7 Fun Facts About Corgis

April 11, 2018

What can’t we say about those fluffy, waddling Corgis?  

They are just so stinking cute and they have so many more attractive qualities that make Corgi pups for sale a popular, high selling breed. Read these fun facts about these royal canines.

  1. Two is more fun than one!

Did you know there are two different types of Corgi pups for sale on the market? Yep! There’s the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. They are considered two entirely different breeds because they come from different ancestors. The best way to tell them apart is with their tails. The Pembroke doesn’t have one and the Cardigan does.

  1. Corgis are ankle biters.

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Kind of hard to believe that these little ones were once herders, but there were and they were darn good at it. Back in the 10th century, pastures were considered common land, so there were no fences. In order to keep cattle together, the Welsh Corgis would nip at their legs to herd them. See? They were real ankle biters! 

  1. Pembroke Welsh Corgis were bred from spitz dogs. 

Back in 1107, Flemish weavers migrated to Wales and bred he Spitz type dog with the original Cardigan Corgis. The result was the Pembroke Welsh Corgi pups for sale that we know and love so much today.

  1. They’re royal!

We think this is one of the most commonly known facts, because Corgis have been pictured so often with Queens of England. Queen Elizabeth II has had over 30 Corgis in her lifetime. She has two named Holly and Willow. She also had two Dorgis, which are Corgis and Dachshund mixes, named Candy and Vulcan. The Queen got her first Corgi when King George VI brought a male pup home from a kennel, in 1933. She’s been in love ever since. There’s no wonder there are tons of Corgi pups for sale across the world! 

  1. They were initially lumped together as one breed.

There were two types of Corgis registered as one in 1925, which cause a bit of an uproar in the breeding community. After about a decade filled with lots of strife, they were finally recognized as two separate breeds in 1934.  

  1. Corgi means “dwarf dog” in Welsh.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘cor’ means dwarf and ‘gi’ means dog.   

  1. They are considered to be California’s “first dog!”

California governor Jerry Brown owns an 11-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Sutter. After he took office, he promptly adopted the Corgi and named him California’s First Dog. If you can imagine, this dog actually reached across the aisle and created bipartisan deals with Republicans! They even have a SoCal Beach Day dedicated to them, which started in 2012

 

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