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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
10-13" (27-32 cm) 25-38 lb (11-17 kg) Short or medium-length, dense, slightly harsh weather resistant outercoat. Short, soft thick undercoat. Slight ruff. Any colour, with or without white markings.
History

History

With a history that may date back to 1,000 BC, the name “Corgi” probably derives from the Celtic word for dog. Others believe the name comes from a combination of “cor” (dwarf) and “gi” (dog). Used as cattle dogs, the breed herded cows with a technique called heeling; their short stature allowed them to nip at the cows’ heels without being kicked. The Welsh Corgi comes in two types: the Cardigan (long-tailed) and the Pembroke (tailless). Cardigan Welsh Corgis are stockier and longer than the Pembroke type. The Cardigan also has larger rounder ears and comes in a wider range of acceptable colours.

Personality

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an intelligent dog who is easy to train and loves to have a job. He is devoted to his family, and loves to spend time with them as much as possible. Early socialization helps him deal with unfamiliar situations and makes him safe with children. Cardigan Welsh Corgis do well in a variety of living situations, as long as they get adequate exercise and attention.

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breeders

Bluetrix Reg’d
Alberta

Bluetrix Perm. Reg’d, Lore Lee Bruder. Bluetrix Cardigans are home raised at the foot of the Rockies on a working ranch. National club member since 1991. We only breed the occasional litter. Lots of good breed and contact information on the Canadian Cardigan Corgi Club website. www.bluetrixcardigan.ca

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Welgem Reg’d
Yukon Territory

Welgem Reg’d, Al & Lynn Alcock. Healthy and hardy Cardigans from the North. Whether it is tracking, flyball, therapy, hoof and woof, agility, obedience, conformation, rally-o or just plain fun, our Cardigans do it all with zest and vigor. Championship Lines. PO Box 20612, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 7A4 (867) 633-3758; fax (867)633-4843; alalcock@northwestel.net; www.welgem.com

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