Welsh Corgi Pembroke


Persistent, Courageous, Outgoing
Size: Small
Height: 25-30 cm
Weight: 9-12 kg
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Coat: Shorthair
Colors: Deer color, Black and tan, Blue, Black and white, Red
FCI Group: Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

Welsh Corgi Pembroke is a British dog breed, which originates from the time of the 10th century. This breed is a small dog breed and therefore very good to keep in the apartment. It is also the breed of the Queen. However, they are not pure lap dogs, but need variety and exercise.

Welsh Corgi Pembroke
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The Welsh Corgi Pembroke needs a strong hand, otherwise he likes to take the lead himself. They like to retrieve and love to swim. Also in the mountains Welsh Corgi Pembroke feels at home and takes there any obstacle without problems. However, due to its small stature, you should not carry it on a bike, jogging or riding, as this will overload the animal.

A Welsh Corgi Pembroke reaches a weight of up to 12 kg with a maximum height of 30 cm. His appearance is small and compact - he has an elongated build with short legs. His coat is short and the fur coloring is fox-brown with white accents. Mostly the chest is colored white. But there are also expressions in red or black-red mixed as tricolor. Rarer is a sandy yellow.

The breed has some peculiarities. These include on the one hand the Hair change. This lasts several weeks.

The Welsh Corgi Pembroke is also jokingly called "Waelz Corgi" called. This is because he is passionate about rolling on wet grass, sand, asphalt, carpets or dead animals. The Welsh Corgi Pembroke also finds its sleep mainly in the supine position. For this they love soft pillows. The supine position is also used to demand petting.

Another characteristic of the Welsh Corgi Pembrokes is the Yodeling. On all possible occasions, the Welsh Corgi Pembroke lets his singsong sound to draw attention to himself.

Other sounds such as growling, rumbling or gurgling are also completely normal. The Welsh Corgi Pembroke is a very noisy animal.

The Welsh Corgi Pembroke is extremely greedy. Here you need to be careful so that the animal does not gain too much weight. Besides he is a attentive observer. He likes to watch himself in the mirror and always has an eye on his surroundings.

Compared to his peers, the Welsh Corgi Pembrokes likes to feel superior, even though he is so small in stature. He is undaunted and makes his point. The Welsh Corgi Pembroke harmonizes best with conspecifics of the same breed.

Otherwise, the Corgi is by its nature a self-confident Animal. He has a fast responsiveness and a fearless nature. He is very robust and weatherproof and rarely susceptible to diseases. His hunting instinct is hardly present.

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Children suitable:

With supervision

The right food

In principle, nutrition is always dependent on several factors. These include above all the Age, the Weight and Activity of the dog. Since the dog is a glutton, you need to pay special attention to the amounts of food.

It is important to feed a high-quality food, which causes a long saturation. The meat content should be very high. If the dog is gaining weight, you should go for a low-fat food variant.

As a reward you should Less treats rather than petting or small games. As an alternative, dry food croquettes offer, because they are particularly low in calories.

Feeding at the table is prohibited. Otherwise the corgi will become a permanent beggar!

Is the Welsh Corgi Pembroke still a puppythen you should use special puppy food. The energy requirements of a young dog are generally higher than those of an adult animal. Here you should adjust the meals to 4-5 small Spread portions throughout the day.

After that, it is best to reduce the feeding to two meals a day. A recommendation would be one meal in the morning and one in the evening. At an older age, the dog's energy requirements decrease again and the meals should be smaller.

You can feed the Welsh Corgi Pembroke both wet and dry food. It should be noted that wet food is tastier and contains more nutrients. In addition, it has a higher moisture content.

Dry food has a longer shelf life and you can portion it better or use it as a treat. It is also less expensive. Overall, a mixture of both food alternatives is a good idea. This brings more variety into the meals.

Welsh Corgi Pembroke care

Since the Welsh Corgi Pembroke has a short coat, it is Comparatively easy to clean. But you should still Brush through weekly, to clean the coat from dirt and dead hairs. Brushing is an additional massage for the dog and stimulates blood circulation.

If the dog is in the phase of the coat change, daily brushing is announced. During this time, he loses a lot of hair, which can otherwise spread everywhere or matted.

Besides that you should also eyes wipe regularly with a damp, soft cloth. This removes dried-on tear fluid. The same applies to cleaning the PawsThe small stones can get stuck here and cause inflammation.

The Ball of foot you should regularly lubricate the skin with a greasy cream. This keeps the stressed skin supple and does not tear. The claws must also be trimmed if necessary.

For the Dental care of the Welsh Corgi Pembroke is recommended dog toothbrush and appropriate dog toothpaste. This will prevent the development of tooth decay or tartar. You should also give your dog chewing bones. These also have a cleaning effect.

Once the animal is particularly dirty, then you can also bathe it. Just try not to do this too often and always use a special Dog shampoo.

Suitable accessories

The equipment as a dog owner includes numerous products. First of all you need a Dog collar and a leash. There are different variants here. Also conceivable is a Dog harness for small dogs. A Flea collar can be additionally put on the dog to protect it from annoying fleas.

Further, the Welsh Corgi Pembroke requires its own Food bowl as well as a Drinking bowl. Both should ideally be non-slip.

So that the dog has its own sleeping place and retreat you should put a basket for him. You can cover it with a blanket.

If you take the dog with you in the car, then you must also ensure its safety there. This includes a Dog gate, so that the dog can not jump out of the trunk. In addition, it should strapped become or become involved in a Transport box are located.

For the care of the Welsh Corgi Pembroke you should look at different Brushes and Combs to buy. Also, you should have a Dog toothbrush and a corresponding Dog toothpaste buy. Other helpful utensils are a Tick Pliers as well as a Flea comb and Flea powder. A Grease ointment for the bales is also recommended.

You can consider your dog for the colder season a Dog coat to get. This you can provide with reflectors, so that the little dog is better visible in the dark.

To keep the Welsh Corgi Pembroke busy, you will need a variety of things toy. Here you can buy balls, a rope or things like a Frisbee that the dog can retrieve. As a reward, you should have treats ready.

Welsh Corgi Pembroke History

Origin & History

The Corgi originally comes from the region Wales. Its name comes from the Welsh and translated means "small or low dog". Pembroke is a county in the southwest of Wales.

The Welsh Corgi Pembroke belongs genetically to the group of small dogs - like the Sheltie. From this also the coat markings originate.

In the past, the Welsh Corgi Pembroke was mainly used as a Farm dog held. They were responsible for rounding up large livestock such as cattle and horses. On the farm itself, they were kept as a weapon against rodents and smaller predators. But they also served the Visitor registration.

In 1933, the first Corgi moved into the family of the Royals. From then on, he was hardly kept as a farm dog. In the 50s, he received the reputation of the "Hackenzwickers" because he was small and agile and liked to nip large animals in the heels and then dive.

In 1934 the Pembroke was recognized as a Welsh Corgi breed by the Kennel Club. The dogs changed their external appearance and became smaller and more compact. They evolved over time from working dogs to family dogs.

In the period from 1933 to 2009 Corgis were bred by the British Queen Elizabeth II. As of 2015, the Welsh Corgi Pembroke is being watched by the Kennel Club, as there were few kittens left.

In America, on the other hand, the breed is one of the most popular dog breeds and is ranked 20th.