Resources
    Breed standard: - FCI Standard for Pembroke Welsh Corgi - TKC (The Kennel Club UK) Standard of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi - Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Code of Ethics

    Breeder Ethics: - Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Code of Ethics - Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac Code of Ethics - Lakeshore Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Code of Ethics - Pembroke Welsh Corgi Western Reserve Club Code of Ethics - Pembroke Welsh Corgi Association of Canada Code of Ethics

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