Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi


The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an adorable breed from Europe that has waddled its way into hearts around the world. These small dogs are extremely smart and loyal. Their friendly face would make a great addition to any family.

Lifetime Care

Breed Profile


10 – 12



24 – 31


Life Span

12 – 15




Hip Dysplasia 

of dogs

What is it? 

Abnormal growth of the dog’s hip joint that can lead to arthritis or leg lameness. 

% of Pembroke Welsh Corgis affected 


Clinical signs 

Symptoms of Hip Dysplasia include limping, leg lameness, and a reluctance to move or exercise.  


Along with proper diet and exercise, medication and surgery may be needed. 

Eligible vet bill


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Amount a Spot accident & illness plan could cover*


Your Net payment


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These dogs are loyal to their owners and often follow them wherever they go. 


The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has been named the 11th smartest dog breed. 


This smiling breed is friendly to everyone they meet.

Lifetime Care


 The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a double coat that sheds a lot in spring and fall. 


 Colors include fawn, black and tan, black and white, red, and sable. 




 Frequent brushing can help with shedding. 


 These dogs are somewhat easy to train thanks to their intelligence and eagerness to please. 

Learn more about the cost of caring for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed Information

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a European breed that has made a name for itself worldwide. These dogs are easily recognized by their tall, erect ears that turn their faces into fox-like triangles. Their stout bodies and little legs give them an adorably small appearance. 

 If you own a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, you’ll have a friend for life. These dogs are loyal and known to follow their owners from room to room throughout the home. They’re also extremely smart and have been named the 11th most intelligent dog breed in the world. Plus, they’re very social dogs. Their faces seem to permanently smile as they greet new people in and around the home. 

Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Introduction to the Breed

 Bringing any new pet into your home is a big decision. Not only will it change your life in many ways, but it will also completely change the pet's life in every way. That’s why it’s essential to take the time to research the breed and reflect on what you want in a dog. Think about what traits you want them to have, and which traits you could live without. Discover a few things you need to know about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi before buying. 

 Pembroke Welsh Corgis are typically: 

  • Good with kids

  • Vocal

  • Prey-driven

 Are you looking for a dog for your kids? Pets are a great way to teach kids life lessons in responsibility and empathy. The good news is that Corgis are great with kids. Their friendly nature makes them great companions.  

These dogs can bark! They're vocal and they’ll love talking to you. This makes them great watchdogs because they’re happy to let you know if anything seems amiss. However, if you don’t love a talkative dog, no problem. Training from a young age can help with this.  

 The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very prey-driven dog. They will love spending time outside chasing after small animals. This means that they can lose themselves in pursuit of their prey. This is why they do best in fenced-in yards where they can’t wander too far away. 

What are the Origins of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

 The origins of this pup date back to the year 1107. This is when Flemish weavers brought the dog to Wales. Although there are legends that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a fairy dog, given to children at a fairy’s funeral, these myths were likely produced by breeders in the 1940s. 

 The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in the year 1928. Today Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely popular and rank 20th in the AKC registration. 

 Many Pembroke Welsh Corgi lovers attribute the popularity of the breed to their role in the show The Crown which tells the story of the British royal family starting with the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth bred Pembroke Welsh Corgis for years and is said to own more than 30 royal Corgis during her time on the throne so far.  

 The breed is also in the show Brooklyn 99 as a loyal and trustworthy companion.  

What are the Risks for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

 The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is achondroplastic. This means that the breed is a “true dwarf” breed. Although there aren’t many hereditary problems associated with the breed, many health issues come from their size. One hereditary disease to look out for is hip dysplasia. This is when the dog's hip joints grow abnormally. It can cause leg lameness and arthritis. Thankfully, with weight management, medication, and sometimes surgery, it can be managed and treated. 

Other Pembroke Welsh Corgi health problems can include: 

  • Monorchidism 

  • Von Willebrand's Disease 

  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) 

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy 

  • Obesity 

One of the best ways to help prevent illness in your Pembroke Welsh Corgi is by keeping up with the dog’s ongoing care needs. In addition to proper grooming and exercise, this can mean feeding them a proper diet, keeping up with routine  medical visits, and vaccinations.

Unfortunately, sometimes no matter how much you do to prevent illness in your Pembroke Welsh Corgi, they can still get sick. It’s important to be prepared for the things you can’t prevent. At Spot Pet Insurance, we are dedicated to helping your dog live the long, happy, and healthy life they deserve.



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