Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog Breed Standard

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog Breed Standard

General Appearance:

The Pembroke Welsh Coky is low, strong, and active, giving the impression that the body is in a small space. However, the body must not be too low, the bone must not be too heavy, otherwise, it will appear rough and redundant; nor should it be too light, otherwise it will appear too active. The appearance is bold and kind. The expression is smart and interested in the outside world. Neither timid nor ferocious.

Balance and contouring, attractive brains, smart look, and appropriate disposition are the first conditions. The movement of the dog is also important, viewed from one side. the dog with a smooth gait is the better one. There should be no minor shortcomings in these characteristics.

Serious defects are considered if they have any of the following disadvantages: Too large or too small body shape; buckle, rose, lower ear; jaw or jaw protruding; fleece, white fleece, mismarked or cyan.

Size, Proportion, and structure

Shoulder height: 25.4 to 30.5cm.

Proportion: Moderately long and low. The distance from the shoulder to the tail is approximately 40% longer than the distance from the shoulder to the ground.

Weight: The weight is proportional to the body, and the male dog cannot exceed 13.6 kg and the mother does not exceed12.7 kg. The best dog on display is 12.75 kg for the male dog and 11.34 kg for the mother dog. Dogs that are significantly too large or too small are considered to be substandard.

Structure: The body must not be too short, bones must not be too heavy, otherwise it will appear rough and redundant, or too light, otherwise it will appear too active.

Head standard

The head looks like a fox, and the head looks smart, and is very concerned about the surrounding environment, without feeling unfamiliar or timid.

Skull: The skull is quite wide and flat between the ears, the front nose bridge is moderate, the cheeks are slightly rounded, the front face is clearly outlined, and the kiss gradually becomes sharp. The distance from the occipital bone to the center of the frontal nose frame is greater than the distance from the frontal nose frame to the tip of the nose, the ratio is 5:3. The snout is not the face of a disc.

Eye: Oval, medium in size, not round or prominent, slightly oblique. The eyes are brown and are in harmony with the color of the hair, and the black, yellow, and blue eyes are unwelcome colors. The eye is black and black is the best color.

Ear: The ear is upright, firm, medium in size, and gradually shrinks to the rounded tip of the ear. The ear moves freely and is sensitive to sound. Cross-line from the nose through the eye to the tip of the ear, resulting in a triangle that is close to the equilateral triangle.

Bat ears, cat ears, large and weak ears, too high or too low ears are not ideal ears. The upside-down ear, the rose-shaped ear, or the pendant ear are serious defects.

Nose: The nose is all black.

Mouth: Black lip, tight, not full.

The teeth engage in a scissors shape, with the inner surface of the upper lip touching the outer surface of the lower lip. A clamp snap is possible. The prominent nature of the Tadone or the prominent nature of the Tadone is a serious flaw.

Neck standard

The neck is very long and slightly arched, with enough length to make the whole body balanced. The neck is neat and well-integrated with the shoulders. A neck that is too short can give a feeling of suffocation, and a neck that is too long, too thin, or ewe shaped can affect the quality of the dog.

Head shaped like a fox

Back standard

The topline is level, the back is firm, and the hips are neither protruding nor sinking. Slightly thick neck coat and slightly shorter body hair will cause a slight depression in the back of the shoulder, which is allowed.

Torso standard

The ribs have good elasticity, are slightly oval, and are of appropriate length. The chest is deep, hanging down between the forelimbs. Too low a body can interfere with the freedom of exercise and should be punished in the review. When viewed from above, the body tapers towards the waist. Waist short. Round chests, flattened chests, ribs lack elasticity, are too long, round, and do not meet the standards.

Tail Standard:

The tail should be as short as possible, and occasionally there are puppies born with broken tails. If the upturned tail does not damage the dog’s backline contour, the upturned length is5.1Centimeters are ok.

Forequarters standard

The forelegs are short and the forearms turn slightly inward. The length of the elbow joint from the wrist joint is shorter than the length of the shoulder joint so that the forelimbs are not too straight. The forelimb bones are well developed and perpendicular to the paws. The palm joint is strong, and the side is almost straight, and weakness and forward bending are serious shortcomings. The shoulder blades are long and lean back toward the chest. The upper hips are approximately the same length as the shoulder blades. The elbow is parallel to the trunk and does not protrude. A straight line is drawn from the highest point of the scapula to the elbow joint. The line drawn behind the elbow joint is perpendicular to the ground. The foot has an oval shape with two central toes slightly longer than the lateral toes, neither inversion nor abduction. Feet are strong, arched feet, short claws. Degenerated wolf toes are usually removed. Feet that are too round, too long, too narrow, or open are considered serious defects.

Hindquarters standard

The hindquarters are hard and flexible, with well-developed bones and proper knee and hock angles. The angle is too large or too small will affect the quality of the dog. The thighs are muscular and the two hocks are short and parallel to each other. When viewed from the side, they are perpendicular to the ground. Drum-shaped hocks or hock-ups are a major disadvantage. Prominent hock joints or double joints can affect the quality of dogs. The feet are similar to the forelimbs.

Coat standard

The coat length is moderate, the double coat, the outer coat is long and rough, can resist various environmental conditions, the inner coat is short and thick. The length of the hair on the whole body is not uniform. The coat on the neck, chest, and shoulders is slightly thick and long, and the Torso is flat. The ventral, lower abdomen and hind ventral hairs of the forelegs are relatively long. The coat is preferably straight, but ripples are allowed. Dogs of this breed are prone to hair loss, and in the case of thick, healthy, well-trimmed coats, seasonal hair removal should not be regarded as a disadvantage. Stiff hair, excessively short, thin, and smooth coat is a very serious disadvantage.

The coat is fluffy. If the coat on the ears, chest, legs, feet, lower abdomen, and hindquarters is extremely long, it is the most serious defect. Dogs of this breed should be exhibited in a natural state. Except for modifying the feet and cutting off the tentacles, it is not allowed to trim the coat.

Color standard

Approved colors: The outer coat is single red, mink, light yellowish-brown, black, and yellowish-brown with or without white markings. Whites are allowed on the legs, chest, neck (or part or collar), kisses, lower body, and bridge of the nose.

The coat colors which affect dog quality: The color of the coat will seriously affect the quality of the dog: white coat with red or black markings; blue coat with a different blue color or faded color: eyes are too bright, blue eyes, Eyes, nose, and lips are dark brown or gray.

Wrong white markings: in there are white areas in the simple black between the rotator and the tail, the elbows and the ventral surface of the hindquarters, and the ears; in non-tawny dogs, white markings are on the black coat.

Gait standard

Gait is smooth and light. The forelegs stretch freely, and the lift is not too high, which is in harmony with the driving action of the hindquarters. The proper shoulder structure, coupled with the appropriate elbow movements, allows the dog to walk forward with great strides. Viewed from the front, the limbs are not walking on a parallel plane, but are slightly adducted to compensate for the short legs and wide chest. The hind limbs stretch freely and are in line with the forelimbs, making the movements continuous and powerful, and the running joints are neither adducted nor everted. The movement of the paw is parallel to the movement path, and it cannot swing, cross, or interfere with each other. Incoherent short movements, swaying of the body, or high leg walking, and gait too tight or too wide when walking back and forth are all incorrect gaits. This Shepherd must be agile, free-moving, and endurance to work.

Personality characteristics

This dog is bold and friendly, neither timid nor cruel. The appraisers should dispel the thoughts of the extreme timidity of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi when conducting the appraisal.


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