Pembroke Welsh Corgi

This breed is among the most obedient of all dogs and has remained a favourite of Queen Elizabeth II. The Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) makes a decent guard dog but can also be a problem barker. They have retained their working dog credentials and still enjoy being active.


Height: 25-30 cm at the shoulder

Weight: 10-12 kg

Coat and Grooming

The Pembroke is an active breed that needs a moderate walk combined with an ample game and a short off-lead sprint in a safe area every day. Although he is physically suited to living outside in temperate climates, his great attachment to humans shouldn’t be ignored when deciding where to keep him.

The short-medium coat comes in many varieties including red, sable, fawn and black and tan. These colours can also come with white markings. Brush once a week to remove dead hairs.


Smart and strong, the Pembroke makes a devoted and amiable companion. He enjoys physical and intellectual challenges and is generally willing to please. You can trust him with baby-sitting, he adores children and eagerly accompanies them in their games. Pembrokes are highly protective and usually reserved with strangers. They bark a lot and require a lot of time and effort to teach good manners at home.

The Pembroke is a relatively hardy breed. However, avoid over-feeding this dog as obesity increases the likelihood of back problems. Hip dysplasia is also a concern, as are eye problems. Lifespan is generally 12-15 years.

Environment and Exercise

A fine house dog if they also have a medium-sized yard to exercise in. They will need a moderate walk each day, and will also enjoy obedience lessons, games and a chance to herd.

Compatibility with Kids and other Pets

This breed enjoys the company of older, considerate children. They tend to nip at the heels of small children when they run. They are usually friendly with other dogs, and enjoy being around other pets.

Gallery of Pembroke Welsh Corgi