Wednesday, August 12, 2009

GTB Followup - Cardigan Welsh Corgi

As I stated in my last post, I would put up some info about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. (Not to be confused with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi "The Pembroke Corgi is a separate breed from the Cardigan Corgi, possessing a shorter body and straighter, lighter boned legs")

The links will take you to the AKC Breed Standards page for both breeds. The first picture is a Cardigan with the colourings we see most often (above).

The Cardigan can also be a blue merle colour. I think the GTB dog listed below likely has a bit of Cardigan in him (along with JRT). Again, this is a guess as I don't really know what breeds the dog is being a shelter adoption, but we can always put forth our opinions!
I saw a few blue merle Cardigans in the herding trial I went to a few weeks ago (very interesting stuff, I might add).


Dog_geek said...

I actually don't see any CWC in the dog below at all. I agree with those who said Jack Russell/ACD. There are several different body types of Jack Russells (although not in the AKC version Parson Russell Terriers, which might be what you are most familiar with.) The shorter legged, longer bodied Jacks are known as "shorties" or "puddins" or Irish Jacks, depending on who you talk to, and have a body type almost identical to your GTB dog.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Yes ... I've been doing a bit of digging into the JRT ... interesting stuff!