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Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) (Medium/long coat) Mobile

Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) (Medium/long coat)

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a short, sturdy dog, that is set low to the ground. Their straight, medium or short coat is waterproof. They have a fox-like brush for a tail, and their head has the look of a fox also. They are much longer than they are tall. The coat comes in a number of colours – see the breed standard for details. Adult Cardigans stand at about 30cm and weigh 15-18kg.

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for experienced owners
  • Some training required
  • Enjoys gentle walks
  • Enjoys walking an hour a day
  • Small dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming every other day
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Quiet dog
  • Guard dog. Barks and alerts
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • May require training to live with kids
Welsh Corgi lying on the sofa

Personality

The Cardigan Corgi is an energetic little dog who needs an outdoor-loving family. This dog still has the herding instincts of its ancestors, and as such likes constant activity in his life. They do have a tendency to nip heels and chase feet.They are obedient and loyal to their family. Alert to their surroundings, they make good watchdogs in the home.

Welsh Corgi standing in the forest

History and Origins

Records have been discovered that show that the Cardigan Welsh Corgi dog breed has existed in the UK since about 1200BC. They are thought to have been brought to Wales by the Celts and were very popular as cattle drovers. The Cardigan and Pembroke Corgis were recognised as separate breeds in the UK in 1934.

Dog with red collar looking out the window
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