Corgis? Which is right for you?

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Imagine walking into a room of bouncing, little balls of fur. You look in the corner and there are two-stubby legged puppies, corgis. You know that these two puppies are similar, but not the same breed. You remember the two breeds of corgi, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. You decide to make a list of similarities, between the two breeds, but what would be on that list? The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi both originated in Wales. Although, the two breeds originated in the different regions of Wales for which they are named. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was believed to have its origins from the Flemish weavers, from the north, that settled in Pembroke. They are closely to the Swedish Valhund and Lundehunds. On they other hand, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi was believed to have its origins in the Romans who migrated to the Cardigan region of Great Britain. This breed is closely related to its long bodied cousins, the Basset Hound and the Dachshunds. Furthermore, the American Kennel Club, as well as various other breed organizations recognizes both breeds of Corgi as members of the herding group. Until 1934, both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, were recognized as the same breed, which went under the name of the older of the two breeds, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. In addition, these two breeds were bred to herd cattle, because of their low stature. These two breeds also participated in a sport called bear hunting, which the title explains, because of their fierce personalities. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is part of the Northern Group of dogs, which typically come from the Artic and other exotic regions. Some other breeds of the Northern Group, are the American Eskimo Dog, the Sib... ... middle of paper ... ... is #23. The smart, quick-wittedness, of this breed can make them hard to handle, if families have young children or are very busy. Physical exercise is a must for both breeds, as well as mental exercise. Both Corgi breeds can sometimes become “couch potatoes” if daily physical exercise is not present. This can lead to Obesity, which then can lead to Diabetes. These breeds of dog love to have challenges, and love to be tested. Although the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, can be seen in the Buckingham Palace, and is the more popular of the two, you shouldn’t count out the Cardigan Welsh Corgi until all of the similarities and differences have been known. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi are two similar, but also two very different breeds of dogs, to pick the one that is right for you, make a list, and decide if “tail,” or “no tail,” is right for you!

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