This is for all the Lovers of Corgi Dogs

You see them everywhere now: they have cute, fluffy, butts; big ears; and wear lots and lots of costumes.  Corgis—they have become the unofficial dog of the internet.  They were already the royal dog of England, but that’s just one country; I’m talking about the World. Wide. Web.   They’re adorable, frisky, smiley, funny dogs with medium-sized bodies and short little legs.

You know what’s sad though?  All those corgi fans are missing out, because there are TWO types of corgi.  That’s right, twice the corgi goodness.  How do I know all about this rarer and equally as awesome “other” corgi?  Simple, I own one.

The corgi most people are used to seeing is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, named after its town of origin, Pembrokeshire, Wales.  The “other” corgi is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, named after, you guessed it, its town of origin, Cardiganshire, Wales (apparently the origin of sweaters as well).  Though these two towns of the Welsh hill country were only a few miles apart, the two types of corgi show marked differences in physical appearance and personality.

Let’s just go ahead and get it out of the way, Cardigans have tails—lovely, long, swinging, foxy tails.  And as an FYI, if your Cardi has more swing in her tail than usual, you might want to check and see what she either is up to or has been up to.  Pembrokes, on the other hand, have cute little numbs that often require them to wag their entire bottoms as there is just not enough tail to properly convey their enthusiasm.  Interesting Fact: before docking became a common practice, Pemmie breeders focused on breeding dogs with naturally occurring bob tails, but became less concerned once they realized docking was an option.  Now, several European countries have banned docking—considering it a type of animal cruelty—so breeders are once again having to search for Pemmies with the gene for a natural bob tail.

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