This breed is quite popular for its obedience, intelligence, and loyalty. Having been accustomed to cattle driving, some may nip humans at the heels, though proper training can correct this behavior. It tends to be outgoing and active, and must be given proper socialization while still young to relax its over-protective nature. Given proper attention, this dog can be an endearing and enjoyable companion. Known to bark a lot and be reserved around strangers, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi can make a good guard dog.
This smart and energetic breed should do well with a moderate physical, as well as mental, exercise routine. Daily herding is still an ideal form of exercise for this breed. However, when herding is not an option, a balance between training sessions, play activity, and moderate distance walks is recommended.
Access to a yard may not be necessary for this breed, as long as it is given enough exercise. It can adapt well to most climates, and though it can be made to live outdoors, the Pembroke Corgi will be happier sharing space with its people.
The Corgi’s coat may be expected to shed twice in a year. A weekly combing and brushing is necessary to remove dead hair, while baths should be given as needed.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi may be prone to back diseases, hip dysplasia, glaucoma, and epilepsy.