Originally bred to herd cattle, sheep, and horses, the Pembroke welsh corgi is a lively and intelligent dog breed. easy to coach and eager to learn, Pembrokes are great with kids and other pets, and you’ll find them in four totally different coat colors and markings
Welsh Corgis come in 2 varieties: the Pembroke and the Cardigan. They were registered as one breed by the Kennel Club within the U.K. until 1934, although many breeders believe the 2 breeds developed separately. each has similar heads, bodies, levels of intelligence and herding ability, but the Cardigan is slightly larger and heavier boned than the Pembroke.
For most of us, the easiest way to tell the difference between a Pembroke and a Cardigan is to look at the tails. Pembrokes’ are docked and Cardigans’ are long. (Remember it this way: the Pembroke has a “broke” tail; the Cardigan includes a long tail like the sleeves of a cardigan sweater.)
Pembroke Welsh Corgis (also known as Pembroke, PWCs or Pems) are the littlest of the American Kennel Club’s herding group, and also are recognized by the United Kennel Club. Their coats will be red, sable, fawn or tri-colored (red, black and tan), usually with white markings on the legs, chest, neck, muzzle and belly. They also may have a narrow blaze on their heads. Pembroke’s heads are formed very like the head of a fox. Their eyes are oval-shaped and dark, and their ears are erect.