Corgi lovers everywhere are running through the streets in sheer panic as news broke that the pup may become endangered. The stubby-legged cuties are favorites of the queen and break hearts daily as one of the cutest breeds on Earth, which makes this news seriously shattering to so many. The British Kennel Club has added Pembroke Welsh Corgis to its "watch list" sending dog lovers into crazed confusion — how could this have happened?! Learn more about both Welsh corgi types, Pembroke and Cardigan, by taking our quiz.
His name is Tupac Shacorgi — enough said. Based in LA (where else?), this little Instagram star is not your average Pembroke Welsh Corgi. While most Corgis would paw at the opportunity to have tea and biscuits with Queen Elizabeth, Tupac prefers doing shots of Patrón Silver and chilling in hoodies with his main homie, Sir Cornelius Kirby. He may be short in stature, but he's big on attitude (hey, a dog's gotta survive on those mean streets). So just sit back, put on some "California Love," and learn what it means to be West Side for life when you click on.
He entertained us with a paw-some salutation for James Bond during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, and this weekend Great Britain's royal palace released the sad news that Monty, one of Queen Elizabeth II's beloved Pembroke Welsh Corgis, has passed away.
A celebrated animal lover, the queen has been flanked by this smiley-faced breed since 1944, when she received a puppy named Susan for her 18th birthday. Since then, Susan's progeny of Corgis and Dorgis (Dachshund/Corgi mixes) have accompanied their regal matriarch around the royal family's many homes and even on the queen's honeymoon! Today, Monty is survived by the queen's two Corgis, Willow and Holly, and two Dorgis, Candy and Vulcan. To memorialize this favorite royal pet, we're taking a look back at the queen and her dogs throughout the years. Rest in peace, little one!
Source: International Olympic Committee
With all the excitement of this week — Malachy the Peke and Westminster fever, Uggie's big Golden Collar win — we're feeling a little hungover today. In fact, we might just take a cue from Rocco, the incredibly sad little Frenchie, and crank up the Adele while we cry in the corner.
Lest you think we want you to sit around and think dark thoughts for the rest of the weekend, here's an insanely cute corgi pup showing a broom who's boss, after the break.
If the Puppy Bowl isn't providing you with enough adorable dog/sports action, I've got just the thing for you! These tetherball-playing Corgis are unbearably cute. And they've got stamina! Just when you think they're pooped out, they get a second wind, and the game continues. Watch and learn.
This dog almost took a long scamper off a short pier, but boy, did he slam on the brakes! When the Corgi finally makes up his mind and takes a leap of faith . . . he ends with an adorable flop.
PetSugar: When did you get your dog and what is her breed?
samshrew: We found Sushi from a newspaper ad. She came from a litter of seven. She is 1/2 Corgi and half American Eskimo. She was born on April of 2008 and we picked her up in June of 2008.
PetSugar: What's your daily doggie routine?
samshrew: Sushi's owner had named her "Lazy" and the name is apt. She spends large portions of everyday sleeping and will generally not get out of bed in the morning until you tell her to. Sushi receives 2-3 walks per day. We have a dog walker that comes during the weekdays to walk her around mid-day. When she is not being walked Sushi goes from room to room sleeping and waiting for someone to give her a snack. Typically we spend a part of the evening playing with her and teaching her new tricks. (She recently FINALLY learned "roll over").
Corgis are super cute regardless and this one doesn't let those short legs stand in the way of dancer dreams. Check out this pup's dancing talents . . . the motivation? He did it all for the kibble, folks, it's all for the kibble.
Coincidentally, Elizabeth is famous for her love of the breed. She has her own pack that's "known to have the run of Buckingham Palace." They were an integral — and adorable — part of the 2006 historic flick The Queen, which chronicles the monarch's life.
Oh hai, Sushi – this pup may be the result of an "accident," but I don't see how any accident could be this adoro! The cutie pooch is half Corgi and half miniature American Eskimo, which means she's got that fluffy eskimo coat and those wee lil legs of a Corgi. Even though the dog's mix can be best shortened to a corgimo, her owner's sister (our very own sabs) likes to call her a skunkimo . . . probably for that white stripe down the center of her head.
Sushi also inherited some of the herding dog genes and enjoys running circles around each person to round them up – awww, she can run circles around me any day!
Of course I wouldn't leave you hanging so see more adoro pictures in this gallery when you read more