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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigans are masterpieces of the dog breeder’s art: every aspect of their makeup is perfectly suited to moving cattle, and yet they are so congenial and sweet-faced that they’d be cherished companions even if they never did a day’s work. They’re very trainable, faithful, and vigilant guardians with a “big dog” bark. Well-socialized Cardigans are especially fond of kids and agreeable with other pets. Proper exercise and diet are vital to these long, low dogs—they’re hearty eaters and excess weight can lead to health issues.

About this Breed

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the older of the two Corgi dog breeds, with dogs of this type believed to have existed in Wales for more than 3,000 years. The Cardigan is distinguished by his long tail — like the sleeves of a cardigan sweater — and was used to drive cattle to market. Known as the yard-long dog, the Cardigan is sensible and affectionate. He loves to spend time with his family and is an active, fun-loving playmate for school-age children. The Cardigan’s medium-length coat comes in many colors and patterns, including red, brindle, blue merle and black, usually with white markings.

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of two separate dog breeds known as Welsh corgis that originated in Wales, the other being the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. It is one of the oldest herding breeds. Cardigan Welsh Corgis can be extremely loyal family dogs. They are able to live in a variety of settings. They need regular daily physical and mental stimulation. Cardigans are a versatile breed and a wonderful companion.

Height

Male: 10-13in

Female: 10-13in

Weight

Male: 25-34lb

Female: 25-34lb

Fun Fact

The Cardigan springs from the same line of dogs as the Dachshund.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Aramoras Great Expectations
  2. Aramora's Shaken, Not Stirred
  3. Bond
  4. Bossis Kimiks Hot Daam at Showntail
  5. BossIs Solera Glenlivet XXV of Hillcrest
  6. Braeling Down By Glenkinnon CD RE HT FDC CGCA
  7. Bud
  8. Cas
  9. Cash
  10. Alex

For Females

  1. Arian Farms Anwen "Annie"
  2. Belle
  3. Blondie's Wilhemina
  4. Blueberry
  5. Bossis Kingsbury 1st Time In Forever
  6. Bossis Kingsbury's Riverside Centerfold
  7. Brandy
  8. Bumbleberry Away From Keyboard
  9. Cede
  10. Annie

Common Locations

  1. North Carolina, United States
  2. Florida, United States
  3. California, United States
  4. United States
  5. Texas, United States
  6. Russie
  7. Illinois, United States
  8. New York, United States
  9. Kansas, United States
  10. Washington, United States

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