Pembroke Welsh Corgi


The Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s history goes back to Pembrokeshire in South Wales, where it was brought over by Flemish weavers around 1100. Though it shares some obvious similarities with the Cardigan Corgi, the Pembroke has a shorter body than the Cardigan; pointed, erect ears, compared to the Cardigan’s rounded ears; and a shorter tail than the Cardigan’s. Like the Cardigan, the Pembroke is a high-spirited, amiable herder that makes a fine farmhand, competitor, and home companion.


Small; 10 to 12 inches, 25 to 30 pounds.


Red, sable, fawn, black and tan; with or without white markings.


Bold, active (more easily excited than the Cardigan Corgi), and quick witted. Devoted, amiable, and willing to please. Alert; reserved with strangers. Barks. May nip at heels.

Energy level:


Best owner:

Active owner or family.


Daily physical and mental exercise (herding sessions are ideal, but walks or offleash training sessions work), weekly brushing, human companionship.

Life expectancy:

12 to 14 years.