The Cardigan Welsh Corgi
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of the oldest breeds in the British Isles. The Cardigan is a sturdy dog of great versatility, meant to work in the harsh environment of the Welsh highlands herding cattle and sheep and as an all-purpose farm dog adept as a watch dog, ratter, hunting dog, and loyal hearth dog. An Intelligent and Independent thinker, the Cardigan can also be quite a comedian, and we can still see the breed's Hound origins in the Cardigans of today.
Long and low-set, but balanced, the Cardigan has moderately heavy round bone and a deep chest which is framed by the characteristic wrap-around front. The Cardigan is a handsome, powerful, small dog that is capable of both speed and endurance, intelligent, sturdily built but not coarse. The head has a moderately wide, flat skull, eyes are medium to large and widely set, and the ear is large in proportion to the dog, rounded, and erect. The expression is gentle and alert, watchful but friendly.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America (CWCCA) maintains the official Breed Standard and the CWCCA is the Cardigan parent club in the American Kennel Club (AKC). Follow the links to the CWCCA Website for additional information on the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and to view or download the official Breed Standard.