So many folks have such misconceptions about corgis.... When they see my big (short, yes, but still big dogs!) cardis, they are so suprised they are corgis. One is a certified therapy dog, one loves to herd the goats next door and the third is sort of the momdog to everyone.
Well.....thankfully the corgis in Kings Speech are good ambassadors for the breed. Colin Firth and corgis....oh my oh my!
Hahahaha! Yes, Mr Firth is ageing well!
I agree that being over-popular is a problem, but Corgis are quite rare in the UK. Too rare.
According to the Kennel Club, there were only 533 PWC's registered in the UK in the year 2006 (that would be new registrations) compared to over 45,000 labrador retrievers. If you figure roughly 7 per litter (some bigger, some smaller) that would be about 75 litters. Since many breeders have more than one litter, you probably only have about 50 or 60 breeders in the whole country.
Cardigans are even worse off with only 84 registrations. That's, like, 12 litters is all of the UK!
Each Disney "101 Dalmatians" release was followed within a couple years by a spike of abandoned Dalmatians in shelters.
"The King's Speech" is a fine film. Firth did an amazing job.
Take a moment to reflect upon the magnitude of that time. Hitler got where he was solely through his gift of demagoguery, perhaps the only thing he did well, besides hate.