It is suspected that the Corgi Pit was initially developed as a result of the designer dog trend that exploded onto the scene about 20 years ago. The Corgi Pit was developed from its parent breeds – the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Australian Cattle Dog. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated from Pembrokeshire, Wales. The name “Corgi” originated from the Celtic word meaning “dog”. In the 10th century, it is believed that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was developed. Farmers needed a dog that could drive cattle successfully and found that the Corgi was able to bite their ankles, effectively moving the animal along without harming them or causing a commotion. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi rose in popularity after he became a favorite in the household of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1934, the breed was officially added to the purebred list of the American Kennel Club. In the 19th century, the ancestors of the American Pit Bull Terrier were used for bull-baiting. In 1835, spectator sports were deemed inhumane and illegal; dog-fighting ended up taking its place. At the time, aggression was bred into the line to create stronger dogs. Handlers involved with the dog-fighting process wanted a dog that would not bite humans themselves in order to have the ability to successfully separate dogs. The American Pit Bull Terrier gained a reputation as a protective dog that was also family-friendly. When the breed was imported to America, their new jobs were to hunt wild game, guard property, and provide companionship. In 1898, the UKC officially named the breed as the American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Kennel Club decided to breed the American Pit Bull Terrier to conformation standards and renamed it the American Staffordshire Terrier.