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Corgi Fun Facts
Did you know, that Welsh Corgis are in fact the most popular of dog breeds with the British Royal family? Queen Elizabeth the Second alone owns an outstanding number of 16 Corgis herself! The only downfall that the British Royal Family has realized about this petite herding dog breed is that you’ve got to watch out for your ankles because when they are puppies they are prone to snip at the bottoms of your legs when they want attention due to their strong herding instincts and long history as cattle dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a breed of herding dogs that are thought to have originated from Pembrokeshire, Wales as early as the 11’th century. During that time, Pembrokes were bred for herding cattle and other livestock like horses, geese, sheep, and poultry animals by nipping their ankles in order to guide their movements and direction. For the past millennium now, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs have made both wonderful family pets and herding dogs.
There are two distinct breeds of Welsh Corgis, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. There are few differences between the two dog breeds, but you can easily distinguish the two purebred dog breeds between one another just by memorizing some simple details. For example, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a naturally short semi docked tail to bobbed tail, while Cardigan Welsh Corgis have long bushy tails that usually have white tips to them. Also, the Pembrokes stand on short straight thinner legs, but Cardigan Welsh Corgis have slightly bent thicker legs, in particularly Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s front legs are curved. In most cases though, both breeds are practically identical.
Both Pembrokes and Cardigan Welsh Corgis score an A when it comes to their personalities and temperaments. The Welsh Corgi dogs are highly loyal to their families and loved ones with responsible, lovable, and obedient charismatic natures. For the most part, Welsh Corgis make a good family pet choice and are dogs that do well with children. Do keep in mind though that since the Welsh Corgis have been bred as cattle dogs since 1107 AD, Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies are prone to nipping people’s ankles, so this could be a problem if you bring home a young, completely untrained Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy home to a household that has small children.
Would you consider yourself more of a couch potato or an outdoorsy athletic type of person? Well, if you’re closer to a couch potato, forget about owning any type of Welsh Corgi; on the other hand if you’re the athletic type, then I have some good news for you! Pembroke dogs could just very well make the perfect match with your personal lifestyle. Like most all herding dogs these canines really need their exercise, more so when you think about how relatively small dogs Pembrokes are with such petite legs; another bonus is that they are shockingly fast runners too.
Due to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s strong cattle dog and herding breed background, when left with other animals or dogs they will sometimes try to herd the other pets and animals! Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies have even been said to try and herd up small children and in a few cases adults too!
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