Although 'corgi' is Welsh
for tiny dog, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi stands 12 inches tall at the shoulder. Unlike his
cousin, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, the Pembroke's tail is either non-existent or docked. His
medium-long coat is straight and water-resistant. It comes in red, fawn,
black and tan, or sable, with or without white markings.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a loyal, affectionate, playful, busy little dog.
He makes a good family pet if he is not left alone for long periods. He is
also good with children as long as he is not unduly teased. This is a
herding dog and his natural instinct will be to nip at people's heels.
Early and firm training should curb this tendency. He is intelligent,
obedient, and a quick learner
which makes him easy to train.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi packs a
good-sized bark for his size! This makes him a good watch dog but may
aggravate neighbours, especially for apartment-dwellers. The Corgi is very
active and should have room to run around or should be
exercised every day. This will help protect him against a
tendency to become overweight.