I’ve adored this dog since I got rid of that drastic fear I’ve felt for these pets before. They are short (hence, the name!), fluffy, and that super cute pointy face. Yup, these dogs are commonly known as Corgi. The dog that the Queen Elizabeth II adores. It’s been seen on paintings of her too. As per Wiki, the queen owns more than 30 of them since childhood. Hooah! That’s, a lot! So what are Corgis anyway?
A Welsh Corgi is a small type of herding dog that originated in Wales. There are 2 breeds of Corgi – Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Cardigan Welsh Corgi with Pembroke being the more popular of the 2. They have a huge difference in both weight and size with the Cardigan being the bigger one. They both have the same life span of 12 years. Now let’s get to some fun facts about these babies
- Many Pembroke Corgis are born without a tail. That’s just way too cute to handle!
- They’re great watchdogs. A must have dog, if you ask me.
- Corgi means Dwarf Dog. “Cor” is for dwarf and “”gi” dog.
- Corgis have a double coat. And they are just so soft.
- Corgis come in lots of colors.
- They have low-maintenance fur. This is something I really prefer. No more furs everywhere.
- They share ancestry with Huskies. If you look at them, you won’t be able to tell, well, except for those ears.
- Stealing a Corgi will get you fined for good.
- Corgis are considered 11th of the smartest dogs. They can be easily trained too.
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the smallest of the herd dogs.
- They are considered one of the most athletic dogs and can run very fast.
- Corgis need to exercise regularly, otherwise they’d get too heavy.
What’s not to love about this dog, right? No wonder the queen loves them. They are not as sensitive like other breeds of small dogs but they also have a number of causes of deaths that have been observed and researched over the years. According to Wiki, common causes of the death of Corgis is old age and cancer. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi also has higher percentage of getting kidney failure and urethral obstruction. They also have higher percentage of suffering from some type of eye condition with Progressive Retinal Atrophy being the most common when they get older.
Corgis are good examples of the saying “Never judge a book by its cover.” They look so cute and adorable but they’re more to them than meets the eye.
What dogs do you like? Let me know!