The Welsh Corgi is an active, joyful and loyal family dog. This fun loving breed is obedient but can be stubborn at times. The Corgi loves to run around and play in their yards. They have a natural herding instinct and will try to keep everything that moves in a group.
The Corgi coat is medium in length and water resistant. Their outer coat is straight & coarse unlike their inner coat which is finer.
The Welsh Corgi can come in a variety of colors. Those colors are fawn, sable, red and black & tan. All of these colors can be with or without white markings on the face, legs, chest and/or other parts of the body.
The Welsh Corgi is very easy to maintain. Brushing 2 – 3 times weekly is sufficient to keeping a healthy coat. Brushing more often during seasonal changes will also be required.
The Welsh Corgi can be prone to having back issues or intervertebral disc disease. Other health concerns may be:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Progressive Retinal Atrophy
It is believed the Welsh Corgi ancestry can be traced back to the early 1100’s. They were originally bred for herding sheep & cattle. It is also believed their ancestry can be linked to the Skipperkes, Samoyed, Keeshond, Chow Chow, Pomeranian & Norwegian Elkhound breeds. This breed was recognized by the AKC in 1934 and grouped as Herding.