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Life span: 12-15 Years

Height: 25-33cm (Male); 25-33cm (Female)

Weight: 14-17kg (Male); 11-15kg (Female)

Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the loyal, affectionate, smart dog breed which can accompany you on leisure time. They are active and intelligent enough to play some tricky agility games. Cardigan breeds are devoted, alert and cautious dogs. These dog breeds originated from Wales, United Kingdom. Cardigan Welsh Corgi breeds shed heavily and are not hypoallergenic. You need not worry about pet allergies with Cardigan.

Physical Characteristics

This small dog is long, with short legs and a medium sized fluffy tail, accompanied by large ears that remain erect. Its eyes can be blue or brown, with a black or brown nose. Their medium length coat is dense, straight and soft to the touch. The coat can come in varying colors, sometimes with spots covering its body or white markings. It can be brown, light brown, black, grey, blue and red.


Originating in Wales, this dog’s name is made up of three components, Cardigan due to its tail, which resembles the sleeves of a cardigan; Welsh due to its place of origin, Wales; and Corgi which means “dwarf dog”. Originally, they were considered to be the same breed as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, but in 1934, the Kennel Club of Britain denominated them two separate breeds. It appeared in the United States in 1931, specifically in Massachusetts. This led to the acceptance of the breed into the American Kennel Club in 1935, when this began being used for shows. They became highly popular, although the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a higher popularity rate.


This family dog is loving, loyal and calm tempered, and will always try to please its owners. It is playful with children and active, although not hyperactive, and usually gets along well with other household pets. They love having playmates, whether dog or human, and would never purposely harm anyone. Training is easy due to this breed’s tendency to please and its intelligence. Exercise should be done alongside its owner, since no matter what exercise this dog does, it will be happiest alongside its owner’s side. They can adapt to any living environment, whether it is a big house or an apartment.


Corgis tend to be a healthy breed. However, they may suffer from:

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), in which the dogs may become night blind at first and progressively lose their day eyesight as well.

Intervertebral Disc Disease, in which the discs that separate the spine bones degenerate, causing pain and back problems.


Brushing should be done weekly, and sometimes trimming the hair near its paws may help contain the amount of dirt your dog gets in its coat. However, many people mistakenly trim all of the Corgi’s coat, when this is not necessary, as its coat is built to protect it from any temperature. Its nails should be trimmed regularly, along with its ears checked for any dirt to prevent infections and its teeth brushed. This breed does need daily exercise, but what form of exercise is completely up to the owner, as long as it is with them. Corgis enjoy socializing and being with their humans most. Due to this, training can be quite easy, although they do require training and constant socialization in order for them to be happy and emotionally balanced.


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