14 Things You Never Knew About The World's Cutest Pup: The Corgi

16 Jul 2015 Animals
14 Things You Never Knew About The World's Cutest Pup: The Corgi

Everyone loves corgis and their cute little legs -- that's a proven fact. They're undeniably adorable, and are notorious for being staples in the U.K. royal family...but what do we actually know about these squishy little guys, other than that they have cute ears and waddle when they walk? Here are 12 facts to give you a little more insight into the breed and its past...

The word corgi comes from combining two Welsh words...

The word corgi comes from combining two Welsh words...

Corgis were traditionally herding dogs...

Corgis were traditionally herding dogs...

Welsh corgis have been around for nearly 1,000 years...

Welsh corgis have been around for nearly 1,000 years...

The queen's corgi, Susan, joined her owner when she went on her honeymoon.

The queen's corgi, Susan, joined her owner when she went on her honeymoon.

Susan later made a name for herself by biting the royal clockwinder.

Susan later made a name for herself by biting the royal clockwinder.

There are two types of corgi: the cardigan and the Pembroke.

There are two types of corgi: the cardigan and the Pembroke.

In Welsh folklore, these little pups are said to be the noble steeds of woodland fairies...

In Welsh folklore, these little pups are said to be the noble steeds of woodland fairies...

Pembroke corgis are known to be bold, friendly, affectionate, alert, and smart!

Pembroke corgis are known to be bold, friendly, affectionate, alert, and smart!

According to psychology professor Stanley Coren, corgis are the 11th smartest dog breed.

According to psychology professor Stanley Coren, corgis are the 11th smartest dog breed.

The queen's two remaining corgis are named Holly and Willow...

The queen's two remaining corgis are named Holly and Willow...

Pembroke Welsh corgis will usually live for about 12-15 years.

Pembroke Welsh corgis will usually live for about 12-15 years.

Queen Elizabeth has never sold any of her pups, but she's given lots of them away as gifts.

Queen Elizabeth has never sold any of her pups, but she's given lots of them away as gifts.

There's a yearly event called SoCal Corgi Beach Day, or Corgchella, and it's definitely something you want to know about.

There's a yearly event called SoCal Corgi Beach Day, or Corgchella, and it's definitely something you want to know about.

Corgis are actually related to Siberian huskies -- they're both part of the Spitz dog family.

Corgis are actually related to Siberian huskies -- they're both part of the Spitz dog family.

Bonus: corgi babies are the cutest (but you already knew that one).

Bonus: corgi babies are the cutest (but you already knew that one).
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