Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Description

The most distinguishing features of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are its moderate-sized ears that are set high and somewhat wide apart. It has an average size head with a smaller than average muzzle. Its nose and eyes are both average sized. This breed has an elongated neck that is well muscled and angels to its back. The torso is moderately long and well defined. The legs are strong, but short. Its tail is set lower than its back and hangs at the hocks. The top layer of the coat is thick and average in length. The bottom layer of its coat is closer to its body, short, and soft.

Temperament

The expressive look of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is comparable to its temperament. This breed has a pleasant demeanor and loves spending time with its family. It loves to please and is generally very obedient. This breed’s love for its family makes it a good watch and guard dog, despite its small size. It does fine with children and usually gets along fine with other pets. Except for its same breed, it does not typically coexist peacefully with other dogs. Training this breed early is recommended.

Height and Weight

Male height: 10-12 inchesMale weight: 30-38 poundsFemale height: 10-12 inchesFemale weight: 25-34 pounds

Health Problems

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is generally a healthy breed. It may develop hip dysplasia and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Some types may also develop urolithiasis.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a versatile breed that can live inside or outside. The breed will remain active if it lives indoors, but it will require some opportunities for exercise outside the home.

Exercise

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a high energy level. The breed should receive a significant amount of exercise. Training the breed is a good way to give it an opportunity for physical and mental exercise. The breed can also handle more physically demanding activity, such as running.

Life Expectancy

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has an average life expectancy of 10-12 years.

Litter Size

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has an average of 7 puppies.

Grooming

The best way to maintain the coat of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is to brush it on a regular basis. This will help to keep any loose hairs from becoming tangled or causing the coat to become matted. The coat should also be washed to remove any debris.

Origin

The history of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi began in Great Britain. It was initially bred to herd cattle

Group

Herding

Color

The coat of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is acceptable in varying shades of black, brownish-black, light brown, gray, and blue merle.