Among the most likable of all small house dogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a strong, athletic, and entertaining little herder who is affectionate and companionable without being too needy. They are one of the world’s most recognized herding breeds. At 10 to 12 inches at the shoulder and 27 to 30 pounds, a well-built male Pembroke is a big dog in a small package. Short but strong legs, muscular thighs, and a deep chest help him get through him a hard day’s work. Built long and short, Pembrokes are actually surprisingly quick and agile. They can be red, sable, fawn, and black and tan, with or without cute white markings. Pembrokes are bright, sensitive dogs who enjoys playing with their human families and respond very well to training. Known as herders bred to move cattle, they are fearless and independent. They are also vigilant watchdogs, with acute senses and a ‘big dog’ bark. Families who can meet their bold but kindly Pembroke’s need for activity and companionship will never have a more loyal, loving pet.