Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Spunky Pembroke Welsh Corgis

By: Eduardo C. Gonzalez

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are related to the Cardigan Welsh Corgis . The ancestors of these dogs are the Keeshonds, Pomeranians, Schipperkes and the Swedish Vallhunds. There are different opinions of these dogs because some say that the Cardigan Welsh Corgis were from Cardiganshire and they were brought there by the Celts in 1200 B.C. The Pembroke Welsh Corgis were introduced to the Celts. They were considered as one breed. In the year 1934, during a dog show one of the judges saw the differences of these two kinds of dogs. Because of this they were separated , forming two different kinds of dog breeds. The Pembroke Welsh Corgis became so famous The American Kennel Club has recognized the Pembroke Welsh Corgis as a breed in 1934. These dogs were known to hunt weasels, coyotes and other small insects. Pembroke Welsh Corgis were useful in rounding up cattle and they were used as farm guards. They would bark and bark to do their jobs. Because thees dogs are small.. They could easily avoid being kicked by cows.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis have long bodies while their legs are short. This makes these dogs nearer to ground level. Their backs are not long. These dogs have broad skulls that become flat amidst their ears. They have stops that are reasonable. Their eyes are rounded in shape and they do have shades of brown colors but it also depends on the colors of their coats. These dogs have ears that stand straight and moderately sized. It becomes thinner, making the end points round shaped. Their feet are egg shaped. Some of these dogs are born without tails. Others have tails that are docked and short tails. These dogs have double coats that are thick, short and their undercoats can stand any kind of weather.. Some of these Pembroke Welsh Corgis are born with longer and rough outer coats. Their colors are red, black, light yellowish brown and tan. They have white spots on their legs, chests, necks and on some areas of their muzzles.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are smart, faithful and skillful dogs. These dogs will always want to satisfy their owners. They are spunky, active and quite good with children. They must have the feeling that humans are their pack leaders. These are strong dogs and they will protect their families. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are good guard dogs. They will do good as show dogs and in obedience competitions. Give these dogs all their proper training and socialize them with your families while they are young.They are skeptical with strangers. Their owners must be their pack leaders . They must be firm and yet calm. Owners must have an affectionate feeling for these dog. These dogs must be trained not to herd people. If these dogs keep on barking at their owners, they are showing a form of aggressiveness. These behaviors must be dealt with. Show these dogs that these actions are not permissible. These dogs must be taken out on long daily walks. They must heel on your sides and at your backs. By doing this, owners are showing them that they are their pack leaders.. Pembroke Welsh Corgis will need to do exercises also.

Male Pembroke Welsh Corgis will reach heights of 10 – 12 inches and will weigh at least 25 – 30 pounds. Female Welsh Corgi will have heights of 10 – 12 inches and will weigh 24 – 28 pounds.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis can acquire health issues such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy, glaucoma and back problems. Do not overfeed these dogs because they can increase their weigh easily.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis will do alright living in apartments. Do not forget tog take them on long daily walks and give them their daily exercises.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis will live for 12 – 15 years.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis can be easily groomed. Comb and brush their coats with firm bristle brushes. . These dogs will shed two times a year.

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