Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Although both types of Welsh Corgis share a history of herding cattle, they were recognised as two separate breeds in the 1930s. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a bit larger and is also recognisable by its long tail.


Height: 30 cm at the shoulder

Weight: 12 kg

Coat and Grooming

The short-medium coat conies in red, sable, brindle, blue merle and black and tan. Each variety also has white markings. A quick brush each week is needed to remove dead hairs.


Dogs under six months must be held correctly to avoid damaging their back. Hip dysplasia is a major concern of the breed. Expected lifespan is 9-15 years.

Environment and Exercise

This breed works okay as a house pet if they have access to at least a medium-sized yard. They require about an hour of exercise a day and will enjoy playing games, obedience lessons and long walks. They are also wonderful competitors in dog agility and sheepdog trials.

Compatibility with Kids and other Pets

This Cardigan Welsh Corgi likes older, gentle children from its human family but is very reserved around strangers. Visiting children should be supervised. The breed also has the tendency to nip children's heels when playing. Not friendly with other dogs at all, but enjoys the company of other pets.

Gallery of Cardigan Welsh Corgi