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  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dogs 101

  • The prefered pooch of the British Royal Family since 1903, the highly intelligent and athletic

  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi are one of the most popular dog breeds today.

  • Theyre compact logs of fur with hearts of pure gold.

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  • Weve wrangled up ten amazing facts about these fun little pooches that will surely

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  • 10.

  • According to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, it is believed that the Pembroke's

  • ancestry dates back to at least the 10th century.

  • It is unknown, however, whether they are descended from the Swedish Vallhunds that were possibly

  • brought to Pembrokeshire by the Vikings, or from the ancestors of the present-day Pomeranians

  • brought to Wales by Flemish weavers.

  • Either way, from the beginning, the Welsh used Pembroke Welsh Corgis (also called Pembrokes

  • or Pems) as herding dogs, family companions, and guardians on the farm.

  • Even today, these dogs are still expert herders and many Pembrokes compete in AKC Herding

  • competitions.

  • 9.

  • Pembrokes are one of the smartest dog breeds as ranked by psychology professor Dr. Stanley

  • Coren.

  • They are able to learn commands in 5-10 repetitions and 85% of the time they obey the command

  • the first time.

  • 8.

  • The Pembroke is one of two seperate breeds known as Welsh Corgi.

  • In 1934, the AKC recognized the Pembroke and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi as two distinct breeds.

  • What's different about these two dogs?

  • First, the Cardigan traces his origins to Cardiganshire, and the Pembroke to Pembrokeshire.

  • The dogs also have easily identifiable physical differences.

  • The Cardigan has a tail, while the Pembroke's is docked close to his body.

  • The Pembroke has a shorter body, and his ears are pointed, while the Cardigan's are more

  • rounded at the tips.

  • 7.

  • According to legend, the Pem is anenchanted dogfavored by fairies and elves.

  • At night the magical creatures would use the dogs to pull their carriages and be their

  • steeds in battle.

  • Some say the markings on a corgi’s coat suggest the faint outline of a saddle and

  • harness.

  • 6.

  • SoCal Corgi Beach Day started as a humble meet-up event at Huntington Beach in 2012.

  • At first it only had 12 attendees, but the last event had over 600.

  • According to the SoCal Corgi Beach Day Facebook page, the event happens four times a year.

  • Some of the owners will dress up their corgis in costumes: one woman dressed like Katy Perry

  • and put her dogs into Left and Right Shark costumes.

  • 5.

  • Speaking of Cali, several celebrities keep Pembroke Welsh Corgi companions.

  • Some include Jennifer Aniston, Hilary Swank, and Stephen King, who also featured Pems in

  • his books, Under the Sea and The Regulators.

  • Also, Queen Elizabeth II is known to have owned more than 30 Pembrokes.

  • 4.

  • The Pembroke is fun, friendly, devoted, and willing to please.

  • It behaves well with children, but it may nip at heels during play - a trait it keeps

  • from its herding days.

  • Many Pembroke Welsh Corgis are shy around strangers and some bark incessantly.

  • But most of these traits can be quelched with early socialization and training.

  • 3.

  • The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a "big dog" with short legs.

  • He's built long and low to the ground, but with a robust body, heavy bones, and a working

  • dog temperament.

  • Don't expect the "little dog" mannerisms from a Pembroke.

  • This quick-witted dog is Spirited and athletic, yet a steady and dependable companion.

  • 2.

  • Like most double coated dogs.

  • Pembroke Welsh Corgis shed a lot.

  • You'll find hair and fur deposited all over your clothing, upholstery, carpeting, under

  • your furniture, on your countertops -- even in your food.

  • Frequent vacuuming will become a way of life.

  • Otherwise, he is fairly low maintenance.

  • 1.

  • While they may look different in stature, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are closely related

  • to Siberian Huskies.

  • They are both in the Spitz family of dogs, characterized by their thick fur and pointed

  • ears and muzzle.

  • Well, there ya have it, a short list of facts about a short but mighty dog.

  • What Pembroke facts would you add to our list?

  • Let us know in the comments below.

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