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How many registrations per year that are made for this breed. Generally breeds are popular for a reason and high popularity breeds are often a great place to start your search.

How willing and able this breed is to protect you, your family and your  home , how territorial they are and how dominant they can be. This is not necessarily  a sign of how aggressive the breed is.

Not to be confused with protection/guarding this is how alert , how vocal and how trusting your dog is. Even tiny dogs can make great watchdogs.

Being able to physically manage your dog is a vital consideration, dogs are much stronger than humans pound for pound.

 Breed Stats At A Glance:  1-5 Scale 5 is most or best 1 is least or worst

Nearly all dogs are trainable, some breeds  however are inherently more stubborn, wilful, lazy or less intelligent than others. Stubborn and stupid is a bad combo, Clever and eager is a good combo!

A variable combination of trainability, inherent temperament, dominance or natural aggression make some breeds less suitable for the novice owner  than others.

Older children are much more able to understand how to treat their dog appropriately. Parents must guage the maturity of their own children before choosing a dog.

Very young children are liable to annoy or provoke a dog and can injure smaller ones through rough play. They can themselves be knocked down or accidentally hurt by a larger or over enthusiastic dog.

A combination of how naturally active this breed is and how much daily exercise they will need. Under stimulated dogs can develop unwanted problem behaviours such as excessive barking, chewing and digging.

Some breeds happily live in apartments as long as they get enough daily exercise. Some however need big yards and lots of space. Some breeds bark a lot  so think of your neighbours!

Some breeds love nothing more than snuggling up on the couch with you whilst others are much more aloof.

Playfulness represents how eager, willing and exuberant your furry pal will be when it comes to getting down and joining in the fun.

Representing yearly averages as some breeds only shed seasonally, some shed throughout the year, and some hardly shed or dont shed at all.

How much upkeep you will need to do to keep your dog looking their best and being healthy, grooming, brushing, cleaning and  bathing etc.

All dogs can suffer health problems. Some breeds however, either through over breeding or inbreeding are more prone to serious congenital disorders than others.

How well does this breed naturally get on with other dogs? Proper socialization will mitigate most  intolerance. Intact  males generally are more problematic with other intact  males

Some breeds have naturally higher prey drives than others, however nearly all dogs can live with small animals providing they are introduced young enough and are well socialized.

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Temperament And Dog Breed Information

pembroke welsh corgiTemperament: Knowing about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is to understand that this is  a big dog in a small package, active intelligent and fun loving. They love to please. and are devoted to their family.

Unless properly socialized they are likely to nip at heels in play or  become snappy when defending  property.

Children: Affectionate and playful with considerate children, better suited to older children . There are however lots of dog breeds that are good with children

Protection levels: Excellent watchdog, will bark loudly when ever strangers or strange dogs approach.

Other Animals Can be dog aggressive

Shedding:Heavy seasonal shed

Exercise: Moderate, loves to go on long walks or vigorous play sessions

Health Generally a pretty healthy breed however there are some issues to look out for; Like all long bodied dog breeds, the Pembroke may suffer from back problems or hip dysplasia.  Glaucoma and progressive retinal atrophy can also be a concern. Very occasionally, Von Willibrands or epilepsy may occur in some bloodlines.

Finding  a reputable breeder and ensuring adequate pet insurance will of course always bring extra peace of mind regards the well being of your furry friend.

  The Ideal Pembroke Welsh Corgi Owner Is...                 

Experienced and strong willed who can provide  exercise and play with adequate training to ensure that ankle nipping and over protectiveness of territory does not become an issue. As always if you like this breed, please do the research  and ensure that you are choosing the right dog for your own lifestyle.  ,For more information, why not visit this breeds national club

Not Recommended for owners away for long periods of time  or those who really  want a stay at home at dog.

As these Pembroke Welsh Corgi pictures illustrate, this is  a long, low, solidly built dog with short well boned legs, the name Corgi is believed to come from the original Welsh "Cor" dwarf "ci" dog. It has a foxy head with large erect ears, oval brown eyes and a black nose, the Pembroke  differs noticeably from its Cardigan kin in that it is naturally tailless.

They have a medium length coat which is red, sable, fawn or black and tan, with or without white markings.

This is a breed long associated with the rugged landscape of Wales and though very similar to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi they have developed along different lines.  Low slung and hardy, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was an essential helper to the farmers of South Wales.

The Corgi in Britain was used primarily as a farmyard guardian and helped not only to protect domestic fowl, poultry and livestock but also to gather and drive animals, either into new pastures or along the roads to market.

An air of easy adaptability meant that Corgis were also able to herd and gather pigs and cattle with equal aplomb. Welsh Corgis are  the smallest of the herding breeds and have a propensity for nipping which comes from their past, rounding up livestock by biting at their ankles.

Welsh Corgis continued to be exhibited as such in the UK until the mid 1920's when the Pembrokes and Cardigans were formed into separate clubs and were formally recognised by the Kennel Club in 1934.

queen elizabeth with her prembroke welsh corgisThe Pembroke  soared in popularity compared with its cousin, its appeal was heightened when it began nearly 70 years of royal association after becoming a favourite, first with King George VI and subsequently Queen Elizabeth II; who has had more than 30 Pembroke Corgis since she was presented with her first as a young Princess way back in 1933.

By the 1960's the Pembroke had become one of the most recognised pet breeds all over the world, especially in Britain.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is one of two very similar Welsh Corgi breeds; The Pembroke is slightly smaller than its Cardigan cousin and is the type favoured  by  Queen Elizabeth of England.

The history of the Welsh Corgi is ancient indeed, being recorded as early as the 11th Century A.D, probably to the reign of Hywel Dda, King of Wales in the early 900's, and is  believed to have been introduced to Wales by Flemish weavers circa 1100, though 920 is also a suggested date. Another possibility for this corgi's origin is breeding between Cardigans and the Swedish Vallhund, a spitz-type dog resembling the Pembroke and brought to Wales by Norse invaders.

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