- WEIGHT: 85 to 140 lbs
- HEIGHT: 24 to 29 inches
- COLOR(S): Black with bright, symmetrical russet and white markings. They have white at the toes, tail tip, chest and blaze. The tan always lies between the black and white. Red tricolors do occur but are not acceptable.
- BREED GROUP: Working
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
WEIGHT: 15 to 25 lbs
HEIGHT: 10 to 12 inches
COLOR(S): Red, sable, fawn, or black and tan. Any of these colors can be with or without white makings on the legs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are active, alert and obedient. They are quick-witted, very intelligent and easy to train. They are fun-loving, love to be with their families, but can be stubborn. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are devoted, loyal, willing to please and quirky. They tend to bark a lot, however, and are prone to nipping at your heels in order to herd you. This can be overcome with training. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are also very good with children, and get along well with other pets. They can be stubborn or headstrong. They are sturdy, loving and handsome little dogs.
Bi-weekly grooming with a comb or brush for about 10 minutes is needed for this breed. Bathe Pembroke Welsh Corgis only when necessary. Shedding is bi-annually, and brushing should be done even more during this time to remove dead hairs.
Unfortunately, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are prone to slipped disks in the spine or intervertebral disc disease, hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, epilepsy, bladder stones, hereditary eye diseases such as PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and obesity.
Exercise is necessary to prevent weight gain, as this breed can become overweight easier than other breeds. Therefore daily walks are highly recommended, but play sessions should also do the trick.
Very intelligent and not difficult to train. They are quite obedient. Apartment life is adequate for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi as long as sufficient exercise is provided. Keep in mind that they have a big bark and should not be left alone for long periods of time. Owners should desire a busy, intelligent dog who is loyal and playful. The best owner for this breed would be an active family living in a suburban or rural home.
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