Pembrokes are generally healthy, with few genetic issues. However, their bodies are wide with short legs, which means their legs have to be strong enough to support their weight. To keep them strong and healthy, it’s important that they are walked daily and kept at the proper weight to keep pressure off their hips.

You should also be mindful of taking them up or down slopes or stairs excessively, as elevation is more taxing. To keep their legs strong, keep your walks to smooth, flat ground. Do you intend to let your dog hop up on the bed or couch? Consider buying small ramps for them to walk up to prevent them from having to jump down.