Do you know what a corgi looks like? Corgis are a breed of dog that originated in Wales. Easily recognized by their very short legs, corgis were bred as hunting dogs that specialized in herding cattle by nipping at their heels. Because of their short stature, corgis can avoid being kicked in the process. Corgis are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Elizabeth II, the Queen of England, keeps at least four corgis in her retinue.