Charming, Witty and Overall Adorable - 12 Interesting Corgi Facts

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Corgis are quite popular breed among the dog lovers all over the world. Their smile, warm heart, and intelligence will not leave you indifferent in any way. But Corgis do have a long and very interesting history. They evolved into two types, the Cardigan and the Pembroke, who weren't recognized as two separate types until 1930s. All dog lovers have already found out everything about this breed, but we dug up some amazing facts you didn't know about these adorable creatures.

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Members Of A Royalty

Did you know that Corgis are quite popular with the British Royal family? When Queen Elizabeth the Second showed interest for this breed, that is when Corgis reclaimed public's attention. Since she was a young girl, Princess Elizabeth has owned more than 30 Corgis.

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''Heelers''

Corgis have historically been used as herding dogs. They got the nickname ''heelers'' because they would pinch the heels of a larger animal to keep them moving. So do not be fooled with that innocent smile of theirs. They are quite feisty.  

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Dwarf Dogs

Corgis are a breed of herding dogs that are thought to be originated from Wales. They were bred for herding poultry mostly. The Welsh origin can explain their name as well. In Welsh ''Cor '' means dwarf, and ‘‘gi’’ means dog. Today, they are amazing house pets, who needs a lot of exercise, because of their roots.

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