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T
he Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an ancient breed developed in Cardiganshire, Wales. The Cardigan is not related to the better known Pembroke Welsh Corgi, famously known as the Queen’s dog. There are more differences than just the Corgi with or without the tail.

The Cardigan is a big dog with short legs. Bitches average between 25-30 pounds and males range between 35-40 pounds. They are affectionate, loyal and very intelligent. They are a people oriented dog but can be aloof with strangers. Cardigans excel at most events and make excellent herding, agility, obedience and tracking partners.

Cardigan have a long lifespan averaging between 13-15 years. The Cardigan’s double coat is prone to shedding throughout the year.

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  1. Liz Shirey permalink
    June 19, 2017 3:38 pm

    Good morning! My husband and I are researching the corgi breed to learn more about them as we consider adding another dog to our lives in the near future. I came across your web page and am quite impressed by the information I’ve found. At this point we are not certain if a corgi is the right dog for us, and that is why we are researching the breed. Currently we have a gentle soul named Cody who is a 13 year old lab mix we have had since we found him at the pound at 12 weeks of age. His health is declining due to his age, but we love him dearly and are committed to him to the end, although our hearts are breaking. We also have a spirited and playful 7 year old mini dachshund named Reggie, who we bought from a breeder when he was 8 weeks old. These two pups are bonded and incredibly close. Cody will bark for Reggie to come eat with him. As we look forward to life without Cody, we are wondering about bringing another pup into the family after he is gone. We just don’t know how Reggie will respond to Cody’s absence and the addition of a new dog. Do you have any advice for us?

    • August 20, 2017 8:13 pm

      Hi Liz, I can’t find where I ever answered you. If I did not I apologize, sometimes I intend to answer when I have time and then I forget. I hope your old friend is still feeling good. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the breed. My email is solsticecwc@gmail.com if you would like to communicate privately. What part of the country are you in?

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