History and Origins
Country of Origin - Wales
The Cardigan Corgi is a long, low, cattle herding dog, thought to have been brought to Wales by the Flemish weavers and may have been in the UK from as early as 1200BC. Their job originally was to drive cattle from one location to another and then guard them at night - a job which requires a strong character and a great deal of stamina. The cattle they would have worked would be small, feisty hill cattle, and the distances involved could take days to cover so make no mistake this is a hard worker! Originally considered one breed, the Pembroke and Cardigan Corgis were split and recognised separately in 1934. While both types come from south-west Wales, the homeland of the Cardigan is further north.