March 1 – National Welsh Corgi Day

National Welsh Corgi Day is celebrated on March 1 every year. This is a pet holiday, so dog lovers should not miss it. The Welsh Corgi originated in Wales and is a small type of herding dog. The name ‘corgi’ comes from the Welsh words ‘cor’ and ‘ci,’ meaning ‘dwarf’ and ‘dog,’ respectively. Two separate breeds of corgi are recognized: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Cardigan Welsh Corgis are considered the older of the two breeds, and they have physical differences. According to the breed standards, overall the Cardigan is slightly larger and heavier-boned than the Pembroke. The Cardigan also has a long tail that is often docked, while Pembroke’s tail is naturally bobbed.

March 1 - Welsh Corgi Day