The Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Low-set, strong and sturdily built, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi gives an impression of substance in a small space. He is one of the most agreeable small house dogs, as well as an avid competitor in many dog sports including conformation, agility, herding and obedience. The Pembroke Corgi has a short body and straight, light-boned legs. His ears are pointed at the tip and stand erect, and he has a docked tail. The coat can be red, sable, fawn, black and tan with or without white markings.
The Corgi from Pembrokeshire is a breed of considerable antiquity. The direct ancestors of the Pembroke were brought across the Channel in 1107 by Flemish weavers at the request of King Henry I. They needed a smart herding dog for cattle and sheep that wouldn’t eat them out of house and home. The early progenitor is said to have had a resemblance to the old Schipperkes, and sprang from the same family that includes the Keeshond, Pomeranian, Samoyed, Chow Chow, Norwegian Elkhound and Finnish Spitz.
Here you’ll find some helpful links to Corgi information and resources. We also have collected a lot of fun information about these noble little dogs. They are a part of history that goes back over a thousand years, and there is a wealth of lore about these dogs who, according to Welsh children’s tradition, have been steeds for fairies.