You really have to love East Aurora.
Every small town and village across the country has its own identity and eccentricity. East Aurora is the epitome of Western New York, cute and quirky.
And on Sunday at Knox Farm State Park, where over 40 corgis gathered before National Welsh Corgi Day, things got even quirkier and cuter.
“Founder Connie Maue says it’s a great time for the dogs who love to play … this is important because even if another dog is at home, it’s important for them to go out and socialize.”
According to the American Kennel Club, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is ranked 13th out of 197 for dog breed popularity. A corgi will be approximately a foot tall and weigh up to 30 pounds. Corgis live approximately 12-13 years.
The AKC describes the short (but spunky) breed:
“… a big dog in a small package. Short but strong legs, muscular thighs and a deep chest equip it for a hard day’s work. Pembrokes are long and deep and surprisingly fast and agile. They can be red and sable , Deer, and black and brown, with or without white markings. “
It’s a popular historical and cultural fact that the breed is preferred by Queen Elizabeth – she got her first corgi, dookie, in 1933 and has always had a corgi (or two or three) ever since.
National Corgi Day is March 1st.