PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a pleasant, intelligent, and people-oriented dog breed. They are generous with kids and other dogs. They don’t like being alone at home and enjoy family time.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi emerged from Pembrokeshire, Wales. In 1920, Corgis were acknowledged as a pure breed by the U.K. kennel club. Kennel club acknowledged Pembroke and cardigans as separate breeds in 1934. Pembrokes first appeared in the U.S. in 1936.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a bodyweight of 30 pounds and has a height of 10 to 12 inches. Pembroke Welsh dogs possess a weatherproof double coat and have been seen in different colors like red, black, and tan, fawn, and sable.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi usually lives up to 11 to 13 years. Dog owners must vaccinate their canines to protect them from fatal illnesses.
Pembroke Welsh is an intelligent, amiable, and happy dog. Pembroke Welsh is generous with the family members but sometimes can be stubborn. Pembroke Welsh love to eat a lot of food and are vulnerable to obesity. So, dog owners must provide them with a balanced diet to keep them healthy. Early age socialization training can help your canine to develop good social skills. Pembroke welsh enjoys living in apartments.
Susceptible to diseases
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is usually healthy and physically fit. But can be vulnerable to certain diseases, which are discussed below.
A cataract is an eye disorder in which the eye lens gets cloudy due to the formation of the thin film. Cataracts can lead to poor vision in the old dog. Surgery is performed to treat cataracts.
Cystinuria is a disorder in which cysteine protein level rises in urine, resulting in stone formation. Cystinuria is usually seen in male dogs.
In this condition, loosening of defective connective tissues of the skin occurs, resulting in excessive blood blisters and bruising.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can initiate mild or severe seizures. Dog owners must take their canines to the vet to diagnose and treat the disorder.
Intervertebral disk disorder
Pembroke Welsh is susceptible to this disorder due to its long backs. The spinal disk gets ruptured, resulting in instability, knuckling over of limbs, and paralysis.
Care and grooming
- Pembroke welsh need exercise daily as they are very athletic.
- Nails must be cut as they grow to avoid dirt deposition. Dog owners must clean their dog’s eyes and ears to prevent any infection.
- Daily brushing is also necessary to avoid the spread of shedding hair everywhere and improve blood circulation.