The Corgi is a small breed dog which originates from Wales in the United Kingdom.
Initially bred for herding, they are the smallest of the herding breeds that were normally used to herd horses, cattle, and sheep.
The name Corgi originated from the Welsh words “cor” meaning dwarf and “gi” meaning dog and are closely related to the Siberian Husky.
Whilst Corgis are small, they are very fast runners and need regular exercise.
There are two different breeds of Corgis, the Cardigan Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and it wasn’t up until the 1930’s that they were recognized as separate breeds, the Pembroke being the most popular of the two breeds.
The Cardigan is the bigger of the two breeds, however over the years, due to interbreeding, they have become quite similar in appearance. Corgis have long bodies, short legs, and thick coat to keep them warm. Some Corgis are even born without tails. The corgis coats can be seen in many different colours such as, Fawn, Black & Tan, Sable and Red and can have white markings.
Corgis are the favoured pet of Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned more than 30 since getting her very first, Susan, in 1944- as an 18th birthday gift!
Corgis have very loving personalities and love to please their owners! They are intelligent and very easy to train!
If you are looking for a small, but spirited and faithful dog to be a part of your family, the Corgi may be just what you are looking for!