Pembroke Welsh Corgis are recognized by their low and long bodies with short legs, muscular thighs, and deep chests. These dogs are found in red, sable, fawn, and black and tan colors. More often than not, Pembroke Welsh Corgis have white markings, including out front on their chests and faces.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have been made famous by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II who is said to have owned more than thirty of them throughout her reign. The queen has at times been photographed with one of her Pembroke Welsh Corgis in tow, including at Windsor Castle. For help with Pembroke Welsh Corgi grooming, you will want to continue reading on down below as this post will walk you through how to groom one.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Grooming Process
1. Brush Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s Hair
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are known to shed a fair amount of hair daily with even heavier shedding taking place during the spring and summer periods. So, brushing your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating on a daily basis is recommended in order to keep the shedding under control.
Matting is another thing that you will want to take care of as it can be painful for your Pembroke Welsh Corgi if mats start to pull at his/her skin. Brushing your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating will also get rid of the mats.
Take note that your Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a thick double coating and so you will want to use a brush that is effective at getting rid of dead hair and mats from this coating without scratching his/her skin in the process.
The Hertzko Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush will take care of that. Not only that, but also the brush comes with a self-cleaning feature that will making cleaning all that dead hair and mats from the brush easy to do.
That way, you can focus your time on brushing your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating rather than trying to clean out the brush. Once you have the brush, you are ready to start brushing your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating.
In order to have the best results, you will want to brush your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating in the direction that his/her hair grows.
2. Brush Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s Teeth
Pembroke Welsh Corgi, like all dogs, needs to have his/her teeth brushed. That is to prevent tartar buildup among the teeth that can cause tooth decay for the dog if left unaddressed.
So, ideally, you will brush your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s teeth daily, but if that isn’t possible due to scheduling conflict, you should brush his/her teeth two to three times per week at a minimum.
Veterinarians often recommend the Virbac toothpaste to dog owners for brushing their dogs’ teeth. So, you will want to get that for your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s teeth. You can use a toothbrush to brush your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s teeth.
3. Bathe Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Here is how you can go about bathing your Pembroke Welsh Corgi. First, take him/her to your bathtub. Once there, fill a cup with warm water and then pour it onto the coating in order to get the dog all wet.
Now, thoroughly apply the shampoo onto your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating, taking care not to get it into his/her eyes. As for which shampoo to use, the Buddy Wash Dog Shampoo and Conditioner is one of the best shampoos that I can find. So, I recommend that you get that shampoo.
Once you are done applying the shampoo, rinse your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating until every trace of the shampoo has been washed away. With the bathing over, dry your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating with a bathing towel and then re-brush his/her coating.
As for how often to bathe your Pembroke Welsh Corgi, doing it once per month is enough. Doing it too often will strip your Pembroke Welsh Corgi of his/her natural oils and that can result in skin dryness and dulled coating.
4. Clean Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s Ears
As is the case with any other dogs, your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s ears needs to be cleaned out. That will prevent the ears from becoming breeding grounds for wax buildup which can result in ear infection if left unaddressed.
So, be sure to check your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s ears every once in a little bit. If you notice that your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s ears are dirty, that indicates that it is time for you to clean them out.
You will want to get the Virbac ear cleaner as that is what veterinarians often recommend for cleaning a dog’s ears. You can apply the ear cleaner on cotton balls and then use them to clean out your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s ears.
5. Clip Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s Nails
Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi also needs to have his/her nails clipped in order to keep them short. Failing to clip your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s nails can be painful for the dog. That is especially problematic when your Pembroke Welsh Corgi is walking around.
So, be sure to keep an eye on your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s nails so that you will be ready to clip them as soon as they become long. If you start to hear the clicking sound when your Pembroke Welsh Corgi is walking around, that signals that it is time for you to clip his/her nails.
You can use a nail clipper like Millers Forge Dog Nail Clip to clip your dog’s nails. Be careful not to cut the quick part of your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s nails as that can easily result in bleeding.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Grooming – Conclusion
There you have it for Pembroke Welsh Corgi grooming. You may be tempted to give your Pembroke Welsh Corgi a hair trim, but given the amount of hair that he/she sheds, trimming his/her hair isn’t a good idea at all as that can result in the coating being stripped of its weather resistance ability.
So, your Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coating is better left alone as is. Also, if you are struggling to get your Pembroke Welsh Corgi to cooperate during the grooming, this post will help with that.
What are your thoughts? Have you groomed a Pembroke Welsh Corgi before? Feel free to leave a comment down below.