Pembroke Welsh Corgi Personality traits and Temperament
The happy, energetic Pembroke Welsh Corgi always has a smile on his face. The Pembroke always wants to be involved in whatever his family is doing, and he’d especially like to be in charge. Pembrokes have a remarkable affinity for children, but thanks to their herding instincts, they sometimes nip at children’s feet or ankles. They usually are good with other pets in the household, so long as they have been socialized with them.
This is a dog with a strong work ethic. He needs a job to keep his very intelligent brain occupied and out of trouble, as well as to burn off his abundant energy. He likes very long walks and is an enthusiastic competitor in dog sports such as agility, rally, tracking, fly ball and, of course, herding. Teach him tricks, take him hiking, get him qualified as a therapy dog.
Sometimes the Corgi might seem to be a little too bright. He gets bored doing the same old thing over and over and is known for putting his a creative spin on obedience exercises and other activities. Don’t get the idea that the Corgis are perfect. Perfectly funny, maybe, but that’s about all. He likes to have his own way, and he can be pushy when he wants something. Set firm rules and stick to them or you will soon find that your Pembroke is running your life. Once you let him get away with something, it’s very difficult to persuade him not to do it again.
The perfect Pembroke doesn’t spring fully formed from the whelping box. He’s a product of his background and breeding. Whatever you want from a Pembroke, look for one whose parents have nice personalities and who has been well socialized from early puppyhood.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a wash-and-go dog. He has a medium-length double coat that should be brushed or combed at least weekly to control shedding. The coat sheds heavily twice a year, in spring and fall and will require extra brushing during that time. Bathe the Pembroke only when he gets dirty or as often as you like. With the gentle dog shampoos available today, you can bathe a Pembroke weekly if you want without harming his coat.
Brush your Pembroke’s teeth at least two or three times a week to remove tartar buildup and the bacteria that lurk inside it. Daily brushing is even better if you want to prevent gum disease and bad breath.
Trim his nails once or twice a month if your dog doesn’t wear them down naturally to prevent painful tears and other problems. If you can hear them clicking on the floor, they’re too long. His ears should be checked weekly for redness or a bad odor, which can indicate an infection. When you check your dog’s ears, wipe them out with a cotton ball dampened with gentle, pH-balanced ear cleaner to help prevent infections. Don’t insert anything into the ear canal; just clean the outer ear.
Begin accustoming your Pembroke to being brushed and examined when he’s a puppy. Handle his paws frequently — dogs are touchy about their feet — and look inside his mouth. Make grooming a positive experience filled with praise and rewards, and you’ll lay the groundwork for easy veterinary exams and other handling when he’s an adult.
As you groom, check for sores, rashes, or signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, or inflammation on the skin, in the nose, mouth, and eyes, and on the feet. Eyes should be clear, with no redness or discharge. Your careful weekly exam will help you spot potential health problems early.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $500 – $600
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-14 YEARS
Weight: 25-30 pounds
Height: 10-12 inches
Colors: Fawn, Red, Blue, Black & White, Black & Tan, Sable
How to Train this dog
The Pembroke is smart, but he needs training and consistency to become the dog of your dreams. Pems are active little dogs and they should always be encouraged to remain so. They need to be taken on a daily, long walk. Athletic and surprisingly fast, Pembrokes were bred to be herding dogs and require plenty of exercise each day. They make fine apartment dogs as long as they get the physical stimulation they need. With their short legs and long backs, they should not be expected to hop up on (or down from) the couch or any other modest height. Pems are eager learners, though, and can be trained out of this behavior at a young age.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: They are voracious eater and will over indulge. Keep a strict eye on their feeding and always measure out the food.
Allergies: Not prone to allergies
Health problems: Common disease of these breeds include hip dysplasia, intervertebral disk disease, degenerative myelopathy, cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, retinal dysplasia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, cystinuria, patent ductus arteriosus and Von Willebrand’s disease
Cojack is a cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They are very affectionate to their family and are good with children. They like to be in the center of things and do not like to be left alone.
Shorgi is a designer breed cross between a Pembroke Welsh and a Shih Tzu. They are people friendly but sometimes get a little aggressive to children and other dogs. They become wary to strangers. They will need to be socialized and be kept well-trained to refrain any behavioural problems.
Corillon is a cross between the Papillon and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They are very loving dogs and sometimes overly affectionate. They are specially friendly and affectionate towards children and other dogs and pets in the family.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your Pembroke Welsh Corgi as Charlie or Jacob if he is a male and Addie or Mia if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
Photo Credits: Pmuths1956, Randall R. Saxton