The Cardigan Welsh Corgi (Cardigan Welsh CORGI) It is one of the two separate breeds of “Corgi” originating in Wales, the other is the Pembroke Welsh CORGI. It is one of the oldest herding dog breeds that exist.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi can be extremely loyal and family, Although they need daily physical and mental stimulation. Because of its size, they need a surprising amount of exercise. It is a very versatile breed and excellent partner in the family. They can live in a variety of places, from apartments to farms.
They live around 11 year and a half and the main reason for death is from cancer (28%), age (24%) and neurological disorders (15%).
Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a dog long and low, with upright ears and a long brush-shaped tail (by the way and the hair that falls). The elder American Kennel Club standard called him for the first time, as a ” "German Shepherd short legs". The Cardigan Welsh Corgi tail is long (Unlike the Welsh Corgi Pembroke , whose tail could be long, short).
The mantle of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, It can be any reddish tone, Sable, or striped, In addition, It may be black, with or without cinnamon striped or blue Merle, with or without cinnamon or striped color spots. They usually have white on the neck, the chest, the extremities, under the snout, the tip of the tail, and as a glow in the head, known as the “Ireland pattern”.
The standard measure of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi will of 26 to 31.5 cm. of height to the cross and weigh 13,6 to 17,2 kg, the male and 11,3 to 15,4 kg females.
Like most breeds of grazing the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are very intelligent, the active and athletic. They are popularly known as “a dog in a small package”.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi are loving companions, dedicated, It can also be alert and very responsible tutors. They tend to be cautious with strangers and reserve their affection for those who are familiar. If socialization at an early age, they will be well with any dog.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is said to be from the family of dogs Teckel, Although their origin is not clear, What is known is that they are among the oldest of all the races of grazing, It is believed to they have existed in Wales from for more than 3.000 years.
Alternative names: Cardigan / CWC / Cardi