There are two types of corgis. Reese Corgi shows and breeds Cardigan Welsh Corgis, the rarer and more ancient of the two breeds. Cardigans are known as “The Yard Long Dog.”
The other breed is called Pembroke Welsh Corgis. The two types are similar but are judged as two distinct breeds at dog shows.
Cardigan Welsh Corgis have long tails. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are born with a short tail or no tail, or their tails are docked when they are young puppies. The two breeds also have different ear shapes. Cardigans have rounded ears, while Pembrokes usually have pointed ears. Both breeds are long and low to the ground. They have medium length to long hair, and have a variety of coat colors and markings.
Corgis are a very old breed of dog. Celts brought the originals to Cardiganshire in Wales about 3,200 years ago. To this day, they are popular with the British royal family.
They were originally bred to guard and herd cattle. Their low height makes it easy for them to nip heels and avoid kicks as they work. Corgis are faster than you might expect, though they are better at sprints than marathon runs.
If you’d like more information about corgis, visit the CWCCA (Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America). Reese Corgi is a member in good standing.