Cardigan, CWC, Cardi
The Cardigan is a low-set dog, approximately 1.8 times longer than it is tall, with moderately heavy bone. It is small but powerful — capable of the agility, speed and endurance necessary to drive cattle for extended periods. Its small size allowed it to duck under the cattle's hooves should they kick at it. Its gait is free, smooth, effortless and ground-covering. Its double coat consists of a soft thick undercoat and slightly harsh outer coat of medium length. Its expression is alert, gentle and watchful, yet friendly.
Fun-loving and high-spirited, yet easygoing, the Cardigan is a devoted and amusing companion. This is a hardy breed, capable of a day dodging kicks, so it is agile and tireless. At home it is well-mannered but inclined to bark. It tends to be reserved with strangers and can be scrappy with other dogs.
|Height||Male: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)Female: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)|
|Weight||Male: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg)Female: 25-30 pounds (11-14 kg)|
|Colors||Black & White Blue Merle & White Brindle & White Red & White Sable & White|
|Good In Apartments||
Corgis will do fine in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. With enough exercise they can be calm indoors, but will be very active if they are lacking. Will do okay without a yard so long as they are taken for daily walks.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
This breed greatly enjoys the outdoors. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi enjoys long walks and sports such as Frisbee catch. Herding is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s favorite activity. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi should not be made to jump from significant heights (even a few feet) or run for great distances because of its long back and short legs.
Easy Training: Cardigan Welsh Corgis are eager learners and quickly understand what is expected of them. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi excels at dog sports such as sheepdog and agility trials.
Low Maintenance: The Cardigan has a thick, medium-length double coat that sheds a lot, but it also repels dirt, lacks an odor, and is easy to maintain. To remove dead hair and distribute your Cardigan’s natural skin oils, groom his coat weekly using a shedding blade, slicker brush or fine pin brush. Baths are rarely needed.
Constant and Seasonal Shedding: Cardigans also go through heavier seasonal sheds twice a year, so brush more often during that time to keep flying fur under control.