History of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi is considered to be a cattle-herding dog breed that originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales. This is among the two breeds that is known as Welsh Corgi and is a younger of two Corgi breeds. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are an intelligent and active dog breed. They are very easy to train and most of all are eager to learn; such qualities make them great with other pets & children and you can also find them with different coat markings and colors.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are famous for being the chosen breed of Queen Elizabeth II – she has owned over thirty, during her reign. These dog breeds have also been favored by the British royalty for over seventy years.

Brief History

Its lineage has been traced back in the year 1107 AD. Flemish and Vikings weavers mainly brought this dog with them as they travelled to live in Wales. In the 10th century, the Pembroke Welsh Corgis herded geese, horses, sheep, cattle and other animals, as they are among the oldest herding dog breeds.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is closely related to the Finnish Spitz, Norwegian Elkhounds, Chow Chows, Samoyeds, Pomeranians, Keeshonds, and Schipperkes. Both the Cardigans and Pembrokes first appeared in the year 1925, when they were primarily shown right under the rules of The Kennel Club, in Britain. It was in the year 1925, in the month of December, when the Corgi Club was founded in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. Furthermore, it is also reported that local members favored the Pembroke breed. This is why clubs for Cardigan enthusiasts was then founded a year later.

Both the Cardigans and Pembroke Welsh Corgis were officially recognized in the year 1928 by Kennel Club and were categorized together, mainly under a single heading of Welsh Corgi, right before these two breeds were recognized as distinct and separate in the year 1934.