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Let’s Compare Corgis

September 16, 2018

Corgis are probably best known for being royal pups!

That’s because they were beloved by Queen Elizabeth II of England. Certainly, the love for Corgis extend beyond her highness, but we believe that Corgis for sale hold their popularity in part because of the historical association with the Queen. There are two distinct types of Corgis. There’s the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. It was not, however, until 1935 that the American Kennel Club recognized them as two separate breeds. Although they’re both similar, there are some differences between the two Corgis for sale.  

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Although Corgis weren’t officially recognized as a specific breed until the 1920s, there is an extended historical context for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi which dates back as far as 1200 B.C. After being brought to Cardiganshire, Wales they were used to herd or drive cattle. According to AKC breed standards, Cardigan Welsh Corgis have coats that are red, brindle, sable, black, black and tan, or blue merle. White markings are acceptable, but there shouldn’t be any predominantly white Corgis for sale or in existence. They weigh 25 to 38 pounds and measure 10 1/2 inches to 12 1/2 inches.  

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are considered to be a newer breed of Corgis for sale. Their ancestry was from France in 1107. They have bobbed tails, some of which occurs naturally. In other cases, they are docked. Their average weights are 28 to 30 pounds. They are 10 and 12 inches small to the shoulder. AKC coat standards for Pembroke Welsh Corgis are black and tan, red, fawn or sable. Like their Cardigans, their white markings are acceptable but should not be dominant.  

Corgi Differences

The biggest and most noticeable difference between the two types of Corgis for sale is that the Cardigan has a long tail and the Pembroke has a bobbed tail. Also, the Pembroke tends to be somewhat smaller than Cardigans. Cardigans have larger and rounder ear tips.  

Disposition as House Pets

It doesn’t matter which Corgis for sale you bring to your home because they both make excellent pets. They are comical and brilliant. They are also littler herders! They will undoubtedly try to herd little children in their families by nipping at their heels! Both types shed considerably all-year-round. Overall they are well-rounded small dogs!  

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