Pembroke Sheltie

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Pembroke Sheltie History

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a member of the herding group, which also includes the Shetland Sheepdog, Border Collie, and Australian Shepherd. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, or “Pembroke” for short, is a herding dog who was used by farmers to drive cattle to markets in Wales, England, Scotland and Cornwall. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a medium-sized, short-legged, compact, well-balanced, squarely built, hardy, agile and well-proportioned herder. The head is in proportion to the size of the body, with erect ears, well-set eyes, and a straight, slightly arched, black nose. The tail is set high and carried over the back. The legs are straight, with rather long feet, and the horse-like hooves are cloven, or split. The coat is of medium length, and can be any color, including sable, brindle, fawn, tricolor, black and tan, and red and white. The Pembroke began as a farm dog. The first recorded use of the name “Corgi” was in 1808, and “Welsh Corgi” in 1835. The Kennel Club recognized the Pembroke in 1885, and in 1887, it established a stud book to control the breeding of the dogs. The Pembroke enjoyed great popularity during the Victorian Era, but numbers began to decline during World War I, and in 1935, the AKC put the breed on its endangered list. The AKC later removed the Corgi from the list, but

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Pembroke Sheltie Physical Characteristics

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small, medium-to-large breed of herding dogs that is typically between 15.5 and 18.5 inches at the withers and between 25 and 33.5 pounds. They have a thick, long, rough, weather-resistant double coat that is white, sable, or tri-colored. The Pembroke has a short, domed head with a blunt muzzle and dark brown eyes. They have small, erect ears that stand straight or fall to the side. The Pembroke is energetic, smart, alert, active, and agile.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brown, Red, Sable, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 16 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 16 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 11 – 30 lbs

Female Weight Range: 11 – 30 lbs

Pembroke Sheltie Health

Description of breed health.


11-15 yrs

Pembroke Sheltie Health Concerns

Deafness, Dermatomyositis, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism, Familial Nephropathy, Degenerative Myelopathy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

Pembroke Sheltie Temperament and Behaviour

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a loving, devoted, and protective breed of dog. They are gentle and patient, and are great with younger children. They are often able to sense when something is wrong, and are very good at comforting their owners when they feel stressed or upset.

Pembroke Sheltie Activity Requirements

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Shetland Sheepdog are closely related herding breeds. The Pembroke was originally developed in Wales and the Sheltie in Scotland. Both are very popular as pets and companion dogs. The charming looks and affectionate nature of the Pembroke and Sheltie make them ideal family pets. They tend to be gentle and mild-mannered, but they can be playful. They make wonderful playmates for children of all ages. The Pembroke and Sheltie both require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. While they don’t need as much as other breeds, they do need a moderate amount, especially when you are house training them. A daily walk or a game of fetch is a good way to meet your Pembroke and Sheltie’s exercise needs.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pembroke Sheltie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pembroke Sheltie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Pembroke Sheltie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pembroke Sheltie is part of the Unclassified group.

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