Welsh Corgi

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Life expectancy

The Welsh Corgi has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 10 and 12 in
Male Between 10 and 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 20 and 24 lb
Male Between 22 and 26 lb
Coat colour
Black Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Welsh Corgi costs between £870 and £1180

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More details about the Welsh Corgi

Welsh Corgi: Origins and history

Dating back many centuries to 920 AD, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is thought to have been introduced into Wales by Flemish Weavers. They utilised these small dogs to drive their cattle herds to market. The Corgis did this by nipping at the heels of the cattle. 
In 1928, the UK Kennel Club recognised both the Cardigan and the Pembroke Corgis as one breed. However, some 6 years later, the two breeds were recognised separately. Both breeds are declining in popularity in the UK, and have been placed on the Kennel Club’s list of vulnerable native breeds.

FCI classification of the Welsh Corgi

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Welsh Corgi: Varieties

  • Welsh Corgi Cardigan
  • Welsh Corgi Pembroke

Training a Welsh Corgi

The Welsh Corgi is very responsive to most training methods and he is willing and eager to learn new skills. Although quite a sensitive dog, he is a quick learner and will respond well when tasked with obedience skills.

Welsh Corgi: Purchase price

As the Welsh Corgi breed is quite rare, expect to pay an average price of £1,180 for KC Registered Welsh Corgi and around £870 for a Non-KC Registered pup. When buying a pup from this breed, you actually commit to a 12 to 15 year care plan too.

In addition to the purchase cost, there are various other expenses to take into consideration. These costs include, but are not limited to – the dog’s food, veterinary costs, vaccinations, annual boosters and pet insurance cover. He may be a small dog, but he can be quite expensive to own. Expect to spend between £40 to £60 each month, after you have paid for him in the first place.

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