An Overview: The Pembroke

Looking for breed-specific information on the Pembroke Welsh Corgi? This is the place to start

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the smaller, newer, and more popular of the two Welsh Corgi breeds, but to most people the difference is in the tail! Cardis sport a long tail (remember long like the sleeves of a Cardigan sweater) and Pems have none, or only the tiniest stub.

Looking for breed-specific information on the Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

  • The Pembroke Welsh Corgi FAQ written by Corgi-L co-founder Perrine Crampton, provides excellent basic breed information as well as links to other sources of Pem information.
  • The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America FAQ answers many more questions about this small sturdy breed.
  • The breed standard is a written description, or word picture, of the ideal Pembroke Welsh Corgi –our version has photos interspersed to help you visualize good Corgi type and structure.
  • The Corgi-L photo album has lots of Pem photos for you to browse.
  • The home pages of the Corgi national and regional Pembroke Welsh clubs are marvelous resources.
  • Still not sure whether the Pem is for you? The Hoflin website has some excellent Pem links as well.

If you are a new or old Pem owner, there are worlds of fun things to do with your Corgi. Find out more about competing in dog shows and performance events — herding, tracking, flyball, obedience, agility, and more. Visit the PWCCA calendar of events to see what is happening in the Corgi world in your area of the country!

Wondering about Pem colors? This article by Patti Gustafsen presents an in-depth discussion of the sable color in Pems, its inheritance, and its relationship to black-headed tris and other Pem colors.

Need to tape your Corgi puppy’s ears? Read this marvellous illustrated article by Cathy Ochs-Cline on her Phi-Vestavia web site. The author is a Cardigan breeder, but the method shown applies equally to Pems and Cardis.