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A Little Info about the great breed of Pembroke Welsh Corgi..and Health Guarantee

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was first discovered in the 12th century, perhaps 10th century; breed recognition by The Kennel Club in the UK around 1938.They have originated from Wales having their primary function being herding. Especially appreciated for their compact size, hard working ability, and positive attitude.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a true dwarf breed. Their confidence and self satisfaction is rarely seen in a dog of this size. They are a big dog in a smallish body. The Pembroke Corgi is short in leg but of notable substance, sturdy build, and alert in action. This is not to say they are arrogant (though as cute as they are they are certainly entitled). Generally an easy dog to live with, the Corgi enjoys popularity in many circles including as a pet, for pet therapy and many dog sports. A home that has difficulty raising and training a Pembroke Welsh Corgi truly needs to consider pursuing more education and knowledge since this breed is typically quite trainable and easy to live with.

Long, low and sturdily built, - recognized by a sharply-pointed muzzle and foxy face, erect and pointed ears, and a high tail set. The Pembroke's brave, steady temperament, physical agility and easily-kept, compact size are paramount characteristics of the breed. They have a variety of color shades coming in red, fawn, sable, black, and tan with or without white on head, legs, chest and neck. Having the herding dog instincts’ they are very energetic and love to play and run.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi should be of a good height of 12 inches, and a nice broad weight of 23 to 30 lbs in weight. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has life longevity of mid to high teens.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are great in family settings along with other pets too. You actually might find them herding your children outside while playing. One can enjoy the energy and enthusiasm that they bring to all things. Minimal grooming requirements and compact size makes them a good candidate for families and many lifestyles. Quintessential big dog in a small dog body.

They are super energetic with a strong work ethic, happy and alert seemingly friendly. A dog that is willing to please and wanting to submit to a well respected trainer. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is remarkably alert and quick for a dog with such short legs. Additionally they are very excited about having anything to do, especially when it involves their people. They are intelligent with remarkable stamina and generally alert nature. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi are always looking out for the both of you making sure work is fun. They are relatively sensitive and easily demoralized by a trainer that is frustrated or unhappy. So be much focused on them when training and realize they learn quickly and take corrective criticism personal. Don’t be too harsh. Praise brings them a long ways.

About the breed

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a long (by its body compared to the legs), low to the ground dog. Its back is actually not longer than those of most dogs’; their legs are just very short in comparison. The skull is wide and flat between the ears. The stop is moderate. The topline is level. The nose is black and the jaw meets in a scissors bite. The oval eyes are shades of brown depending on the dog’s coat color. The eye rims are black. The erect ears are medium in size, tapering slightly to a rounded point. The legs are very short. The feet are oval in shape. Dewclaws are usually removed. The dog is sometimes born with no tail, and is docked as short as possible when it does have a tail. Note: it is illegal to dock tails in most parts of Europe. The double coat has a short, thick, weather resistant undercoat with a longer, coarser outer coat. Some Corgis are born with longer coats called the "fluffy Corgi" or "longhaired Corgi." These dogs do not make the written standard and cannot be shown. Coat colors include red, sable, fawn, black and tan with or without white markings. There are often white markings on the legs, chest, neck and parts of the muzzle.


The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is highly intelligent, loyal, able and willing to please its owner. Corgis are extremely active and are good with children so long as the dog sees humans as above him in the pack order. Protective and sturdy, they make fine guards, and excellent show and obedience dogs. Wary of strangers, it should be properly socialized and trained when it is still young. They need their humans to have a determined, consistent loving approach, showing firm but calm leadership with proper human to canine communication to avoid over-protective behaviors as an adult. They sometimes try to herd people by nipping at their heels, although they can and should be trained not to do this. The Pembroke tends to bark a lot and makes a good watchdog. If you find your dog is barking at you in order to communicate, you need to hush the dog and look into your leadership skills. A dog that is barking at you in that manner is showing signs of dominancy issues. The human handlers need to communicate to the dog that aggressiveness with other dogs is an unwanted behavior. Usually good with non-canine animals. Do not allow the Corgi to developed Small Dog Syndrome. 

*Height, Weight

Height: Males 10 - 12 inches Females 10 - 12 inches
Weight: Males 25 - 30 pounds Females 24 - 28 pounds

*Health Problems

Prone to DM vWD1 and PRA, glaucoma and back disorders. Gains weight easily. Do not overfeed for if they become fat it can cause back problems.

*Living Conditions

Corgis prefer to have a yard and lots of room to run but will do ok in a apartment if taken on walks but they love to run and play so more room is best..


Naturally active little dogs, they should always be encouraged to remain so. They need to be taken on a daily, long walk.

*Life Expectancy

About 12-15 years.


The soft, medium-length, water-resistant coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. The coat is shed twice a year.


The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is older than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, with the Pembroke being bred out of the Cardigan. Both Corgi varieties may be a descendant of the Keeshond, Pomeranian, Schipperkes and the Swedish Vallhund. Some say the older Cardigan was from Cardiganshire brought there by the Celts in 1200 BC. Whereas, the Pembroke's ancestors were introduced by Flemish weavers to the Celts in the 1100s. Whatever the case may be, the Cardigan and the Pembroke Welsh Corgis were interbred and considered the same breed up until 1934, when a show judge thought they were too different and separated them into two different breeds. After they were separated the Pembroke gained in popularity and is to this day more popular than the Cardigan. The name "corgi" is specific to that type of dog breed in Cymreig (Welsh). “Dog” in Cymreig (Welsh) is 'Ci' or if it is softly mutated 'Gi,' hence Corgi. The Pembroke was actually recognized by the AKC a year before the Cardigan. The Cardigan was recognized in 1935 and the Pembroke in 1934. Corgis were used as cattle drivers, vermin hunters and farm guards. They drove cattle by barking and nipping at the cattle's heels rather than just herding them. The dog's low stature helped him roll out of the way of kicking cows.

*Are Corgis the right breed for you?

Bold and friendly, the Pembroke responds well to training and loves his family, but he may try to herd you! He thrives on farms, but can adapt to a variety of living situations if given regular exercise. This breed also requires routine brushing.I refer to them as a small dog with a Huge attitude..

 We guarantee our puppies to be in good health to the best of our knowledge. Each owner/home is offered a one year "basic" health guarantee for their new puppy.  All shots are up to date and puppies will be free from obvious defects at the time of pickup and or shipment. Puppies may be severely stressed by the change in their environment from time to time. Minor problems such as diarrhea, coccidiosis, guardia, wormy stool, etc., may occur and must be treated. These conditions are the responsibility of you, the buyer, and should be checked by a veterinarian. Minor health problems that can be cured by medication or surgery are not covered by any guarantee. A replacement puppy will be offered in exchange for a puppy purchased should death or illness occur before pickup and or delivery. If a replacement puppy is not available one will be offered to you in a future litter.

Buyers Responsibility

Have your puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 48 hours (some exceptions are available) of delivery or pickup. We must be informed immediately of the examination's result by email or by telephone and a copy of the paper work submitted to us via the us postal service or email. Failure to complete this crucial step will terminate the health guarantee on your puppy. This guarantee will then be null and void. Be sure to provide your puppy with routine preventative care, such as, but not limited to: Annual physical examinations by a licensed veterinarian. Follow veterinarian guidelines for vaccinations and de-worming.

Health Guarantee

Your puppy is guaranteed until one year of age against fatal and life altering congenital diseases which adversely affect the health of the animal. This includes severe hip dysplasia, which hampers a dog's movement and natural gait and requires surgery to correct; kidney, heart, pancreas, spine, and liver problems of a severe life threatening or altering nature. If the dog dies within this one year time frame, you must pay to have it autopsied to ascertain reason of death. If reason is congenital, we will replace the puppy.

All items covered in this guarantee are replacement only

 A puppy showing any serious genetic or congenital defect will be replaced as follows: Animal must show the defect by one year of age.
We must be notified of the problem within two (2) business days of the licensed veterinarian's determination and have one (1) report from an unassociated veterinarian stating the same problem. We will then provide a replacement puppy of equivalent value. A puppy with a defect must be returned to us in good condition, other than the specified problem or euthanasia with our permission at your expense to qualify for a replacement puppy. The replacement puppy will be mutually agreed upon by both parties and will be of comparable quality. It is understood that the replacement puppy may not be from the exact same parents as the original puppy.

This guarantee applies to the original puppy only and is nontransferable to a second party. We will not be held responsible for any medical expenses incurred. You, as the buyer, are fully aware that owning a puppy means trips to the veterinarian and understand that you will be responsible for all payments. As of the date of delivery and or pickup, your puppy has received proper vaccinations and has been de-wormed on a strict schedule.

You have been informed of the puppy's vaccination and de-worming schedule and are aware of future vaccinations and de-wormings that will be due. This guarantee does not cover Guardia, Coccidia and Bordetella, which can be common in puppies that are shipped. This bacteria can be spread easily through boarding kennels, dog parks, and other public areas. For an additional cost, you may have us vaccinate your puppy against Bordetella helping prevent this infection from occurring. Bordetella is self-limiting and, like the common cold, must run its course. We recommend vaccinating against Bordetella twice a year.

There are certain disorders that may be caused by environmental factors, such as but not limited to: allergies, thyroid dysfunction, demodectic mange, tumors, growths, scabies, mite related illness are not covered by this guarantee. Any physical problem which is or could be the result of injury is not covered under this guarantee. There is no guarantee that you will be able to show or breed your puppy regardless of show or breeding potential.

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