Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Welsh Corgi Pembroke

Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
04.11.2010.
KC
April 2004

UTILISATION

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FCI
Sheepdog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 1Sheepdogs and Cattledogs
Section 1Sheepdogs
Without working trial

KC
Pastoral

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Low set, strong, sturdily built, alert and active, giving impression of substance and stamina in small space.
KC
Low set, strong, sturdily built, alert and active, giving impression of substance and stamina in small space.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Length of foreface to be in proportion to skull 3 to 5.
KC
Bold in outlook, workmanlike.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Bold in outlook, workmanlike. Outgoing and friendly never nervous or aggressive.
KC
Outgoing and friendly, never nervous or aggressive.

HEAD

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FCI
Head foxy in shape and appearance, with alert, intelligent expression
KC
Head foxy in shape and appearance, with alert, intelligent expression, skull fairly wide and flat between ears, moderate amount of stop. Length of foreface to be in proportion to skull 3 : 5. Muzzle slightly tapering. Nose black.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Fairly wide and flat between ears.

Stop

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FCI
Moderate.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Slightly tapering.
KC
Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Well set, round, medium size, brown, blending with colour of coat.
KC
Well set, round, medium size, brown, blending with colour of coat.

Ears

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FCI
Pricked, medium sized, slightly rounded. Line drawn from tip of nose through eye should, if extended, pass through, or close to tip of ear.
KC
Pricked, medium-sized, slightly rounded. Line drawn from tip of nose through eye should, if extended, pass through, or close to tip of ear.

NECK

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FCI
Fairly long.
KC
Fairly long.

BODY

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FCI
Medium length, not short coupled, slightly tapering, when viewed from above.
KC
Medium length, well sprung ribs, not short coupled, slightly tapering, when viewed from above. Level topline. Chest broad and deep, well let down between forelegs.

Topline

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FCI
Level.

Chest

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FCI
Chest broad and deep, well let down between forelegs. Well sprung ribs.

TAIL

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FCI
Short, preferably natural.
Docked: Short.
Undocked: Set in line with the topline. Natural carriage above topline when moving or alert.
KC
Short, preferably natural. Docked: Short. Undocked: Set in line with topline. Natural carriage above topline when moving or alert.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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KC
Lower legs short and as straight as possible, forearm moulded round chest. Ample bone, carried right down to feet. Elbows fitting closely to sides, neither loose nor tied. Shoulders well laid, and angulated at 90 degrees to the upper arm.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid, and angulated at 90 degrees to the upper arm.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Moulded round chest.

Elbow

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FCI
Fitting closely to sides, neither loose nor tied.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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FCI
Short and as straight as possible. Ample bone, carried right down to feet.

FEET

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KC
Oval, toes strong, well arched, and tight, two centre toes slightly advance of two outer, pads strong and well arched. Nails short.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval, toes strong, well arched, and tight, two centre toes slightly advance, of two outer, pads strong and well arched. Nails short.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong and flexible. Legs short. Ample bone carried right down to feet.
KC
Strong and flexible, well angulated stifle. Legs short. Ample bone carried right down to feet. Hocks straight when viewed from behind.

Stifle

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FCI
Well angulated.

HIND LEGS

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Hock joint

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FCI
Hocks straight when viewed from behind.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free and active, neither loose nor tied. Forelegs move well forward, without too much lift, in unison with thrusting action of hindlegs.
KC
Free and active, neither loose nor tied. Forelegs move well forward, without too much lift, in unison with thrusting action of hindlegs.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Medium length, straight with dense undercoat, never soft, wavy or wiry.
KC
Medium length, straight with dense undercoat, never soft, wavy or wiry.

COLOUR

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FCI
Self colours in Red, Sable, Fawn, Black and Tan, with or without white markings on legs, brisket and neck. Some white on head and foreface permissible.
KC
Self colours in Red, Sable, Fawn, Black and Tan, with or without white markings on legs, brisket and neck. Some white on head and foreface permissible.

SIZE

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KC
Height: approximately 25-30 cms (10-12 ins) at shoulder. Weight: dogs: 10-12 kgs (22-26 lbs); bitches: 9-11 kgs (20-24 lbs).

Height at withers

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FCI
Approximately 25 – 30 cms.

Weight

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FCI

Males 10-12 kgs.
Females 9-11 kgs.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on its ability to perform its traditional work.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.