Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

Other Names : Cardie

Country of Origin : Wales

Dog Group : Working Dog


Records have been discovered that states that the Cardigan Welsh Corgi has existed in the UK since about 1200 BC. They are thought to have been brought to Wales by the Celts. They were very popular as cattle drovers. The Cardigan and Pembroke Corgis were recognised as separate breeds in the UK in 1934.


The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a small sized, sturdy little dog that is set low to the ground. Their straight, medium or short length coat is waterproof. They have a fox like brush for a tail, and their head has the look of a fox also. They are much longer than they are tall.

Feeding & Ownership

Feeding must be watched as they do have a tendency to become overweight.


The Cardigan Corgi is an intelligent and active little dog. They are obedient and are loyal to the family. They do get on well with children as long as they are treated with respect. They are ideally suited to the active family. They should be socialised and training started at an early age.


The coat of the Corgi is of short or medium length, straight and waterproof with a dense undercoat. This coat needs a small amount of time spent on grooming. They do need to be brushed to remove any loose and dead hairs. If they have been out in the mud then it is easy to remove the dirt once it has dried.


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