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The Welsh Corgi (/'k??rgi/, Welsh for "dwarf dog";[5] plural "Corgis" or occasionally the etymologically consistent "Corgwn"; /'k??rgu?n/) is a small type of herding dog that originated in Wales. Sometimes just known as a Corgi, two separate breeds are recognised: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Historically, the Pembroke has been attributed to the influx of dogs alongside Flemish weavers from around the 10th century, while the Cardigan is attributed to the dogs brought with Norse settlers, in particular a common ancestor of the Swedish Vallhund. A certain degree of interbreeding between the two types has been suggested to explain the similarities between the two. The Pembroke is the more popular breed of the two, but still appears on The Kennel Club's list of Vulnerable dog breeds of the United Kingdom. There are physical differences between the two types. According to the breed standards, overall the Cardigan is larger, both in weight and in height. Traditionally, the tails were of different shapes, but docking had previously been used. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi gained in popularity because the Queen has personally owned more than 30 Pembrokes or Corgi-Dachshund crosses, known as dorgis (Wikipedia).

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Ray Steele 20 Oct 2020

Nice job you capture the dog in a honorable way

Artist Reply: I appreciate your opinion, thanks

Rick Corbett 20 Oct 2020

Barbara, this is absolutely breathtaking. The details are phenomenal and the realism is amazing. Truly masterful work! You are a huge inspiration. Beautiful work as always

Artist Reply: you're hired as my cheerleader... thank you.

Linda Hammar 20 Oct 2020

Exquisite pencil portrait of a Corgi who appears to be smiling.

Artist Reply: All dogs smile, I was just lucky enough to "capture" it, thanks

Joanie Holliday 20 Oct 2020


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Kevin Smith 20 Oct 2020

Delightful image.

Artist Reply: thanks, I do try