Corgis have become ever popular with their bright eyes, infectious smile, and adorable size. They make the most loyal companions and will keep you entertained with their outgoing personality.
PEMBROKES AND CARDIGANS
There are two corgi breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The breeds have many similarities and yet also have distinct differences. Both Pembroke and Cardigan corgis originate from Wales. Pembroke corgis came from Pembrokeshire and Cardigans were developed in Cardiganshire. Both breeds were bred primarily for herding and watching the cattle and sheep. Pembroke and Cardigan corgis are intelligent, energetic and friendly.
The most notable difference the two breeds is Pembroke Welsh Corgis have their tails docked while Cardigan Welsh Corgis do not. Pembroke corgis are often considered the more affectionate breed and are often chosen over Cardigan corgis as companion dogs. Cardigans are generally considered to be better herding and watch dogs than Pembroke corgis.
The American Kennel Club describes Pembroke Welsh Corgis as one of the “most agreeable of all small housedogs.” While each puppy will have its own unique temperament and personality, Pembroke corgis are generally very playful and friendly. They are protective and fiercely loyal companions, but are also generally very friendly and receptive to strangers. Pembrokes are intelligent and energetic and their big personalities will often shine through. They are a very cheerful breed and can be known to be downright comical at times.
As with most herding dogs, Pembrokes can sometimes be very individualistic, wanting to do what they want the way they want. They are also highly attentive and are aware of every detail. This attentive nature can often cause them to bark a lot when they sense any small change. Pembroke corgis may also try to herd, whether it’s their family or their fellow pets. Corgis can also suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time, which may lead to destructive behavior or excessive barking.
Corgis are highly adaptable and receptive to training. When training corgis, their strong personalities may cause them to prefer to do what they like. However, patience and positive reinforcement will often result in energetic, playful, well-behaved corgis. As a highly intelligent breed, corgis can make good students throughout their lifetime.
Corgis often get along well with other companions in the house. However, being herding and watch dogs, corgis can be wary of new animals or children. Once they get to know fellow pets or children, corgis can often make the best of friends. Socialization while young is important for corgis to learn to feel comfortable around strangers and children.