Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Puli

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

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 Puli is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Puli are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is easy to groom. The Puli has very high grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Puli bark/howls frequently. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has an average level of barking.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Puli
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Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiPuli
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-14 yrs.10-15 yrs.
Height10-12 in.14-18 in.
Weight20-30 lb22-33 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (Wales)Hungary
Origin Year1200 AD900 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F35°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighVery High
Exercise RequiredMediumVery High
Top Running Speed23 mph24 mph
StrengthMediumMedium-High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumVery High
SheddingMediumNone
DanderMediumNone-Low
Drool AmountNoneNone-Low

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 CorgiPuli
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageVery Low
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingVery LowHigh
HerdingHighHigh
HuntingVery LowAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageHigh
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiPuli
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.10-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
CystinuriaYesNo
Degenerative MyelopathyYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesNo
Patent Ductus ArteriosisYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Retinal DysplasiaYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiPuli
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Corded CoatNoYes
Curly CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongYesYes
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
BlackNoYes
Black&rustNoYes
SilverNoYes
WhiteNoYes