A Bit of History
Pembroke Welsh Corgis first appeared around 1107 AD in the area of Pembrokeshire in England. They were bred as herding dogs and gained popularity among children for their sweet disposition and playfulness.
These are probably the characteristics that have made the breed the favorite of Queen Elizabeth, however, it is now considered to be a “vulnerable” breed due to the lack of breeders around the world.
There are several legends about the origin of Corgis, one of which tells of two children who came upon a fairy funeral as they ran through a forest. The fairies gifted the children with two Corgi puppies, which they took home to eventually increase the popularity of the breed.
There are also many stories that say that Corgis were used by fairies as war horses prior to them becoming part of the human realm. It is said that the line of rough fur found in a Corgi’s haunches is the saddle line left behind by these warriors.