Life is short but it's okay, so are my legs
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was first discovered in the 12th century, perhaps 10th century; breed recognition by The Kennel Club in the UK around 1938. They have originated from Wales having their primary function being herding. Especially appreciated for their compact size, hard working ability, and positive attitude. Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a true dwarf breed. Their confidence and self satisfaction is rarely seen in a dog of this size. They are a big dog in a smallish body. The Pembroke Corgi is short in leg but of notable substance, sturdy build, and alert in action. This is not to say they are arrogant (though as cute as they are, they are certainly entitled). Generally an easy dog to live with, the Corgi enjoys popularity in many circles including as a pet, for pet therapy and many dog sports. A home that has difficulty raising and training a Pembroke Welsh Corgi truly needs to consider pursuing more education and knowledge since this breed is typically quite trainable and easy to live with.
Long, low, and sturdily built - they are recognized by a sharply-pointed muzzle and foxy face, erect and pointed ears, and a high tail set. The Pembroke's brave, steady temperament, physical agility and easily-kept, compact size are paramount characteristics of the breed. They have a variety of color shades coming in red, fawn, sable, black, and tan with or without white on head, legs, chest and neck. Having the herding dog instincts’ they are very energetic and love to play and run.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi should be of a good height of 12 inches, and a nice broad weight of 23 to 30 lbs in weight. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has life longevity of low to mid teens. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are great in family settings along with other pets too. You actually might find them herding your children outside while playing. One can enjoy the energy and enthusiasm that they bring to all things.
Minimal grooming requirements and compact size makes them a good candidate for families and many lifestyles. Quintessential big dog in a small dog body. They are super energetic with a strong work ethic, happy and alert seemingly friendly. A dog that is willing to please and wanting to submit to a well respected trainer. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is remarkably alert and quick for a dog with such short legs. Additionally they are very excited about having anything to do, especially when it involves their people. They are intelligent with remarkable stamina and generally alert nature.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi are always looking out for the both of you, making sure work is fun. They are relatively sensitive and easily demoralized by a trainer that is frustrated or unhappy. So be much focused on them when training and realize they learn quickly and take corrective criticism personal. Don’t be too harsh. Praise brings them a long ways.
Our Gorgeous Rascals
Penny: The Matriarch who started it all.
Born in the spring of 2010, this female made us fall in love the corgi breed. Shes a superior family dog who works more than her share around the ranch. Who needs a ranch hand when you have a Penny? She has raised four outstanding litters and she births predominately red puppies. She is currently retired but has gifted us with two amazing females; Ziggy and Sparkle, to pick up her torch on the breeding front.
Ziggy: The Ranch Workhorse.
Born in the spring of 2015, sired by Eli, this gal gives hard work a run for it's money. She is the first female out the door and the last thing you see as the herd comes up the hill. Incredibly loyal and never wants to leave the family's side, we have just gotten her first litter this spring! Check out the puppy page for more information!
Ziggy is tested DM and Von Willebrand's Disease freeZiggy's Sire, Eli
Sparkle: The Twinkle that won't leave your eye.
Born in the spring of 2016 sired by Ace, this female is a literal live stuffed animal. She wants nothing more than to forever occupy your lap and give you kisses always. She has been the perfect pet for our youngest child and snuggles up to him in bed every night. Being the smallest corgi of the house certainly doesn't stop her from joining the herding process every day. She has given us her very first puppy this year, born April 20. See the puppies page for more information!
Sparkle is tested DM and Von Willebrand's Disease freeSparkle's Sire, Ace
Denim: Our New Stud Muffin
Born Summer 2017, our beautiful black-tri has the most pleasing personality of any corgi we have ever owned. He's confident, yet humble and humorously knows his place among the many females in our family. He's a typical guy who mostly enjoys napping all day, however he has begun the process of learning how to handle the massive moo-moos (cows) in the field.