Welsh Corgi: Temperament, Size, Life Expectancy

Small But Alert Sheepdog – Welsh Corgi

These small, rather short-legged British “sheepdogs” can be found in two different breeds, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. As a layman, these two breeds can hardly be distinguished from one another and are often summarized under the term “Corgi dog”.

Despite the short legs, which at first glance look a bit unsportsmanlike, these dogs are very active herding and herding dogs. They are robust and healthy dogs. There are not very many examples of this dog breed, but it is worth preserving!

How Big & How Heavy Will It Be?

The Welsh Corgi Cardigan can reach a height of up to 30 cm and weigh up to 12 kg.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is slightly smaller at 25 to 30 cm. He weighs between 8 and 12 kg.

Coat, Colors & Care

The Welsh Corgi Cardigan has short, sometimes slightly longer, and hard stock hair. The colors are different.

In contrast, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coat is medium-length and not particularly harsh. The grooming of both Corgi species is uncomplicated. The short hair only needs an overbrush about once a week.

Nature, Temperament

Both Corgi breeds are alert, intelligent, eager to learn, courageous, and obedient. The dogs like to play, are friendly and sociable.

The dogs regularly have a good relationship with children and other animals. They show little hunting instinct and prefer to stay with their people. Due to its good adaptability and its many positive characteristics, this breed is also well suited as a family dog.

This watchful dog likes to protect its people and unfortunately tends to bite occasionally.


A loving and very consistent upbringing is absolutely necessary with this dog breed since the Corgi will always try to assert its stubbornness.

The owners should be experienced with dogs, it is not a beginner’s dog! You should familiarize the young puppy with the basic exercises step by step. If the puppy does it right, it will be rewarded with praise, a treat, or games.

Posture & Outlet

The Corgi dog can safely be kept in a city apartment, but then he needs a lot of exercise and exercise every day.

It likes to take part in dog sports, even if it apparently doesn’t suggest it at first glance. Whether agility or obedience, reading tracks or long walks through nature, the Corgy is the right companion for many leisure activities.

Life Expectancy

On average, dogs of this breed reach an age of 12 to 14 years.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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