Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Pembroke Welsh Corgi - Group I. - Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs, Section 1 - Sheepdogs.

General Appearance:

Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an intelligent, kind and friendly, absolutely fearless, very smart, socially-based dog that is never nervous or aggressive. Its owner loves and it is fully devoted and faithful as well as members of its family. It has the best feeling in the company of "its" people, and is not suitable to be permanently housed in an outdoor kennel.

It is industrious, docile and at its body unexpectedly nimble and quick. It's a dog and courteous to strangers, but if the owner or someone from the family was in imminent danger, it acts courageously and tenaciously. It is extremely active and well tolerated with children. When it was in its early youth properly socialized, it gets well with small domestic pets. Conflicts with other dogs it does not seek, it does not like it aggressive or inappropriate behaviour of others. It is watchful and attentive watcher, it is barking enough.


The education and training usually do not cause any major difficulties to owner. Owner must be in all circumstances consistent kindly, calm and patient, not stint praise and joy must clearly show that the dog passes owner´s instruction. Coercive methods or rebuke do not work. This breed is sensitive and inappropriate owner´s reactions might betray it. This breed is for beginners.

Despite the short limb it needs plenty of exercise. There are needed regular and hearty walks. Due to its activity it also requires a regular job. It is perfectly suitable for this purpose e.g. training agility. This breed does not tend to move away and a leash is not needed. Some individuals tend to keep a group of people to walk together - people who move away, repulsing back by tweaked into heel(for such conduct  dog cannot be punished). However, by rigorous education from an early age, it can be a little weaned.


It is short leggy, strong, sturdily built, alert and active, it is the image of substance and vitality. Height at withers is approximately from 25 to 30 cm, weight of body is ranging from 10 to 12 kg ,male and 9-11 kg female.

The head resembles the shape of a fox's head. Facial expression is lively and intelligent. Skull should be between earlobes fairly broad and flat. The frontal slope should be steep. Muzzle to the nose gradually narrowing. The nose must be black. Jaws are strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, both of which are planted in the jaws.

Eyes should be properly stored, round, medium size, brown colour shade corresponding to the colour of the coat. Not the sunken or protruding. Ears are erected, not too small or too big, the tops slightly pointed.

The neck is adequately long. The body has to be a reasonable length, towards the rear slightly tapering. Topline of body straight, shoulders should not be too short.

Preference is given to a congenitally short tail, but it is also permissible shortly docked tail (if authorized by law) or undocked, the normal length. This should be set level with topline of the body should be its continuation. Too high or very low tail is undesirable. At rest is carried low, in the heat of passion or move above the upper line of the body, but they should never be curled over the back.

The chest should be broad, ribs must be properly rounded. Forelegs shoulder bones correspond to the shape of the crest of the chest. Elbows tightly cling to the body. Loose forelegs are short and as straight as possible, strong bone from the elbow to the foot. They are oval shaped with strong, well arched and tightly knit fingers, two of which medium is s longer than the both side. The pads must be firm, well arched, nails short.

The hindquarters should be strong and flexible, their loose parts are short, strong bone from the hip to the foot. Stifles should be well angulated, insteps must be equal. The gait is free and nimble, not too loose or excessively "tied" substantial and coordinated.

The coat should be of medium length, straight with dense undercoat, never to be soft, wavy or wiry. Colouration can be uniformly red, sable, fawn, black and tan with white markings on the legs, front chest and throat, or without them. Rather small white markings on the head are permitted.

Any faults from the standard requirements must be considered as defects and assess accurately the degree of expression with regard to health, welfare and practical applicability of the individual during traditional work.