Pembroke Welsh Corgi Temperament
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Overview
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Temperament is known to be friendly, protective, bold, tenacious, playful and outgoing.
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Pembroke Welsh Corgis are known for being a small but feisty little dog. They sure do pack a lot of punch in their small, stocky bodies! The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Temperament is that of herding dogs because they were raised originally to herd cattle and to hunt rodents in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Pembroke Welsh Corgis would nip at the heels of the cattle to keep them in line. They would also use their small bodies to avoid being kicked by the cattle while they did this. They were sturdy little animals that took their jobs seriously.
Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis Good Family Dogs?
In today’s world, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Temperament is still useful in the farms and ranches. That being said, these days these stocky little cupcakes an also great at being an energetic companion dog to any families. They are great pets that get along well with other pets, are excellent watchdogs, and make reliable and trustworthy partners for children. One important thing to consider about the Pembroke Welsh Corgis is that this dog was bred for years for herding purposes. That being said, while this small dog breed get along pretty well with children, they can exert dominance over smaller children and toddlers. They sometimes have been known to try to herd small groups of kids by nipping at the heels! Since this can be painful, playtime should always be supervised.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgis are known for having a mind of their own. While they love to be around their people, they also do have an independent streak that makes them a little stubborn and desirable. They have large personalities and tend to be a little clownish because they want to get as much attention as possible from their humans! Some of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Temperament can also be thoughtful and introspective.
Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis Good Apartment Dogs?
The Pembroke Welsh Corgis are high-energy dogs. That being said, they only need to have a moderate amount of exercise every single day for them to be able to maintain a healthy and happy life. They are quite adaptable and can be happy living in any home setting. This includes living in an apartment that might have a small space, living in a home with a backyard and living on a ranch with acres of space. They just need to be walked daily and they should be taken to some sort of a dog park about once a week so that they can run leash-free and get rid of some of their pent up energy. If they are not properly exercised, Pembroke Welsh Corgis can become destructive and chew on your furniture, poop in your shoes and bark at your neighbors. They can also experience separation anxiety if they are left alone for a long period of time.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are also in need of a lot of mental stimulation. This means that they need to do things that will give them a purpose in life and keep them busy. You can enroll them in advanced obedience classes, as well as agility classes.
Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis Easy to Train?
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Temperament is one that is difficult to train. They do not need to do a lot of activities but they do like to stay in charge and so they need to be coaxed into training by giving them a lot of positive reinforcement and a ton of treats! They should be trained for short periods of time. The training should also be varied to make sure that your Pembroke Welsh Corgis does not get bored.
Speaking of training, the Pembroke Welsh Corgis also needs to be trained to be social from a very young age. If this is not done, they can learn to mistrust all strangers and bark excessively. While they are excellent watch dogs, as mentioned before, they do need to learn how to trust people so that they don’t bark excessively whenever they sense uninvited people or animals nearby.