Cardigan Welsh Corgi description, food, diseases.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have only
been regarded as separate breeds for 70 years. There are a number
of theories that refer to the origins of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
Some believe that both Corgi varieties are descendants of the Swedish
Vallhunds that were brought to Wales by the Vikings in the 800’s.
Another theory is that the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the older of
the two Corgi varieties, and that it was brought to Wales by the
Celts in about 1200 BC. The name “Corgi” is derived from the Celtic
word for “dog”. The breed was developed in Cardiganshire Wales.
The breed has a number of natural talents including herding, hunting,
and guarding. Because of their low stature, they were able to move
out of the way whenever a cow kicked. Both Corgi varieties were
interbred until the 1930s, but breeders eventually wanted to accentuate
their differences. Today, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is most heavily
utilized as a companion dog.
Weight Height Range
Height: ideal 30 cms (12 ins)
at shoulder. Weight in proportion to size with overall balance the
Cardigans can be any shade of red, sable, or brindle; they can also
be black with or without tan brindle, or blue merle with or without
tan or brindle points. They usually have white on their neck, chest,
legs, muzzle, underside, tip of the tail, and as a blaze on the
head. Other markings include ticking on the legs and muzzle, smutty
muzzles, monk's hoods, and others. A few other unofficial colors
can occur, such as red merle.