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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Breed origin: Pembrokeshire, UK
Original purpose: Cattle driver; all-purpose farm dog.

AKC recognized: 1934
AKC group: Herding

Size: Weight: males up to 30 lbs; females up to 28 lbs
Size: Height: 10 to 12 inches
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Color: Red, sable, fawn, or black and tan, with or without white markings.

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is bold, strong, sturdy, agile, sensitive, and friendly. They thrive on farms, but also do fine as family dogs if given enough exercise. They have a strong herding instinct and may try to herd people or other objects. They respond well to positive training methods and do well in many competitive dog sports.

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Good watchdog? Yes

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Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: Moderate

Suitable canine sports/activities: conformation, herding, obedience, agility, tracking, therapy

Exercise requirement: Fenced yard for daily exercise, or several walks daily.

Grooming requirement: Comb or brush once daily to minimize shedding. They shed heavily twice a year, and require more frequent brushings during shedding season.

Known health problems: Obesity, arthritis, degenerative myelopathy, hip dysplasia, von Willebrand's disease, eye problems.

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Recommended books for further reading:

Pembroke Welsh Corgi (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By E. Hywel Burton
Published in 2004
160 pages

Pembroke Welsh Corgi (Your Happy Healthy Pet)
By Debra M. Eldredge, DVM
Published in 2009
144 pages

A New Owner's Guide To Pembroke Welsh Corgis
By Susan M. Ewing
Published in 2004
160 pages

The New Complete Pembroke Welsh Corgi
By Deborah S. Harper
Published in 1994
304 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Rescue

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