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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
Weight: males up to 30 lbs;
females up to 28 lbs
Size: Height: 10 to 12 inches
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Red, sable, fawn, or black and tan, with or without white markings.
12 to 14 years.
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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Easy to train?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
conformation, herding, obedience, agility, tracking, therapy
Fenced yard for daily exercise, or several walks daily.
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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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