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Cardigan Welsh Corgi: Breed Characteristics, Care & Exercise Needs

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About Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Country of Origin, History of Cardigan Welsh Corgis

Corgis may have descended from Swedish Vallhunds brought to Wales by Vikings in the 800's. Or perhaps the Cardigan is the older variety, brought to Wales by the Celts in about 1200 BC.

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Description of the Breed

The Cardigan is a long, low dog with upright ears and a fox-like appearance. Cardigans can be any shade of red, sable, or brindle; they can also be black with or without tan brindle or blue merle (black and gray or marbled) with or without tan or brindle.

They usually have white on the neck, chest, legs, muzzle, tip of the tail, and as a blaze on the head. Other markings include ticking on the legs and muzzle, smutty muzzles, monk's hoods, and others. A few other unofficial colors can occur, such as red merle.


Dogs 10-13 inches (25-33cm)
Bitches 10-13 inches (25-33cm)


Dogs 25-30 pounds (11-14kg)
Bitches 25-30 pounds (11-14kg)

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi Personality Traits

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Temperament of the Dog

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is highly intelligent, obedient, protective, steady, active, loyal, loving, willing to please and robust. They are usually good with considerate children, other Corgis and non-canine pets but wary with strangers and other dogs. They make fine guards, and excellent show and obedience dogs.

They sometimes attempt to herd people by nipping at their heels, although they can be trained not to do this. The Cardigan is a good alarm barker and some tend to bark a lot. Males can be aggressive with other males, particularly if a bitch in heat is in the vicinity.

Living Conditions

Well suited to apartment life, even without a yard. They are very active indoors.

Exercise & Training

Cardigans are very active and must have regular exercise, including a daily, long walk.


The wiry, medium-length water-resistant coat is easy to groom. It should be combed and brushed with a firm bristle brush, and bathed only when necessary. The coat is shed two times per year.

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Health and Care

Health Issues

Some are prone to PRA and glaucoma. They are prone to gaining weight.

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Group: Herding Group

AKC Popularity Ranking: 68

Also Known As: Cardigan, CWC, Cardi

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