Puppy Breed Description:
The term “pup” comes from the Latin word pupa meaning egg. A pups are born with their eyes closed and ears perked up. They are very curious animals, which like to explore everything around them. Their curiosity makes them inquisitive and they love to play. These dogs have a natural ability to learn new things quickly, but they do not always understand what they see or hear right away.
They need time to develop their intelligence. Some pups may seem shy at first, but they eventually warm up to other dogs and humans.
In general, all pups are playful and energetic. They enjoy playing fetch with their human companions and will chase anything that moves. Pups can become destructive if left alone too much, but they usually get bored easily so it is best to keep them occupied when possible.
They tend to be loyal and protective of their family members. They are good watchdogs and guard their home. They are very loving pets that make great companions for families.
A few characteristics of pups include:
Their fur is short, soft, silky and curly; some even grow long hair down the back of their necks. Some pups have black spots on their bodies while others have white markings.
Pups can grow to be anywhere from 10 inches to 31.5 inches and anywhere from 1.5 to 60 pounds.
Their life span is between 8 and 15 years.
These dogs have a high metabolism rate, so they eat more than some other dog breeds. Pups need a lot of food because they are growing and always active!
They are very social and make great pets for families. Pups have playful personalities and love to be the center of attention. They get along very well with children; they may even choose one child that they listen to if their owners are not giving them attention.
These dogs need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation in order to stay happy and healthy. They cannot be left alone for too long periods of time or they will become destructive. They are very intelligent and can become bored very easily. Pups can be destructive if they are not taught from an early age what is appropriate to chew on and what is not. They like to bark and howl, so they are not the best choice for apartment living.
They need a large yard to play in or plenty of walks and physical activities each day.
Pups love affection and attention, but sometimes their excessive shedding and barking can be a problem. They are intelligent dogs that can understand up to 300 words and gestures. They are easy to train as long as you have the time and patience. Without proper training, these dogs can be very difficult to live with.
It is best to begin training and socializing these dogs right away. They are very curious and like to explore, so they will get into a lot of trouble if they are not properly supervised. Pups are goofy, lovable and energetic. They are right for families that are looking for a fun-loving, loyal companion.
Temperament: Pembrokes are intelligent, playful and friendly. They love their families and like to be the center of attention. These dogs are very loving and make great family pets. They do not do well if they do not get enough attention. These dogs need a lot of exercise because they have a lot of energy.
Without enough exercise, they may become destructive. Pembrokes are very obedient when trained properly. These dogs are quick learners and eager to please their owners. They are good watchdogs and will bark when someone is at the door.
These dogs need a lot of attention and do not like being left alone for extended periods of time. Without enough attention and exercise, they can become destructive. Pembrokes are not recommended for owners who work all day. These dogs do well in environments where they can get plenty of exercise and interaction, such as rural areas or homes with large yards.
These dogs are not usually aggressive, but they will become so if they are trained to be. Pembrokes can also be timid around strangers if they are not socialized when they are young. Owners should make an effort to socialize these dogs to prevent them from being afraid of new people. Pembrokes love to play, so leaving them alone for extended periods of time is not recommended.
These dogs have a lot of energy and need plenty of exercise. They do best in families that can spend a lot of time with them. Pembrokes generally get along well with children, but they are likely to bark at strangers. These dogs are very playful and will want to playfully nip at your feet. Introducing these dogs to new things should be done slowly because they can be afraid of things that they are not used to.
Pembrokes are not usually good guard dogs and are more likely to lick a potential thief to death than attack them.
What’s Your Doggy Style?
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A Welsh corgi is a dog that originated in the United Kingdom. Corgis are sometimes called the ‘toy cattle dog’ or the ‘dwarf dog’. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is one of two different breeds known as Welsh Corgis, the other being the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Females are referred to as “bitches”, while males are referred to as “dogs” or “hobs”.
Appearance: Pembroke Welsh Corgis stand between 10 and 12 inches (25 and 30.5cm) at the shoulder and weigh between 20 and 28 pounds (9.1 and 13.2kg). It is usually black in colour, with a short, thick, weather-resistant coat.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a flat head, a long body, stubby legs, and ears that tend to “flop”. A tail that is prominent yet curled is also a characteristic of this breed. In addition, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a shorter lifespan than many other dog breeds, living only about 12 years on average.
Temperament: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an intelligent, watchful dog that is suitable for farms but not for apartments, as it does best with at least a moderate amount of space to run around. This breed is an excellent cattle dog and is often used to herd cattle and goats, as it has a strong tendency to nip at their heels. Although the Pembroke Welsh Corgi gets along well with children and other animals, it may be prone to barking excessively. These dogs are suitable for people who can devote time to them, as they do not do well when left alone for long periods of time.
Grooming: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a short coat that is easy to groom. Several times a week, it is sufficient to simply brush the coat. During shedding periods, however, dogs of this breed tend to shed more than usual and require brushing or even clipping every day.
History: The earliest ancestors of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi can be traced back over 2,000 years, when the Celts roamed Europe. The Celts were a powerful group of people who built huge stone castles and were skilled in battle. One of the Celts’ most prized possessions was their cattle, which provided the chief source of food, clothing, and shelter for them. In an effort to protect their cattle from outside invasion, the Celts bred a small cattle dog, which was later inherited by the Welsh people when they came into possession of the farms after driving out the Celts around 500 A.D.
These dogs developed into two separate breeds, the Pembroke (after the town of Pembroke) and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The first Pembroke Welsh Corgi to arrive in America was in 1928, when a Mrs. William Brown of Kansas acquired one for her children.
In 1933, King George VI set out to formalize the breed standards for the Pembroke and the Cardigan, with each breed having its own preferred type. The preferred type for the Pembroke is what we know today as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, while the preferred type for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a larger dog with a longer tail and legs.
As the Pembroke Welsh Corgi began to gain in popularity after World War II, the American Kennel Club finally recognized it in 1935. The Pembroke has been a beloved pet and an excellent herder up until today, where it has grown in popularity along with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
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