What's the one thing we know about Corgi dogs? We know for a fact that they are smart, cute, and lovable.
But there's really more to these dogs than meets the eye. Here are some fun facts that you might have not heard about Corgi dogs.
There Are Two Breeds Of Corgis
Most of the time, when people talk about Corgis, they think it's just about the kind of Corgi that they're familiar with.
But there are actually two kinds of Corgi dogs. The first one would be the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
Even though both of them have the name Corgi tied to their breed, the two of them are actually quite different because of the fact that they have distinct ancestors.
If you want to be able to tell them apart, one good way to do so would be to notice the tail. The thing is that the Pembroke doesn't actually have a tail. Another key point to keep in mind is the ears. The Cardigan has well-rounded ears while the ears of the Pembroke is pointed.
Corgis Were Originally Herders
Back in the 10th century, pastures were considered as common land. With that, there were no fences to separate them at the time.
What the Welsh did was use the Corgis to keep the cattle together and separate the herds. The Corgis would nip at the legs of the cattle to herd them.
Since Corgis are short and are close to the ground, they could easily access the ankles of the cows. They were also too low to be threatened by cow kicks.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Was An All-Time Favorite For The Royal Family
It was believed that Queen Elizabeth II had over 30 Corgis her entire life. She got her first Corgi when King George VI brought a dog from his trip to Kennel.
That wasn’t the last time the royal family has gotten a Corgi. It’s no wonder that the queens and princesses are often found presenting the country along with a Corgi dog by their side.
Try taking notice of movies that involve princesses. You’ll clearly see that most scenes have something to do with them being accompanied by a Corgi.
As a matter of fact, Corgis were also used to predict the name of Princess Charlotte.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were waiting for the second child to be born. The whole town was eager to guess what the name of the child will be. There was also one particular company that tried to make a bet.
The company organized a Corgi race. Each racer had to wear something imprinted with a particular name. Whoever finished the race first would be the winner.
Do you want to know another thing that’s just as amazing as Corgis? Dog brick sets, that’s what.
These brick sets come in almost any breed that you can think of such as Huskies, Corgis, Dachshunds, you name it.
What’s more, is that these things come in authentic and realistic colors. Put them somewhere in your bedroom or living room.