Ebullient. Comical. Charming. Many flattering words can be used to describe the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Their smile is as contagious as their enthusiasm! The bright little dog from Pembrokeshire descends from ancestors brought to England in the 12th century by Flemish weavers. They are sturdy and low-set, yet light on their feet. Their intelligence and stamina make them ideal agility and obedience competitors as well as working stock dogs. They are amenable to urban living if their intellectual and exercise needs are met. They are fairly heavy shedders so regular brushing is important to keep their coat healthy and free of loose hair.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.