Users' questions

Where can I get a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?

Where can I get a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?

We have plenty of opportunities to get involved in your local community, thanks to AKC Breed Clubs located in every state, and more than 450 AKC Rescue Network groups across the country. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America is the official AKC Parent Club for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

Is it OK to put my Corgi in the water?

It’s important to never force your Corgi into the water. The fastest way to scare your dog from ever wanting to swim is with coercion. The process may take a while, but it’s well worth the patience and time. Swimming with your Corgi is a wonderful feeling, but only when both parties are comfortable and safe.

What kind of hair does a cardigan Corgi have?

Lies relatively smooth and is weather resistant. The insulating undercoat is short, soft and thick. A correct coat has short hair on ears, head, the legs; medium hair on body; and slightly longer, thicker hair in ruff, on the backs of the thighs to form “pants,” and on the underside of the tail.

What kind of coat does a Pembroke Welsh Corgi have?

The Cardigan is also a bit larger, and has larger ears. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi will generally have a coat color of red, sable, fawn, or black and tan. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi can have coat colors that are red, sable, brindle, black and blue merle.

When did the first Cardigan Corgi come to America?

The first Cardigans came to America in 1931, and AKC recognized the breed in 1935. For some unknown reason, the Cardigan has never enjoyed the popularity of the Pembroke Corgi, and remains only modestly popular. Fun-loving and high spirited, yet easygoing, the Cardigan is a devoted and amusing companion.

What was the original breed of Welsh Corgi called?

The original Corgis were supposed to measure a Welsh yard (slightly longer than an English yard) from nose to tail-tip, and in parts of Cardiganshire the breed was called the yard-long Dog or Ci-llathed. When the Crown lands were later divided, sold, and fenced, the need for drovers was lost, and the Corgi lost its job.

Are there any health problems with the Cardigan dog?

The Cardigan is in general a very healthy breed, and responsible breeders will screen their stock for health conditions such as hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), and degenerative myelopathy. And as with any “long and low” canine, one must be cognizant of potential back issues.