At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: Males (30-38 lbs.), Females (25 - 34 lbs.)

Height: 10" - 13"

Life Span: 13 - 15 years

Welsh Corgi - Cardigan

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Herding

Origin: Wales

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Agility Trials, Search & Rescue, Therapy Dog, Herding

History and Facts: This breed goes back 3,000 years. The name means "dwarf dog". Used as herd dogs and hunters in the 1800s and also to guard homes and children. Probably descended from Dachshunds.

Temperament / Behavior
Very intelligent, stubborn, possessive, affectionate and cautious with strangers. This breed is versatile, alert, courageous and deeply devoted to owner. The Welsh Corgi - Cardigan thrives on human companionship.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Generally very healthy but possible progressive retinal atrophy; disc problems; bladder stones and glaucoma

Special Needs
Exercise: The Welsh Corgi - Cardigan needs daily walks and one-on-one playtime. When in public, this breed should be securely leashed. The Welsh Corgi - Cardigan loves to romp in a fenced yard. This breed makes a good apartment dog if adequate exercise is provided.

Grooming: The Welsh Corgi - Cardigan has a double coat that's easy to groom. Brush it several times per week to minimize shedding, as this breed is prone to a heavy bi-annual shedding. Bathe only if absolutely necessary. Clean ears and trim nails regularly.


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