I have taken this article because it sums up what has happened to the breed in the minds of show people in the UK. The author from Pethealthnetwork writes as follows,
See the web link below.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is among the oldest of the herding dogs, and also the smallest of the group. They are traditionally tailless and for a long it was requirement for showing. The breed can be traced back as far as 1107 AD when Flemish Weavers brought them along to Wales. They were used to herd sheep, horses, geese, cattle, ducks and just about anything else that moved. Their ancestry is similar to that of the Keeshond, Pomeranian, Samoyed, Chow Chow, Norwegian Elkhound and Finnish Spitz. In 1933 King George VI gave Corgis to his daughters, the breed has risen in popularity ever since, it has also remained a favourite among royalty.
So why is the Welsh Corgi League doing its utmost to say tails should go down When its quite obvious that the natural tailset for a Pembroke is a CURLY TAIL HELD HIGH on its back. Don’t the establishment like it that they have to have tails and not all tails stay down especially when a Stud Dog smells a bitch in heat. Its Straight UP!! If you have a tail that is down and doesn’t move – ask why. There have been unscrupulous things done in the past.
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian – they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.
Pictures below of the six breeds mentioned in this paper.