The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a dog that just about anyone can immediately recognize. They are none other than the fox-looking dog with short legs, a long body, and fluffy fur that will be sure to melt anyone's heart. When taking them for a walk, expect people to pay tons of attention to your cute fur friend.
This dog originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales, hence their name. It is not entirely clear how these dogs came to be, but it is known that they were a dog bred for farm-related work. They were used for herding all kinds of different animals, and the Pembroke still holds much of their herding instincts. Their obsession with herding can be seen through their infamous tendency to bark at everything. They are always on alert, and any deviation from their "normal" will result in a bark. They often nip at the heels of children purely from their herding instinct. Their herding trait is one that most owners will want to do away with through training unless, of course, your kids need a push to do their chores.
Considering how short their legs are, these little guys can run surprisingly fast and will have no problem keeping up with the bigger dogs. Their high level of energy, compact build, and lightweight, weighing up to 30 pounds, allow them to get around like little roadrunners. They will need to use this running talent of theirs daily as they have tons of energy. The Pembroke will always be ready to play, and they will need to be consistently active to feel their best. These pups are also intelligent, they love learning new things and are very trainable. That being said, they have a stubborn side to them, and while they very well understand what you are saying, that does not necessarily mean they will listen.
These pups love being around other dogs/animals and are very prone to canine separation anxiety. Minimal contact with other dogs can change their happy, loving nature. Taking your Corgi to the dog park is a wonderful way to keep them happy, and it will reflect in their behavior as well. Once they’ve had their exercise, they will be a lot calmer at home. These pups make excellent family companions and are very lovable. It is no surprise that they are among the most popular breeds!
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