15 Corgi Facts That Make Them The Best Pets

Corgis, which were originally bred to herd cattle, sheep, and horses, are great with kids, are extremely loyal, and are known to be eager to please.

#2 There Are Two Separate Types of Corgi Dogs.

Yes, Corgis evolved into two distinct breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, which weren't recognized as separate breeds until the 1930s. 

#3 Corgi Dogs Have a Fascinating History.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis go back as far as the 10th century, and it's believed that the Vikings and Flemish weavers brought them home from Wales to use as herding dogs.

#4 Both Corgi Breeds Have Tails.

Some Pembroke Welsh Corgis are born with super-short tails, and the ones that don't generally have them docked between two and five days old due to historical tradition.