Pembrokes were developed in Wales where they were used as herding, companion, and/or guard dogs. There are obvious similarities between Pembrokes and Cardigan Welsh Corgis, and these breeds were actually crossed in the past. In 1934, the two were officially recognized by the English Kennel Club and AKC as separate breeds.
About the Breed:
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a medium-length topcoat with a short undercoat. The breed tends to shed a significant amount seasonally. Routine grooming is essential and mainly consists of hair brushing once or twice a week.
Intelligent and hard working, the Pembroke excels at herding and most dog sports. This breed requires plenty of exercise on a regular basis. Because the Pembroke craves activities and challenges, training is an absolute must. Start with the basics, then consider training the dog to do a job, such as a watch dog or herder. Too much unreleased energy and a lack of training can lead to excessive barking and other behavior problems.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis can be excellent companions for the right household. Their tendency to herd by nipping at the ankles may make them less ideal for children. However, proper training and socialization of the dog combined with education about dogs for the kids can make all the difference. Generally, the Pembroke is loyal and happy, making the breed a worthy companion for many.
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