One of two distinct breeds known as “Corgis,” these low-to-the-ground pups are loveable and devoted. They are the oldest breed of herding dog, used by farmers to herd cattle. This breed’s body is often twice as long as its height, but it is agile and active and requires daily exercise. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are intelligent, easily trained to do tricks, and are excellent with children and families. They thrive on human companionship and have an overwhelming desire to please their families. They usually make great guard dogs as well.
Unlike the Cardigan Corgi, the Pembroke is born without a tail. This was useful for when the breed was used to herd cattle (nothing for the cows to step on!).
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated in Wales, likely in the 12th century.