Welcome to our guide to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi Owner Interview
Below we feature an interview with the owner of Archer, a male Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
Can you tell us who you are and where you live?
I’m a professional (engineering) woman in her 30s, living in South England.
How long have you owned a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
I have owned a Corgi for about 7 months, since he was 2 months old.
Where did you buy him from?
We’ve got Archer from a breeder in South Wales.
From your experience what makes this breed so special?
For what makes him special, Cardigans are very energetic and very affectionate! He is emotive too. You can always say from his face whether he’s happy or sad. They also have great stamina, which means he can keep up with us at hikes and walks which we really appreciate. He is a big dog in small package, so he can live with us in a small house, but still do a lot of outside walking etc.
What type of personality/temperament do they have?
Cardigans are energetic, happy, extremely smart, easy learners, stubborn, good with walking for long distances.
I believe the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is quite a popular dog on social media/Internet these days, can you tell us how this started?
People should choose Cardigan corgis for all the above reasons we decided to get him. I would also like to emphasise that this is a Cardigan corgi not a pembroke corgi, and from what I see they are very different personality types of dogs.
What are your feeding routines, such as how often and what types of food do you feed the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
We feed Archer twice a day, he gets high quality kibble. He also gets some treats during the day (such as dental sticks and fish skins) and he gets a raw bone once or twice a week to chew on.
Obviously grooming is another major aspect of owning a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, can you offer any tips, advice and popular accessories for your Cardigan?
Cardigans shed all year long! So expect hair everywhere all the time. Obviously good quality food helps with their fur, but otherwise they will shed anyway. We use normal brush and a thick one too to get some hair out from his under coat. I would say, brushing him at least every other day helps a lot with the shedding.
Any other useful tips and advice that you can offer to potential new owners?
For potential owners: watch out, they’re very smart and they have a mind on their own. If they decide they want to jump on a couch, they will do it. They will entertain you all the time and they are the best cure for bad days!!
Thank you so much for doing this interview and for sharing the lovely photos of Archer. If you want to find out more, you can visit this page:
Why Choose a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
What type of owners buy a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed?
Why do you think the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is special?
What are your favourite things about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and not another breed?
How would you describe the Cardigan Welsh Corgi temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Cardigan Welsh Corgi over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
About The Breed
What colors of Cardigan Welsh Corgi are most popular?
What does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
What is the breed standard/description for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Cardigan Welsh Corgi that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Cardigan Welsh Corgi home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Cardigan Welsh Corgi weigh?
When the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Cardigan Welsh Corgi growth chart?
What breed group does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi with children?
Do you think the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Cardigan Welsh Corgi or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Cardigan Welsh Corgi be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Cardigan Welsh Corgi during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Cardigan Welsh Corgi cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners?
What types of people are buying the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and why?
Where can I buy Cardigan Welsh Corgi rescue dogs or find a Cardigan Welsh Corgi for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Cardigan Welsh Corgi can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
As a Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi have popular names?
If my Cardigan Welsh Corgi is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Cardigan Welsh Corgi be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Cardigan Welsh Corgi biting?
How do you prevent a Cardigan Welsh Corgi chewing?
How do you stop a Cardigan Welsh Corgi jumping up?
Does the Cardigan Welsh Corgi have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Cardigan Welsh Corgi keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Cardigan Welsh Corgi dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners?
As a breeder of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Cardigan Welsh Corgi shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Can you offer new Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
What started your interest in showing the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Cardigan Welsh Corgi – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Cardigan Welsh Corgi and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
What official organisations are there for the new Cardigan Welsh Corgi owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Cardigan Welsh Corgi out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Cardigan Welsh Corgi special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and do you have any tips or advice for new Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Cardigan Welsh Corgi home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Cardigan Welsh Corgi to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Cardigan Welsh Corgi sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Cardigan Welsh Corgi have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Cardigan Welsh Corgi have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Cardigan Welsh Corgi vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Cardigan Welsh Corgi for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Cardigan Welsh Corgi be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Cardigan Welsh Corgi spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Cardigan Welsh Corgi is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Cardigan Welsh Corgi not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Cardigan Welsh Corgi dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Cardigan Welsh Corgi – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Cardigan Welsh Corgi dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Cardigan Welsh Corgi or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.