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Cardigan Welsh Corgi


General Description:

An ancient Breed from Cardiganshire , Wales. Thought to be descended from the same ancestors as Dachshunds. They were cattle driving dogs, but also guarded the family and property, killed vermin and were company for the children. They are not related to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, although they both come from Wales.

They are a good all around dog. Some people compete in breed, obedience, agility, fly ball, tracking and herding with the same dog.



Males: 30 to 40 pounds. Females: 25 to 35 pounds. Height: 10 1/2 to 12 1/2 inches at the the withers Length: 1 1/2 times greater than height at withers.



With or without white and or tan or brindle markings allowed colors are Black, Blue Merle, Brindle, Red or Fawn. The have a natural tail, and a short to medium length coat.


Disqualyfing faults:

White surrounding eyes- Predominantly white.- Color other then listed. Lack of normal tail.


Life expectancy:

12 to 15 years.



Most Cardis love everybody, especially children.


Other animals:

They are better with other animals than most dogs.





They seldom mat. They shed, like most dogs, in the spring and sometimes in the fall. They can be combed out in a few minutes once a week.




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They can Easily be taught to bark only when necessary. Natural retrievers are generally much easier to train than non retrievers.



They tend to be barkers. They retrieve a LOT!


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