The Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Low-set, strong and sturdily built, we Pembroke Welsh Corgis give an impression of substance in a small space. We are some of the most agreeable small house dogs, as well as avid competitors in many dog sports including conformation, agility, herding and obedience. Pembrokes have a short body and straight, light-boned legs. Our ears are pointed at the tip and stand erect, and we have a docked tail. Our coat can be red, sable, fawn, black and tan with or without white markings.
We Corgis are a breed of considerable antiquity. Our direct ancestors were brought across the Channel in 1107 by Flemish weavers at the request of King Henry I. They needed a smart herding dog for cattle and sheep that wouldn’t eat them out of house and home… and we fit the bill. Our early progenitors are said to have a resemblance to the old Schipperkes, and sprang from the same family that includes the Keeshond, Pomeranian, Samoyed, Chow Chow, Norwegian Elkhound and Finnish Spitz.
My site has some helpful links to Corgi information and resources… and a lot of fun information about us noble little dogs. We are a part of history that goes back over a thousand years, and there is a wealth of lore about us who, according to Welsh children’s tradition, have been steeds for fairies.