Welsh Corgi Facts
Most widely used name for this species
The area where the animal first came from
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
How long the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Welsh Corgi Location
Map of Europe
Welsh CorgiWelsh Corgis are generally recognized as two distinct breeds, the Cardigan and the Pembroke. Beginning in 1934, the American Kennel Club recognized them as separate breeds.
The Cardigan is the larger of the two, with larger rounded ears and a foxy, flowing tail. The Pembroke features pointed ears and is somewhat smaller in stature. Historically, the Pembroke was a breed with a natural bob tail (a very short tail). Due to the advent of docking, the trait was not aggressively pursued, with breeders focusing instead on other characteristics, and the tail artificially shortened if need be.
Given that some countries are now banning docking, breeders are again attempting to select for dogs with the genes for natural bob tails. The coats of both breeds come in a variety of colours, although there are some differences between the breeds.
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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018
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