Learn about the temperament and personality of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Pembroke Welsh Corgi photos.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an intelligent herding breed, yet "Pems," as they are sometimes called, make excellent companions and family dogs as well. They are people-oriented and like to be part of family life. Playful, gentle and friendly, they are great with well-mannered young children, though they might try to herd them by nipping at their heels. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is so intelligent, and is such a quick learner, that he really needs a job to do. This is why they truly thrive on farms. However, if given the proper amount of exercise (and they need a lot), they can live anywhere. They are a truly versatile breed. While many of them are currently working on farms, there are just as many Pems serving as therapy dogs, and performing in the agility ring. A Pembroke Welsh Corgi is usually very protective, and very vocal, so they make great watchdogs. But be prepared: sometimes they like to bark just to amuse themselves. They love to go for walks, and are naturally curious. They are always eager to explore new sights and smells. They are sensitive and in tune with their humans, very sensitive to their moods, and have been known to try to "cheer up" a sulky owner. In fact, many Pembroke Welsh Corgi owners claim their dog has a great sense of humor. A Pem likes to pretend he is a lapdog. They are agreeable in a household: playful, sensitive, and rarely destructive. They housetrain easily.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Training
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is very intelligent and easy to train. He learns new commands very fast. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is very intelligent and easy to train. He learns new commands very fast.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Shedding
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very heavy shedder. He sheds an awful lot of hair! You'll find hair all over your home, stuck to everything! You'll probably even find it in the butter!
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Grooming
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds excessively you may find yourself brushing him daily to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.