Welcome the Cardigan Welsh Corgis!

The alert and smart Cardigan Welsh Corgis have recently joined the Breed Archive platform.

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is descended from the Teckel family of dogs which also produced the Dachshund. The breed is believed to have been in existence in Wales for over 3,000 years. They were used as a cattle dogs, family guardians and pets, as well as vermin exterminators.

Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis were originally listed as one breed by The Kennel Club in Britain in 1925, but were declared separate breeds in 1935.

Cardis are built low to the ground to best nip at the heels of cattle and avoid being kicked. They are sturdy, tough dogs, long in proportion to height, with a fox brush tail, set in line with body.

Based on his original life as a farm helper and guardian, the Cardigan is a "big dog in a small package", reserved with strangers, otherwise a friendly, adaptable companion.