Description: Bred as sheepdogs and still used in that capacity in the British Isles, Welsh Corgis as a whole are the chosen breed of the Queen of England. These dogs are also used to guard flocks. True to breeding, the Welsh Corgi Cardigan is less sociable and more territorial than its Pembroke counterpart. Itís widely held that the Cardigan is the older of the two breeds.
These dogs are hardy, brave, calm, have a good sense of humor and are very intelligent and eager to learn. Welsh Corgi Cardigans have been described as vivacious because they love to play and interact with their family/owners/handlers. These dogs do not like to be apart from their humans too long and require more exercise than their Pembroke counterparts.
The Cardigan is a good alarm barker and some tend to bark a lot. Males can be aggressive with other males, particularly if a female in heat is in the vicinity
Height: 12 inches
Weight: Female 25-34 Ibs, Male 30-38 Ibs
Colors: Brindle of red, brown or golden, sable with black hair tips, blue merle black and grey marbled. Blues and blacks cheeks and eyebrows. White flashings usual on the neck, chest, legs, muzzle, underparts, tip of tail and blaze. Black masks and some ticking freckles.
Coat: Medium length, coat is all-weather and generally clean and odorless, brushed once a week to remove dead hair.
Temperament: Adaptable, alert, responsible, fun
With Children: Yes, caring for people including children comes naturally to his intelligent, although may withhold favors from strangers until he gets to know them better.
With Pets: Yes
Special Skills: Powerful dog capable of endurance and speed.
Care and Training: Deserve good care, which includes a secure place, a good diet and water, exercise, veterinary visits and vaccinations, general grooming including nails and teeth, socialization, training and love.
Learning Rates: High Intelligence
Activity: Indoors - Medium, Outdoors - High
Living Environment: House and yard, daily exercise and attentionouse with a fenced yard; daily exercise and attention.
Life Span: 12 - 15 Years
Litter Size: Reqires many considerations including genetics, time, effort and expense.
Country of Origin: Wales
History: First shown in England in 1919, was highly valued by his family as affectionate companion, guard, general farm worker, and driver of cattle. In fact, ancient Welsh law provided for severe penalties to those who harmed or stole one of the little "corgwn," because the corgi's talents could help determine his family's economic status.
First REgistered by the AKC: 1934