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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan is one of two Welsh Corgi breeds!

Country of Origin: Wales

Dog Group: Herding dog breeds

Origin of Name: The Cardigan is one of two Welsh Corgi breeds, the other being the Pembroke. Several theories exist regarding the origin of these very old breeds, one being that they were brought to Wales by the Celts.


A bit High

Monthly keeping cost




Tendency to Bark:

Very Less

Breed Info

Life span: 12 to 15 years

Availability: Easy to get

About Cardigan welsh corgi:
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the older of the two Corgi dog breeds, with dogs of this type believed to have existed in Wales for more than 3,000 years. The Cardigan is distinguished by his long tail like the sleeves of a cardigan sweater and was used to drive cattle to market. Known as the yard-long dog, the Cardigan is sensible and affectionate. He loves to spend time with his family and is an active, fun-loving playmate for school-age children.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated from the same family as the Spitz, the Elkhound and the Pomeranian. Unlike its cousin the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, the Pembroke does not have Dachshund characteristics. Corgis are heelers, used as a working breed to herd livestock much the same as the Australian Cattle Dog.

Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 Pembroke Welsh Corgis since 1944 when she was given her first, Susan, as an 18th birthday present. It is this high profile which has caused the breed to be so popular in the United Kingdom.

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a medium purebred known for being affectionate, alert, gentle, intelligent, loving, and loyal. The most common colors for Cardigan Welsh Corgis are black, black and tan, blue, brindle, gray, and red. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly.


Visits to Groomer-Medium



Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke

Tolerance to cold-Loves snow

Exercise Requirement-Little

Hair & Coat

Under Coat-Yes

Colour-Various combination

Coat Type- Dense, Harsh and Rough

Hair Length-Flowing

Hair Density-Dense


Cardigan Welsh Corgis are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Not all Cardigans will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.

Hip dysplasia

Intervertebral Disk Disease

Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Ear infection


Outgoing, friendly and loyal. Nonetheless the Pembroke is instinctively a herding dog, a heeler, and may display this tendency if it sights a nice pair of heels on the move to nip at. They are affectionate and accepting of children though may be suspicious of strangers. They are quite active, not docile lap dogs.

Training & Intelligence
Cardis are highly intelligent, highly athletic, and highly trainable--providing that the trainer knows what he or she is doing. Cardis' natural cleanliness makes them easy to housetrain as puppies, and their natural abilities with problem-solving makes them ideal candidates for teaching both basic commands as well as more complicated commands and tricks. They are alert and watchful, yet friendly.

Litter Size- 4 to 6 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Cardigan welsh corgi are healthy and sturdy breed . Generally a dog takes around 18 months to reach his or her full height and structure. It is advisable to breed your dogs after at least two years of age. If you are a first timer at breeding then taking a vets help.

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