The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a very long, and official sounding name. But that doesn’t mean the dog must wear a stuffy cardigan all the time. If you’re like us and have never heard of this particular corgi, you’re in for a treat. Today we bring you a few interesting facts about this adorable dog.
1. Clothing Optional
As previously mentioned, you don’t have to dress your dog up in a twin set to let him live up to his name. “Cardigan” is actually in reference to his origins many centuries ago: the green and far-off hills of Cardiganshire in Wales.
2. (Not) His Royal Highness
Unfortunately, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is not the corgi of choice for the Queen of England. The Cardigan does, however, have a special feature: a tail. He’s actually known as the "corgi with a tail," which, in our opinion, is better than having some lousy crown any day of the week.
3. What’s In A Name?
You now know where "cardigan" comes from, but the word "corgi" is pretty fascinating, too. "Cor" is Welsh for dwarf (although some suspect it may have been originally "cur" for working) and “gi” is for dog. Despite this, the dog doesn't speak a lick of Welsh. You'll have to learn that on your own.
4. Worth His Weight In Gold
Okay, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi was never traded in gold (although that would have been very cool), but he was extremely valued. So much so there was a law that severely penalized anyone who stole one. In addition to farm work, the corgi was highly valued for his companionship, loyalty, guarding talents, and cattle driving ability. In fact, a family could base its status on their corgi’s skills.
5. Truly Accommodating
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is very adaptable. He can live on farms, in a house with a big yard, or even in an apartment. He’s great with kids, and with you. No matter who you are, where you live, or what your lifestyle is, the Cardgian Welsh Corgi will show you and your family utmost devotion. Even better, he doesn't need much exercise beyond a daily walk -- so it's perfect for busy people.
Now that you know a little bit more about the cutest corgi with a tail, don't you want one as a friend? We know you do.
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