Welsh Pembroke Corgi

The Welsh Pembroke Corgi is a medium-sized, low-set dog with fox-like features. The Welsh Pembroke Corgi belongs to the pastoral group.

Welsh Pembroke Corgi Breed Group

Pastoral

Size of the Welsh Pembroke Corgi

Medium

Colour varieties of the Welsh Pembroke Corgi

The breed comes in 3 colours varieties and markings which include:

  • Red & White
  • Sable & White
  • Tricolour

Country of origin

Wales

The Welsh Pembroke Corgi through history

The Welsh Corgi is an old breed that can be traced back as far as 1107 AD. It was originally used for herding.

Size and weight of the Welsh Pembroke Corgi

Height bitch 25-30cms

Height dog 25-30cms

Weight (kilos) bitch 10-13kgs

Weight (kilos) dog 11-14kgs

Exercise requirements of the Welsh Pembroke Corgi

The Welsh Corgi requires an hour of exercise every day.

Welsh Pembroke Corgi temperament, socialisation with children, other dogs and other pets

The Welsh Corgi is an intelligent, energetic, enthusiastic and alert dog. It can be aloof with strangers, but tends to form a close bond with the family group. Some dogs can be a little ‘nippy’, so may not be the ideal choice of dog for families with young children.

The breed is happiest however, with a single owner with a good knowledge of the breed.

The Welsh Corgi makes an excellent guard dog around the home.

Is the Welsh Pembroke Corgi a good dog for a first time dog owner?

Yes. The Welsh Corgi is very intelligent and eager to please, making it easy to train.

Welsh Pembroke Corgi coat length

Short.

Grooming requirements of the Welsh Pembroke Corgi

Low. The coat is short and low maintenance requiring just a regular brush with a good quality bristle brush to bring out a lustrous sheen to the coat.

Ears need to be cleaned and checked regularly for any sign of infection or foreign bodies.

Hypoallergenic?

No. This breed sheds throughout the year, so is an unsuitable choice for allergy sufferers.

Health issues in the Welsh Pembroke Corgi

The Welsh Pembroke Corgi is a fairly healthy and hardy dog but prospective owners should be aware of the following known health issues recorded in the breed and consult their breeder:

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Spine problems
  • Von Willebrand’s disease

As with all pedigree dogs, it is very important to obtain a puppy from a reputable source where you can be guaranteed that it has been bred with a view to avoiding the inherent physical and psychological diseases of the breed.

Average lifespan of the Welsh Pembroke Corgi

A healthy Welsh Pembroke Corgi should expect to enjoy a life expectancy of between 12-15 years.

Approximate Welsh Pembroke Corgi pedigree puppy price

Expect to pay around £1,000 for a pedigree puppy. Litters are fairly common, but you may have to be prepared to wait for a litter.

There are generally 6-7 puppies in an average litter.

Estimating how much a Welsh Pembroke Corgi would need to be fed each day

A bitch weighing 10kgs requires 185gms of complete dry food daily.

A dog weighing 12kgs requires 212gms of complete dry food daily.

The weekly cost of feeding a 10kgs bitch is around £4.50

The weekly cost of feeding a 12kgs dog is around £5.20

Our figures are based on feeding an above average quality and popular complete dry food bought from a leading supermarket. A good quality feed is suggested for the energetic dogs in the pastoral group.

Other financial costs to consider when owning any dog breed

Remember to budget for essential pet treatments and procedures that are not covered by pet insurance policies including:

  • Worming and fleas preparations
  • Annual Vaccination boosters
  • Neutering or spaying
  • Microchipping
  • Dental treatment