The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a good choice for an apartment or home. She can get by in an apartment as long as they can look forward to brisk walks. She is a good watch dog and a good guard dog but may tend to bark quite a bit. They are generally good with children and other pets except other dogs.
*Good With Children? Excellent with children. As a reminder, never leave a young child unsupervised with a puppy or dog.
*Good With Other Pets? Can be good with other pets but may fight dogs. Early socialization may be one key.
*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male Cardigan Welsh Corgi is 10 to 13 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 25 to 30 pounds. The female ranges from 10 to 13 inches to the withers and 25 to 30 pounds.
*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is no exception. Be on the lookout for back problems, eye problems, a bleeding disorder and glaucoma. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.
She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.
*Grooming. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a medium length double with the outer layer being harsh and close to the body. The inner coat is soft and the combination makes her pretty weather and water resistant. She sheds twice a year. Bathe her only when dirty and brush weekly or so. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats and help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.
Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.
Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore and competent instructions to accomplish this can be found on the net.
*Life Span. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi can live between 12 and 15 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
*Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America
*UKC United Kennel Club
*NKC National Kennel Club
*CKC Continental Kennel Club
*APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
*AKC American Kennel Club
*FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
*NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
*KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
*ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
*ACR = American Canine Registry
Litter Size: 5 to 7 Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies
Terms To Describe: Bright, alert, playful, intelligent, handsome, small, speed, endurance, loyal, affectionate, protective, robust.
*SPECIAL GOOD POINTS
Good watch dog.
Good guard dog.
She wants to please.
*SPECIAL BAD POINTS
May bark a lot.
May try to herd people and nip at heels.
*Other Names Known By: Ci Llathaid
*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.
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The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a cattle herding breed developed in Wales. It is believed to have come to Wales from Europe with the Celts centuries ago, and probably has the same ancestors as the Dachshund. It was used for a wide variety of purposes like hunting and guarding, before finally becoming specialized in use with cattle. Before landowners started using fences to mark their estate, all area occupied by one's cattle used to be considered one's property. These low set dogs that could drive other landowner's herds away by moving fast and nipping at cattle's feet without getting hurt proved very useful in marking territory. These dogs were so specialized for cattle driving that in time, as land became more formally marked and fences were drawn, Corgis lost their utility. The breed would have been extinct but for some enthusiasts, who kept them as guard dogs, and continued to breed them, also incorporating some herding features over the years. For some time, the two Welsh Corgi breeds - the Pembroke and the Cardigan - were considered the same, and interbreeding was very common. In the 1930s, the two were recognized as separate breeds, and were brought to the US around the same time.
Time for some Ruff Trivia:
– Which one of these can be used to distinguish between a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
o A: Ears
o B: Coat Color
o C: Tail
What do you think, give it your best guess in the comments below before we get to the answer! Hang on tight and we'll get back to this Ruff Trivia Question toward the end of the video.
An adult Cardigan Corgi has height in the range of 10.5 and 12.5 inches. The male weighs between 30 and 38 pounds, and the female between 25 and 34 pounds. Its length is about 1.8 times its height. It has large, prominent and upright ears; a tapering muzzle; a muscular neck; and a long, furry tail. The coat has two layers - the upper coat is slightly harsh and of medium length, the under coat is soft and thick. The colors seen generally are combinations of white with shades of red, black, brindle, sable and red merle.
Grooming: Taking care of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi's coat can be quite a chore for many people. It requires brushing - often daily - to keep shedding in check. Trimming of nails, cleaning of ears and brushing of teeth need to be regular.
Environment: Cardigans are known to be loving and loyal, and get along well with children and family members. Their natural instincts as guard dogs keep them from getting comfortable with strangers easily. For several generations, these dogs have been bred to become good companion dogs, and it shows in their devotion to their owners. They can get aggressive with animals their own size or larger, but this can be controlled through early socialization. Cardigans are known to bark more than most other dogs.
Training: Cardigans can be trained easily for a number of purposes, including therapy, companionship and herding trials. They are built to survive long hours working in the field, and are surprisingly active for their small size. They require a good play session or a long walk to keep them physically and mentally stimulated. Chores like fetching the newspaper are known to keep them happy.
Health: The life expectancy of the breed is between 10 and 12 years. It is a fairly healthy breed, with some ailments seen being hip and elbow dysplasia, retinal atrophy, arthritis, and some problems related to old age.
An intelligent breed that can be trained to perform many common functions, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi can prove a valuable companion. It is great for city home living or life on a farm, and with its nature lives up to the nickname of 'a big dog in a small package'.
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