About the character of the Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi .
* not a breed for everyone *
Do not underestimate the character of this little drover because he may be small, but his character certainly is not.
The breed is counted among the most intelligent dog breeds and it sometimes seems as if they know that themselves.
The Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi is therefore not a real “beginners dog” but rather a dog for people with some experience in dogs and thereby not underestimating the breed's intelligence but rather surpassing it.
I often receive requests from young people who have just moved in together and are missing “something” in their young “family”, that used to be a child, but nowadays people prefer to start with a less expensive, cumbersome and time-consuming “child” and then consider a dog and go looking for “something small and sweet” and forget for a moment that we are talking about a Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi , a drover who does not shy away from an angry bull weighing 1000 kg!
I advise these young people to start with a dog not because of the size or appearance but rather because of the character if you have never raised “anything” then raising a PembrokeshireWelsh Corgi is a real challenge that not all people without experience can bring to a successful end and eventually end up with an annoying dog. You must understand..my breed does not deserve that because the Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi is, if properly trained and raised, one of the best dog breeds man can own.
* Intelligence can also be annoying *
For example, it is very difficult for people who are not very consistent themselves to have to raise a dog that is consistent by nature, the Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi can even be described as "autistic" when it comes to habits. A good example is my old dog Emilka, who has been sleeping in the living room for years but used to sleep in a night-kennel in the garage where the others also all have their place to sleep, if Emilka has to spend the night there again she walks automatically to the night-kennel where she slept years ago, and do not try to put her in another kennel because then she will not understand it and will become upset and will not go to sleep until she is in “her” night-kennel again.
So if you teach your Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi something, or don't unlearn something, then you are stuck with it for life, whereas with a stupid Labradoodle you can change that every day, with a Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi it is much more difficult or even impossible. If you still want to change that behaviour, you will experience something very annoying, because not only will it be very difficult, you will also experience that your Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi does not want to, and really does not cooperate and even starts to work against it and then that small dog is suddenly a very large one and has an unremittingly strong character that you absolutely cannot breakthrough, many people have tried this and many have failed with the result that the Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi had to pay for it and sometimes even pay with death where the fault is not in the first instance the dog's, but the owner's.
They have this “smart but very stubborn” character from ancient times and dates back to the times when they sometimes had to get very unruly cattle of up to 1000 kg in a certain direction. They are drovers (so not sheep herders) then as a very small dog you have to have something that will get hundreds of cattle marching, precisely .. CHARACTER and PERSEVERANCE!
And they still have that today, something that is sometimes lacking in people/families and that is where it goes wrong with raising a Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi, it's not the “boss” that trains and educates the Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi but the Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi is the “boss”, and then the genie is out of the bottle.