Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Named after the medieval kingdom Cardiganshire, Wales, these cute little dogs are one of the oldest British breeds. While very similar to the famous Pembroke Welsh Corgis which are Queen Elizabeth's favorites, the Cardigan Welsh Corgis are actually different in certain aspects. They have long and low foxlike tails and they're curvier because of their round bone structure and have a sloping rear. Corgis are well-loved for their unique short legs and happy personality.
There are multiple colors for Cardigan Welsh Corgis. They may come in all shades of red, sable, and brindle. They can also come in blue merle or black which can have tan or brindle points. There may be white flashing on various parts of their bodies. Blue merle Cardigan Welsh Corgis also usually have blue eyes while other colors usually have dark eyes.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are usually affectionate and highly energetic dogs. But don't be fooled with their small and cute appearance as they are developed as herding dogs making them tough and really smart. Historians believe that a century ago, Welsh Corgis are working to driving the herd on days, and at night, they served as watchdogs. This is why this breed, in particular, is one of the best ones to have if you want a dog to guard your houses as they will bark at any unexpected sounds.
Their lifespan is estimated to be around 12 years but with proper care, they may even live up to 15 years. Cardigan Welsh Corgis can overweight easily so owners have to make sure that they are giving the right food proportion and nutrients to their dogs. Since they are breed to move herds hundreds of years ago, it is best to exercise them frequently. They are also susceptible to certain diseases and illnesses so be sure to watch out for certain symptoms. Canine hip dysplasia, retinal atrophy, degenerative myelopathy, and urinary stones are the ones to watch out for.
It is advisable to brush your dogs at least once a week to maintain their coat healthy. It also helps if you don't want pet hairs all over your place. If you let your dogs outside, it is also advisable to trim the hair around their paws to reduce the amount of dirt that they may get inside your homes. Trimming and grooming during the summer will also help decrease the temperature of your dog, especially the black ones as the color black tends to absorb more heat.
|Breed Group:||Herding (AKC:1935)(UKC)|
|Life span:||12-15 years|
|Height:||Male: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)|
Female: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
|Weight:||Male: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg)|
Female: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg)
|Colors:|| Black & White|
Blue Merle & White
Brindle & White
Red & White
Sable & Whit
|Litter Size:||4-6 puppies|
|Puppy Price:||Average $1000 - $1200 USD|