Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Profile


Low set with moderately heavy bone and deep chest. Overall silhouette long in proportion to height, culminating in a low tail set and fox-like brush. General Impression--A handsome, powerful, small dog, capable of both speed and endurance, intelligent, sturdily built but not coarse.


All shades of red, sable and brindle. Black with or without tan or brindle points. Blue merle (black and gray; marbled) with or without tan or brindle points. White flashings are usual on the neck (either in part or as a collar), chest, legs, muzzle, underparts, tip of tail and as a blaze on head.


Even-tempered, loyal, affectionate, and adaptable. Never shy nor vicious.


Unlike most breeds, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi has no traceable history. Though their origins are shrouded in myth and legend, they can be traced to the British Isles as early as the 9th or 10th century. They were bred to herd cows and horses and because of their small stature, they were small enough to avoid being kicked by the animals.

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