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Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Dachshund – Which is the better breed?

"What should I choose?" Pembroke Welsh Corgi or Dachshund? Is Pembroke Welsh Corgi better than Dachshund?
Pembroke Welsh CorgiDachshund
Name Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dachshund
Origins Wales Germany
GroupPastoral DogsHunting Dogs
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Other Names Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
Price $1000-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Pembroke Welsh Corgi gets to a happy place.
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Dachshund, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Dachshund gets to a happy place.
Size Small Small
Weight Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg) Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg) Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm)
Coat Fluffy Fine
Colors Black & Tan Fawn Red Sable Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Dachshund is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Dachshunds shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Dachshunds could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Temperament Affectionate Friendly Lively Playful Cheerful Intelligent Out Going Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Dachshunds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Dachshunds, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Pembroke Welsh Corgis don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Dachshunds don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Dachshunds are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Dachshunds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Dachshunds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Pembroke Welsh Corgi can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Dachshunds are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Pembroke Welsh Corgis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Dachshunds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Pembroke Welsh Corgi have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Dachshunds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Stranger Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Dachshund is not a good choice.
Health Issues
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Dachshunds are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Dachshunds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Dachshunds have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's weight regularly.
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Dachshund more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Dachshund's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Dachshund could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Dachshund. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length 60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Pembroke Welsh Corgi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Dachshund: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dachshund have a litter? Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size 6-7 puppies 4-8 puppies