The Cardigan first arrived in Cardiganshire (its place of origin) with the Celts in 1200 BC. The breed became useful because the Crown owned practically all land, and the tenant farmers were permitted to fence off only a few acres surrounding their dooryards. The rest was common land, on which the crofter was permitted to graze his cattle. Instead of herding the cattle, the Corgi would nip at their heels and drive them as far afield as desired.
Is the Breed Right Breed for You?
They are smart, willing, agile, humorous and full of love and devotion. Even-tempered, loyal, affectionate, and adaptable. Never shy nor vicious. The Cardigan can adapt to country life or city apartments, but need some form of daily exercise. As a companion dog, they love to be with their people and are loyal, affectionate and even-tempered. The breed’s double coat requires regular brushing.
AKC Cardigan Welsh Corgis are the ones with the Tail... don't be fooled by folks crossbreeding Cardigan’s and Pembroke’s, these two different breeds. Although they are both Welsh Corgi's they have different body structures and should not be crossed. It is unethical to do so, Please learn more about the breed from the Cardigan Welsh Corgis Club of America.