Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Small Size

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The Cardigan is the older, longer-bodied of the two Welsh Corgis (the Pembroke is the royal one!). They probably developed from spitz types brought to Wales with the Vikings.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone who wants a dog that's full of sass and character, and who knows how to train and manage a nippy heeler.

Not the best for ...

The tardy. These dogs know how to hurry their herd - with a quick nip at the heels.

Aliases

Corgi

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

17 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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