Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Compare the Cardigan Welsh Corgi to the Lagotto Romagnolo. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Lagotto Romagnolos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Lagotto Romagnolo are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is easy to groom. The Lagotto Romagnolo has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Lagotto Romagnolo has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an average barker.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Lagotto Romagnolo
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Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiLagotto Romagnolo
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-14 yrs.15-17 yrs.
Height10-12 in.16-19 in.
Weight20-30 lb24-35 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (Wales)Italy
Origin Year1200 AD1400 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodGood
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyGoodGood
Stranger FriendlyGoodGood
Personality
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F25°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed23 mph18 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium
SheddingMediumNone
DanderMediumNone
Drool AmountNoneNone

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 CorgiLagotto Romagnolo
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingHighBelow Average
HuntingVery LowAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiLagotto Romagnolo
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.15-17 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
CystinuriaYesNo
Degenerative MyelopathyYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EpilepsyYesYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesNo
Juvenile CataractsNoYes
Patent Ductus ArteriosisYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Retinal DysplasiaYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiLagotto Romagnolo
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Curly CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongYesNo
Coat Color(s)
Black & WhiteYesNo
Blue Merle & WhiteYesNo
Brindle & WhiteYesNo
Brindle Merle & WhiteYesNo
Gray & WhiteYesNo
Liver & WhiteYesNo
Red & WhiteYesNo
Red Merle & WhiteYesNo
Sable & WhiteYesNo
Sable Merle & WhiteYesNo
White MerleYesNo
BrownNoYes
Brown RoanNoYes
Off-whiteNoYes
OrangeNoYes
White & BrownNoYes