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Cardigan Welsh Corgi Puppies
Description: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not as popular as their sibling, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, but they make an excellent pet. They are even said to have slightly better temperaments than the Pembroke. Cardigans are loyal, affectionate and good with children. They are intelligent and easy to train but need a firm hand when it comes to nipping, as they are prone to do so due to their ancestry as herding dogs. Wary of strangers and possessive of their owner's property, they also make a good watch dog. Cardigan Welsh Corgis are easily distinguishable from the Pembroke with their wide and wider set ears, as well as their long tail. Pembroke's tails are docked completely, that is if they are even born with a tail. Cardigans reach one Welsh yard from nose tip to tail tip, which is why they are sometimes called "yard-long dogs". They have longer bodies than the Pembroke, and are much longer than they are tall. Their colors consist of red, sable, brindles, black, tricolor, and blue merle--which legend says came from fairies who brought the color in the night. They usually have white on them with an Irish pattern, but overbearing white is considered a severe fault. They are loving, intelligent, and are hard workers with their high quality obedience skills. They can often appear sprightly in character and are quite confident. Active and devoted, this little dog can be quite amusing in character and appearance at times. They get along with children and other pets, their sturdiness making them suitable companions for even large dogs. Cardigans are said to have the heart of a large dog in a dwarfed body, making them an ideal companion.
Type: Herding Dog
10.5 - 12.5 inches.
with or without white markings, but white should not predominate. They come
in all shades of red, sable, brindles, black, tricolor, blue merle, usually
with a white Irish pattern. They can have tan or brindle points, often with
white flashes on the neck, chest, legs, muzzle and underbelly.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are active, obedient, intelligent and alert. They make
good watch dogs, as well as good guard dogs. They can be possessive, and can
be scrappy with other dogs. But with their friends and family they are playful,
affectionate and loving. They may nip at the heels, trying to herd you or
your children. They need strong training in avoiding nipping humans, and they
learn quickly. They are fun loving, easygoing, and sprightly. Wary of strangers,
they remain devoted to their owners and are usually good with kids. They can
be amusing with their jaunty attitude. Welsh Corgis are little dogs with big
hearts, hard working and affectionate.
Watch-dog: Very High.
Cardigans are alert and self-willed. They will protect and make sure anything
around is made known due to their bark.
Care and Exercise:
Brush the Cardigan Welsh Corgis coat twice a week with a firm bristle brush.
Bathe only when necessary. Shedding is twice a year. Plenty of exercise at
least twice a day as you do not want them to become obese and lazy. Cardigan
Welsh Corgis love to have room to run around freely.
Activity: Indoors - Very
High. Outdoors - High.
Health Issues: Obesity, spinal problems, degenerative myelopathy (neurological disease known to cause lameness) and some inherited eye disorders such as PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy).
Life Span: 12 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
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