Basset Hound vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Compare the Basset Hound to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Basset Hounds and Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Basset Hound and Pembroke Welsh Corgi are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Basset Hound and Pembroke Welsh Corgi are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Basset Hound and Pembroke Welsh Corgi are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Basset Hound bark/howls frequently. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has an average level of barking.
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Basset Hound vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Basset Hound Dog Breed
Red Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog Breed
Breed NameBasset HoundPembroke Welsh Corgi
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height12-14 in.10-12 in.
Weight45-65 lb20-30 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryFranceUK (Wales)
Origin Year1585 AD1200 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹55°F to 75°F45°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelLowHigh
Exercise RequiredLowMedium
Top Running Speed10 mph23 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium
SheddingMediumMedium
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountMediumNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBasset HoundPembroke Welsh Corgi
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageVery Low
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingVery LowBelow Average
GuardingVery LowVery Low
HerdingVery LowHigh
HuntingAverageVery Low
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowVery Low
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBasset HoundPembroke Welsh Corgi
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesYesNo
BloatYesNo
CataractsNoYes
Cherry EyeYesNo
CystinuriaNoYes
Degenerative MyelopathyNoYes
Ear InfectionsYesNo
EctropionYesNo
EntropionYesNo
EpilepsyNoYes
GlaucomaYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesYes
ObesityYesNo
PanosteitisYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Patent Ductus ArteriosisNoYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Retinal DysplasiaNoYes
ThrombopathiaYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBasset HoundPembroke Welsh Corgi
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesNo
ShaggyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
MediumNoYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
Back, Tan, & WhiteYesNo
Black & BrownYesNo
Black & WhiteYesYes
Black, Brown, & WhiteYesNo
Black, Red, & WhiteYesNo
Blue & WhiteYesNo
Blue, Tan, WhiteYesNo
Brown & WhiteYesNo
Lemon & WhiteYesNo
Mahogany & WhiteYesNo
Red & WhiteYesNo
Tan & WhiteYesNo
Black & TanNoYes
BlueNoYes
FawnNoYes
RedNoYes
SableNoYes
WhiteNoYes