Weight: 30-38 pounds (male); 25-34 pounds (female)
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Coat: Double coated. The outer hairs have a slightly harsh texture, and the insulating undercoat is short, soft and thick.
Color: Red, sable and brindle; black, blue merle
Grooming: Easy keepers, requiring mainly weekly brushing
Shedding: Yes, especially seasonally
Best for: Active singles and families
Accurate name: In Welsh, the word Corgi loosely translates to dwarf dog.
AKC popularity rank: 66th
Equipment: The Cardigan isn’t built for strong or prolonged swimming, so get him a life jacket.
Some Cardigans also use portable stairs to help them up on furniture.
Possible health issues: Degenerative myelopathy, hip and elbow dysplasia, canine intervertebral disc disease.