The Welsh Corgi Pembroke, as the Corgi is completely called, is a small breed of dog from Great Britain. The FCI leads the Corgi in group 1, because it was originally a herding dog (despite its short legs).
The life expectancy of Corgis is usually between 12 and 14 years. With appropriate care and nutrition, however, an age of up to 16 years is also possible.
The Welsh Corgi grows between 25 and 30 centimetres. The weight is 9 to 11 kilos for female Corgis and 10 to 12 kilos for males.
The Corgi's body is strong not least because of its wide and deep chest. Its short legs reinforce this impression even more. The shape of his head is reminiscent of a fox. His ears are upright and slightly rounded. The eyes of the Corgi are brown and round.
The Welsh Corgi has a medium coat with straight hair and a dense undercoat. It is bred in the colors sable, red, deer-colors and black with fire. In addition, white insignia are permitted at neck, runs, breast and face.
The Welsh Corgi is spirited, vigilant and lively, but at the same time proves to be a friendly and affectionate contemporary who shows a lot of patience especially when dealing with children.
He doesn't like it at all when he is left alone for longer. Therefore, a close relationship to his family is very important to Corgi. Since he sometimes shows a rather stubborn character, dog owners should approach the education of the Welsh Corgi Pembroke with sufficient consistency.
Although the Welsh Corgi still has the typical characteristics of a herding dog, today it is mainly used as a family dog. In view of his body structure the Corgi surprises with a pronounced urge to move. The lively four-legged friends want to be challenged both mentally and physically.
Sufficient movement is especially important because of his tendency to be overweight. In dog sports, the Corgi proves to be extremely agile and adaptive.
The Corgi is in general a very robust breed, which is largely unaffected by diseases typical of the breed and generally enjoys good health. However, Welsh Corgis tend to be overweight, which can lead to numerous secondary diseases.
In addition, some breeding lines have an increased risk of degenerative myelopathy (degeneration of the spinal cord) and hip dysplasia. In order to minimise this risk, it is advisable to talk to the breeder before purchasing a Corgi.
In order to provide the dog with all necessary nutrients, the Welsh Corgi food should be of high quality and not contain any artificial additives.
In view of the tendency to overweight, it is also important to ration the food as accurately as possible, taking into account the age, weight and sporting activities of the four-legged friend. It can also be helpful to give preference to a food with a low energy density.
In view of the risk of hip dysplasia, we also recommend that you consider supplementing your diet with Bellfor Gelenke & Knochen (Joints & Bones).
The Bellfor nutrition concept supports the healthy development of your Welsh Corgi from an early age.