Breed Guide: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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A Pembroke Welsh CorgiDr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Height (to base of neck): 10-12″

Weight:  female under 28lb, male under 30lb

Color: Black and tan, red, fawn and sable.

Origin: Pembrokeshire, Wales

Coat: Short to medium length with undercoat and coarser outercoat.

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

Energy level: Moderate

Exercise needs: Moderate

Breed Nicknames: Corgi

Is a Corgi the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Corgi was originally bred for cattle driving and thus have a herding instinct and can nip at heels.  They are highly successful at obedience trials due to their intelligence, and make ideal house pets with their loyal companionship.  Early training and socialization is recommended. They require close human contact and can be destructive if left alone for long periods of time.  Coat requires routine grooming and moderately sheds.

5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Most Expensive Claim 
Fracture- Dental $620 $1,604
Gastroenteritis $409 $1,224
Limping $466 $1,107
Conjunctivitis- Bacterial $114 $271
Skin Allergies $508 $6,507


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