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Cardigan Welsh Corgis


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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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Average Height & Weight

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.

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi


Typical Coloring

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.




Activity Level

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.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 12 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

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.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Family Orientation

(good with kids, or other pets?)

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.





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