Legend has it that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is enchanted. As in all legends, the tales differ. Since they come down by word of mouth, they have varied a bit with each succeeding generation and may even vary from locality to locality. Some of the old men in the mountains vaguely refer to the Corgis that were "left by the fairies" far back in the mists of time. Another such legend provides a charming tale for the curious of how the Corgi came to live in the hills of southwest Wales. According to this legend, two young children out tending the family's cattle on the king's land found a pair of puppies which they thought were little foxes. When the children took the puppies home, they were told by the menfolk that the little dogs were a gift from the fairies. The "wee folk" of Welsh legend used the small dogs either to pull their carriages or as fairy steeds. As the fox-like puppies grew, they learned to help their human companions watch over the cattle, a task which was to be the duty of their Corgi descendants for many centuries to come. Should anyone doubt the truth of the legend, the present-day Welsh Corgi still bears the mark over his shoulders of the little saddle used by his fairy riders.
This starter book is illustrated with over 175 full-color photos and drawings and presents sensible and easy-to-follow recommendations on selection and caring for your Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
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