It is believed that Welsh Corgis may have descended from the Swedish Vallhund, brought to Wales by Vikings in the 9th century. From there, they are believed to have bred with the local farm dogs used for their driving, guarding and herding skills.
There are two types of Welsh Corgis: the Pembroke, which has no tail, and the Cardigan. With fox-like ears and a sly charming smile. The Corgi is a lively cheerful breed that is both intelligent and yielding. Corgis are energetic, and as herding dogs, can be known for nipping heels. Proper socialization is key to trainability, but they are also people pleasers who thrive on attention. They require mental stimulation and exercise and have quite a lot of stamina for such a a small package. Corgis often enjoy and are suited to competitive sports if kept in trim shape.
The Welsh Corgi is a fairly low-maintenance breed when it comes to grooming compared with other medium or long-haired breeds. Seasonal shedding makes occasional trimming and weekly brushing is a good idea.