Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is that they are intelligent, obedient, protective, robust, loyal, steady, loving and willing to please. They are also highly active little dogs, so be prepared.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is good with children that are considerate. By considerate children I mean children that do not tease the dog.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 25 to 30 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to PRA, glaucoma, and weight gain. Do not overfeed this breed of dog.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is minimal, with shedding about twice per year. Brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suited for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and is also somewhat able to handle this breeds tendency towards high energy.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog needs to be socialized to prevent dog aggression. They are however, wary of strangers.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good guard dog (albeit a very small one!)

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