Pembroke Welsh Corgy Cost

How Much Does a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Cost?

Last Updated on December 13, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Pembroke Corgi is a short, stocky dog with short legs and a fox face. Their straight fur, of medium length, is water-resistant and can be red, sable black, brown, black with brown, with or without white spots. An adult Pembroke measures 10-12 inches, males weighing 22-27 pounds, and females 20-24 pounds.

Records show that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog breed has existed since 920 BC. It is believed that they were created by Flemish weavers and were very popular in the 14th and 18th centuries as herd dogs.

These Corgi gained particular fame in modern times through association with Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family. First introduced to corgis as a small child, Queen Elizabeth has owned over 30 Corgis during her lifetime starting from the first gifted to her in 1944, endearing the breed internationally, which led to high demand.

Though similar in appearance, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pembroke W Corgi represent two distinct dog breeds originating from varied backgrounds and purposes and were recognized as separate breeds in 1934.

How much does a Pembroke Welsh Corgi cost?

As one of the most popular dog breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi price is anywhere between $760 and $1,850 for a pup, with an average price of $1,100. Besides the initial cost, Corgi owners should expect to spend around $3,800 in the first year. The monthly costs associated with owning a Corgi are approximately $96, with a total of $1,150 per year.

During the lifetime of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, you will spend around $17,500.

At this price, you’ll get all the essentials adults and puppies require like high-quality dog food, treats, licenses, obedience training, grooming, microchipping, and vet bills. The extra costs like pet insurance, spaying, and neutering, or a dog walker are not included. Taking into consideration these additional costs as well, you will spend anywhere between $64,000 and $125,500 to own a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Price of a corgi puppy

According to most online ads, the price range of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi under 6 months old is anywhere between $755 and $1,850, with an average price of $1,100. However, the most expensive purebred Corgi pup may cost even $3,550.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi is among the most popular dog breeds in the United States, so the exact cost will depend on some factors such as:

age: expect to pay a higher price for a younger pup;

purebred or mixed: purebred dogs will be always more expensive than mixed breeds;

coat color and markings: puppies with a specific fur color or a certain color combination will cost more;

training and socialization: expect to pay more for a trained and socialized dog;

breeder’s reputation and bloodline: the cost will increase if the puppy’s parents are purebred show quality dogs from a reputable breeder;

medical expenses and health screening: reputable breeders will maintain their dogs healthy by testing/evaluating them periodically for any medical conditions, resulting in a higher cost;

breed popularity in the buyer’s location: the cost of a Corgie will vary due to local supply and demand;

registration paper/pedigree: if the breeder registers your puppy in a kennel club such as the American Kennel Club (AKC) it will cost more.

Cost of owning a Corgi Pembroke Welsh

Supplies costs

In the first year, you should plan on spending anywhere between $155 and $655 for supplies and after that $60 to $265 per year, depending on the quality of the products, the place you purchase them from, the brand, and the location. In the table below you will find the average costs of the supplies needed to own a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Supplies Prices Range Average Cost
Toenail Clippers $5 – $20 $10
Tooth-brushing Kit $5 – $15 $10
Shampoo $5 – $20 $10
Brush $5 – $45 $15
Dog Bed (24″ or 30″) $15 – $65 $35
Dog Crate (24″ or 30″) $20 – $80 $40
Plastic Poop Bags (900-1080) $15 – $110 $55
Pooper Scooper $10 – $30 $20
House Training Pads (75-100) $15 – $45 $25
Stains and Odors Removal Spray $5 – $20 $10
Toys $15 – $50 $30
ID Tag with Phone Number $5 – $20 $10
Leash $5 – $20 $10
Dog Collars (x2) $5 – $40 $20
Food & Water Bowls $5 – $20 $15

Training costs

PW Corgi dogs have a strong will of their own, they like to be in charge and will stand heroically in front of any trainer. He prefers to do things his way, which is why it takes a lot of patience to train these dogs. Positive rewards and goodies will capture his attention and make him respond to commands.

Once the command line has been established, and the dog has understood who the boss is, Corgi will respond excellently to the training and will enjoy learning new commands. Once the initial listening training is complete, these dogs should be advanced to special skills training classes. Corgis are active and like to learn new games and needs training all his life.

However, expect to spend anywhere between $1,100 and $1, 450 for basic dog training.

Medical costs and vaccination

Pembroke Welsh Corgi PuppyAccording to Leslie Brooks, DVM, a licensed veterinarian, you will spend anywhere between $400 and $800 in the first year of owning a Corgi puppy and anywhere between $340 and $740 per year in the following period.

Also, you should plan on spending anywhere between $55 to $310 as a one-time fee for getting the Corgi spayed or neutered.

It is recommended to have at least three vet visits in the first year of a Corgi’s life and one visit will cost anywhere between $70 and $175. These estimates will cover the essential vaccines, fecal exams, and the first three doses of flea and heartworm prevention. Also, you will have to spend $15 to $20 per month on flea and heartworm prevention.

Depending on the owner’s lifestyle and activities, a Corgi will need some more vaccines against some diseases such as:

  • influenza – between $75 and $95;
  • leptospirosis – between $17 and $28;
  • Lyme – $65 and $85 including a booster shot.

For each optional booster of these vaccines, you will have to pay $17 to $50 each.

Adult Pembroke Welsh Corgis are recommended to have at least one vet check-up per year. Expect to pay anywhere between $130 and $270 for a vet visit, where a general examination will be done, along with all the needed vaccines and a heartworm test. For flea and heartworm prevention you will spend $70 to $200 each per year.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed is a breed that has quite a few health risks compared to other breeds. Among the diseases that can occur in this breed are the following:

  • Hip dysplasia and shoulder dysplasia, most often occur with the aging of dogs of this breed. It is best to find out if the dog’s parents have suffered or are suffering from such a disease;
  • Disc herniation is a condition in which the intervertebral disc degenerates and no longer absorbs intervertebral shocks. This causes the disc to push into the spinal cord, causing severe pain, paralysis, and lack of control over the bladder.
  • Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive degeneration of the spinal cord nerve tissue in the back area. May cause paralysis, weakening of the body, and slowing of the hind legs.

In the table below you will find the costs associated with some of the most common diseases a Pembroke Welsh Corgi may have during its life.

Health Problem Likelihood Treatment Cost Estimate
Allergies Medium $100 – $2,200 per year
Intervertebral Disc Disease High $300 – $4,300
Degenerative Myelopathy Medium $550 – $3,200
Dental Disease High $440 – $900

Pet insurance cost

According to the latest North American Pet Health Insurance Association’s State of the Industry report, you will have to pay around $200 per year only for accident coverage and around $570 for the illness and accident coverage plans.

Food costs

An adult Corgi usually weighs between 22 and 27 pounds, and the maximum weight it can reach is 30 pounds. For a dog with such a body mass, it will not only count how much it weighs but also the level of activity sustained to determine the right amount of food.

For a less active Corgi, 614 calories a day are enough. For a Corgi who maintains a moderate level of physical activity, the caloric index is close to 767 calories per day while a working/very active specimen will require between 1074 and 1535 calories per day to maintain its required caloric intake.

Obesity is one of the predispositions of this breed, but a very active Corgi needs a high enough caloric level to be able to sustain its activity.

You should plan on spending anywhere between $80 and $180 per year for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi pup and anywhere between $75 and $230 per year for an adult dog. In the table below you will find the average cost of dog food for some of the most common brands.

Puppy Food Brands Quantity per Bag Number of Bags / Year Unit Price Total Price
Purina One – Smart Blend Puppy 16.5 lb. 7 $30 $90
Purina – Puppy Chow 36 lb. 3 $25 $175
Blue Buffalo – Puppy 30 lb. 4 $30 $85
Pedigree – Puppy 36 lb. 3 $50 $185

Grooming costs

Depending on the size of the dog, health and age, coat condition, behavior of the dog, and the services you are going to purchase, expect to pay anywhere between $45 and $60 for a dog grooming session at a salon.

If you prefer to groom your dog at home plan on spending anywhere between $28 and $300 for a grooming kit.

What are the extra costs?

There are some extra costs involved in owning a Pembroke Welsh Corgi such as microchipping, dog walking and boarding, and licensing. In the table below you will find the average costs of these addons.

Additional Costs Range Average Cost
Microchip $25 – $60 $40
License $10 – $30 $20
Dog Boarding (per day) $25 – $95 $45
Dog Walking (per walk) $15 – $35 $25

Corgi breed – things to consider

Like all breeds, early socializing and training classes for puppies are highly recommended. Exposing the pups to a wide variety of people, places, and situations between the ages of 7 weeks and 4 months will help them develop as well-mannered adult dogs.

Pembroke dogs are generally easy to care for, but the biggest problem with them is the changing of their fur. In terms of Corgi care, you need to brush him every day and more often during the shedding period. You only have to bathe them when they need to, but if you can do it more often, you’ll notice that it helps prevent the fur from shedding.

Like all breeds, the nails of a Corgi should be trimmed regularly and the ears should be checked to make sure they are clean and healthy.

He is an energetic, active, brave, and intelligent dog, but sometimes quite stubborn. Hardworking and alert, he gets attached fast to his master. He also accepts children if they do not tease him.

Corgi has Samoyed, Keeshond, Schipperke, Norwegian Elkhound, Pomeranian, Chow-Chow, and Finnish Spitz as ancestors.

How can I save money?

A more affordable option when thinking about owning a Pembroke Welsh Corgi would be adoption. Depending on the location, the rehoming fees for adopting a Corgi would be anywhere between $55 and $510.

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