The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is known as the Queens dog, she been keeping them since 1935. Originally bred for cattle herding, they are sensible, active and fun dogs.
The Corgi is a medium sized dog on short legs, they are very adaptable and love spending time with the family. They are herding dogs and sometimes they are prone to nip so they wouldn’t be suitable for families with young children. For older children they make a great companion and will romp around the garden, chasing balls and playing endless games of fetch.
They don’t need as much exercise as other dogs and they are lot less intense than say a terrier. They still need a good walk everyday but could good choice for an flat or apartment dog. They have short legs they are prone to putting on weight so you would need to keep them active.
They make great watchdogs and you will always know about who is at the door and anything suspicious or exciting going on outside. They are un-trusting of strangers and as with most dogs will need good socialisation to combat this.
They are intelligent and fairly easy to train, you will need to discover their reward motivation early on so to get the best results. As a herder they are independent thinkers so think of ways to keep the training as varied and interesting as possible.
They are good with cats and dogs if brought up with them, may chase strange cats and be territorial with strange dogs, maybe OK with small animals. They are fantastic with horses and cattle.
They are heavy shedders be prepared to do a lot of vacuuming, brushing everyday will help combat this.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Dog Stats
The Pembroke Corgi originated from the hardy, bob-tailed cattle dogs of the Pembrokeshire area in Wales. Due to being chosen as a pet by the British Royal Family in 1935, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is now one of the best-known breeds in the world.
- Size – 26cm –31cm
- Weight – 10kg – 12kg
- They live for 15-17 years