Where Are Pembroke Welsh Corgis From?
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed dates back as far as 1107 A.D., when they traveled alongside displaced Flemish weavers on their way to Wales. The Corgis were trained to herd, nipping at the heels of cattle to drive them off their owner’s land.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis became extremely popular when Queen Elizabeth II acquired her first in 1933. The Queen’s Pembrokes were known to revert back to their cattle-driving days and nip at the heels of palace staff. This behavior didn’t tarnish their reputation, and they’ve been permanent residents of Buckingham Palace for over 70 years. The first Pembroke Welsh Corgi arrived in the United States in 1931 and the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935.