At about 10 to 12 inches at the shoulder and 27 to 30 pounds, a well-built male Pembroke presents a big dog in a small package. Short but powerful legs, muscular thighs, and a deep chest equip him for a hard day’s work on the farm or the city. Built long and low, Pembrokes are surprisingly quick and agile. They can be red, sable, fawn, and black and tan, with or without white markings.
The Pembroke is a bright, sensitive dog who enjoys playing with his human family and responds very well to training. As herders bred to move cattle, they are fearless and can be independent. They are vigilant watchdogs, with acute senses. Families who can meet their bold but kindly Pembroke’s need for activity and togetherness will never have a more loyal, loving pet.