The Welsh Corgi

 

 

The Welsh corgi is a small type of herding dog that originated in Wales.

Two distinct breeds are recognized: the Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, with the Pembroke being the more common.

 

Welsh folklore says the Corgi is the preferred mount of tiny, woodland fairy warriors.

There is also a folk legend that says Corgis were a gift from the woodland fairies, and that the breed's markings were left on its coat by fairy harnesses and saddles.

Corgis often have a marking, a white stripe, that runs from the nose, through the eyes, and up into the forehead; this marking is referred to as their blaze.

 

Corgis are very active and energetic. They have a strong desire to please and should receive both physical and mental exercise regularly. They should be socialized early on because they tend to be shy and cautious with strangers and other dogs.