Corgis Make a Comeback
As the nation gets ready to mark the Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee we’re also celebrating a British dog breed making a comeback - the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Famous for being the Queen’s choice of pet, this lovable dog certainly has a lot going for it.
Although they were originally working dogs used for herding cattle, Corgis are friendly, loyal and easy to care for, making them wonderful family pets.
In fact, the once vulnerable Corgi has been making something of a comeback in recent years and the UK saw its popularity skyrocket during the pandemic.
And in November 2021 the Pembroke Welsh Corgi made it onto the Kennel Club’s list of London’s 20 most popular dog breeds. If you're thinking about welcoming one of these pint-sized pups into your family, familiarising yourself with their needs and characteristics first is the best way to make sure they are a good fit.
5 Things You Should Know About Corgis
Corgis are Lively and LoveableAlthough some say the name Corgi means “dwarf dog” in Welsh, this energetic dog certainly doesn’t let a little thing like size get in its way! They are lively and very vocal and for that reason they make great watchdogs too.
They are Easy to TrainCorgis are usually highly intelligent as well as being eager to learn, which makes them easy to train. They are said to be highly motivated by food too, which can certainly help when it comes to teaching them a new trick or two!
Corgis Make Excellent Family PetsThe Queen is thought to have had over 30 Corgis during her lifetime and it’s easy to see why. Lively and loving, these diminutive dogs are friendly, fun and sociable. Corgis are herding dogs and are used to the company of other animals as well as people. They are perfectly suited to a house with plenty of people but will not do well left at home alone all day if family members are out working.
They're Moderately ActiveThey do need a moderate amount of exercise but you don’t need to live in the countryside to keep a Corgi. They will be perfectly happy in an urban setting as long as they have a garden to play in. The average Corgi won't mind fitting in with a more active lifestyle if needed as well.
Corgis Can Be Big CharactersCorgis are usually quite happy, friendly dogs but they can also be stubborn, wilful and even domineering towards other animals. But with the right environment and training they are loving and a pleasure to be around.