Cardigan Welsh Corgis

Happy and adaptable, these short-legged little ones are fun to have around. Here’s the download on these fur balls.

Older than his close, slightly smaller cousin, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi has been around for nearly 3,000 years. Hailing from Wales, this breed’s name literally means “dwarf dog” due to its short but sturdy stature. 

These little guys, affectionately knows as Cardis, were originally used to drive cattle to market, and were so skilled at it that it their services were extremely important to farmers’ bottom lines. Today, they are valued for their excellent companionship and extreme cuteness. 

Why We Love the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed

  • Cardis are generally very adaptable and can live in most environments. Apartments will work just fine so long as you’re allowing your pup regular active time.
  • If you love doggie affection (and really who doesn’t) a Cardigan Welsh Corgi could be the pal for you! This breed gives more kisses and snuggles than the average dog.
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs are super smart and kind, making them highly trainable and a great choice for homes with kiddos.

Things to Consider

  • Though they are little, they are fierce. Your Cardi will most likely sound the alarm any time he notices anything slightly unusual and may be a little wary of strangers at first.
  • Because of this breed’s history as cattle herders, they are great at thinking independently. This could mean that your Cardigan Welsh Corgi might decide to do things his way instead of yours from time to time. Proper training is a must.
  • These pups are heavy shedders with their thick double coats. You’ll need to accept a little dog hair being in the house and brush often to keep it under control.

Why Rescue? 

Cardigan Welsh Corgis, like many breeds, have been victims of overbreeding and irresponsible breeding. These practices have exacerbated multiple health issues. The most common health issues for these Corgis are Intervertebral Disk Disease due to their long backs and Progressive Retinal Atrophy — both of which are serious and expensive to treat. If you want to bring home a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, help out one of the rescues in need! 

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Rescues 

Whether you’re looking for a Cardi puppy or an adult Cardigan Welsh Corgi dog, there are tons of pups near you just waiting to find their forever home! Here are just a few:

Vigilant, sweet & spry
Avg. Weight
25 - 40 pounds
Avg. Life Span
12 - 15 Years
Cardigan Welsh Corgis near 20149
Animal Rescues near 20149
Organization City, State Contact
Persian Rescue of Virginia
Ashburn, VA
The Cats at Longstreet
Sterling, VA
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 1 888 379 5558 x1
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA (703) 777-2912
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Reston, VA
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