Breed Profile

Welsh Corgi

Welsh Corgi
Welsh Corgi
Welsh Corgi
Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Corgi originated from the hardy, bob-tailed cattle dogs of the Pembrokeshire area in Wales. Due to being chosen as a pet by the British Royal Family in 1935, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is now one of the best-known breeds in the world. It is highly successful in both show and obedience rings worldwide, and extremely popular as a family pet.

The Cardigan Corgi - the Corgi with the tail - is one of the oldest of the Welsh dog breeds and is generally acknowledged as being the original Corgi or dwarf dog of Wales. Since ancient times it was used as a sheep and cattle herder, a guard dog, and friend and companion in the lonely crofters' huts of the remote Welsh hillside country of Cardiganshire.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Corgis can live up to 17 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Pembroke:
The breed's heritage endows it with all those valuable instincts of a working dog and the independent spirit that originally enabled it to control the Welsh cattle without undue direction from its masters. It is truly man's best friend and helper.

Cardigan:
The Cardigan Corgi, with its ancient lineage, has retained its individual character, particularly its steady and sensible nature. A Cardigan is equally at home on a large property or in a smaller suburban yard, and with its exceptionally sensitive hearing makes a wonderful watchdog.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Good.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Corgi's beautiful short coat requires only a quick brush to keep it clean and shiny and an occasional comb to keep the undercoat and skin in good condition. Puppies require long periods of undisturbed sleep, and close supervision when at play. In particular, owners need to ensure that children do not inadvertently drop them.

Please take note:
When bored, Corgis can become noisy, so responsible owners should always ensure that their dog has activities to occupy its day.

IDEAL OWNERS

The Corgi is definitely a compatible canine companion, and they make delightful children's pets, but supervision is a must. Owners should be prepared to train their dogs to be disciplined in play and not get over-excited.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Welsh Corgi is the dog for you and you realise that they need close supervision when at play to prevent from becoming too boisterous, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Howard and Jill Smith Kleindraht & Purdella VIC Contact
Joan Watson Anbenly TAS Contact
Debbie Neilson Antudor QLD Contact
Valerie Joan Hutton Bojojamile NSW Contact
Roselyn Wood syide QLD Contact
Jenny Boekelman Jentol WA Contact
Sandra Lippiatt Westend WA Contact
Lynette Harris Kardibroke VIC Contact
Joyce Wheeler Cuuchin QLD Contact
Dee Patterson Stormvale SA Contact
Mary Jeanneret Marilee QLD Contact
Simon Pryor Dusslynn QLD Contact
Julene Brady Mandene QLD Contact
D and B Pentreath and Mann Mandorallen QLD Contact
matthew &sue neale&fry lynann QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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