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Everything you need to know about Corgis

Life Expectancy
typically 12+ years
Medium length with heavy shedding

Corgis, sometimes known as Welsh Corgis, are moderately active herding dogs with a medium length coat. Their fur is often a shade of brown with white markings, but can be any colour.  

There are two breeds of Welsh Corgi:  

Pembrokeshire Corgi

Pembrokeshire Corgis (as pictured above) are the more common breed of the two, known for their association with the Queen. Their coats are usually tan, red, and sable with white markings.  

Cardigan Corgi

Cardigan Corgis are similar in appearance to the Pembrokeshire Corgi, but are often larger. Their coat varies more in colour and can sometimes have a brindled pattern.  


Lots of doggy behaviour comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Corgis., From digging and chasing, to searching and retrieving.

Thinking about giving a Corgi a forever home? Here are some Corgi facts that might help you decide. 

Caring for Corgis

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Corgi. 

Health issues

Before giving a Corgi a forever home, consider any possible health issues. Not every dog experiences them, but it’s important to be prepared.

For more advice on potential health issues for Corgis, speak to your ...

How much food does a Corgi need?

There is no set amount for how much food your Corgi needs. This depends on their:

  • age
  • size
  • activity levels
  • fitness
  • weight.

The information on dog food packets can...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much exercise does a Corgis need?

Corgis are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy.

They need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energ...

How much grooming does a Corgis need?

Corgis shed heavily. To put your dog at ease and help their confidence, introduce handling and grooming step by step. This makes grooming more enjoyable for everyone and ensures a positive experience for your pup.&nbs...

What size crate do you need for a Corgis?

When in their crate, your dog should be able to comfortably:

  • stand up at their full height
  • turn around without touching the sides
  • lie down and stretch out
  • wag their tail.

Corgi behaviour and training  

You might think you know about Corgis, but every dog has their own unique personality. 

What’s the temperament of a Corgi?

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Corgi’s temperament is different.

As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They deve...

Are Corgis easy to train?

You really can teach any dog new tricks. The key is positive learning. Find out what gets your dog’s tail wagging with excitement. Snacks or toys are popular choices, or even lots of praise. Whatever it is, you can us...

Are Corgis good with children?

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They have their own likes and dislikes and respond to situations in different ways. However, there are some univer...

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