The Pembroke is a small dog with a very sturdy build and short legs. He is the smallest of the herding group, weighing 24–31 pounds and standing 25–30 centimetres.
The Pembroke Welsh corgi has a foxy appearance. It has oval-shaped eyes with erect ears. He has a foxlike head with a moderate stop. His skull is somewhat flat between the ears.
His medium, round eyes come in the colour of brown and show alertness and intelligence. He has midsized ears that are quite round and stand upright.
His muzzle slopes gently towards a black nose. He has powerful jaws that showcase a perfect scissor bite. He has a slightly longer neck with a deep and broad chest.
The Pembroke Welsh corgi has a low but strong body. This breed, like its cousin Cardigan Welsh corgi, is referred to as 'true dwarfs' since they are characterised by a short stature due to a condition called achondroplasia. The Pembroke’s legs are strong and well-muscled. His front legs are comparably shorter than his hindquarters.
The Pembroke Corgi has a waterproof double coat with a long topcoat and a dense and thick undercoat. Some dogs with longer coats will have many featherings on their chest, ears, feet, and legs.
Most Pembrokes come in red, sable, fawn or black, or tricolour, and tan varieties. It typically contains white markings.
The Pembroke and Cardigan are often mistaken as the other. However, the two have several differences. The Pembroke possesses a shorter body and has pointed ears. On the other hand, the tips of the Cardigan's ears are more circular.
Does the Pembroke Welsh corgi shed?
The Pembroke has a fluffy coat and wears a fairy saddle on its back. The Pembroke Welsh corgi sheds throughout the year. He is a moderate shedder that tends to moult heavily during autumn and spring. Note that the breeds are not hypoallergenic, thus he may not be compatible with dog owners who have allergies.
Do Pembroke corgis have tails?
Pembroke corgi naturally possesses a bobbed tail. In the old times, tail-docking of the Pembroke was a norm.
However, in 2007, a law that banned this tradition was set into place. Exemptions to this rule include particular working dogs like the spaniel and terrier breeds. Dogs with health problems that need their tails docked are excluded too.
One can differentiate a Pembroke from a Cardigan through their tails. The Pembroke's tail is shorter and almost docked, whilst the Cardigan’s is long.
The Welsh Corgi Pembroke sheds moderate amounts of fur every day. Thus, brushing should be done daily. Use a comb and a slicker brush to remove loose and dead hairs.
Once the shedding season starts, more frequent brushing is needed. When it comes to bathing, some people prefer to bathe the Pembroke regularly to help control the shedding. However, baths can be done only when necessary.
Cut his nails at least once or twice a month or when you hear his nails click on the floor.
Check and clean his ears once a month to prevent overaccumulation of debris and wax, and prevent infections due to bacteria growth.
Tooth brushing must be done daily to avoid periodontal disease, which is a prevalent health issue in dogs. If this is not feasible, do it at least twice or thrice a week.