1. No tail required
Pembroke Corgis have very short tails or no tails at all, and are often born this way.
2. Part of the Royal Family
Corgis have been part of the British Royal Family for over 70 years. Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 corgis since she was a young child.
3. Related to Vikings
It’s true! Evidence suggests that Corgis are descended from spitz breeds brought by Vikings to what is now the United Kingdom.
4. Smart cookie
Statistically speaking, the corgi is ranked the 11th smartest dog behind the cattle dog and rottweiler. Not bad!
5. Oh so husky!
It has been reported that corgis share a common ancestry with the formidable Siberian husky, so they have an athletic build and can be shockingly fast runners.
6. Go shorty
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the smallest of the herding breeds at just a foot tall.
7. What does that stand for?
The Welshmen who developed the breed came to call it "dwarf dog" due to its long, thick body set on short, stubby legs. The name "Corgi" comes from combining the Welsh "cor" ("dwarf") and "ci" ("dog").