Cardigan Welsh Corgi aka "Cardi" or "CWC"
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an
affectionate and loving dog, with a high degree of intelligence and a
responsive and gentle nature. A Cardigan Welsh Corgi will be just as
suited to an inexperienced dog owner as an experienced one. These dogs have
plenty of spirit and energy, and are keen, enthusiastic, and eager. The
Cardigan Welsh Corgi is responsive and obedient, but also independent, with
a mind of his own.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi will usually
get along well with children, especially older, more considerate children.
When it comes to other pets, he does need early socialization. A well socialized Cardigan Welsh Corgi should get along fine with
other family pets. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is reserved but polite when it
comes to strangers and guests. He can make an effective watchdog because of
his tendency to bark and raise the alarm if something is amiss. The Cardigan
Welsh Corgi is a dependable and reliable dog that can make a very good
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Appearance
The height of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi
is around 10-13 inches, and he weighs in at around 23 - 42 pounds. He has a
low set, yet sturdy and elongated body, with short legs. His expression is
one of readiness and enthusiasm. The coat of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is
weatherproof, and has a hard texture. The exterior coat can be short or
medium in length, and he also has a shorter, dense undercoat. He comes in a
variety of colors, which includes brindle, black, red, sable, and blue
merle, and will usually have white markings. It is somewhat common to see
Cardigans that are called "fluffs" that require a bit more grooming.
These Cardigans have coats that do not fit the breed standard; however,
these Cardigans are extremely beautiful and prized by their pet owners.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Grooming
The grooming requirements for the
Cardigan Welsh Corgi are low, and you simply need to use a firm bristle
brush to brush his coat once or twice a week. This breed is a medium
shedder, but will shed more heavily on a seasonal basis, which is when you
will have to step up the brushing and grooming.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Health Problems and
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a life
expectancy of around 12-15 years. Health issues can include obesity and
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (test available). Testing has cleared many
Cardigan lines for PRA. Hip Dysplasia is not a big problem in the
breed, but can appear.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi History
Cardigan Welsh Corgi was developed in Cardiganshire in Wales to be a
household pet for the farmers of the area as well as help him take care of
his livestock. His low build relates to his relationship with the
Dachshund. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi was registered with the AKC in 1935.