The Corgi, which is Welch for ‘Dwarf Dog’ is a small, long, barrel-shaped canine that is known for their playfulness, loyalty, and intelligence.
How Much Do Corgis Weigh?
A female Pembroke Welsh Corgi weighs between 22 and 29 pounds, while males weigh 22 to 31 pounds.
Cardigan Welsh corgis are heavier, with females weighing in at between 25 and 34 pounds, and males weighing between 30 and 38 pounds.
How Much Does a Corgi Puppy Weigh?
Female Corgis give birth to 2 to 8 puppies, and each puppy weighs around 10 ounces.
Despite their small size and short legs, they are athletic dogs that have the ability to run very fast.
However, they can put on a lot of weight if they are kept as house pets and don’t get regular exercise.
Originally used as herding dogs, two breeds of Corgi exist; which include the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the most popular and more recognizable of the two breeds and is believed to have originated in Wales in the 12th Century AD.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are a much older dog breed and could date back as far as 1200 B.C.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are larger, have a longer tail, and have more coat-color patterns than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Today, Corgis are the 18th most popular dog breed according to the AKC.
What Height is a Corgi?
A fully-grown Pembroke Welsh Corgi measures 10 to 12 inches in height, and a Cardigan Welsh Corgi measure 10 to 13 inches in height.
~ Fun Fact ~
For many years, the Corgi has had a lot of connections with royalty. Queen Elizabeth II of England is one of the most famous royals in recent years to keep these iconic dogs.
During her lifetime, she has owned as many as 30 Pembroke Welsh Corgis. All were descendants of one of her first pets who was called ‘Susan’!
However, the number of Corgis roaming the palace has been greatly reduced in recent year. The Queen has decided not to breed them anymore, because she does not want to leave any of these dogs behind when she dies.