A herding dog originating in Wales
and thought to be descended from the Spitz
about 1000 years ago. There are now two distinct varieties recognized by the AKC; the Pembroke is smaller, about 20 to 26 pounds, with a docked tail. The Cardigan is larger, about 25 to 35 pounds, with a long fluffy tail. Corgis are highly intelligent animals and are good with kids or other pets if raised with them from puppyhood.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Cardigan Welsh Corgi.