The Pembroke Welsh Corgi could be considered as one of the most intelligent dog breeds, and testament to that would be the recognition as a herding dog breed. It got is name from Pembrokeshire, Wales – the origin of this small herding dog breed. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is slowly getting recognition worldwide, and this fame could be attributed not only to its intelligence, but also to its diminutive size and its wonderful demeanor.
Owners and dog experts alike praise this breed because it can easily pick up commands and would be eager to perform tasks for their owners. They’re very loving and loyal, and they could easily assimilate with any type of household, as long as the owners are willing to do their share in loving and caring for their Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
In terms of size, it is undeniable that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the smallest herding dog, standing at only 10 to 12 inches from their feet to their shoulders. They’re able to reach this height by 9 months, although their full body size would be reached when they’re fully matured at two years old.
There are several coat colors allowed for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and all of them have double coating and medium-length hair. Because of this, they are heavy shedders and would tend to blow their coat two times in a year, in the spring and in fall. Because of this, they have to be groomed regularly.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very loyal to their family, and they’d go where their human companions are. They are well-behaved even with children and other pets, so adding a Corgi to a full family wont be a problem.
This dog breed seeks the attention and affection of their owners, so it’s common to see them at their human companion’s heels wherever they go. They’re also very playful and eager to learn just to get their owner’s attention.
This dog breed can live up to 15 years, but it’s easy to see health problems as they grow older. They’re susceptible to obesity, so owners should be warned regarding overfeeding them. They should weigh 11-14 kg, and anything beyond that should be reduced through proper diet and exercise.
In terms of exercise, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi should be walked regularly for a 20 to 30 minutes, and should be allowed to play just to burn the pent up energy that they amass while indoors.
This dog breed is quite easy to train, as it is ranked 11th most intelligent dog breed in the world. It is very eager to learn, but should be trained early on to make sure that they dont develop undesirable behaviors as they grow up.