Welsh Corgi Cardigan
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan emerged from Wales more than 3,000 years ago and is believed to have descended from dogs brought to the country from Celtic tribes. Originally, the Welsh Corgi Cardigan was used as a working dog to clear a path for cattle and later they became herders, drovers, watch dogs and ratters.
When the Vikings arrived in Wales 1,000 years ago they had with them a Spitz-type dog that was crossed with some of the existing Corgis. The resulting breed was known as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the breed that was left untouched was known as the Welsh Corgi Cardigan.
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan weighs 25 to 38 pounds and measures 10 to 12 inches.
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan has a thick, medium-length coat that sheds moderately most of the year and more heavily with the change of seasons in the spring and fall. The Welsh Corgi Cardigan should be brushed once a week, then more frequently during their heavier shedding seasons. They are naturally clean and only need to be bathed occasionally.
Like all dogs, the Welsh Corgi Cardigan also needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan is spirited and alert.
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan is a small dog with a big personality. The Welsh Corgi Cardigan loves to have fun and can be a bit of a comedian. They are highly devoted to their family and have lots of affection for them. Welsh Corgi Cardigans can be great playmates for children, although they often have to be trained not to herd or nip at them.
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan was bred to be a guardian and is therefore naturally protective of their family. The Welsh Corgi Cardigan is fearless and vigilant. They are polite, but wary with new people and quick to bark when someone or something strikes them as suspicious.
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan is intelligent and determined. The Welsh Corgi Cardigan tends to be independent, but learns quickly and is responsive to training. Once they have the basics down, the Welsh Corgi Cardigan can go on to participate in agility, tracking, herding and flyball.
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan likes to be active and has lots of endurance for a smaller dog. The Welsh Corgi Cardigan should have a long daily walk in addition to regular time outside in a secure area to run around and play.