FCI-Standard No.39 / 28.11.2003 / GB


ORIGIN : Great Britain.



CLASSIFICATION FCI :     Group   1          Sheepdogs and Cattle
Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs).
                                          Section 1   Sheepdogs.
                                          Without working trial.


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GENERAL APPEARANCE : Low set, strong, sturdily built, alert and active, giving impression of substance and stamina in small space.


CHARACTERISTICS : Bold in outlook, workmanlike.


BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Outgoing and friendly never nervous or aggressive.


HEAD : Head foxy in shape and appearance, with alert, intelligent expression, skull fairly wide and flat between ears, moderate amount of stop.   Length of foreface to be in proportion to skull 3 to 5.  Muzzle slightly tapering. Nose black.

Jaws / teeth : Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. Upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes: Well set, round, medium size, brown, blending with colour of coat.
Ears: Pricked, medium sized, slightly rounded.  Line drawn from tip of nose through eye should, if extended, pass through, or close to tip of ear.


NECK : Fairly long.


BODY :  Medium length, well sprung ribs, not short coupled, slightly tapering, when viewed from above. Level topline. Chest broad and deep, well let down between forelegs.

TAIL : Short, preferably natural.
Docked : Short.
Undocked : Set in line with the topline, carried low not curled over back.  Carried in line with back when moving, low at rest.  Too high or too low tail set is undesirable.



FOREQUARTERS : Lower legs short and as straight as possible, upper arm moulded round chest.  Ample bone, carried right down to feet. Elbows fitting closely to sides, neither loose nor tied. Shoulders well laid, and angulated at 90 degrees to the upper arm.

HINDQUARTERS : Strong and flexible, well angulated stifle.  Legs short.  Ample bone carried right down to feet. Hocks straight when viewed from GO BACK TO LIST.


FEET : Oval, toes strong, well arched, and tight, two centre toes slightly advance, of two outer, pads strong and well arched.  Nails short.

GAIT/ MOVEMENT : Free and active, neither loose nor tied.  Forelegs move well forward, without too much lift, in unison with thrusting action of hindlegs.



HAIR : Medium length, straight with dense undercoat, never soft, wavy or wiry.

COLOUR :  Self colours in Red, Sable, Fawn, Black and Tan, with or without white markings on legs, brisket and neck.  Some white on head and foreface permissible.
Height : approximately 25.4-30,5 cm (10-12 ins) at shoulder.
Weight : Dogs     10-12 kgs (22-26 lbs).
             Bitches  10-11 kgs (20-24 lbs).


FAULTS :  Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


NB: Male animals must have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

This amended breed standard will become effective from April 2004

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The Pembroke and the Corgi have been considered of the breeds separated for single 70 years. There are several theories on the origins of the Corgi. Both the variet of the Corgi Could be reductions from the carried Swedish Vallhunds in Wales from the Vichinghi in the 800. Or perhaps the Cardigan the variet devout ancient of this race, carried in Wales from the Celtici in the 1200 a.c.. The same name "Corgi" means "dog" in the celtica language. Unaltra theory supports that the variet of the Pembroke they have been capacities in Wales from the Fiamminghi in 1100. Whichever is its origin remains however important to consider that one that it was its main function and cio to guide the cattle "mordicchiando" the heels of the animals and barking, giving they cos the just one via. Their main advantage in order to complete R-al.meglio this job was represented from their low stature that allowed it to avoid soccer that the cows inflicted to it. Tuttoggi the Corgi has maintained the defect to bite the heels when it is chasing someone, is it a dog or a man. The Welsh corgi famous Pembroke to be the preferred dog of Queen Elisabetta II. Or perch for this reason devout simply it turns out to be devout likeable and kind, the Welsh devout Corgi diffused Pembroke much regarding the Cardigan.


Welsh corgi the Pembroke a dog of low stature with of the large and straight orecchie, a wide and flat skull, with the head similar to that one of one vixen. The practically nonexistent tail, even if in present the Cardigan species. The eyes of the welsh corgi pembroke are dark preferibilmente with the black edges and the black nose anchesso. The resistant allacqua and soft mantle to the tact; the color rossiccio a sand with of the spots white women. The differences between the Pembroke and the Cardigan are: the Pembroke stretches to having the straight devout legs, the head of the appuntita Pembroke devout to, the orecchie of the Pembroke are devout small and devout neighbors regarding those of the Cardigan and finally the Pembroke stretches to being devout light of the cardigan.


The Pembroke a clever, obedient, protecting dog and devout person. The Corgis is small and becomes attached dogs to you, usually adapted also the children. They do good the guard their territory and are very extremely obedient dogs. Prudent towards the disowned ones, they would go it socializes to you and it trains you to the guard in tender ET. Some Pembrokes turns out to be much devout expansive, restless and stirs violently you of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. And capitato to times that these dogs have quite lost their life in order protect theirs landladies, pushes from a great courage, finding itself for in one situation to of over the own ones possibilit. Often mordicchiano the persons allaltezza of the heels, although are train to you not to bite. The Pembroke stretches to bark very and for this it turns out to be a good dog from guard. The males can be aggressive, particularly with other subjects of the same sex, above all if in the vicinities had are to us one female.

Problems of health.

This race incline to the obesit. Particular attention must be lend allalimentazione, not exceeding in the quantit of food every day, in how much these dogs are tilt to increase breathtakingly and easy of weight.


The Pembroke vivr well also in apartment if sufficiently trained and if the verr given lopportunit to run and to play at least once allaperto to the day. As far as the appropriated devout climatic conditions to this race we can say that one gets used easy to whichever climate.


In order to maintain the just exemplary one of Pembroke snello, advisable it makes it to walk and to play devout times during the day and obviously not to abound with the food.


The average life for this race of 12-15 years.


The soft cape, of medium resistant length and allacqua much easy one to maintain clean and in order. And sufficient to comb it and to brush it three, four times the week and fargli the necessary bath when. The dumb cape two times allanno.