I am Cardigan Welsh Corgi, the older among the two Corgi dog breeds. I have existed in Wales for over 3,000 years. Initially, I used to drive cattle to the market. However, nowadays, I love spending time around my family. On top of that, I have become a loving playmate for school-age children. The most notable feature about me is my long tail, which is like a cardigan sweater and hence my name.
The current generation of Cardigan Welsh Corgi is entirely different from the earlier ones. These days the Cardigan doesn’t spend much time herding cattle. However, it still has that herding instinct. But nowadays, this breed is a family companion and show dog with a responsible and adaptable personality. And sometimes, it can be found living horse owners helping them in loading horses into trailers.
Moreover, true to its dog heritage, the Cardigan is still an alert dog breed. It may act standoffish towards strangers, but it is affectionate towards its family. In addition to that, this breed is loves being around children. However, it doesn’t necessarily play well with other dogs.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi can be the breed for apartment dwellers, as well as novice owners. But it has a tendency to bark, which can be a problem with people living next doors, particularly in the case of apartments. What’s more, the Cardigan can shed but is less likely to drool. Additionally, the prey drive of this breed can be very high.
Besides, the Cardigan is an intelligent breed, which also means that it is generally highly trainable. That said, this breed can be independent too at times and will want to do things its own way.
When it comes to sizes, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi can be between 10.5-12.5 inches tall. While the female weighs up to 25-34 pounds, the male can be 30 to 38 pounds in weight.
Like many other herding dogs, the Cardigan Welsh Corgis is a moderately high-energy dog breed that loves being on the job.
Don’t be fooled by Cardigan’s short legs. It was originally bred to move cattle across large distances as well as work all day. Hence, it is no surprise that this breed requires regular and consistent physical and metal experience to remain stimulated. Although its short legs don’t let this breed to keep up with a bike. Otherwise, the Cardigan is up for anything.