Name: Welsh Corgi Cardigan
Other names: Cardigan, CWC, Cardi
Country of origin: Wales
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Herding dog breeds
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Active, Gentle, Intelligent, Alert, Dedicated, Companionable
Height: Females: 25-33 cm; Males: 25-33 cm
Weight: Females: 11.3–15.4 kg; Males: 13.6–17.2 kg
Color: Black and white, Red and White, Brindle and White, Sable and White, Blue Merle and White
Price of puppies: $1,000 to $2,200
The Welsh Corgi Cardigan is one of two related breeds of Welsh dogs – the Welsh Corgi Pembroke and the Welsh Corgi Cardigan. There are several versions regarding the origin of these two oldest breeds. According to one, the breed was introduced to Wales by the Celts. According to the other, they come from the Swedish Lapphund, which was crossed with local Welsh herding dogs. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a herding dog that is used for pasture and grazing.
Chest: Moderately broad, with visible brisket and deep rib cage well dropped between the forelegs. Well sprung ribs laid back. The topline is straight. The loin is strong and short. The croup is slightly sloping towards the base of the tail. The abdomen is moderately tucked up. The waist is well defined.
Dogs of the Welsh Corgi breed are balanced, loyal, loving, and easily adaptable. They are alert and friendly.