Cute & Cuddly Corgis.
There are two breeds: the Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh corgi. Queen Elizabeth II has kept pet Pembroke Welsh corgis since she was seven years old.
Corgis have a long torso and short legs, large bones, and a very short tail. Corgis were originally bred as herding dogs. They are very active and like exercise. They are intelligent and have good memories.
Outside Wales, corgis have been made popular by Queen Elizabeth II. She usually had at least four as pets and once as many as thirteen. Her first corgi was named Susan. She mated Susan and her current dogs are still offspring of that breeding. She now has two corgis who are about twelve years old. Some portraits of Queen Elizabeth II show her holding a corgi or a few around
Here are some fun facts you may not know about Corgis :
The corgi’s lifespan lasts between 12 to 15 years.
While it can be confusing to differentiate them, it’s easier once you know where to look. Typically, Cardigan Welsh Corgis have thick, long tails that resemble those of foxes. Meanwhile, Pembroke Welsh Corgis have much shorter tails.
Usually, corgis give birth to a litter of 6 to 8 puppies. After just a few weeks, they can already play with their owners or family members. Moreover, young corgis tend to follow their owners around the house in any given opportunity.
Also known as “Horgi” or “Siborgi,” the corgi-husky mix is a unique crossbreed between two ancient dogs. Sharing the same wolf ancestors from the North, this hybrid usually combines the features of a husky with the stocky physique of a corgi.
Smarter than the average dog, you can teach your corgi a trick in as little as 10 minutes. Many owners have vouched for their corgis learning basic commands like sit, jump, fetch, and shake in 10-15 minutes.