Pembrokes Welsh Corgis have been used by the Welsh as herding dogs, family companions, and guardians of the farm. They continue today to be workers and companions for their owners. It is believed that their ancestry dates back to at least the tenth century. It is unknown whether they are descended from the Vallhunds (Swedish cattle dogs possibly brought to Pembrokeshire by the Vikings) or from the ancestors of the present-day Schipperkes and Pomeranians that were brought to Wales by Flemish weavers.

Today -- Often called a big dog in a small package, ranging from 23 - 30 lbs depending on sex. Good family dog. Medium length double coat that sheds a lot. Easily trained, Pembrokes love agility and are good at it due to smarts, short height, and fast speed. Many tend to be pushy due to their herding background, so an owner must keep one step ahead of them to keep problems at bay!!! Corgis come in red, fawn, sable, and tricolor, all with white. They also come in normal and "fluffy" coats. 

Papillons are known as the dogs with butterfly ears! It was originally called the "dwarf spaniel" but through time, the name changed to Papillon. Papillon is a French word meaning "butterfly" and denotes the erect ear of the breed. Spain contributed much to the beginnings of the breed but eventually it gained in popularity in France. They were a favorite of European aristocrats, particularly French royalty. They were a favorite of Marie Antoinette.

Color standards state they should always be white with another color. Most common are the black and white, sable and white, red and white, and tri-color papillons. The color should always cover both eyes and the front and back of the ear to give the proper butterfly look. A white blaze and noseband are preferred as they also contribute to the correct butterfly look of the dog. Size should range from 8 inches to 12 inches at the shoulder.

They are Energetic and agile. They are Easy to care for and willing to please. They act like big dogs in small dog bodies

Cynthia Pera
31741 Lakemeadow Rd.
Acton, CA. 93510
ph: (661) 269-1801
fax: (661) 269-2306
e-mail: summithillcorgis@adelphia.net.

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