Although 'corgi' is Welsh
for tiny dog, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi stands 12 inches tall at the shoulder
and is a sturdy, solid dog who may weigh as much as 50 lbs. His short or
medium-long coat is tough, weatherproof, and comes in all colours with or
without white markings. The easiest way to tell the difference between the Cardigan and the
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the tail. Cardigans have them, Pembrokes don't.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi is loyal, affectionate and good with children. He
makes a good watch dog as he is alert to strangers and protective of his
owner's property. The Corgi should have room to run around and should be
exercised at least twice a day. This will help protect him against a
tendency to become obese and lazy!
He is intelligent and a quick learner
which makes him easy to train. However, he can be stubborn particularly
about housebreaking. Training should begin early to discourage a tendency
to bark. This dog is a natural herder, and unless taken firmly in hand, he
may try to herd other family pets or people (including children) by
nipping at their heels.