The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of two dog breeds known as Welsh Corgis. They are older than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Also they are believed to be the oldest of the breeds from the British Isles. The Cardis are said to be the oldest of all herding breeds. Namely, they existed in Wales for over 3000 years. Furthermore, they are easy going with a high amount of energy. Also, being reliable, dedicated and loving, but often wary of strangers. They are a devoted, sturdy little dog, who is good with kids. Hence, they are protective and make excellent guard dogs. Admittedly, without proper training, they can be nuisance barkers.
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The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a life expectancy of 12-14 years.
Size & Activity Level
The Corgi will range from 25-38 pounds. Solid and sturdy, this breed belongs to the Herding Group. They were bred to move flock long distance each day. Today, however, a good daily dose of exercise will keep them in top form. From walk or hiking or gaily sports, the Corgi likes to exercise. But they can be content in any environment from apartment to suburban life.
Care & Grooming
The Cardigan has a medium-length, thick, double coat. That being the case, they are heavy shedders. Like most shedding dogs, the heaviest shedding takes place twice a year. To keep the fur down, use a shedding brush or slicker brush. On a good note, they are weather resistant, and repel dirt, while easy to maintain. Baths are infrequent and routine grooming will suffice.