Pembroke Welsh corgi


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Pembroke Welsh corgi,

breed of short-legged, hardy working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 thought to have been introduced into South Wales by Flemish immigrants in the early 12th cent. It stands from 10 to 12 in. (25.4–30.5 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 18 to 24 lb (8.2–10.9 kg). Its dense, straight, medium-length coat may be solid red, sable, fawn, or black and tan, or any of these colors marked with white on the neck, chest, and legs. Although originally of entirely separate stock and markedly different appearance, the Pembroke and the Cardigan Welsh corgi have grown very close in type due to the crossing of the breeds begun in the early 19th cent. The Pembroke can be distinguished from the Cardigan by its shorter body and its stubby tail. Originally bred for herding cattle and horses, today the Pembroke is gaining popularity as a house pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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The organisation's secretary Caroline Kisko said: "The Pembroke Welsh corgi is one of the country's most iconic dog breeds and so it is worrying to see the breed dip to a historic low and become one of our vulnerable breeds for the first time ever.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Pembroke Welsh Corgis are both strong and capable herders--that may be why they have such stumpy little legs
At present the Queen owns three Pembroke Welsh corgis called Monty, Willow and Holly, who are all descended from Susan.
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The Cardigan and the more popular Pembroke Welsh Corgis - inexorably linked with the Queen - have been considered separate breeds for only about 70 years.

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