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Cardigan Welsh Corgis

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The Little Herder

Nowadays, Cardigan Welsh Corgis are used primarily as companion dogs and proud Cardigan owners swear by the loyal, affectionate, and protective nature of their little canine friends. While they don’t need an excessive amount of exercise, they are active dogs and owners find that their Cardigans greatly benefit from participating in a wide variety of organized competitions. One of the Cardigan’s favorite competitions is the sheepdog trial; indeed, it may seem strange when looking at the stature of this dog, but the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of the oldest and actually most formidable herding breeds man has ever bred. [...]

Showing Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Despite its small size, in the show ring the Cardigan Welsh Corgi must be able to demonstrate great power. Indeed, the dogs heritage demands that he possess great speed and endurance, while all the while retaining a handsome appearance. He must be sturdy, but not in a bulky way and must give the air of an intelligent dog ready for anything. Physically, he is much longer than he is tall and is moderately heavy boned. His tail is set low and has a fox-like brush. [...]

Difference between a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi

When people think of Welsh Corgis, they simply imagine cute little dogs with stumpy legs and stumpy tails; others associate the breed with the Queen of England and other British royalty. While Welsh Corgis are small dogs with stumpy legs, not all have stumpy tails. The general public is often not aware of the fact that there are two distinct breeds of Welsh Corgis, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The breed that is most popular is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi; this is the breed with the stumpy tail and the lucky spot in the heart of the Queen of England. [...]

Complaints about Cardigan Welsh Corgis

The owners of properly bred and trained Cardigan Welsh Corgis cant seem to stress how amazing they consider this little breed. They have been a loyal companion and co-worker for humans for the past 3000 years and their companionship qualities have not faded in all this time. The wealth of a farmer was often dependent on the skill of his Cardigan Welsh Corgi and there were actual laws heavily punishing individuals who harmed one of these dogs. Their history became intimately intertwined with that of the humans they worked with. Despite this amazing bond, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, like every dog breed, has its negative points; indeed, this breed is not for everyone. [...]

Competitive Events for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi

As mentioned many times elsewhere, all dogs were bred for a purpose. Todays society is more technologically advanced than the society in which many dog breeds came into being, and many things have changed; quite a number of the old canine job opportunities are no longer available. Furthermore, more and more people own dogs, choosing breeds not based directly on the type of work they do, but based on their looks and their temperament. This has led to many dogs finding themselves in situations which they were not bred for and with no natural outlet for their inbred instincts. The answer to this is a canine competitive event. [...]

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Ears

There is quite a great deal of debate regarding certain evolutionary concepts; one concept that is especially controversial is the “form follows function” idea. At the level of anatomy, this idea states that a certain body part will be shaped or built in such a way as to allow it to perform a specific job. The debate regarding this concept can essentially be boiled down to “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” in the sense that scientists are unsure whether a body part first assumes a certain function and then changes over time to assume a proper shape for that function, or if the form of the body part changes first and then assumes a certain function; others claim that the two go hand in hand. [...]

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Personality

Though a small dog, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is by no means an inactive lap dog who wishes solely to be pampered; indeed, Cardigan owners have dubbed their breed as a big dog in a small package. Though they may not be suited for the inexperienced dog owner, a properly bred and trained Cardigan Welsh Corgi can make an excellent pet, providing a family with endless love, loyalty and entertainment. Since it is a herding breed, it has a great deal of intelligence and a strong will to please its owner; these traits make the Cardigan an ideal candidate for training and even obedience, though you must have a firm and consistent hand to get anywhere with this breed, as they are very strong-willed. [...]

Weird Facts/Did You Know?

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of the oldest herding breeds on record. They most likely originated over 3000 years ago and may have been the companions of ancient Celtic tribes. [...]

Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Eye Problems

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a relatively healthy breed, though as usual the breed is not without its typical health issues. These dogs suffer from a series of eye problems that, though not frequently recorded in the breed, do show up from time to time and can cause serious, lasting damage, depending on the severity of the condition. The Cardigan is prone to Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), like many dogs, as well as lens luxation and retinal dysplasia. If you suspect any of these conditions, you should immediately take your dog to the veterinarian, who may suggest you see a veterinarian ophthalmologist. [...]

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