Cardigan Welsh Corgi Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cardigan Welsh Corgi so you can get to know the breed more.
|Group||Pastoral / Herding Dogs|
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Other Names |
What other names does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi have?
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Cardigan Welsh Corgi for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cardigan Welsh Corgi gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Very frequent: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.
Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
How much does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi weigh? Cardigan Welsh Corgi weight:
|Male: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg), Female: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi? Cardigan Welsh Corgi average weight:
|Male: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)|
How tall is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi? Cardigan Welsh Corgi height:
|Male: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm), Female: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)|
Average Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Cardigan Welsh Corgi average height:
|Male: 11.5 inches (29 cm), Female: 11.5 inches (29 cm)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cardigan Welsh Corgi's coat?
|Black & WhiteBlue & Merle & WhiteBrindle & WhiteRed & WhiteSable & White|
How to groom the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and how often?
Average: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.
Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.
Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.
Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.
If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Cardigan Welsh Corgi, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.
Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cardi?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Cardigan Welsh Corgi every day?
| 3-4 weeks |
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.
What kind of personality does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 85% of the time or better.
Are Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Cardigan Welsh Corgi sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Cardigan Welsh Corgis don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Cardigan Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Cardi need? Cardigan Welsh Corgi social needs:
Cardigan Welsh Corgis need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cardi bark?
Average: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Cardigan Welsh Corgi good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Cardigan Welsh Corgis will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential |
Do Cardigan Welsh Corgi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cardi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cardigan Welsh Corgi? Why do dog bites happen?
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force |
Does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a hard bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI ⏺
Cardigan Welsh Corgi bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi do?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cardigan Welsh Corgis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cardigan Welsh Corgi roam?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cardigan Welsh Corgi have high prey drive?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Cardigan Welsh Corgis are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Cardigan Welsh Corgi good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Cardigan Welsh Corgi temperament with other people:
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs get along with other pets? Are Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly |
Are Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cardigan Welsh Corgi temperament with children:
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Cardigan Welsh Corgi good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Cardigan Welsh Corgis good office dogs? Do Cardigan Welsh Corgis make good office friendly dogs? Can Cardigan Welsh Corgis be office dogs?
Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cardi temperament with senior people? Are Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs good for elderly owners?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed? Most common health risks of Cardigan Welsh Corgi:
|CataractsCystinuriaDegenerative MyelopathyEpilepsyHip DysplasiaIntervertebral Disk DiseasePatent Ductus ArteriosisProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Retinal DysplasiaVon Willebrand's Disease|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Cardigan Welsh Corgi see the vet?
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cardigan Welsh Corgi be? What is the age limit of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi? How many years can the oldest Cardigan Welsh Corgi live?
The average lifespan of Cardigan Welsh Corgi: 13 years
Is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed hypoallergenic?
| No |
Cardigan Welsh Corgis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi have? What is the activity level of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs require per day?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cardigan Welsh Corgis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cardigan Welsh Corgi risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cardigan Welsh Corgi's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
| Prefers average to cold weather conditions |
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency |
Does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi drool?
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cardigan Welsh Corgi be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cardigan Welsh Corgi be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Cardigan Welsh Corgi be an emotional support animal?
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cardigan Welsh Corgi be a sniffer dog?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cardigan Welsh Corgi be a search and rescue dog?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cardigan Welsh Corgi be a boat dog?
Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cardigan Welsh Corgi be a drafting dog?
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Cardigan Welsh Corgi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Cardigan Welsh Corgi have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
AKC Group |
Is Cardigan Welsh Corgi recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Herding breed.|
FCI Group |
Is Cardigan Welsh Corgi recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed?
|American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainAmerican Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel Club|
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Pros and Cons
- Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
- Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed.
- Drooling Tendency: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
- Stinkiness: The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
- Watchdog Ability: Cardigan Welsh Corgis are good watchdogs.
- Mouthiness: Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Adaptability: Cardigan Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Child Friendly: Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
- Cat Friendly: Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Cardigan Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Cardigan Welsh Corgis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Health Issues: Cardigan Welsh Corgis tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
- Hypoallergenic: Cardigan Welsh Corgis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Shedding Level: Cardigan Welsh Corgis shed above average.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi's weight, he can easily gain weight.
- Office Friendly: Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi History
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is descended from the same family of dogs that produced the Dachshund and the Basset Hound. The ancestors of modern-day Cardis are believed to have been brought to Wales more than 3,000 years ago by Celtic tribes who migrated to Wales from central Europe. This early dog was a transitional form between the Teckel and the Spitz families.
However, some people believe that when the Vikings invaded Wales, the Spitz-type dogs they brought with them were crossed with the original Corgi to produce the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Most authorities on the subject, including both W. Lloyd Thomas and Clifford Hubbard, maintain that the first Corgis to lay their paws upon Welsh soil did so in the 12th century BCE as loyal dogs of the Celts. Such vast historical, genetic and anthropologic evidence exists to support the latter theory that the others are considered almost preposterous. Indeed, the word “Corgi” is thought to derive from the Celtic word for dog: “Concho”.
Furthermore, Cardigans were herding dogs who assisted farmers in herding their cattle and keeping them safe from predators. They also assisted farmers in transporting their cattle to the fields and to markets. They were treasured as cattle dogs, guardian dogs, family pets, and vermin exterminators. An old Welsh law imposed heavy penalties on anyone who would hurt or steal one of the dogs because they were so valuable and important to the farmers' financial well-being.
Moreover, Cardigan Welsh Corgis were first shown in English dog shows in 1919 and the English Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association was founded in 1926. At that time, the Cardigans and Pembrokes were considered one breed and often were interbred, which caused a great deal of strife among breeders. In the mid and late 1920s, a red and white dog named Bob Llwyd influenced the breed a great deal. It is stated that he was the inspiration for the first breed standards. He sired the breed’s first champion, Ch. Golden Arrow, who was born in 1928 and finished his championship in 1931. Also in 1931, Mrs. B.P. Bole imported the first pair of Cardigans into the United States. One was a female named Cassie who was already a well-established producer of high-quality Cardigans in England. Although she was mismarked, being white with brindle patches, she produced excellent pups. One of her pups, named Megan, became the first U.S. champion of the breed. Today, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America holds an annual contest for champions only, named the Megan Competition.
In 1934, the British Kennel Club declared Pembrokes and Cardigans to be separate breeds, thereby ending any questions about interbreeding the two. The next year, the American Kennel Club recognized Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Moreover, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America was founded in 1935. The Cardigan has gone from the Non-Sporting to the Working to the Herding Group at American Kennel Club dog shows. Because the parent club has always been committed to preventing the commercialization of their dogs, they aren’t as well-known as the Pembroke, but they always have a special place in the hearts of those who know and love them. Today, the breed standard is maintained by The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America.
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