Everything you need to know about owning a Corgi in Singapore


If you’re looking to get a Corgi for your home, be sure to check out this list of must-knows before you get one! From health to grooming, this is what you need to know about these adorable furry animals.

For first-time dog owners, figuring out which dog to bring home can be quite a challenge. Not all dogs fit well into your lifestyle, daily routine and are allowed in the types of homes we live in, so finding the perfect one that will be happy living in your home is extremely important!

A good place to start searching for your forever friend is by looking through the different breeds of dogs. Those interested in corgis in particular can read through this list and see if their habits and personalities suit you! Even though this is not an exhaustive list, it’s a good place for any new dog owners to start!

History of Corgi dogs

In the year 1107, King Henry I of Britain had invited expert Northern weavers to live and work in Southwestern Wales. Along with their craftsmanship, the weavers also brought the dogs they used to herd cattle and sheep, thus introducing the foundation of the breed we now know and love as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Not to be confused with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Pembroke Welsh Corgis have rounded ears and a shorter tail, though the two have been known to intermingle in old Welsh breeding centers.

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Heath & Build

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are small, with a height that reaches to around 10 to 12 inches. Despite their size, they have strong, powerful legs and are surprisingly agile. They are athletic little creatures, and enjoy exercise and playtime as much as any other dog.

As they’re relatively healthy dogs, they just need to be checked frequently, such as their ears and teeth. Due to their short stature, however, keep an eye out for any issues regarding their body such as hip dysplasia, which might occur if the ball and socket of your dog’s hip joint don’t fit correctly, leading to deterioration of the joint overtime.

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These lovable dogs are known to be affectionate, loving to spend time with their owners. Their ancestors shepherding cattle and sheep in the past has also made these dogs adorably fearless and independent, making them the perfect pet to have if you want a fiercely loyal and bold fur friend to follow in your footsteps!

Though Pembroke Welsh Corgis often like doing their own stuff, they are energetic and intelligent enough to respond to training! So be sure to start them on some lessons early on so as to keep them active and sharp.

Corgi dog care

They have a thick double coat, consisting of a soft, light undercoat covered with a coarse outer coat. As such, they shed often and usually on a daily basis. A daily combing and brushing will help manage all the fur, and help keep their coat nice and fluffy.

During late spring and early summer, Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a tendency to shed more, so giving them baths is the best thing to do to handle their loose hairs. Other than that, your beloved pooch would just have to get the usual grooming regularly, such as the trimming of nails or cleaning of ears.

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Corgi is not HDB-Approved

Corgis are known to not be easy to manage as they can undergo excessive shedding of fur. It is also a known fact that corgis' chances of having spinal issues can be very high, owing to their short legs and long body. Despite their relatively small stature, corgis are not a HDB-approved breed.


Every dog is unique, so be sure to do your due research before bringing one home! Only get a Corgi if you’re sure they suit your living habits, and when you’re prepared to care for your fur friend 24/7!