However, corgis are now listed as a “vulnerable” breed in the United Kingdom; the decline has been said to be due to a 2007 ban on tail-docking (the practice of cutting off
the animal’s tail) in the U.K., as well as the lack of breeders in the U.K. In 2009, the corgi was added to The Kennel Club’s “At Watch” list of British breeds when annual registrations numbered between 300 and 450.
While some outlying Pembroke Welsh Corgis are born with their tail naturally short, the majority often have their tails docked between 2–5 days old due to historical tradition
or to conform to the Breed Standard.
The mourning fairies gave the two children two small corgi puppies and the children took them home, thus giving the breed popularity.
 Stories also state that Corgis played the role of war horses for fairies before they became herding dogs for humans.
 Artificial docking was not needed for the dog to do its job as a herding dog in the United Kingdom as many claim (since Cardigan Welsh corgis were also herding dogs but
never docked) but rather because a non-herding dog was considered a luxury under tax law and attracted a tax, so to demonstrate that their dogs were herding dogs, owners had to ensure the dogs had docked tails.
 Pembrokes and Cardigans first appeared together in 1925 when they were shown under the rules of The Kennel Club in Britain.
 Temperament Welsh Corgi puppy standing on rear legs and sticking out the tongue Pembroke Welsh Corgis love to be involved in the family, and tend to follow wherever
their owners go.
One story states that two children were running through a forest and stumbled upon the funeral of a fairy.
 It is reported that the local members favored the Pembroke breed, so a club for Cardigan enthusiasts was founded a year or so later.
 It is one of two breeds known as a Welsh Corgi.
 The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has been ranked 11th in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs, which states that the breed is considered an excellent working dog.
 The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has also appeared in the American television Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the pet dog of Captain Raymond Holt and Kevin M. Cozner and is shown to be
 Pembrokes and Cardigans were officially recognized by the Kennel Club in 1928 and were initially categorized together under the single heading of Welsh Corgis before
the two breeds were recognized as separate and distinct in 1934.
 Although these dogs have been favoured by British royalty for more than seventy years, among the British public they have recently fallen into decline in terms of popularity
 In 2014, the breed was put on the Club’s “Vulnerable Native Breeds” list when registrations dropped under 300.
It is important to socialize this breed with other animals, adults, and children when they are very young to avoid any anti-social behaviour or aggression later in life.
The dogs can also be challenging to train due to their working background, stubbornness and intelligence – they were ranked as the eleventh most intelligent dog in Stanley
Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs.
 Both groups have worked hard to ensure the appearance and type of breed are standardized through careful selective breeding.
Due to their herding and – for some – prey instinct, they love to chase anything that moves, so it is best to keep them inside fenced areas.
 The Kennel Club has credited the renewed interest in the breed to the popular Netflix television series, The Crown, and others.
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