Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Wales
- Group: Working / Cattle
- Weight: 11 - 14 kg
- Height: 25-30 cm
- Colors: red, dark, brown and tricolor (white, black, red)
- Training: social, small needs, dominant
- Grooming: needs regular brushing during shedding
- Temperament: energetic, active, courageous and intelligent
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 5 - 8 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a breed around which many theories circulating about the time of its occurrence and especially the origin. Many experts believe that this breed dates back to the tenth century
One theory about its origin would be that ancestors of this breed were brought to Wales by Flemish. Another theory would argue that this breed is of Swedish descent of Valhund-ii.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi fact is that a dog is developed in Wales where it was used for guiding and guarding the herds of livestock and even for human companion.
There are obvious similarities between Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and even these breeds were crossed in the past, yet they are different.
They were uncovered records proving that Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed exists in Britain at least since 920 after Christ. It is assumed that they were brought from Wales. They were very popular between centuries 14 and 18. Pembroke Corgi breed became distinct breed in Britain in 1934.
Pembroke Corgi is one of the most intelligent sheepdogs. Favorite breed of dog is Queen Elizabeth II who had several copies over the years. In 2011 was the 25th most popular dog.
Breed was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1934.
Food Pembroke Corgi
Corgi looking forward to mealtimes. He likes to eat cleanly and tends to gain weight if fed too much food. The food in general must be rich in vitamins and minerals. Remember that winter should ii Supplement food rations for the animal consumes more energy to keep warm.
Personally I recommend homemade food, but those who have no time can opt for food from pet shops.
Daily food ration should be divided into at least two meals, morning and evening. After dining dog should be left to make their digestion 15-30 minutes then can resume work. Fresh water must be at discretion.
The dog will drink especially after exercise, after going outside, etc. Remember that especially chocolate and sweets (ice cream, candy, cookies) is not allowed. Even if they hurt likes dogs and sick.
If you want to change its menu is better to do it gradually in 2-3 days for your stomach to get used to the new menu. So gradually reduce the old menu, and enter a new one. The amount of nutrients (and the amount of food in general) must be the same. Remember, Corgi breed dogs are prone to obesity.
The meat should be the main ingredient due to intake of protein and vegetables in second place. A specialized website recommends 50% by weight must contain animal protein, 15-20% fat and 20% carbohydrates.
Description Pembroke Corgi
It is a dog of small stature, well built, with long body and short legs enough. The head is broad and flat between the ears, the nose slightly tapered and resembles a fox head. The eyes are medium sized, oval, slanting apart and dark.
The ears are medium sized with slightly rounded tips and slightly raised. It has a small tail stump or are born without tails. The coat is medium length hair, thick and coarse. Can have the color red, beige, black, brown with or without white spots on the chest, neck and legs.
Male and female height at minimum between 25.5 cm and 30.5 cm maximum. Female minimum weight between 10 kg and a maximum of 11kg and 10kg male between minimum and maximum 12kg.
There are four types of colors supported by the kennels and organizations:
- Red with or without white spots that can occur on the legs or muzzle, head and neck.
- Blackish with white spots
- Brown with white spots
- Tricolor, black with red and white.
Behavior Pembroke Corgi
This dog is energetic, active, courageous and intelligent, but sometimes quite stubborn. Hardworking and alert, attaches to the master, if you do not accept children tease.
Not overly suspicious of strangers and may tend to dominate over other dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a member of pastoral dogs, being used initially for driving sheepdogs. Currently they are still used to drive herds but are more commonly found on post pet dog.
Rscul to scare the sheep is low. There is a noisy, but you must barking. The level of aggression is low, it is a peaceful dog, hence the high compatibility for children. He is obedient and loyal family to which it belongs.
Training Pembroke Corgi
Require socialization, training and activities. This race is due to the availability dreseaja easy to learn.
Generally not too far from the master, but feels the need for more exercise, so it is better to train him in different jobs, agility courses, etc.
Pembroke Corgi is a smart dog who loves challenges. Not difficult to train but I can try to be dominant if they could. You have trained small.
Characteristics Pembroke Corgi
It does not require a lot of care, a weekly brushing is enough. This dog is weather resistant, likes to live outdoors, but can adapt and in a home with an active family.
Corgi require an adequate number of exercises, even if it is believed they have short legs, they like to be kept active. Use exercises that can be easily adaptable to fit your family life.
The average number of puppies per litter is 6 puppies, but there were also cases in which the female gave birth to 10 puppies.
Health Pembroke Corgi
Susceptibility to disease is lowered.
It should be remembered that tend to have problems with his back and joints so care must be given when there are many stairs to climb in any one of their activities.
Corgi Most dogs live between 10 and 15 years and the average life is 14 years.