Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is immediately identifiable as the dog of Queen Elizabeth II if you’re a big Royal watcher.

These dogs may be short in stature, but well known for their tenacity, intelligence, loyalty, boundless energy, and cheerfulness.

Corgis have been around since at least the 12th century, as one of the oldest herding dogs, used for rounding up cattle with their speediness and hard-working, spunky attitude.

Hailing from Pembrokeshire, Wales, the name Corgi means “dwarf dog” in Welsh and refers to their short little legs.

Along with being a stellar herding dog, the Corgi makes an excellent family dog for a family that has outdoor activities and adventure at the top of their list.

When considering adding a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy to your family, being informed about exactly what you’re getting into is essential, as this is for getting any puppy.

The following post will be information about the Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy growth chart and growth stages.

Also included will be a Corgi feeding chart and I’ll answer the question, “How much should a Pembroke Welsh Corgi eat?”

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Growth Chart

Pembroke Welsh Corgis can reach a height of 10 to 12 inches and their weight, when fully grown, can be between 22lb and 30lbs. As a Corgi pet parent, you’ll need to keep track of their weight so they are neither under nor overweight as they grow.

Corgis have a thick double coat and it is sometimes hard to distinguish what is excess weight and what is fur.

Your veterinarian will weigh and measure your Corgi during wellness visits to ensure they are growing properly. Below is a Corgi puppy growth chart with average weights. Males will generally weigh more than females.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies agePembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies weight by Pound (lbs)Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies weight by Kg
4 Weeks 4lbs – 7lbs1.84 Kg – 3.18 Kg
8 Weeks 9lbs – 12lbs4.08 Kg – 5.44 Kg
12 Weeks 9lbs – 14lbs4.08 Kg – 6.35 Kg
4 Months 11lbs – 16lbs4.99 Kg – 7.26 Kg
5 Months 14lbs – 20lbs6.35 Kg – 9.07 Kg
6 Months17lbs – 23lbs7.71 Kg – 10.43 Kg
7 Months 18lbs – 25lbs8.16 Kg – 11.34 Kg
8 Months 19lbs – 27lbs8.62 Kg – 12.24 Kg
9 Months 20lbs – 28lbs9.07 Kg – 12.70 Kg
10 Months 21lbs – 28lbs9.53 Kg – 12.70 Kg
11 Months 22lbs – 19lbs9.98 Kg – 8.62 Kg
1 Year22lbs – 30lbs9.98 Kg – 13.61 Kg
Table 1 Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Growth Chart

Pembroke Welsh Corgis stop growing at around one year, but can still fill out more up to three or four years.

To check your Pembroke Welsh Corgis’ health status or their DNA checks, please visit the Embark vet website for all the help you may need.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Growth Stages

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Birth – 2 weeks

At birth, your Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy will weigh between 5.3oz and 17.6oz and will be totally dependent on its mother. Their mother will keep them and their siblings clean, warm, and fed.

They will have the senses of taste and touch but they won’t hear or see as their ears and eyes will be closed. They will crawl minimally and slowly.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy 3 weeks – 12 weeks

By 3 weeks, Corgi puppies will be interacting with littermates and mom. At 5 weeks, their eyes have opened, they can see well, and also have developed hearing, along with teeth.

Puppies will be walking, running, wagging their tails, and barking as well as going home with you, their new family, in around 8 weeks.

At that time, you should socialize your pup and begin housetraining and obedience training with sessions that are short but sweet. Small puppies have a short attention span and tire easily.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy 4 – 6 months

In this stage, puppies look as if they get bigger every day, growing quickly. Their energy will be boundless, but don’t overtax their still-growing bones and joints with too much exercise, or injuries can occur.

By 6 months, they will have lost their baby teeth and acquired adult teeth. Provide them with plenty of toys to chew on through this period, or you’ll find shoes, table legs, pillows, etc., chewed!

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy 7 – 9 months

In this adolescent stage, you may have your hands full with a small but cute monster if you aren’t diligent with training and providing enough exercise for your Corgi. With all of that energy, they can quickly move to jump, dig and chew in the blink of an eye.

Socializing, by introducing your pup to as many environments, people, and other dogs, and new things, along with training, will give you a well-behaved and well-mannered Welsh Pembroke Corgi, one that even the Queen would be proud of!

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy 9 – 12 months

During this stage, your pup will have loads of energy and require plenty of exercise for both physical and mental stimulation. If they aren’t provided with these they can become bored and may act out.

They may also test you during this period by displaying stubbornness and independence just like a willful teenager. Being consistent with training and showing that you are the pack leader is important.

Anywhere from one to four years, your Corgi will be considered an adult. If you’re planning on breeding your Corgi, this can be done in one year, otherwise discuss spaying and neutering with your veterinarian. By 12 months, you’ll wonder where that year went so quickly!

How Much Food Should A Pembroke Welsh Corgi Eat? Corgi Feeding Chart.

Because Pembroke Welsh Corgis are so high energy, they will require high-quality, nutritious food with plenty of protein to sustain them, keep their energetic metabolism going, and for optimal health.

Welsh Pembroke Corgi puppies will need puppy food up until around 7 months and then you can gradually switch to adult food, preferably, the same brand, if they are doing well and growing properly.

When you bring your Corgi puppy home, you can continue to feed them the same food as they’ve eaten at the breeder’s, as long as their weight and health are good and the food provides all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients their growing bodies need.

If you plan on changing foods, consult with your veterinarian and do so gradually so as not to cause a Corgi upset tummy.

In feeding canines today, there are so many food choices from kibble, canned food, and homemade food to a raw diet along with millions of brands to choose from with varying ingredients, enough to make your head spin! Again, ask your veterinarian for advice if you are confused.

Below is a basic chart on how much to feed your Welsh Pembroke Corgi puppy. Commercial pet foods also give amounts on their labels according to age and weight. Follow the directions specified on each food as some ingredients may be more or less filling than others.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppies agePembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy cupsTimes pay a day
2 Months – 4 Months 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup4 times a day
4 Months – 6 Months 2/3 cup to 3/4 cup 3 times a day
6 Months – 8 Months 3/4 cup to 1 cup 3 times a day
Over 8 Months 1, 1/3 cup to 1, 2/3 cups 2 times a day

Your veterinarian will check your Corgi puppy at every visit and let you know if they are growing and developing properly. Keep in mind, however, that Corgis are prone to weight gain and an overweight dog is an unhealthy dog.

Don’t be conned into thinking your Corgi is always hungry as they look at you with those begging sad eyes. They will eat as much as you give them.

Limit treats also because many dog treats are unhealthy, containing empty calories and many of the ingredients aren’t good for your pup.

How Much Food Should A Pembroke Welsh Corgi Eat
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Off Limit Foods For Corgis

In addition to your Welsh Pembroke Corgi puppy’s diet, you can add acceptable fruits and vegetables for added nutrition, spice up food, and as a treat. With fruits and vegetables, you know just what you’re giving them, unlike boxed treats.

Be aware though, that some foods are dangerous and can make your pup sick and in large quantities, even cause death.

Below are some foods that dogs should never be offered.

  • Dairy products.
  • Chicken Bones.
  • Chocolate.
  • Raisins.
  • Grapes.
  • Onions.
  • Garlic.
  • Stone Fruits (plums, peaches, nectarines).
  • Xylitol (sweetener added to sugarless candy and gum which is highly poisonous to dogs).

Owning a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy will not make you Royal but they are an all-around great breed that makes a wonderful family pet.

Keep your Corgi puppy healthy by giving them the best food for their needs along with exercise and training.

If you feel at any time your Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy is not growing or thriving properly don’t hesitate to contact your veterinarian.