The Welsh Cardigan Corgi, a distinct and separate breed, from the Welsh Pembroke Corgi, is a small dog types breeds that was bred for herding sheep and cattle. Believed to have been in existence in Wales for over 3,000 years.
Corgi, meaning dwarf-dog, which are the smallest in the herding group, stands approx 10-13 inches at the withers, and weighs between 24-and 38 lbs, comes in a variety of colors some of which include blue-merle, and a primarily black coat with white markings.
The Cardigan Corgi, is regarded as a loyal and loving family pet. This type of small dog is highly adaptable in the city or apartment setting if given regular exercise. The Cardigan Corgi will need daily exercise, and regular brushing to remove any dead or loose undercoat, as the Cardigan Corgi has a dual-coat suited to harsh weather which suits him well in cold temperatures and winter, but needs to be brushed out regularly, so his skin can breath and keep cool in warmer temperatures.
This type of small dog is easily trainable, and gets along well with other family pets if they are raised together.
The Pembroke is the smaller of the 2 Corgis, 10-12 inches from the shoulders, shorter tail, lighter boned, not to exceed 30 pounds. Comes in an assortment of colors
The Pembroke is very loving and affectionate, and makes a great little house dog. The Pembroke is very adaptable to an assortment of living situations if they are exercised regularly. The coat of the Pembroke also requires regular brushing.