The big dog in a small package
Original Name : Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
Type : Lupoid
Male size : Ideally, 12 inches
Male weight : Weight in proportion to size, with overall balance the primary consideration
Female size : Ideally, 12 inches
Female weight : Weight in proportion to size, with overall balance the primary consideration
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Vigorous and sturdy, Welsh Corgis are diminutive hunting dogs with great staying power.
Fox-like in shape and appearance. Broad, flat skull between the ears; tapering toward the eyes above which it forms a slight dome.
Moderately sized chest with prominent chest bone. Sufficiently long, strong body with deep brisket. Well sprung ribs.
Any color, with or without white markings, although white must not predominate.
Fairly large, proportionate to the size of the dog. Moderately broad at the base, set around 3½ inches apart and slightly rounded at the tip. Pricked.
Like a fox’s, set opposite the topline, moderately long.
Short or medium length of hard texture. Weatherproof, with good undercoat. Preferably straight.
Cardigans are lively, active and intelligent little dogs with a steady temperament. Docile, not aggressive but never timorous. This robust breed has an above-average life expectancy: even 15 year olds still have the flame of their youth intact. Proportionate to the size of the dog, the body ends in a tail reminiscent of a fox’s brush, extending from the topline.