Corgis really DO have a bubble butt! Science explains why the lovable dog's ... trends now
People swoon over corgis for their 'bubble butts,' but this adorable feature is also a built-in floatation device.
Several videos of the small dog have recently been shared online, revealing its rear will not stay submerged - and there is a science behind it.
Experts claim a corgi's butt is made of nearly 80 percent fat instead of muscle fibers, earning the nickname 'bubble butt.'
The excess fat is due to the dog's short legs and large head, which causes more weight to be distributed to the back end of its body.
While the fluffy canines are natural swimmers, pet experts suggest strapping a life vest around their middle when in water.
People swoon over corgis for their 'bubble butts,' but this adorable feature is also a built-in floatation device. Several videos of the small dog have recently been shared online, revealing its rear will not stay submerged - and there is a science behind it
Corgis are popular pets, as these furry canines are small, lovable and loyal. They only grow to 12 inches long and weigh no more than 30 pounds.
These dogs are iconic for their long bodies but stubby legs that are surprisingly powerful and muscular.
However, the adorable short legs are due to humans breeding them for specific traits, which resulted in a genetic condition called achondroplastic dwarfism.
During the Viking invasion of 1,000 years ago, and the subsequent influx of Flemish weavers, a Spitz-type dog was introduced into some areas of Wales.
These Spitz were crossed with the original Corgi to produce what is known today as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
But corgi is a relatively healthy bread that can live up to 15 years.
A flood of videos showing corgis swimming has been shared on social media platforms, baffling many viewers unaware of their floating rears.
One video shows the dog swimming in a large pool with