Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Pumi

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pumi are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pumi are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pumi are easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Pumi bark/howls frequently. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has an average level of barking.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Pumi
Brindle & White Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Fawn Pumi
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiPumi
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height10-12 in.15-19 in.
Weight20-30 lb22-29 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryUK (Wales)Hungary
Origin Year1200 AD1935 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodGood
Stranger FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F30°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed23 mph18 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingMediumLow
DanderMediumLow
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 CorgiPumi
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingVery LowAverage
ChasingAverageHigh
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingVery LowHigh
HerdingHighHigh
HuntingVery LowAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminVery LowAverage
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiPumi
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
CystinuriaYesNo
Degenerative MyelopathyYesYes
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesNo
Patellar LuxationNoYes
Patent Ductus ArteriosisYesNo
Primary Lens LuxationNoYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Retinal DysplasiaYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiPumi
Coat
FurYesYes
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Corded CoatNoYes
Curly CoatNoYes
Wire CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
WavyNoYes
WrinklyNoYes
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
BlackNoYes
FawnNoYes
GrayNoYes
Silver GrayNoYes
WhiteNoYes