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Cardigan Welsh Corgi - Care and Grooming

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Temperament

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an affectionate and loving dog, with a high degree of intelligence and a responsive and gentle nature. This breed does have a tendency to nip, but their high intelligence and the fact that they are quick to learn makes them easy to train. A Cardigan Welsh Corgi will be just as suited to an inexperienced dog owner as an experienced one. These dogs have plenty of spirit and energy, and are keen, enthusiastic, and eager. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is responsive and obedient, but also independent, with a mind of his own. They can be nippers, but this is part of their herding instinct and occurs when they try and 'herd' people together.

 

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi will usually get along well with children, especially older, more considerate children. When it comes to other pets, he does need early socialization - particularly with cats, as one of his primary tasks used to be chase stray cats away. However, a well socialized Cardigan Welsh Corgi should get along fine with other family pets. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is reserved but polite when it comes to strangers and guests. He can make an effective watchdog because of his tendency to bark and raise the alarm if something is amiss. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a dependable and reliable dog that can make a very good family pet.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Appearance

The height of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is around 10-13 inches, and he weighs in at around 25-45 pounds. He has a low set, yet sturdy and elongated body, with short legs. His expression is one of readiness and enthusiasm. The coat of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is weatherproof, and has a hard texture. The exterior coat can be short or medium in length, and he also has a shorter, dense undercoat. He comes in a variety of colors, which includes brindle, black, red, fawn, sable, and blue merle, and will usually have white markings.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Grooming

The grooming requirements for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are low, and you simply need to use a firm bristle brush to brush his coat once or twice a week. This breed is a medium shedder, but will shed more heavily on a seasonal basis, which is when you will have to step up the brushing and grooming to a daily basis.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Health Problems and Life Expectancy

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a life expectancy of around 12-15 years. A number of health issues and illnesses are associated with this breed, and this includes thyroid problems, spinal problems, HD, PRA, and obesity. The parents of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi History

As the name suggests, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi was developed in Cardiganshire in Wales. These dogs were bred to herd cattle as well as to kill vermin. His low build relates to his relationship with the Dachshund.

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