Welsh corgi


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Welsh corgi

a medium-sized, long, muscular dog with very short legs. Two types are recognized as separate breeds: Cardigan Welsh corgi, which is larger, has large, rounded, erect ears, a short, hard-textured coat, and a long, bushy tail. Pembroke Welsh corgi, which is more common, has a shorter body, smaller, pointed, erect ears, a medium length coat, and a very short, natural or docked, tail. The breed is predisposed to cystinuria, intervertebral disk disease and progressive retinal atrophy.
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The organisation's secretary Caroline Kisko said: "The Pembroke Welsh corgi is one of the country's most iconic dog breeds and so it is worrying to see the breed dip to a historic low and become one of our vulnerable breeds for the first time ever.
CUTLINE: Cynthia Rusakovich with Tawny, her Pembroke Welsh corgi.
Yet Kennel Club figures show that last year there were just 84 Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies born.
The worst hit were Yorkshire terrier, down 68 per cent, then old English sheepdog, Sealyham terrier, Welsh corgi, rough collie and Shetland sheepdog.
That the Welsh Corgi, the Yorkshire Terrier, the Airedale and the Scotty will be overwhelmed by the French Poodle, the Swiss Pinscher and the Dutch Keeshond.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is steadily rising up the list, going from fifth to fourth in 2012.
Links doubt:The secretary of the Welsh Corgi League, Diana King, was not convinced that the dog's royal links stretch back further than the early 20th century.
THE dog in Dear Gerrie's caption competition may look like a collie but is in fact a Welsh corgi (Page 39, February 11).
Ninth-century bones unearthed by archaeologists may be evidence of the first Welsh corgi pet, it emerged yesterday.
DOG-LOVER Nancy Dukes was saved by her Welsh corgi when she almost choked to death.
After entering the shelter as a ball of energy, the stunning Pembroke Welsh Corgi, with a true zest for life, focused her high energy to become top ranked in flyball.
Diana King, secretary of the Welsh Corgi League - the biggest Corgi club in the world - said the move was controversial because originally Pembroke Corgis did not have tails.

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