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PEMBROKE vs CARDIGAN

Pembrokes have become increasingly popular over the last few years. You can see them all over social media and in tv shows and movies. Their round fluffy booties are so cute, they have serious potential to break the internet.
Even though Pembrokes are stealing the spotlight lately, Cardigans are equally awesome.

The corgi family tree has two distinct branches: Pembroke Welsh corgi and Cardigan Welsh corgi. They're not corgi mixes, but cousins from different regions of Wales in the United Kingdom.
Personality might be one way to tell Pembrokes and Cardigans apart. You're more likely to be actively greeted by a Pembroke than a Cardigan. Cardigans tend to be the more reserved dog, whereas Pems are more outgoing. But according to written standards for the breed, neither should be shy nor aggressive.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi are high energy, friendly (even effusive), affectionate, happy and funny at times. They are the more outgoing of the two breeds. Cardigans are more reserved in new situations, but they “warm up” quickly.

Cardigans tend to be more laid back and a touch quieter. Cardigan will generally assess a situation before he decides to take part. Pembroke always seems ready for a party. Cardigans are also less high-energy and although they won’t turn down a long hike, are satisfied with a short romp in the yard.
The defining characteristic of the Cardigan is their adaptability. Cardigans are the combination of serious and funny, adventurous and settled, and loving and independent.

If you want a dog that you can do everything with, a Cardigan is that dog. They love to travel and have new experiences. But they are also homebodies – lying on the sofa next to you or under your desk chair as you are working.
One of the most obvious external differences is the tail. Cardigan has a long, fox-like tail. Pembroke has historically been a tailless breed, having either a short tail from birth or a docked tail.

Nowadays, due to the prohibition of docking, Pembrokes now also have long tails, with the exception who was born with naturally short tails (natural bobtails).

Corgis are noted for their good health. The average lifespan is 12-15 years.
PEMBROCK vs CARDIGAN
ARE YOU TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN A CARDIGAN WELSH CORGI AND A PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI TO WELCOME INTO YOUR HOME?
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It depends on what you want to see in your dream Corgi. A very energetic, friendly to all, who moves fast and plays with glee? That's Pembroke. A solid, loyal companion who will accompany you wherever you go, but isn't very trusting of strangers? It’s Cardigan.

Both Pembroke and Cardigan are great companions for the family!

They would both equally love an adventure in the forest just as much as spending the afternoon cuddled up on the sofa with their loved ones. They are both adaptable to their family’s lifestyle, which is why they are favored by families across the globe.

From me I would like to note that the above are basic features of Pembroke and Cardigan, but each puppy is different and has his own personality. One is more calm, other is more playful or more of a bully. But you can be sure your Corgi will grow up to be a loyal, smart and courageous friend!

They are both amazing family companions who will shower you and your whole family with affection and their fuzzy fur.
PEMBROCK vs CARDIGAN
We’ll share everything you need to know before deciding between a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Welsh Corgi Pembroke
Welsh Corgi Cardigan
Heritage
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pembrokes date come from 1000AD
Cardiganshire, Wales

Cardigans are 2000 older
Appearance
Low-set, strong, sturdily built and active, giving an impression of substance and stamina in a small space. Should not be so low and heavy-boned as to appear coarse or overdone, nor so light-boned as to appear racy. Outlook bold, but kindly. Expression intelligent and interested. Never shy nor vicious
Sturdy, tough, mobile, capable of endurance. Long in proportion to height, terminating in fox-like brush, set in line with body
Standard
Height (from ground to highest point on withers) should be 25 – 30 cms. Weight is in proportion to size, not exceeding 10-11 kg for females and 10-12 for males
Height: ideal 30 cms at shoulder. Weight in proportion to size with overall balance the prime consideration. males 13-17 kg, females 11-15 kg
Body
Shorter
Longer
Legs
Has straighter legs
Has bowed legs
Ears
Has smaller and more pointed ears
Has larger ears, rounded at tips
Eyes
Dark (brown) only
In addition to dark brown, one or both eyes may be blue (only for blue merle)
Tail
Traditionally had no tail, but tails are more common now, natural bobtail
Always have tails
Coat
Medium length; short, thick, weather- resistant undercoat with a coarser, longer outer coat. Routing grooming is necessary
Short or medium of hard texture. Weather-proof, with good undercoat
Color
Tricolor, red, sable with or without white markings
Tricolor, red, sable, brindle, merle
Personality
High energy, friendly, affectionate, emotional, more outgoing, choleric temperament
Medium-high energy, loving, independent, more reserved, quieter, more laid back, more likely to have sanguine temperament
Physical activities
Not suitable for high speeds since originally were used to flat easy terrain in southern Wales, good exercise tolerance
Suitable for high speeds and very hardy, were used to rough, rocky terrain in southwest Wales
Welsh Corgi cardigan color variants
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