Okay, Corgis are supposed to like water so what happened here? Since McIntosh is not fond of water either, I could not resist sharing this photo. Absolutely funny!
Welsh legends tell us that the Faeries use Corgis to pull their carriages or as mounts for them to ride into battle. Look carefully, you can still see the marks of the faerie saddle on their shoulders. As time went by, they learned to help their humans watch over their cattle, a task to become a responsibility for their descendants for the centuries to follow.
Someone also told me Corgis were brought over with Flemish weavers, who settled in Pembrokeshire, South Wales in the 12th century, and bred with the local cattle dogs. I like that idea!
As to the origin of its name, since it combines the Welsh word "cor" meaning "to watch over or gather" with "gi", a form of the Welsh word for dog it would seem logical.
"Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, is a longtime Pembroke fancier. In 1933 her father, then the Duke of York (later King GeorgeVI), purchased a Pembroke puppy named Rozavel Golden Eagle as a playmate for his daughters Elizabeth and Margaret. Queen Elizabeth's interest in the breed has continued throughout her life, and several lovely Pembroke Corgis still grace Buckingham Palace".
And if anyone wishes to see my favourite Corgi author, please check Tasha Tudor's site! You will fell in love with these wonderful little dogs!
This is McIntosh and mine favourite story of course...and we just dream...
Note: All the above mentions are my own opinion and I was not remunerated in any way for expressing it!