Dog Breeds

Welsh Corgi Pembroke Dog Breed Info

Not as old a breed as the Cardigan, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi still rates as one of dogdom’s ancients, its ancestors having been brought across the Channel to Wales by Flemish weavers in 1107. Later developed in Pembrokeshire from dogs of northern type, the breed has little or no Dachshund traits.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a low set, sturdily built dog, shorter in body than the Cardigan, and with legs that are straighter and lighter in bone. The head is foxy, the muzzle lean, the ears erect with pointed tips. The tail is naturally short or docked. WEIGHT. 25 30 pounds,

HEIGHT 10 12 inches, COLOR: red, sable, fawn, black and tan, with or without white markings. GROUP: Herding.

Welsh Corgi Pembroke Porcupine Quills

The dog that tangles with a porcupine is going to be stuck with a lot of quills, particularly around the head and face. The quills are barbed and will become more deeply em bedded if not removed promptly by a veterinarian or yourself. Since this is painful for the dog, give him a sedative first. A couple of aspirin will do if you have nothing better.

Grasp each quill close to the skin with long nosed pliers and twist it out carefully with a steady pull. Pull straight backward, not at an angle, or the quills will break apart. Work slowly and be sure to remove the entire quill, disinfect the site with Hydrogen Peroxide, then apply antiseptic to each wound. Check the inside of the mouth carefully; usually these and any other deeply embedded quills will have to be removed under anesthesia.

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