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Dogs - Cardigan Corgi

More than 3,000 years ago, Celtic tribes in central Europe migrated to Wales. With them came their dogs, ancestors of the CARDIGAN WELSH CORGI, including the Teckel family from which the Dachshund is also derived. 

"Welsh" means, "From Wales" (part of UK). There is a town called Cardigan and a county called Cardiganshire, which is where the dogs originated. The Welsh word "cor" means dwarf, and "gi" means dog. So "corgi" means dwarf (or short) dog. They are short-legged.

 

A young Cardigan corgi with a mischeivous look

Black & white corgi with long body & bushy tail

Gus belongs to Dr & Mrs Grossman

 

Many breeds originated as working dogs. Corgis were tough animals, driving cattle long distances along rough roads from farm to market. We do dogs a disservice by mollycoddling & protecting them too much.  We do ourselves a disservice by clinging to our comfort zones. We were built tough! Our Maker said, "Don't think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you, but rejoice inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings."  1 Peter 4, 12

Corgis enjoy doing things with their family and are easily trained.

2 Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies, 12 weeks.

Development of dog breeds


Cardigan Welsh Corgi colours

The photos below are courtesy of Beitshemesh, South Africa.

Cardigan corgi side on showing long hanging tail & profuse coat

Ch Shadowalk Reaching for the Stars at Beitshemesh (Ricky)

Colour: brindle & white


Cardigan corgi profile turning head to camera

Cardigan Welsh corgi, triclour, sitting

 Ch Sisterwood's Stormy Weather at Beitshemesh. (Boomer)

Colour: Tan pointed black & white.


 

Side view. cardigan corgi, blue & white patches

blue merle corgi with ears pricked up

Ch (USA) & Ch SA Coedwig's Silversmith at Beitshemesh. (Sterling) 

Colour: Brindle pointed blue merle & white. 

 

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