Cardigan Welsh corgi
|Other names||Welsh corgi|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
Corgis have a long torso and short legs, large bones, and a very short tail. Corgis were originally bred as herding dogs. They are very active and like exercise. They are intelligent and have good memories.
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Outside Wales, corgis have been made popular by Queen Elizabeth II. She usually had at least four as pets and once as many as thirteen. Her first corgi was named Susan. She mated Susan and her current dogs are still offspring of that breeding. She now has two corgis who are about twelve years old. Some portraits of Queen Elizabeth II show her holding a corgi or a few around her.
References[change | change source]
- Michael Joseph Gross (August 2015). "Her Most Loyal Subjects" (660). Vanity Fair (magazine). pp. 102–114.
- Hausman, Gerald (1998). The Mythology of Dogs. Macmillan. pp. 275–277.