All About Cardigan Welsh Corgis
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The Cardigan Welsh Corgis is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 10.5 to 12.5 inches.
Weight: 30 to 38 pounds.
Females – Height: 10.5 to 12.5 inches.
Weight: 25 to 34 pounds.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are commonly red, sable, brindle, black and blue merle. They sometimes have white markings.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are a social, fun and spirited breed. Though they were not bred as companion dogs, they have turned into them, and they are highly devoted to their families. They are affectionate and possess an even temper.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are relatively small dogs, but they require a lot of activity as they are difficult to tire out. They are most fond of herding as a form of exercise, but a long walk or energetic game will also do.
- Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a double coat, with a harsh outer layer covering a soft, thick under layer.
- They are a low-maintenance grooming breed, requiring only a weekly brush.
- They have short legs and long, stocky bodies. Their feet are large and round.
10 to 12 years
The most common health concern for Cardigan Welsh Corgis is canine hip dysplasia. Progressive retinal atrophy is less common but still occurs within the breed, while urolithiasis is seen occasionally.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis do well with people of all ages and make good family pets. They can have trouble with other dogs, though they are very friendly toward other household pets.
- They originally hail from central Europe but were replanted in Cardiganshire, Wales, where they became one of the earliest dog breeds to journey to the UK.
- They were nicknamed the “Yard Dog” because they were supposed to measure a “Welsh yard” from the tip of their noses to the end of their tails.
- Cardigan Welsh Corgis are agile dogs, a skill honed from decades of driving cattle, when they had to dodge the kicks of the cows.