Cardigan Welsh Corgis Are Royal Family Dogs
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is very attentive and good listeners even as puppies. Therefore, training is easier during puppy days. Due to their high intelligence, they are not difficult to train. They pick up on new commands quickly. You should socialize them early to prevent hostility toward people and other animals.
Characteristics of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi
The Cardigan Welsh corgi is short and low to the ground with a long body. They have a black nose. Their eyes are wide set eye and are medium to large. Their eye colors are shades of brown. The merle coated dogs may have one or two blue eyes. Another dog with this trait is the Australian Shepherd. You can distinguish the Cardigan Corgis from the Pembroke by looking for a tail. Cardigans have a tail, Pembrokes do not.
Pembrokes are not born without tails, the tails are docked (cut off) when they are young puppies. A docked tail is required for the Pembroke to meet “breed standards.”
Cardigans are a medium sized dog weighing around 35 pounds. Due to their short legs, they only stand about 12 inches tall. They are part of the AKC herding group and are good at herding cattle. When they are not working, they are content just being a family pet.
This dog breed has ears that are large in proportion to the rest of its body. Their legs are very short. Their coat colors include brindle, black and brindle, saddle, fawn, red and black and tan with or without white.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is generally a low maintenance dog. Brushing twice a week is enough to remove old dead hair which will minimize shedding. You need to take extra care during shedding season, though, or you might have fur all over the house.
Some people believe the Cardigan Welsh corgis ancestors came from the Celts. Throughout history, the Cardigan and the Pembroke Welsh corgi were interbred so most people thought they were the same breed until the 1930s. They rank 68th in popularity by the AKC. Even though Cardigan Welsh Corgis are Royal family dogs, they are not number one in the rankings.