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"striving for the perfect blue dog"
· Corgis were developed in Wales, the Cardigan being the older of the two. It is conjectured that the Celtic, or pre-Celtic, tribes of central Europe were responsible for bringing a Cardigan-type dog to Wales around 1200 B.C. It is descended from the Teckel or Dachshund family of canines. The Cardigan is the Corgi that comes complete with a tail (it wags), whereas the Pembroke does not possess a tail (it wiggles). www.barkbytes.com/history · The first pair of Cardigans imported to the United States (by Mrs. Roberta Bole of Cleveland, Ohio) arrived in June, 1931.· The Cardigan Welsh Corgi was admitted for AKC registration in 1935. So you want to own a Cardigan Welsh Corgi? The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a handsome and powerful dog, capable of both speed and endurance. The Cardigan's coat is medium in length, thick, and dense. The coat is known to shed. If you have a problem with hair you may want to consider another breed. Cardigans adapt to any temperature from 20 degrees below zero to 110 above, or from a warm bed to a cold floor. Cardigans have a special affinity for children and will adapt their playing to fit a child, senior citizen or even the handicapped. Ideally, dogs should be from 30 to 38 pounds; bitches from 25 to 34 pounds. There is no color preference for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi: all shades of red, sable and brindle, Black with or without tan or brindle points, Blue merle (black and gray; marbled) with or without tan or brindle points. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a herding dog, which must have the agility, freedom of movement, and endurance to do the work for which he was developed. Cardigan Welsh Corgis are to be even-tempered, loyal, affectionate, and adaptable, never shy nor vicious. The Cardi has been called the "yard-long" dog, being the same length from the tip of its nose to the end of its outstretched tail as a Welsh yard. His ears are larger and set wider than the Pembroke's. Legend says that the blue-merle color of the Cardi was brought by fairies one dark night.