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HISTORY OF THE BREED
The history of the Pembroke Welsh corgi is well researched. The most likely theory is that the Swedish Vikings brought the spitz with them (the ancestors of the West Göta Spitz) or they brought the corgi ancestors back to Sweden as spoils of war (this is how the so-called West Göta Spitz breed began). The West Göta Spitz and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi are related and have similar working characteristics. The WCP was then crossed with the same type of cardigan as the Welsh corgi, who were the oldest of the corgi breeds, and from there the history of both corgi breeds dates back to 1934. Since the beginning, these two corgi breeds have been around. mated together and the ancestors of the card can be found in very old pembroke pedigrees. This was also one of the reasons why there was also a transition from one breed to another based on appearance.

Both corgi breeds also share a similar background - they were kept on farms in Wales and helped with home guarding and herding.

The special talent of the Welsh corgi was herding - as a low dog, the kicks of cows and horses went over its head, and the dog was not injured. The dog was an indispensable help when the herd had to be driven to the market, sometimes to London. Herding during the day, guarding at night, such a hard life expected substance, flexibility and wisdom from the dog. They are characteristic of the breed even today.

The Kennel Club of England (The Kennel Club) recognized the welsh corgi breed in 1925. Since 1934, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are two different dog breeds that were no longer allowed to be crossed.

NOWADAYS
WCP is used as a shepherd dog, nowadays it is more of a companion dog. A versatile dog that can also be successfully used in obedience training, agility, etc. WCP is a breed with two tail length variants: long tail and natural bobtail. For years, a docked tail was a sign that it was a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Today, in countries where docking is prohibited or the breeder does not want to do it, there is an opportunity to include the natural bobtail in breeding more and more. The breed has gained international recognition through Queen Elizabeth II of England, who has kept dogs of this breed for decades.

BREED IN ESTONIA
The first welsh corgi pembroke was brought to Estonia from Finland - it was Svarzeko's dog named It's Up To You (owner Astrid Lundava). Every year more and more dogs come to Estonia, the breed is also very popular in neighboring countries. By the beginning of 2020, there were nearly 500 Welsh Corgi Pembroke dogs in the register of the Estonian Kennel Association.
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