Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Alaskan Klee Kai

Compare the Cardigan Welsh Corgi to the Alaskan Klee Kai. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Alaskan Klee Kais.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an excellent choice for new/inexperienced owners. The Alaskan Klee Kai is okay for new owners, but may not be as easy as the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Alaskan Klee Kai is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Alaskan Klee Kai has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an average barker.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Alaskan Klee Kai
Brindle & White Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Grey & White Alaksan Klee Kai
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiAlaskan Klee Kai
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-16 yrs.
Height10-12 in.17-17 in.
Weight20-30 lb10-20 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (Wales)United States
Origin Year1200 AD1988 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F15°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium-High
Top Running Speed23 mph18 mph
StrengthMediumMedium-High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow-Medium
SheddingMediumHigh
DanderMediumMedium-High
Drool AmountNoneLow

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 NameCardigan Welsh CorgiAlaskan Klee Kai
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingHighBelow Average
HuntingVery LowAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowAverage
SleddingBelow AverageAverage
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiAlaskan Klee Kai
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Autoimmune HypothyroidismNoYes
CataractsYesNo
CystinuriaYesNo
Degenerative MyelopathyYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Factor Vii DeficiencyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HypothyroidismNoYes
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesNo
Patent Ductus ArteriosisYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Retinal DysplasiaYesNo
Vaccination SensitivityNoYes
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiAlaskan Klee Kai
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
LongYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & WhiteYesYes
Blue Merle & WhiteYesNo
Brindle & WhiteYesNo
Brindle Merle & WhiteYesNo
Gray & WhiteYesNo
Liver & WhiteYesNo
Red & WhiteYesYes
Red Merle & WhiteYesNo
Sable & WhiteYesNo
Sable Merle & WhiteYesNo
White MerleYesNo
Brown & WhiteNoYes
Grey & WhiteNoYes
SableNoYes
Tan & WhiteNoYes
WhiteNoYes
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