A Corgi Statue for Remembrance
The Fairy Gift Origin Legend
There is a Welsh legend which explains that the first Corgi puppies were gifts from fairies. One female and one male pup were found by children who were playing on their farm. The Welsh legend also states that Corgis were used in battle by fairies, and if one looks close enough at the shoulders of a Corgi, one can see the makings of the fairy saddles placed on the Corgi back, when the Corgi was rode into battle.
A More Acceptable Origin Theory
The Corgi is believed to be descended from the Swedish Vallhund, a Swedish cow dog breed brought with Scandinavian raiders in the 9th century to the Wales region, and a native Welsh cattle dog. This result of the two breeds was short-legged cattle herding dog.
Then in the 12th century, Flemish weavers who settled in south Wales, brought over the Spitz breed. It is believed that the short-legged cattle dog and the Spitz were bred. And the resulting breed is what we consider the Corgi today.
What?s in a Name?
One name origin theory is that the Corgi name is derived from two Welsh words, ?cor,? which means to watch over, and ?gi,? which is means dog. Another name origin theory is that the Celtic word for dog, and the Scandinavians word for dog were blended together and the result was ?corgi.? Then there is the name origin legend, which states that ?cor,? means dwarf and that ?gi,? is dog, and therefore the term ?corgi,? means ?dwarf dog.?
A Queen?s Favorite Breed
In the early 1900s Queen Elizabeth II, was presented with Dookie, a Corgi that was a gift from her father, King George VI. Since that day, Queen Elizabeth II has not been without a Corgi by her side. Queen Elizabeth II considers her Corgis to be part of the royal family. In her lifetime, Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 Corgis.
Corgi Statue FAQs
If I have questions about purchasing a Corgi statue, is there a number I can call?
Please call 1-888-900-2070.
What material are Corgi garden statues made of?
Corgi garden statues are made of chip-resistant fiberglass or cast stone.
Which Corgi statue material is lighter?
Fiberglass is lighter and weighs less than cast stone. Fiberglass is easier to move around.
What country are the Corgi garden statues made in?
Corgi garden statues are made in the USA and Italy.
Do you have other Corgi breed keepsakes available?
Yes, we have mugs and signs available for purchase, in addition to the statues.
What are the Corgi signs made of?
Metal and the signs are for both indoor and outdoor use.
Susan, the Royal Corgi
On Queen Elizabeth?s 18th birthday, she was gifted with a Corgi named Susan. The Queen loved Susan so much, that Susan accompanied the Queen on her honeymoon, after she married Prince Philip in 1947. With the help of Susan, Queen Elizabeth began a royal breeding program, and Susan bred 10 generations of royal Corgis. Sadly, this year, the Queen announced an end to her Corgi legacy and breeding program.
Our selection of Corgi garden statues captures all the qualities of the beloved Corgi and serve as a timeless keepsake. Don?t hesitate, order a fiberglass or cast stone Corgi statue, today!