Non-sporting Breeds

Welsh Corgi Cardigan

Welsh Corgi Cardigan
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 10 -12 in (26-31 cm)
Weight: Dog: 30-38 lb (13.5-17kg) Bitch: 25-34 lb (11.5-15.5kg)
Coat: Short or medium length, with a hard texture, and weatherproof; short, thick undercoat
Color: Any, with or without white markings, but white should not predominate

The rarer Welsh Corgi Cardigan is believed to have been brought to the high hills of Cardiganshire in Wales by the Celts when they emigrated from central Europe around 1200 BC. It is readily distinguishable from the tailless or docked Pembroke by its fox-like brush. The Cardigan is functionally built, being strong, agile, and tough enough to drive and herd wild cattle, dairy cows, and mountain ponies. It also helped to find and hunt game, and served as a child's guardian and companion. The Welsh Corgis were first exhibited in Britain in 1925, and the Pembroke and Cardigan received separate classification in 1934. The Cardigan is said to have a slightly more equable temperament than the Pembroke and is possibly less bold. It requires firmness and consistency from its owner to avoid behavior problems, and does well in obedience competition and at agility.
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