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The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Dog Breed And Info You Should Know Before Owning

Jun 18, 2008
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a good choice for an apartment or home. She can get by in an apartment as long as they can look forward to brisk walks. She is a good watch dog and a good guard dog but may tend to bark quite a bit. They are generally good with children and other pets except other dogs.

Good With Children?

Excellent with children. As a reminder, never leave a young child unsupervised with a puppy or dog.

Good With Other Pets?

Can be good with other pets but may fight dogs. Early socialization may be one key.

Approximate Adult Size

The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male Cardigan Welsh Corgi is 10 to 13 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 25 to 30 pounds. The female ranges from 10 to 13 inches to the withers and 25 to 30 pounds.

Special Health Considerations

Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is no exception. Be on the lookout for back problems, eye problems, a bleeding disorder and glaucoma. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.

She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.

Grooming

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a medium length double with the outer layer being harsh and close to the body. The inner coat is soft and the combination makes her pretty weather and water resistant. She sheds twice a year. Bathe her only when dirty and brush weekly or so. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats and help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.

Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.

Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore and competent instructions to accomplish this can be found on the net.

Life Span

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi can live between 12 and 15 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
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