Dog of the week: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

 


Dogs of all shapes and sizes make great companions, but some breeds are more popular than others. This week, we're taking a look at the Pembroke Welsh Corgi aka corgi aka corgi puppy – a breed that's quickly becoming one of the most popular in the United States. These friendly little dogs are known for their short stature and big personalities, and they make excellent pets for active families. If you're thinking about adding a Pembroke Welsh Corgi to your family, here's what you need to know!


Facts

According to the American Kennel Club the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is 

  1. Among the most agreeable of all small housedogs. 
  2. Strong, athletic, and lively little herder 
  3. Affectionate and companionable without being needy.
  4. One the world's most popular herding breeds. 
  5. At 10 to 12 inches at the shoulder and 27 to 30 pounds
  6. Short but powerful legs
  7. Built long and low
  8. Surprisingly quick and agile. 
  9. Bright, sensitive 
  10. Enjoy playing with his human family 
  11. Responds well to training

royal corgi puppies

Famous Corgi puppies

If your in the UK it doesn’t come as a surprise that Queen Elizabeth II is fond of corgis. Since 1952 the queen has owned 30 corgis.

Corgis in popular culture

Just as our feeds your social media is probably crowded with cute dog content and funny dog memes. Due to the corgis size and shape and occasional surprised look they have become a popular dog meme.

Lets finish off this edition of dog of the week with some of our favorite corgi memes below

 

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corgi puppies in snow

corgi puppies thinking about life

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What makes Pembroke Welsh Corgis so popular?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are popular for their friendly and lively personalities, compact size, and iconic appearance with short legs and long bodies. They make excellent companions for active families due to their affectionate nature and love for play.

2. Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis good pets for families with children?
Yes, Pembroke Welsh Corgis can make great pets for families with children. They are known for their gentle demeanor and love for human interaction. However, it's essential to teach children how to interact safely and respectfully with dogs to prevent any accidents.

3. Do Pembroke Welsh Corgis require a lot of exercise?
Despite their small size, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are energetic and require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. Daily walks, playtime, and mental stimulation are essential to meet their exercise needs and prevent boredom.

4. Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis easy to train?
Yes, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are generally eager to please and respond well to training. They are intelligent and enjoy learning new tricks and commands. Consistent and positive reinforcement-based training methods work best for this breed.

5. Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis prone to any health issues?
Like all breeds, Pembroke Welsh Corgis may be predisposed to certain health conditions, including hip dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Responsible breeding practices and regular veterinary check-ups can help mitigate these risks.

6. How much grooming do Pembroke Welsh Corgis require?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a double coat that sheds moderately year-round and more heavily during shedding seasons. Regular brushing helps minimize shedding and keeps their coat healthy. Additionally, routine grooming, such as nail trimming and ear cleaning, is necessary for their overall well-being.

7. Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis suitable for apartment living?
While Pembroke Welsh Corgis are adaptable and can thrive in various living situations, including apartments, they do require sufficient exercise and mental stimulation. Access to outdoor areas for walks and playtime is essential to meet their needs.

8. Do Pembroke Welsh Corgis get along with other pets?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are generally sociable and can get along well with other pets, including dogs and cats, especially if they are properly socialized from a young age. Supervised introductions and gradual acclimation can help ensure a smooth transition when introducing them to new furry friends.

9. How can I find a reputable breeder if I'm interested in getting a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
When looking for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy, it's essential to research and choose a reputable breeder who prioritizes the health and well-being of their dogs. Look for breeders who conduct health screenings, provide proper care and socialization for their puppies, and are transparent about their breeding practices.

10. Are there rescue organizations dedicated to Pembroke Welsh Corgis?
Yes, there are rescue organizations and breed-specific rescues that focus on Pembroke Welsh Corgis. These organizations rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Corgis in need of loving families. Consider adoption as a compassionate option to give a Corgi a second chance at a happy life.

11. Do Pembroke Welsh Corgis have any special dietary requirements?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis require a balanced diet appropriate for their age, size, and activity level. Avoid overfeeding to prevent obesity, which can exacerbate health issues such as joint problems. Consult with your veterinarian for personalized dietary recommendations for your Corgi.

12. Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis good watchdogs?
Yes, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are alert and attentive dogs, making them excellent watchdogs. They may bark to alert their owners of approaching strangers or unusual activities, but early training can help manage excessive barking behavior.

13. How long do Pembroke Welsh Corgis typically live?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a lifespan of around 12 to 15 years on average when provided with proper care, nutrition, and veterinary attention. Maintaining their health through regular exercise, a balanced diet, and preventive healthcare measures can contribute to a longer and happier life.

14. Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis prone to separation anxiety?
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are known for forming strong bonds with their families and may experience separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods. Proper socialization, training, and providing mental stimulation can help alleviate separation anxiety and promote independence.

15. Can Pembroke Welsh Corgis compete in dog sports or activities?
Yes, Pembroke Welsh Corgis can excel in various dog sports and activities, including agility, obedience, rally, and herding trials. Their intelligence, agility, and athleticism make them well-suited for competitive events and enjoyable activities that engage their minds and bodies.


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