The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is intelligent, alert and active. Cardigan Welsh Corgis are more reserved and placid than the Pembroke variety. These dogs are generally problem-free to raise and are quick to understand and train. Cardigan Welsh Corgis usually get along well with children but are not so accepting of other dogs. It is important that they are socialized with cats and other animals early to avoid difficulties once they are fully grown. These hardy, small dogs bond closely with their family and handler and have a good sense of humour.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgis are undemanding when it comes to grooming. An occasional brush to remove dead hairs is sufficient to keep the coat looking healthy.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis love being outdoors and need an average amount of exercise. They need to be taken for long, regular walks and are suitable dogs for sporting activities, such as fly-ball and agility trials.
It's believed that the Cardigan Welsh Corgi was brought to Wales by the Celts and has possibly evolved from cross-breeding with the Basset Hound and/or a Dachshund type of dog. The Corgis were highly valued as members of the family, guardians of the children and for working with stock in the fields, which they controlled by nipping at their heels.
General Appearance: Long, short-legged, strong and alert.
Color: Any color is accepted, provided that the white areas do not exceed more than 30% of the body.
Coat: Weather resistant, dense, straight and of medium length.
Tail: Bushy, almost reaching the ground and carried low.
Ears: Set high, large and erect.
Body: The body is long compared to the height with a moderately broad chest. The ribs are well-sprung and the topline is level.
- Cardigan Welsh Corgis have been used for avalanche search and rescue dogs.
- The Welsh Corgi comes in two varieties (1) The Cardigan, and (2) The Pembroke.