16 Cool Facts About Corgis

Welsh Corgi are dogs with their own “I”, they have their own opinion and want to be considered. But their main desire is to please people, especially those close to them. Observing the behavior of the corgi, you can see how these amazing dogs change their behavior: from buffoonery to insanely serious. Despite the highest level of activity of the Welsh Corgi, they do not have to do a huge amount of physical exercise. There will be very few active walks, games, or other exercises to maintain health and a good mood.

The word “corgi” translates to “dwarf dog” in Welsh, which is basically what they are. Most corgis stand between 10 and 12 inches tall and weigh between 23 and 28 pounds.

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Their short stature is part of what makes them so incredibly cute. 16 Cool Facts About Corgis 34

Written references are first found in the code of laws of the Welsh king, Hywel the Good, who ruled in these parts in the 10th century. 16 Cool Facts About Corgis 35

According to the provisions of the law, for killing a corgi grazing cattle, its owner has the right to demand a whole bull as compensation for the damage caused.

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It is interesting that for dogs of any other breed, even if they were the property of the king, no one gave more than a ram. 16 Cool Facts About Corgis 37

 Corgis grazed herds without human intervention, independently accompanying him, fearlessly protecting him from wolves and robbers, that is, they worked for themselves and for the owner. 16 Cool Facts About Corgis 38

According to one version, the ancestors of today’s Pembrokes were brought to the islands of Foggy Albion by the Vikings.

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The corgi and another representative of the Spitz, the Swedish Wahlund, have a lot in common.

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The official debut of the breed at shows took place in England and dates back to 1925.16 Cool Facts About Corgis 41

Both species – the Pembroke and the Cardigan – were judged to be of the same breed until 1934, when the Kennel Club of Great Britain recognized them as completely independent from each other.

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In the same 1934, for greater differentiation of types, it was decided to cut off the tails of the Pembrokes.

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Corgis live from 12 to 15 years. 16 Cool Facts About Corgis 44

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has become extremely popular due to the fact that they are the favorites of the British royal family.

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Back in 1933, the Duke of York, later King George VI, gave his daughters a little Pembroke.

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Since then, these wonderful dogs have become permanent residents of Buckingham Palace.

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The Queen’s Corgis take part in official receptions, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is rightfully considered the world’s greatest lover and connoisseur of the breed.

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