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Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Breed origin: Cardiganshire, British Isles
Original purpose: Drover and farm dog.
AKC recognized: 1935
AKC group: Herding
Weight: males 30 to 38 lbs;
females 25 to 34 lbs
Size: Height: 10½ to 12½ inches
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All shades of red, sable and brindle; black with or without tan or brindle points; blue merle with or without tan or brindle points. Usually with some white flashings.
12 to 15 years.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is even-tempered, loyal, affectionate, alert, intelligent, and adaptable. They make excellent housepets and can adapt to country life or city apartments, as long as they get enough exercise. Even though Cardigan Welsh Corgis have short legs, they are powerful and capable of great speed and endurance, and excel in many canine sports.
Good with children?
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Good with other dogs?
OK in apartments?
Yes if adequate exercise can be provided.
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Easy to train?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
herding, tracking, agility, obedience, conformation
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are active dogs and love walks and romps, but are adaptable and can be fine with just play sessions in the yard in addition to whatever they can get around the house.
The double coat should be brushed weekly. They shed seasonally, generally twice a year.
Known health problems:
Intervertebral disc disease.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust