Welsh Corgi – Cardigan


Chandler and Sophia as a puppy from the Rubad Cardigan Welsh Corgi Kennels

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is larger than the Pembrooke Welsh Corgi, and has been around the longest.  Cardigans are less social and more territorial.  They make good family dogs but will not tolerate inconsiderate treatment – make sure any children understand the play and treatment rules.  If they nip at your heels they’re only trying to herd you into a group.  Because they are more active than the Pembrooke they require regular exercise, and make good apartment dogs if walked on a regular basis.  Their coat will shed a couple of times a year and they only need a weekly brushing.

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Notes for owners
Medium Minimal Good apartment dog with regular exercise.  More territorial than Pembroke.  OK with children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America

Dog Training Lady Profile

Corgi Aid.  Provide financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes.


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