Originating in Pembrokeshire Wales.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is one of two breeds known as the Welsh Corgis.
As far back as the 10th century, corgis were originally bred for herding sheep, bulls, horses and cattle and are the oldest herding breed. The Pembroke when bred correctly have proven themselves to be excellent companions. They are good watchdogs because of their alertness and their tendency to bark. Pembroke's are typically outgoing, friendly dogs that can be good with children as well.
Pembroke's vary in the colors of red, sable, fawn, or even tricolor. Which tricolor is considered black and tan with white makings by the AFC(American Kennel Club).
Low down to the ground they range anywhere from 10 to 12 inches(25 to 30 cm). 12 to 15 inches in length(30 to 38 cm). Weighing about 27 pounds(12 kg) in their peak condition. Females weighing about 5 pounds less than the males normally.
Their undercoat sheds continuously all year round, with extensive seasonal shedding occurring at least twice each year. There can also be extensive shedding of coat in females after the weaning of pups, after a heat, or when a female is spayed.
Popular belief is the volume of shedding fur can be significantly reduced by feeding it quality food and make sure to brush the dog regularly.
Due to the length of it's spine the Pembrokes tend to have arthritis early on in it's life, it especially happens to the ones that are overweight.
Usually are very easy to train. Be careful though, they tend to become overweight easily if not taken care of properly. Feeding and exercising correctly will keep this particular dog in tip top shape.
Ranked #11 In The Intelligence of Dogs and considered to be very good work dogs.
Favored by British royalty for more than seventy years.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are famed for being the preferred breed of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The II.
Typically the Pembroke lives anywhere from 12 to 14 years and possibly longer.
Corgis are at risk of developing a disease called degenerative myelopathy or DM. Research regarding DM is underway, and a test for DM has been developed and is available through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Don't worry though it is not contagious but it may be passed down to the next generation genetically. There is a free test for dogs over age 10 on the OFA site.
Like most dogs it has the possibility of getting hip dysplasia. It could also have eye disorders,clotting disorder.