The British used to love this breed, with no less than Queen Elizabeth keeping a number of the cute, bob-tailed dogs in her court for decades. But even the 88-year-old monarch was reportedly not adding to her pack of Pembroke Corgis anymore as they pose a tripping hazard.
However, the Kennel Club in the UK has recently reported that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is “under threat” of extinction with only less than 300 of them left in the whole kingdom. This is the first time the Corgis have been on the list of vulnerable species in the UK. Experts blame bad breeding programs and the simple fact that not many people go for this type of dog at present.
The group reported that not many are breeding Pembroke Welsh Corgis at the moment which leads to the drop in the dog's population by half from 2006 to present. In 2014, only 274 Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies were registered, bringing the breed under the 300 threshold needed to stay off the list.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed joins its cousin, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and 28 other breeds in the UK that are dying out.