Corgis are intelligent, active, and quite cute! They’re purebred dogs that are great for families. They have lots of energy for their small size. There are two types of Corgis: Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Cardigan Welsh Corgis. These loving dogs’ disposition is known to be loyal and affectionate.
Corgis are undoubtedly cute with their short legs and famously adorable butts, but they also are known for some remarkable things. Read on to learn some Corgi facts and their role in fairytales, Rufus the Amazon dog, and the plethora of Corgis Queen Elizabeth II owned.
Pembroke Corgis are known as “enchanted” dogs
This is on magical Corgi fact! Folklore says that the fairies and elves of Wales used Corgis as war horses that they rode into battle! According to Facts.com, this idea comes from the fleshy part around the hip of Corgis, where the fur is rougher. The area is called “fairy saddles” because fairies allegedly rode them or strapped them up to their carriages. Who knew Corgis were so enchanted? They’re also known to be world-class herding dogs, so it’s no surprise they had a good work ethic even in earlier times.
Rufus the Corgi was an Amazon pioneer and mascot
It is a Corgi fact that the first dog to roam the halls at Amazon when they were a 20-person startup was a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Rufus. His owners were the editor-in-chief and the first engineer, a couple who worked at Amazon. According to Amazon’s page about Rufus, he was known for roaming the halls, napping, and playing fetch with tennis balls. Rufus has long since passed, but his legend lives on in the dog-friendly culture well at Amazon.
Queen Elizabeth II owned over 30 Corgis
You can check out Vanity Fair in 2016 to see the Queen posing with some of her Corgis: Holly, Willow, Vulcan, and Candy. A surprising Corgi fact is not only did she have four corgis at one time, but she has had more than 30 throughout her lifetime. Talk about a superfan! She’s been a lover since she was a kid, and now these dogs are royalty. She may have made these pups popular!
What other Corgi facts have you heard of? Not only can the cuteness of Corgis cure your bad mood, but their fun facts can also delight and surprise you.
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This blog was kindly written and provided by: Ginelle Testa