Originally, the Welsh Cardigan Corgi and the Welsh Pembroke Corgi formed one breed: the Corgi. However, this single breed was split into two breeds in 1925. The difference is in the tail. The Pembroke Corgi has (almost) no tail and pointed ears. This does not apply to the Welsh Cardigan Corgi. Both dogs are quiet, sweet dogs that fit perfectly in a family.
The name of the Cardigan Corgi refers to an ancient medieval kingdom, Cardiganshire. The word Corgi goes back to an old Celtic word. That word simply means dog. The dog is believed to have been in Europe for a very long time. It is claimed that the dog was already present in Britain in 1200 BC. Whether this is true is not certain. What we can say with certainty is that the dog was already used to drive cattle 1000 years ago. The dog is not that big. There is a special reason for this. The animal had to be able to easily reach the heels of the cow with its head. When a cow didn't want to move on, he could count on the Welsh Cardigan Corgi to bite him in the heels.
Many small dogs were originally bred to be pets. This dog was not bred for companionship. It is a real working dog. Therefore, keep in mind that although the animal is small in size, it needs a lot of exercise. The dog is also very attached to the family in which it grows up. It is lively and likes to play.
The education of the Welsh Cardigan Corgi is not particularly difficult. However, it is important to emphasise that the animal must be well socialised. He must often come into contact with other people and dogs. It is of the utmost importance that this happens during his puppy period. However, even when the animal gets older it remains important to remind him that there is nothing wrong with strangers.