Name of the breed: Welsh Corgi Pembroke
Fit for allergics: Yes
For families with children: Yes
Difficulty of care: No
Dog guard: No
Ability to train: Yes
- There is an interesting legend about the origin of the corgi: long ago the lands of Wales were inhabited by elves who rode miniature creatures similar to foxes. These were the Corgi. The queen of the elves gave Corgi to the peasants, seeing how hard it was for them to work without helpers.
- Often Corgi can be found in the service of the police. So the ranks of the Russian police were added to the baby Corgi, who will be engaged in the search for explosive and narcotic substances, as well as assist in rescue operations at disaster sites.
- Corgi can be called a truly "royal" dog breed. This name can be explained by the fact that as far back as 1933 the first representative of this breed appeared in the family of Elizabeth II. During these long years, about 30 Corgi lived with the royal family.
- Is it hard to imagine something even sweeter than Corgi? Look at Fluffy! Fluffy (Fluffy) - are representatives of the breed Corgi, which are characterized by the absence of undercoat and long beautiful hair. These characteristics are considered a deviation from the standard, but do not reduce the charm of such pets.
History of the Welsh Corgi Pembroke
This is a breed with a long history, which, according to one version, began in the distant 9-10 centuries. from the Scandinavian Vikings who stormed the British Isles. As a result of mixing the Viking dogs and Welsh breeds, the first Welsh Corgi appeared in history.
They got their fox snout as a result of mixing with spitz-dogs brought by Flemish weavers. Dogs of this breed were used for shepherd's work, as due to their short legs they could easily and quickly dodge cattle.
The Welsh Corgi Pembroke is a squat breed of dog, with short, straight, but nonetheless strong legs. Average growth values range from 27-30 cm, and weight - 8-11 kg.
Pembroke has a long “fox” muzzle with a clearly defined maw, which makes it seem like these dogs are constantly smiling. The body is elongated, straight, with a wide chest. The tail is cropped.
The coat of Welsh Corgi Pembroke is bright, soft, mostly golden, red in color with white spots on the paws, muzzle and chest. The coat color is limited by strict frames and can be of the following types:
Red and White
Tricolor (combination of black, white and brown)
Hair length is about the same as that of a sheepdog. The undercoat is short.
Due to the increased popularity of the breed in recent years, there are frequent deviations from the standard in the description of Corgi. This is especially true for height and weight categories. For this reason, it is recommended to look for Corgi from trusted breeders.
How to feed, care, educate Welsh Corgi Pembroke?
When you establish a dog you need to take care of the correct diet and diet. Feed him 2 times a day. If we are talking about dry food, you should give preference to premium and superpremium class, but if it is natural food, then you should include meat (except chicken), vegetables, fruits, lean broth, and boneless boiled fish in your diet.
Corgi love to eat very much and are therefore prone to overeating. The owner should limit his pet in order to avoid his obesity, which in turn leads to big back problems.
You can keep Corgi even in a small apartment, due to its compactness. Care should be taken not to leave the pet alone for long. It is for this reason that many give birth to two or even more Corgi.
Caring for them is quite simple. It is recommended to bathe Pembroke, if necessary, to comb it out 1-2 times a week (except for the molting season, when the frequency of this procedure is increased to 1 time per day).
Claws need to cut 1-2 times a month. Ears, eyes and nose should be regularly cleaned, teeth should not be cleaned (special dental sticks from pet shops can be given).
The Welsh Corgi Pembroke is an incredibly intelligent breed of dog. They are very funny and perky. In this case, daily physical activity is not required. They are quite easy to train due to their living intelligence.
Training Corgi is best done in a rewarding manner, since the Pembrokes are ready to do almost anything for the praise of their master. However, you should not overdo it with delicacies, otherwise there is a risk of raising a too spoiled pet.
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