Pros & Cons of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed

Learn the pros and cons of owning a Pembroke Welsh corgi from dog expert Julia Szabo in this Howcast video.

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I'm Julia Szabo, also known as a Pet Reporter, and I am the "Living with Dogs" columnist for dogster.com. I've actually written 6 books and I'm hard at work on my next one. It will be about about dogs -- that's as much as I can say right now. I love dogs and I think nobody's life is complete without one. So I'm here to tell you about a variety of different dogs breeds that might suit your lifestyle. I hope you'll adopt one soon. The Corgi is a fabulous little dog. It's a herding breed. And pretty much everyone knows by now that Queen Elizabeth II loves this breed. You basically, when you see photos of her happy, it's when she's with her Corgi's. Her dad, King George, had Corgi's. That was their family pet. And the wonderful movie "The King's Speech", which just won all the Academy Awards a movie could win, actually shows the Corgi's, just in passing but, you know, you can't not show the Corgi's when you talk about the Royal family. And I think that's definitely what's driven up the popularity of the breed. But honestly, with or without Queen Elizabeth, the breed would be very popular. They're super-cute. They come in two kinds; the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The difference is that the Pembroke has no tail and the Cardigan has a tail. Otherwise, they're the same adorable little dogs. Again though, they love to have a job to do, so try to give them something to do. Even if it's just you know, aerobic games of fetch. That's a job and it's a fun one. And it's fun for you. It's fun for the dog. They're short-legged dogs so maybe they're not your best running partner, if you you're a triathlete, but they're super-great companions to have around.

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  • Julia Szabo

    Julia pens the daily "Living With Dogs" column for Dogster.com and is a frequent contributor to Cesar's Way magazine and Pajamas Media. The author of six pet lifestyle books, she frequently answers callers’ questions live on Martha Stewart Radio’s “Morning Living.” Julia’s writings on pets have been published in The New York Times “T” Magazine, The New Yorker, Fido Friendly, and The New York Post, where she penned the influential "Pets" column every week for 11 years. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, she’s honored to be a member of the American Humane Association's Animal Protection Advisory Committee and the National Advisory Board of North Shore Animal League America. She also sits on the board of Darwin Animal Doctors.