At the beginning of this month it made the news that corgis are now a vulnerable breed, with the Kennel Club stating that official registrations have fallen below 300 for the first time in UK history. In comparison to it’s peak in the 1960’s when an amazing 9,000 corgi puppies were registered a year! Corgis have been recorded to be in steady decline since 2006, one reason being blamed for such low numbers is that people often see corgis as belonging to an older type of dog owner and they are no longer fashionable amongst celebrities and young people. Even the Queen is not going to be adding anymore corgis to her pack! It is also believed that a lack of UK breeders could be to blame too.
Nearly every time we’ve gone on a walk at least once we’ll get stopped and asked if Winston is a corgi, and then followed by “Oh it’s so nice to see one, you rarely do nowadays!” It is such a shame because if people did more research into the breed of dog they were buying, corgis would be an amazing choice! Pembroke Welsh Corgis are incredibly smart, easy to train, friendly, affectionate, playful and very loyal. They are often described as a big dog in a small body. And despite popular belief that all corgis are heel nippers Winston has never has tried to herd us like that!
Luckily with corgis taking over the internet, and according to the American Kennel Club corgis are the 24th most popular breed in the US, there’s no fear of these awesome dwarf legged dogs disappearing anytime soon!