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Dog Breed of the Week: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

By November 21, 2012

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pembroke welsh corgi dog breed This week, the loyal and lovely Pembroke Welsh Corgi is featured. This breed has been known for centuries as a hard working herder (especially of cattle), a worthy guard dog and a family companion. These things have not changed much, except for the fact that they are even more commonly known as companion dogs these days. They are also more popular than its relative, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Though similar in many ways, the two are distinctively separate breeds. The easiest way to tell the difference is that the Cardigan has a tail while the Pembroke does not. However, there are other subtle differences.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis can be wonderful companions, but they must get plenty of exercise. Ideally, they should also participate in mind-stimulating activities like herding, agility and competitive obedience. If not given an outlet for all that energy, one might assume the Pembroke is a "misbehaver" when, in fact, this breed can be one of the most obedient and attentive among dog breeds. Do you have a Pembroke or have you had the pleasure of knowing some? Share your Corgi story!

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