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Cardigan Welsh Corgi


Cardigan Welsh Corgi Facts

  • Group
  • Herding
  • Affiliations
  • Height
  • 10.5" - 12.5"
  • Weight
  • 25-38 lbs.
  • Lifespan
  • 14 years | Add yours

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  • Exercise Requirement
  • Moderate - This breed enjoys typical daily activity
  • Training Requirement
  • A Quick Learner
  • Grooming Requirement
  • Easy
  • Colors
    • Various Colors
  • Breed Characteristics
    • Adapted to city living
    • Good with children
    • Should sleep indoors

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Alternate Names

none known


The Cardigan Welsh Corgi was developed in Cardiganshire, Wales.

Date Of Origin

This breed first arrived in Cardiganshire (its place of origin) with the Celts in 1200 BC.


The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a cousin to the dachshund, and is believed to be descended from dogs brought to whales by the Celts as long as three thousand years ago. It is closely related to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. It was first seen in the United Stares in the early 1930's but has gained popularity in recent years.


This breed is a low, long, solidly built dog with a wedge shaped head; large, erect ears; a black nose; and brown eyes. It has a deep chest and well boned, bowed front legs. The long tail is bushy. The double coat has a soft under coat and medium length outer coat.


the Cardigan is often described as a big dog in a small body; it is alert, intelligent, and hard working. It is playful and affectionate with friends and family, but wary with strangers. It may herd children and small animals.


This dog is a cattle herder and drover, a companion and a ratter. The breed became useful because the Crown owned practically all land, and the tenant farmers were permitted to fence off only a few acres surrounding their dooryards. The rest was common land, on which the crofter was permitted to graze his cattle. Instead of herding the cattle, the Corgi would nip at their heels and drive them as far afield as desired.

Health Concerns


Additional Information

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi, unlike the Pembroke, possesses a tail.

Show Sources & Contributors +


The Howell Book Of Dogs

Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Author: Liz Palika

Dog Bible

Publisher: BowTie Press, 2005

Website: http://www.bowtiepress.com/bowtie/

Authors: Kristin Meuh-Roe, Jarelle S. Stein

The New Encyclopedia of the Dog

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000

Website: http://www.dk.com

Author: Bruce Fogle


Publisher: WikiMedia Foundation, On Going

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/

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