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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The name Cardigan Welsh Corgi translates to ‘dwarf dog’ and you should see this four-legged canine. They are yard-long dogs and are known for their undocked tails and their very short legs. This, however, does not inhibit them from being sweet little companions. Discover more about our Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies for sale below!

Breed History

The ancestors of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are said to have been brought into Wales almost 3000 years ago. The Cardi was originally used as herding dogs as they could drive cattle to the farms and markets and this was ideal for farmers. 

This breed was often regarded as the same with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi but this was resolved in 1934 when the British Kennel Club declared they were separate breeds. The American Kennel Club followed suit in 1935.


Though the Cardigan does not herd cattle anymore, you would find them living with horse owners as they are quite instrumental with horses. 

They could be very territorial rather than friendly and they are not so sociable. They really do bark at strangers or at sounds or scents of something they do not know or understand. They should be socialized early so that they get accustomed to people and sights.


This dog breed is suitable for any place you may be living. Whether in an apartment or in the countryside or in a house with a yard, they really can live anywhere. They only need to be exercised properly and of course given a lot of human attention.

 If you have rooms with classy furniture, you should keep them off-limits as the Cardigan could indulge in distress chewing whenever his social skills are not in use.


This dog is a hub and it needs to remain so. You would have to exercise your dog so he does not become unbearable to live with. You could let him play or take him out on walks or you could get him some herding exercise so he gets to stretch his legs conveniently. It does a world of good to their muscles. They tend to be very cranky when they are not getting enough exercise.


You would need to brush your Cardigan a whole lot more to take care of flying hairs. So brush him daily and give him baths as needed. Brush their teeth twice weekly to prevent bacterial infections and tartar buildup. 

Trim his nails if they do not wear off naturally and remember to examine his ears while cleaning them. You should get your dog accustomed to being bathed and examined at a young age so this does not come as a surprise to him. 

Our Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies.


Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi 

How much exercise does a Cardigan Welsh Corgi need? 

Usually, they are better off with 20 to 30 minutes of exercise daily. You could take them on a walk or two given the opportunity. 

How often should I feed my Cardigan Welsh Corgi? 

This would naturally depend on their age at the time. When they are younger you could feed them 3 times daily and this could progress to twice daily until they get to their first birthday. 

Is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi a good pet? 

This dog breed is usually very well behaved and good-natured too. They love to be busy and could be friendly. They could turn out to be perfect pets if trained right. 

How long does a Cardigan Welsh Corgi live? 

The average life expectancy of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is 12 to 15 years. 

Are Cardigan Welsh Corgis easy to train? 

Every dog could be a disaster if not trained right. A Cardigan is easy to train when they are puppies. A classic fetch game does wonders as they love to be active. 

Are Cardigan Welsh Corgis aggressive? 

This dog breed could be aggressive towards other dogs. They are small but won’t hesitate to fight their way out of a challenge. 

Can Cardigan Welsh Corgis be left alone? 

This dog breed hates to be left all by himself for long periods of time. They could be unbearable to live with and may bark all day. They could also suffer separation anxiety. 

Do Cardigans bark a lot? 

They announce every visitor or stranger. They were herding dogs so you should understand their need to bark. They could, however, be trained not to. 

Are Cardigans affectionate?

Yes, they are. They would need some getting used to though. When they get to know you, they’ll love you like family. 

Are Cardigans better in pairs? 

   Every dog would prefer to be bought in pairs. This will aid socialization and training. Cardigans are definitely better off in pairs as they would learn companionship. 

A Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a canine with short legs who loves a lot of attention and activity. If you’re looking for a company, this is the right dog breed to choose.

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