Monday, October 22, 2012
Breed of the Day: Welsh Corgi
There are two types, Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Cardigans are the larger of the two with a longer body, rounded ears and a long tail. Pembroke have pointed ears and shorter tails, either through breeding or docking. Thankfully many countries are starting to ban tail docking. Both have a fox-like face and head and very agreeable disposition.
If you are an Anglophile like myself, you know that Queen Elizabeth of England has corgis. I came across this article about the passing of one of the Queen's corgie, Monty, who was buried in Balmoral (the Queens Scottish residence). If you watched the 2012 Olympics, you saw Monty in the James Bond opening show with the Queen.
Animal Planet's Dogs 101 about Corgis:
A cute entry written from the corgis' point of view: http://www.goldengatecorgis.org/articles/truth_article.htm
Wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Corgi
The Daily Corgi - http://thedailycorgi.blogspot.com/