When it comes to the appearance, Pembroke Welsh corgis have a Northern spitz-type facial appearance comparable to Siberian huskies. Their bodies are more reminiscent of dachshunds in their sausage dog silhouette. For some better perspective on what to expect, here are the key physical traits of Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite doggy:
Head and face
Pembroke Welsh corgis have very distinct facial features. They are known for their equilateral triangle-shaped head giving it the fox-like appearance. They have long snouts and oval eyes that vary in color based on the coat’s color.
Corgis are also known for their medium length and perky ears with slight tapering and round tips at the top end.
Body build and size
Corgis are considered a small breed size with their height average of 10 to 12 inches. Compared to the cardigan corgi, the Pembroke welsh corgi does not get very large falling within the 24 to 30 pound weight group.
These doggies also have notably long torsos and disproportionately short limbs.
Coat type and color
Pembroke corgis have a double layer with a short, thick and water resistant inner layer and a long, coarse outer layer. The color varies based on genetics and includes options like red, sable, fawn, black, and tan. There may or may not be white markings in which case these appear on the paws, chest, and neck.
Another defining feature with these doggies is their docked tails. In some, this may occur naturally based on genetics. However, many need to be docked after birth.