The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is long and low to the ground with short legs and erect ears. It has a coarse, weather resistant coat and large oval eyes. Corgis are intelligent dogs with a willingness to please. They are affectionate, easy to train and eager to learn.
Most are good with children and other pets if socialized and trained early. Corgis are naturally active and alert and make good watch dogs. Because of their short stature, they are prone to obesity when not given adequate exercise.
Corgis were developed as a herding breed and are classified as a working dog. The breed originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales. They may nip, chase and try to herd people due to this herding instinct. Pembroke Corgis have a long life span of about 12 to 15 years.