The Corgi is a foxy dog, with remarkably short legs and an instinct for herding. Corgis are athletic and use their agility to nip at the heels of sheep and horses. No one seems to know why the Corgi is associated with Wales but there are two types, Pembroke and Cardigan; ours is a Pembroke, identified by having almost no tail. They are much loved by the British Royal Family (sixteen dogs), although there have been stories of the Royal Corgis reverting to their old herding ways with some visitors. Also much loved by the author’s Aunt Joanie (a mere three dogs).