The AKC standard is a picture of the ideal Pembroke Corgi put into words. All ethical and responsible breeder/exhibitors attempt to come as close as possible to meeting this standard of perfection with each and every puppy.

Although there are no known health problems associated with fluffies (long coats) or mismarks or whiteleys (degrees of excessive white markings) these issues are considered very serious faults in the breed and so are are never intentionally  bred for by an ethical breeder.

AKC standard for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi 

Be aware that purebred Pembroke Corgis cannot and do not come in blue merle, red merle or brindle. Avoid the unscrupulous and unethical breeders marketing such colors as purebred Pembrokes. For more information see: