The Corgi Pug is a hybrid mix of the Pug and the Welsh Corgi. Currently, there is little information on the mix; though the Corgi Pug is recognized by the Dog Registry of America Inc. Owners should review the histories and character traits of the parent breeds to better get to know the Corgi Pug. The Welsh Corgi is divided into two distinct breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The two breeds are closely related and appear to vary by size, ear shape, and temperament. The Pembroke is slightly smaller with pointed ears and a laid-back personality while the Cardigan is taller with rounded ears and is much more alert. The Welsh Corgi is an old dog, having first been documented in Wales in the 9th or 10th Centuries by Flemish and Viking tradesmen settling in the region. The smaller dogs were used to help herd cattle and sheep, and their family origins are somewhat mysterious. The Corgi is most likely the result of several different breeds. A popular children’s legend also provides another possible explanation for the origin of the Corgi breed. The legend claims the Corgi was the chosen breed of the fairy people who gifted them to people to help protect the children and farms. This legend is supported by the fairy saddle, which is a darker patch of hair beneath the shoulders. Welsh Corgis were recognized as a breed in 1925, and the two lines were further classified as separate breeds in 1934. Today, the Welsh Corgi is a popular breed and the long-standing favorite of Queen Elizabeth II who has kept Corgis since 1933. The Pug is of the Mastiff family and originates in China, dating back to the Han dynasty sometime between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. The Pug was bred as a companion for royalty and even earned itself a personal guard. By the 1500s, the Pug left China via Dutch traders and became a favorite among European nobility. Different countries often called the Pug by different names. In France, the Pug was known as the Carlin, Dugullo Spain, Mops in Germany, and Caganlino in Italy. The Pug standard was developed in England in the 1800s under two lines of Pugs, and when two pure Chinese Pugs were discovered in China in 1860, they were imported and produced the Pug known as Click. Click was a superior Pug and breed many times with the existing English lines to strengthen the breed. Click is credited with creating the modern Pug line known today. Pugs were introduced to the United States after the Civil War, and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1931.