Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi have a full-tail and are a little bit more adaptable than the Pembroke Corgis. These dogs are reserved around strangers.

It is known to be a courageous and determined little dog that loves to play independent of their owners. You should be experienced with dogs if you want to take on this breed.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Facts

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             3 star rating

Easy to Train:                        4 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         2 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 27 – 30 cm (10.5 – 12 in)

Weight: 11 – 17 kg (24 – 37 lb)

Coat: Medium length, straight with a hard texture and good undercoat

Colour: Any, with or without white markings

Lifespan: 12 – 14 years

Special Characteristics

This is a rather courageous and very purposeful little dog that is alert, active, steady and confident.

Exercise Requirements

These small dogs require a medium amount of exercise. Two good walks each day with an active play time at home will keep them content and happy.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Self-reliant but will be loving and warm towards their owner.

Children: Good around children, but have been known to nip at ankles during play. Not great around young children.

Other Pets: Usually good but have been known to chase.

Strangers: Will be cautious and distant with strangers .

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Like most dogs they are good around other unknown dogs if they are well socialised with them from an early age. Make this part of your training schedule.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs are likely to nip the ankles of children during play, older children need to be aware of this and be shown how to handle the dog.

These dogs are reserved around strangers and might nip their ankles to get them away. If you have young children in the family then this dog is probably not best suited to you.

Health Risks

Only a few things to mention here; eye disorders and possible spine problems.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi needs to be an experienced dog handler that is rather easy-going and has the time to full-fill the dogs exercise needs.

The owner needs to have patience and be willing to train the dog to stop it from nipping at peoples ankles, which will become a problem if not dealt with. Needs to want to, and have the time for play with the dog.

More Photos

Cardigan Welsh Corgi black and white Cardigan Welsh Corgi brown, black and white

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