The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the older of the two Corgi breeds and while similar in many respects, the Cardigan has a tail, is longer of body, and has somewhat more muscular legs than the Pembroke. They were brought to Cardiganshire by the Celts in 1200 BC and became useful to tenant farmers who used them as drovers to move their cattle onto the common land for grazing. Cardigans are intelligent, quick on their feet, and have the endurance to work long hours. This breed is breed adaptable city or country life as long as they get some form of daily exercise and plenty of quality time with their family. They are known for their devoted, affectionate natures and trainability. Their grooming needs are not extensive but their double does require regular brushing.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.