Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Breed Snapshot

Life Expectancy:
12 to 13 years
Size:

Small

Maintenance Level:

High

Shed Level:

High

Best For

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are best for active pup parents and families who are able to meet the dog's activity needs. They can do well with kids and other pets as long as they're properly socialized....

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are best for active pup parents and families who are able to meet the dog's activity needs. They can do well with kids and other pets as long as they're properly socialized. And with their compact size, they can thrive in an apartment.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Temperament

The happy-go-lucky Pembroke Welsh Corgi loves life. This breed makes the most of every moment, whether they’re capturing the attention of everyone at the park or bonding with their family at home. The Corgi is independent, bold and adventurous—they want to go out and explore the world—but...

The happy-go-lucky Pembroke Welsh Corgi loves life. This breed makes the most of every moment, whether they’re capturing the attention of everyone at the park or bonding with their family at home. The Corgi is independent, bold and adventurous—they want to go out and explore the world—but they won’t explore too far without their favorite person. (Hint: That’s you.)

Social interactions and training are important to curb their herding instincts. They’ll often nip the heels or feet of those who move too quickly around them, especially young children or other pets. This means they will explore new things with their mouth (often by biting or chewing), which can be particularly painful when it comes to those puppy teeth, and can also be off-putting to other dogs as they get older. In general, though, they enjoy playdates with other dogs, especially those who can match their energy level.

Corgis aren’t known for being aggressive or biting. Still, they pack the personality of a big dog into their little bodies, including a stubborn streak. That’s another reason why early socialization and training are so important.

These short stacks can make excellent family members—as long as they get regular exercise to burn off their generous supply of energy. While Corgis love to play with toys, they really need a daily long walk. Some Pembroke Welsh Corgis may enjoy a slow jog, but their short legs make it too difficult for them to keep up with a bicycle or someone running very fast. (They are not known to be very speedy.)

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Traits

Friendliness
Exercise Needs
Health Issues
Barking Tendencies
Grooming Needs
Shedding Level
Training Needs
Good With Kids
Good With Cats
Good As A Service Dog
Good For Apartments & Small Homes
Biting Tendencies
Energy Level
Good With Other Dogs
Playfulness
Sensitive to Cold Weather
Sensitive to Warm Weather
Good For First Time Pet Parents

Breed Snapshot

Life Expectancy:
12 to 15 years
Size:

Small

Maintenance Level:

High

Shed Level:

High

Best For

Cardigan Welsh Corgis are best for active families with or without kids and other pets. They do well in a large homes with lots of space for frolic and fun, but with their compact size...

Cardigan Welsh Corgis are best for active families with or without kids and other pets. They do well in a large homes with lots of space for frolic and fun, but with their compact size and low tendency to bark, they're ideal for apartment-dwellers.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Temperament

Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs are incredibly loyal to and affectionate with their families. These fun-loving pups get along well with kids, other dogs and even cats, provided they’re properly socialized when they’re a puppy. As a herding breed, your Corgi may try to herd your kids and nip...

Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs are incredibly loyal to and affectionate with their families. These fun-loving pups get along well with kids, other dogs and even cats, provided they’re properly socialized when they’re a puppy. As a herding breed, your Corgi may try to herd your kids and nip at their heels, so remember to supervise playtimes with kids and your pup.

Their energy levels fall somewhere in between couch potato and triathlete. Cardis are just as happy to snuggle with you on the couch as they are to play outside all day—just so long as their family is there to keep them company. These smart dogs need variety in their training and exercise routine to keep them from getting bored and deciding your shoes make great chew toys.

Cardigans are not aggressive; however, they are wary around strangers and may take a while to warm up to visitors in the home. But getting them used to new people while they’re puppies will help them warm up more quickly to new friends as they grow up. And because these pups are big barkers, they’ll let you know every time someone comes to the door—making them quite the effective watchdog.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Traits

Friendliness
Exercise Needs
Health Issues
Barking Tendencies
Grooming Needs
Shedding Level
Training Needs
Good With Kids
Good With Cats
Good As A Service Dog
Good For Apartments & Small Homes
Biting Tendencies
Energy Level
Good With Other Dogs
Playfulness
Sensitive to Cold Weather
Sensitive to Warm Weather
Good For First Time Pet Parents
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