Have you ever been asked that? If yes, what did you answer?


I'm thinking about starting to just say "Yes"

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 The name difference would have helped,i think.Maybe They should have named Them Cardigan Welsh Heelers??

But, then we wouldn't be able to use MyCorgi.com!

There's a thread on this in Corgi Jokes ("What happened to your dog's legs?").  One of my favorites is, "This is a sawed-off Shepherd -- the latest in family and home protection."


Ugh I get that all the time. I think it's worse because I have one of each lol.


I also get a lot of:

"When are you going to dock that one's tail" (he's 6 months old now...)

"Why does that one have a blue eye"

"Are they born without tails?"

"What kind of mixes are those?"

Oh man, I get these questions a lot.  Having a blue merle cardi, it starts with "oh my god, is that a mini aussie?  What a cute aussie!  I didn't know there was a toy version!"  I usually stifle the urge to tell them there are not "mini" or "toy" aussie's and instead I just tell them it's a corgi.  Then the "is it a corgi/aussie mix?  It has a tail and the aussie colors!" begins.  Continue ad nauseum adding in them thinking he's a blue heeler, husky and about 5 other breeds until I've practically made a chart for every person I've met.


Now, I love explaining corgi differences to people but sometimes 10 minutes of people arguing that my dog must not be a corgi makes me want to make a handout to just give to people as soon as they approach me.

I get a lot of confused looks over my Fluffy Pembroke. People can't comprehend a double recessive trait and keep saying over and over again "Yes, but what is the corgi mixed with? Shelti?". I couldn't even imagine having to explain a Fluffy Cardi to someone! It would blow their minds!


I am glad both breeds are labeled Corgi. I love seeing the distinct differences in shape and demeanor, but similar stubborn attitude in the herding cousins!


(And now we all have to put up with people saying Corgee!)

I always look at this question as a great opportunity to educate people about my breed.  I explain to them that the Corgi was developed independently in neighboring counties in Wales - Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire - Pembroke and Cardigan for short.  I get to tell them that they were developed independently and had their "roots" in different breeds: the Pembroke from the "spitz" type and the Cardigan the "teckel or hound" type. 

Welsh Corgis were exhibited in the UK after WWI, but not a lot of progress was made in the breed until the formation of the Welsh Corgi Club in 1925, which at first catered only to the Pembroke owners. In 1926, the Cardigan Club was formed and eventually became the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association. In 1928 Challenge certificates were granted by The Kennel Club in Great Britain. In 1934 The Kennel Club recognized both varieties as separate breeds, and owners were given the choice as to which breed they wished to have their dogs entered as - Cardigan or Pembroke. 

The first  Pembrokes were imported to the US in the early 1930s.   Little Madam became the first Pembroke registered (as a Welsh Corgi) with the American Kennel Club.  By 1935 the two breeds were acknowledged as separate with the registration of the first Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Blowden of Roniscroft.  The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Inc. was founded in 1936 and was accepted as a member club of the AKC in 1937. 

Most of this information is included in my DVD on Structure and Movement in the Pembroke Welsh Corgi which was released at the PWCCA national last year. 

your dogs are beautiful, Stephanie i went to your web site and took a gander.. you must be very proud

by the way ~ when you give people this low down do they say anything?


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