Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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The Full Pembroke Welsh Corgi Description

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a lively companion. He plays games and enjoys travelling, visiting, even obedience training. He is glad to be in the city or the country, as long as his family is nearby. They have been the favourite dogs of British royalty since the late 1930s.

Did you know?

The Pembroke was brought to Wales in A.D. 1107 by Flemish weavers.
The name "corgi" comes from the Welsh language and means "dwarf dog."

So you want to own a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi sheds a lot. Your pet Pembroke should be brushed thoroughly at least twice a week.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an active dog who is willing and able to carry out his owner's commands in the pasture, the obedience ring, or the family home. The typical Pembroke is happy, obedient, friendly, and confident and great fun to live with.

Indicative Breed Standard

 

General Appearance

Low set, strong, sturdily built, alert and active, giving impression of substance and stamina in small space.

Characteristics

Bold in outlook, workmanlike.

Temperament

Outgoing and friendly, never nervous or aggressive.

Head and Skull

Head foxy in shape and appearance, with alert, intelligent expression, skull fairly wide and flat between ears, moderate amount of stop. Length of foreface to be in proportion to skull 3 : 5. Muzzle slightly tapering. Nose black.

Eyes

Well set, round, medium size, brown, blending with colour of coat.

Ears

Pricked, medium-sized, slightly rounded. Line drawn from tip of nose through eye should, if extended, pass through, or close to tip of ear.

Mouth

Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Neck

Fairly long.

Forequarters

Lower legs short and as straight as possible, forearm moulded round chest. Ample bone, carried right down to feet. Elbows fitting closely to sides, neither loose nor tied. Shoulders well laid, and angulated at 90 degrees to the upper arm.

Body

Medium length, well sprung ribs, not short coupled, slightly tapering, when viewed from above. Level topline. Chest broad and deep, well let down between forelegs.

Hindquarters

Strong and flexible, well angulated stifle. Legs short. Ample bone carried right down to feet. Hocks straight when viewed from behind.

Feet

Oval, toes strong, well arched, and tight, two centre toes slightly advance of two outer, pads strong and well arched. Nails short.

Tail

Short, preferably natural. Docked: Short. Undocked: Set in line with the topline, carried low not curled over back. Carried in line with back when moving, low at rest. Too high or too low tail set is undesirable.

Gait/Movement

Free and active, neither loose nor tied. Forelegs move well forward, without too much lift, in unison with thrusting action of hindlegs.

Coat

Medium length, straight with dense undercoat, never soft, wavy or wiry.

Colour

Self colours in Red, Sable, Fawn, Black and Tan, with or without white markings on legs, brisket and neck. Some white on head and foreface permissible.

Size

Height: approximately 25-30 cms (10-12 ins) at shoulder. Weight: dogs: 10-12 kgs (22-26 lbs); bitches: 9-11 kgs (20-24 lbs).

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