I really wanted a Corgi and was originally thinking of getting a Pem until hubby threw a wrench into my plans. Since our currant dog was an Australian Shepherd, he insisted that our next dog HAD to have a tail! So voila...a Cardigan!!!
I am the person who decided we would get a dog. I researched and decided on a Corgi. I asked my husband, "tail or no tail." He replied, "I like dogs with tails." So, we went with a Cardigan.
At least 20 years ago I saw a lady standing in front of a shop with 2 Cardigans on leash. I had never seen one before, only the Pembrokes. I stopped to talk with her (asking what breed they were....) and fell in love with those big ears and bulkier muzzle, the more rugged look and the long tails. Eventually, I adopted a Cardigan. He is a wonderful boy and my very first brindle dog ever.