Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Fun Facts about the Dog Breed Queen Elizabeth Loves

PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI – Here are some fun facts about this dog breed that has captured the heart of many including Queen Elizabeth II.

There are a lot of dog breeds and truth be told that some rose to prominence just recently. In fact, their popularity was affected by some famous personalities choosing them as part of the family.

For example, one of the dog breeds to have just gained more prominence is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This breed has hooked even Queen Elizabeth II. However, not much is known to the public yet about it.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Queen Elizabeth

1. Queen Elizabeth’s Corgi

Before talking about the breed, let us have a glimpse of the love that Queen Elizabeth II has for dogs. She already has dogs since she was still a princess and had no idea that she would, later on, lead her country. Meet her two Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs Dookie and Jane.

Queen Elizabeth Corgi

2. Its ancestry dates back to the 10th Century

Although it is only recently that it gained more attention, Corgis are believed to have existed even as early as the 10th Century. However, their history holds little detail.


3. They are herding dogs

Although they are very cute in size and appear like lapdogs, they can actually work. They are herding dogs and can best be farm guardians.


4. There are two types of Corgis

There are two (2) different breeds of Corgis – the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The Pembroke’s tail is docked to its body while the Cardigan has a longer tail.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Cardigan Corgi

5. Loving and competitive

According to American Kennel Club, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi can both be an excellent friend at home and a sporty dog. It ranks well in terms of obedience and agility.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

6. Why are they called “zoomies”?

Based on the article, Corgis have the habit of draining their energy by running around in circles or dashing room to room that is why they earned the tag of “zoomies”.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

7. Corgi means “dwarf dog”

Many believe that “cor” refers to “dwarf” while “gi” refers to “dog”. Nevertheless, their height could really attest to why they are tagged as such.


8. Amazon has its own Corgi

Aside from Queen Elizabeth, the Amazon halls have also witnessed a Pembroke named Rufus. It was owned by the company’s editor-in-chief and principal engineer.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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