Bringing a Pembroke puppy (or indeed adult) into your home is a huge commitment. With excellent care and average luck many Pembrokes reach old age and a lifespan of 14-16 years is not uncommon. Please take plenty of time to carefully consider whether you can put your Pembroke’s needs first throughout his/her life before continuing your search.
If you are new to Pembrokes you will want to spend time learning about the breed, perhaps by visiting Discover Dogs, attending Breed Shows or League section parties... all of which are great ways of meeting owners, breeders, exhibitors and their dogs.
In the same vein it is well worth stressing that, though small in stature, the Pembroke is very definitely a big dog in a small package. Please do not make the mistake of thinking they are a toy breed… Pembrokes will take plenty of exercise and are at their best when their mind is occupied. They are intelligent, loyal, strong-minded and often opinionated. If you go on to bring a puppy home please make up your mind to rear it properly from the start. This brilliant little Welsh dog, hard-wired to herd and control livestock, responds best to kind, consistent, clear and firm guidance from their owners. If this guidance is missing, or inconsistent, you will find your Pembroke is firmly in charge of you in no time at all.