Cardigan Welsh Corgi Personality traits and Temperament
This is a loving, good-natured, and active dog. They make a great family companion and have an adaptable personality and responsible nature. The enjoy spending time with their family and loves company. He loves cats and is very friendly towards them. But he needs to be socialised with other dogs in the house as this breed can be very territorial. With proper socialisation they can become very friendly with other dogs will even enjoy their company.
He is very sturdily built but can also be very agile. They have a lot off energy and needs to be exercised a lot. A house with a small yard is perfect for him. They should also be taken for walks daily. They excel at dog sports, especially agility, herding, obedience, rally, and tracking.
These dogs love children and are very good around the young ones. Due to their high energy and agility kids will also love these dogs. Because they have herding instincts they can nip at the feet of the young ones, but this is not any due to any aggression. Therefore adult supervision will be needed and the children must be taught how to properly behave around the dogs.
They have keen sense of smell and hearing and are good watch dogs. They can be very vocal and loud barkers. They will announce strangers with a torrent of barking. They are not very sociable to visiting friends or relatives and can take time to warm up to them.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
They have a thick double coat which is thicker around the thighs and back forming a trouser like appearance. They constantly shed and there are heavy shedding periods twice a year. Because of the heavy shedding potential they need to be brushed regularly. A pin brush can be used for this purpose. Grooming also helps distribute all the natural oils in the coat.
They are very clean dogs and also do not have a doggy odour. Therefore bathing will be rarely needed. Other basic routine grooming practises like trimming nails, brushing of teeth and proper ear and eye care must be regularly done.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $900 – $1200
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-15 YEARS
Weight: 25-38 pounds
Height: 10-13 inches
Colors: Black & White, Red & White, Brindle & White, Sable & White, Blue Merle & White, Merle
How to Train this dog
They are a very easy breed to train. As they are suspicious of strangers they have to be socialised early with members of the household as well as other relatives. Dogs also should be made familiar with different sights and sounds. They have to be taught not to nip at people’s ankles and feet, though this is a habit that is hard to get rid of. Show dogs can be trained for obedience and agility
Health Issues and Food
Diet: They are voracious eater and will over indulge. Keep a strict eye on their feeding and always measure out the food.
Allergies: Not prone to allergies. As they are heavy shedders not good for owners with allergies.
Health problems: They can suffer from conditions like intervertebral disk disease, cataract and progressive retinal atrophy
Bordigan is a cross between Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Border Collie. The Bordigan is typically not much of a barker and are constant shedders requiring heavy grooming.
Pemcardigan Corgi is a cross between Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They have a good friendly temperament and are heavy shedders.
Corgi Basset is a mix between a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a Basset Hound. They are available in black, red, and black and tan coats.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your Cardigan Welsh Corgi as Jasper or Gizmo if he is a male and Bailee or Hope if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
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