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Behavior common of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a dependable breed. Loyal and hard working, this breed is responsible toward owners and makes a great pet. Don’t mistake him for a dog that is all work and no play, though- the Cardigan Welsh Corgi loves to play and can be quite spirited and athletic. This breed should receive plenty of attention and outdoor exercise. In fact, the dog behaves well outside for some time, but should never be neglected for long periods. They are also brave dogs and make superior watchdogs who tend to get ‘barky’ when strangers approach.

This breed is wonderful with children and will work hard to protect them and other members of the family. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi will also warm up to new people rather quickly and is generally gentle. When properly socialized, this breed can get along beautifully with other dogs and pets. Training the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is easy due to its obedient nature. They also tend to be quick learners and are always eager to please. When training, special attention should be focused on reducing the breed’s nipping behaviors, as its herding instincts are strong. Without proper training, this breed will often nip at the ankles of guests and other people.

Appearance of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a small dog, reaching only 10 to 12 inches in height and weighing only 24 to 38 pounds. These dogs have double coats consisting of the typical short, soft undercoat and wiry outer-coat. Their medium length coat comes in a variety of colors, including red, brindle, black, black and gray, blue merle, and sable. Unlike Pembroke Welsh Corgis, this breed has a tail and also features larger, rounded ears.

Grooming your Cardigan Welsh Corgi

This breed sheds in large amounts, so it is not the best choice for those who desire hair-free homes. Their medium-length, thick coats are easy to maintain, as they repel dirt and do not tend to have an odor. Weekly brushing sessions are recommended using the appropriate tools- usually a shedding blade, fine pin brush, or slicker brush. More frequent brushing can combat the large amount of shedding from this breed.

Like any dog, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi will require proper dental care and regular nail trimmings. Regular vet visits can further aid in keeping this dog healthy.

History of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The  Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of England’s oldest breeds, as it has been in England for over 3,000 years. While it isn’t certain, it is believed that this breed’s ancestors arrived with the Celtic people of Central Europe who migrated to Wales. The modern Cardigan Welsh Corgi hails from a part of the area known as Cardiganshire. Due to the breed’s strong herding instincts, they were often used to drive cattle. While less popular than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, this breed is still decently popular with dog lovers across the world.