Bedlington Terrier vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Compare the Bedlington Terrier to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bedlington Terriers and Cardigan Welsh Corgis.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Bedlington Terrier and Cardigan Welsh Corgi are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Bedlington Terrier and Cardigan Welsh Corgi are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is easy to groom. The Bedlington Terrier has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Bedlington Terrier has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an average barker.
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Bedlington Terrier vs Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Brindle & White Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Breed NameBedlington TerrierCardigan Welsh Corgi
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan15-17 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height15-17 in.10-12 in.
Weight18-23 lb20-30 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited KingdomUK (Wales)
Origin Year1782 AD1200 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F45°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsOftenBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighMedium
Top Running Speed24 mph23 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighMedium
SheddingNone-LowMedium
DanderNone-LowMedium
Drool AmountLowNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierCardigan Welsh Corgi
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageVery Low
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsHighBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageVery Low
HerdingBelow AverageHigh
HuntingHighVery Low
ProtectionAverageBelow Average
Remove VerminHighVery Low
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierCardigan Welsh Corgi
Lifespan
Lifespan15-17 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesYes
CystinuriaNoYes
Degenerative MyelopathyNoYes
EpilepsyNoYes
Eye ProblemsYesNo
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseNoYes
Kidney IssuesYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Patent Ductus ArteriosisNoYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Retinal DysplasiaNoYes
Thyroid ProblemsYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierCardigan Welsh Corgi
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Curly CoatYesNo
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
WavyYesNo
ShaggyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
BlueYesNo
LiverYesNo
TanYesNo
WhiteYesNo
Black & WhiteNoYes
Blue Merle & WhiteNoYes
Brindle & WhiteNoYes
Brindle Merle & WhiteNoYes
Gray & WhiteNoYes
Liver & WhiteNoYes
Red & WhiteNoYes
Red Merle & WhiteNoYes
Sable & WhiteNoYes
Sable Merle & WhiteNoYes
White MerleNoYes