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14 Reasons Why Corgis Are The Smartest Animals In The World

Earlier this week there was outrage over an article I published called 10 Corgis Who Thought The Titanic Wasn't Real. Well, I wanted to apologize for calling those corgis stupid by making this post. Corgis are the best!

1. Statistically, corgis are ranked in the upper tier of doggie intelligence. #11 is pretty damn good.

2. Corgis are great therapy and service dogs. BUT according to Pamela Christie, "Some service dog organizations won't work with Corgis because the breed is a little TOO SMART.

Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers will learn skills designed to help people and stop there, but Corgis often find ways to use those new skills for their own benefit.

3. Corgis make excellent watch dogs.

According to Deborah Harper, the author of 'The New Complete Pembroke Welsh Corgi', "The Corgi has always been valued as a watchdog. His acute hearing alerts him to unusual sounds, and his big dog bark means business when something is amiss."

4. Corgi expert, Sarah Christie stated in "Corgi Diversions," Corgis "excel in obedience, agility, flyball, tracking and more, as well as their traditional herding activities."

5. Corgis can provide great solace after the death of a loved one or comfort you if you are sick.

This is an actual testimony from a real person: "When I was down with the flu, Charlie Bear (a corgi) was worried about me and would paw at me while I was in bed. When a very dear friend died, I wanted to stay in bed, but Charlie Bear would have none of that. He pulled my covers off me and started nudging me to get up. His persistence and love helped pull me through that tough time."

6. Even their fur is the smartest.

All pets deserve special time for love and attention, but Corgis – unlike other smaller breeds – require very little time for grooming. According to Deborah Harper, "One of the grandest attributes of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the coat. It sheds dirt, doesn't tangle and protects the dog from the temperature extremes."

7. 73% of corgis go onto some form of higher education after high school.

8. In 2010, Vogue magazine voted corgis the most stylish dog breed.

Corgis were the only dog breed to beat the French Bulldog in the past 10 years. Very impressive.

9. A corgi invented penicillin.

10. 2 out of 3 corgis exercise regularly.

Corgis excel at soccer.

11. Corgis donated over $872,000 in 2011 making them the most charitable dog breed.

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That's nearly $200,000 more than the second most charitable dog, Pugs.

12. 7 of the world's 20 fastest rising fortune 500 companies are run by corgis.

13. Corgis played a crucial role in the Civil Rights era. They attended many sit-ins.

Not many people know this.

14. Mark Zuckerberg actually stole the idea of Facebook from the Winklevoss twins who stole the idea from a corgi named Daisy.

This is Daisy, the real inventor of Facebook.

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