Pembroke Welsh Corgis


Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best housedogs around. Here’s all you need to know about these smart and sensitive pups!  

 The Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed (not to be mistaken with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi) has a mystical past. Folklore says that these dogs were helpers of fairies and elves!

Skeptical? If so, you can also thank the Flemish weavers for these loyal pups. They brought them across the Channel to Wales in 1107. There, Pembroke Welsh Corgis worked on farms as they were originally bred to herd cattle and sheep.

Today, these adorable dogs are known as the ultimate family pet. They’re sturdy pups that are loyal, energetic, and eager to please!  

Why We Love the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed

  • Pembroke Welsh Corgis may thrive on farms, but they’re also adaptable. They’ll be happy in any home!
  • They’re highly intelligent, and training them is a breeze. Just be sure to be patient and gentle as these pups are sensitive.
  • This breed is good with children and pets, especially if your dog is socialized with them from a young age.
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgis want to make their owners proud. They love their family and are loyal to the end.

Things to Consider

  • Don’t let their small size fool you. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very active dogs that require lots of exercise!
  • Due to their farm roots, your pup has strong herding instincts. They may try to herd you or the kids, but early training can help stop this behavior.
  • This breed can be wary of strangers. Make sure to socialize your Pembroke Welsh Corgi early!

Why Rescue?

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are beloved by all. Their energetic, sweet, and loyal nature means they’re great pets! However, their popularity causes them to suffer from poor breeding practices, like overbreeding and puppy mills. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are prone to back issues, hip dysplasia, and eye problems, such as cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy. Unethical breeding practices and overbreeding only worsen these issues, making them more prevalent in the breed. If you’re thinking about adopting a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, take a look at a rescue instead!  

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescues 

Whether you’re looking for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy or an older companion, there are plenty of rescues waiting to find a home. Here are just a few:

Type
Herding
Temperament
Spunky, courageous & friendly
Avg. Weight
20 - 30 lbs
Grooming
Moderate
Avg. Life Span
12 - 14 years
Pembroke Welsh Corgis near 20149
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Animal Rescues near 20149
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Organization City, State Contact
Persian Rescue of Virginia
Ashburn, VA emziemer@aim.com
The Cats at Longstreet
Sterling, VA longstreetcats@gmail.com
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 1 888 379 5558 x1
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA (703) 777-2912
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Reston, VA littlebuddies@erols.com
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