Pembroke Corgi Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
Obviously from Wales, the predecessor of the current Corgi is believed to arrived from the Low Countries with Flemish Weavers around 1100, though some believed he was an even earlier arrival. Until 1934 Cardigan and Pembroke Corgis were regarded as interchangeable but since the breeds were separated they have developed specific characteristics.
The Pembroke Corgi was bred to be a cattle herder which required the use of nipping at the animals heels to assert his dominance and to look at him is to see a sturdy, active little dog capable of doing a hard day’s work.
They remain a busy dog and enjoy plenty of exercise but are quite accommodating to whatever the family’s circumstances, and the Pembroke Corgi can content himself with a less active life. The coat is of medium length and with a dense undercoat stands off to some extent; colours, which can be self (single colour) or with white markings are red, sable, fawn and black and tan. He should be no more than 12″ at the shoulder and at up to 11kg he is solidly built.
As with all breeds it is as well to check for temperament to avoid any tendency to nipping, but they make a good family dog who will join in with all the activities.
We have listed breeders from Northern Europe where the breed appears to be particularly strong; do visit their websites where you will see some lovely dogs.
Rescue and Rehoming
If you need to rehome your own dog, first contact the breeder to see what support she can offer. If that doesn’t resolve your problem then contact a designated Rescue organisation (if one exists) or a Breed Club.