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Why Did Farmers Adore Corgis?


The Welsh used corgis as herders as early as the 10th century. Pastures were considered common land, so there were no fences and livestock was constantly straying. In order to keep a farmer’s cattle together and separated, corgis would nip at their legs to herd them. Because of their short stature, corgis had easy access to the cows’ ankles and were easily able to dodge kicks.


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