Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very loyal dogs. Corgis will follow you anytime you move inside or outside the home. Wherever you go your corgi will be at your feet, so don't trip.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very mild mannered dogs. Corgis rarely bark unless they feel it's needed, which makes great watchdogs for the home. Corgis easily get along with adults, children, and other family pets.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very smart dogs and easy to train. Most dog related books and magazines list Pembroke Welsh Corgis as the 10th-11th Smartest Dog Breed. You can easily train your corgi to herd, sit, fetch, and to be housebroken.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very affectionate dogs. Corgis want to be petted as often as possible, and they want attention from you and every stranger they meet. Some corgis beg for attention by putting their front legs on you, while they stand up on their rear legs. This could cause a small child to fall over, so teach your corgi to sit on command. Plus teach your children to say sit to the corgi.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very courageous dogs. Corgis were originally used to herd cattle, horses, sheep, and other livestock in the United Kingdom and many are still used as herding dogs today. A corgi's courage can also be seen when they feel that their owners are threatened by strange animals.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis love to run and chase, which makes them great for herding. If you don't have animals to herd, then teaching your corgi to fetch will be a great game for both of you. When your corgi is outside keep it on a leash or in a fenced yard, so it doesn't chase vehicles or strange animals. Plus parent supervision is needed when young kids and corgis play, so that a corgi doesn't nip at running feet.