The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is older than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, with the Pembroke being bred out of the Cardigan. Both Corgi varieties may be a descendant of the , , and the . Some say the older Cardigan was from Cardiganshire brought there by the Celts in 1200 BC. Whereas, the Pembroke's ancestors were introduced by Flemish weavers to the Celts in the 1100s. Whatever the case may be, the Cardigan and the Pembroke Welsh Corgis were interbred and considered the same breed up until 1934, when a show judge thought they were too different and separated them into two different breeds. After they were separated the Pembroke gained in popularity and is to this day more popular than the Cardigan. The name "corgi" is specific to that type of dog breed in Cymreig (Welsh). “Dog” in Cymreig (Welsh) is 'Ci' or if it is softly mutated 'Gi,' hence Corgi. The Pembroke was actually recognized by the AKC a year before the Cardigan. The Cardigan was recognized in 1935 and the Pembroke in 1934. Corgis were used as cattle drivers, vermin hunters and farm guards. They drove cattle by barking and nipping at the cattle's heels rather than just herding them. The dog's low stature helped him roll out of the way of kicking cows.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi must view his family members as the "leaders" of the pack, otherwise your pet may develop dominance issues. Treat this dog consistently with a firm but calm approach in a loving manner, and your pet will be obedient.
Joining us today on our blog is Tucker, a 2 year old cute Corgi from Milwaukie, Oregon. Like most of us, Tucker’s mom, Heidi, decided to get a Corgi because of their cute Corgi smiles and rabbit butts. His nickname is actually “fluff butt”. Tucker loves going hiking, walking, and spending time at the beach. […]
Besides barking, Corgis will use some vocalizations to express varied opinions or get some attention. These include grumbling, whining, woofing, howling and can produce a series of whining grunts. You have to be comfortable with the fact that the is not a silent dog and can even wake you up in the middle of the night.