• AKC recognized in 1934
  • Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
  • Size: Medium
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 36″ dog crate*

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The Pembroke Welsh Corgis are considered as one of the most adored dogs, especially in the United Kingdom. It was recognized by AKC in 1934. Today, people recognize the dog as a separate type of Cardiganshire Corgi, but both of them are cousins, actually.

A man named Clifford Hubbard said the Pembroke had its origin back in the 12th century. He believed the dog was part of the King of Wales’ reign. Either way, modern people love the dog as it has a distinct appearance with a foxy face and sharp muzzle. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a close relation to the Buhund, Vallhund, and Schipperke. 


Most people are able to differentiate Pembroke Welsh Corgis from Cardigans. The most notable difference is the tail. The Cardigan has a long tail while the Pembroke has a docked tail. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is also known as the Pem or PWC.

Corgis are the smallest of the AKC herding group. The lifespan of this breed is moderate, living up to 14 years. It is common to see them nipping and circling around to gather the other pets at home. The only potential problem that owners may have is the dog’s barking behavior. Proper training and socialization will go a long way at minimizing these behaviors.


The Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a similar appearance when compared to Cardigans. The ears are large and long. Those ears stand atop the flat and broad skull of the dog. At first glance, their head looks like a fox. The eyes are dark and round. The dog also has a black nose and black rims as well.

Even though Pems have a similar appearance to Cardigans, the legs are straighter and they have a wedge-shaped head. The tail is also docked. The puppies are born with quite tiny tails. When it comes to the coat, there are various colors found within the breed. All of the colors are accompanied with white markings.

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