Welsh Corgi Cardigan

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The Welsh Corgi Cardigan is a low legged dog, full of vigor, of a solid build and quite compact. It is heavier and taller than its close cousin, the Welsh Corgi Pembroke. It is also distinguished by its larger and more rounded ears.



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Hair type Short
Origin Britain
Template Average
Head shape Triangular
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 11 kg to 15 kg From 25 cm to 33 cm
Male From 13 kg to 17 kg From 25 cm to 33 cm
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History of the breed

Welsh Corgi Cardigan Pictures

Photo by Norma Jeane Baker Du Mont Des Croisettes known as Ginger, Welsh Corgi CardiganPhoto of Arthos, Welsh Corgi Cardigan

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Physical features

His coat: double (presence of undercoat), of short or medium length, of hard texture, ideally straight.
Its color: all colors, with or without white markings, but without white dominance.
His head: shape and appearance reminiscent of a fox. The skull is broad, flat and tapering towards the eyes, forming a dome above them. The stop is moderate. The nose is black and slightly prominent, the muzzle slightly thinned towards the nose and the jaws articulated in scissors.
Its ears: rather large in size, larger than those of the Welsh Corgi Pembroke, erect, broad at their base, with rounded ends and well set behind.
His eyes: medium in size, wide apart, dark in color or in keeping with that of the dress, displaying an expression of both gentleness, vigilance and alertness.
His body: longer than tall, strong enough. The top line is horizontal, the sides well defined, the chest moderately broad and the ribs well sprung.
Its tail: similar to that of the fox, of medium length, set at the level of the topline, carried low at rest, raised slightly above the topline when the dog is in action.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Welsh Corgi Cardigan is a balanced , active and enduring dog, exhibiting important working skills. As a family, he is a pleasant companion who knows how to showcase his intelligence and docility. The Welsh Corgi Cardigan is neither fearful nor aggressive . He is very attached to his family .

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The Welsh Corgi Cardigan needs a firm education , but without brutality. He likes to learn and to please his master, which facilitates his education. Be careful not to be coaxed by his tender gaze.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Welsh Corgi Cardigan adapts to most lifestyles . It adapts to both an urban and a rural environment. If he is called to live in an apartment, he must be able to enjoy frequent outings.


Ease of gaining weight

Thanks to its double coat, the Welsh Corgi Cardigan enjoys fairly good resistance to bad weather and cold . He also has an appreciable life expectancy. Nevertheless, in this breed, there is a predisposition to certain diseases , including dermatomyositis (a rare hereditary disease causing skin lesions on the face, fingers and tips of the ears) and retinal atrophy (degeneration of the retina).


Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 6 puppies

To guard against these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Welsh Corgi Cardigan dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 12 years

The life expectancy of a Welsh Corgi Cardigan is, on average, between 10 years and 12 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The maintenance of the Welsh Corgi Cardigan is not particularly restrictive . He only calls for regular brushing , but these become more frequent during the moulting period. During the latter, the Welsh Corgi Cardigan can lose a lot of hair.

The dog should be brushed once or twice a week to maintain the appearance of its fur and its cleanliness. During the moult, brushing becomes daily.

Price and budget

Purchase price

1000 €
1300 €

The purchase price of a Welsh Corgi Cardigan is between € 1,000 and € 1,300.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Welsh Corgi Cardigan is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Welsh Corgi Cardigan must be able to benefit from long daily walks to satisfy its need for activity. The exercises to offer him must be adapted to his morphology . This will avoid, for example, stair climbs.


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 1: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

Recognized by FCI

Since 1963


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