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.
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.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi colours
The photos below are courtesy of Beitshemesh, South Africa.
Ch Shadowalk Reaching for the Stars at Beitshemesh (Ricky)
Colour: brindle & white
Ch Sisterwood's Stormy Weather at Beitshemesh. (Boomer)
Colour: Tan pointed black & white.
Ch (USA) & Ch SA Coedwig's Silversmith at Beitshemesh. (Sterling)
Colour: Brindle pointed blue merle & white.