By Josie  February 11th, 2023

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Iconic

Corgis have become widely known due to the Queen's affinity for the breed.

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The carpet-, textile-, and tapestry industries in Britain were responsible for the first breeding of the Pembroke as a cattle and sheep herder.


Reportedly, Queen Elizabeth II has owned Pembroke Welsh Corgis ever since she was a child.

Corgis & the Queen

In 1933, she received her first Pembroke, Dookie.

The tiny size, prick ears, and foxy face of Pembroke Welsh corgis make them easily recognizable.


Pembroke Welsh corgis are classified as chondrodysplastic dogs with slightly bowed limbs and a propensity for back issues.


Corgis need daily exercise to keep physically and mentally healthy if they live in an apartment; like most breeds, a bored dog might exhibit undesired tendencies.

They have a relatively thick coat that shields them from colder climates.

Pembrokes do well when their diet is supplemented with fresh foods, such as carrots, blueberries, cucumbers, and apples.


It’s ideal for dogs like the Pembroke, susceptible to orthopedic problems, to keep a lean and healthy body weight.


However, it is unclear if they are descendants of the Swedish Vallhunds or of the forebears of the present-day Schipperkes and Pomeranians.

Many researchers have dated the origins of the Pembroke family back to at least the 10th century.

Herding Dogs

Don’t be fooled by their small stature; these canines have years of experience in herding.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis have always played important roles for the Welsh people.

With just 241 Pembroke Welsh corgis certified in Britain, the species is on the “at watch” list and is due to be categorized as an “endangered native breed” according to the British Kennel Club breeders’ organization.


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