Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Schipperke

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Schipperke are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Schipperke are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Schipperke is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Schipperke bark/howls frequently. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has an average level of barking.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Schipperke
Brindle & White Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Adult Schipperke
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiSchipperke
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height10-12 in.10-13 in.
Weight20-30 lb11-18 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (Wales)Belgium
Origin Year1200 AD1880 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyGoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F40°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredMediumHigh
Top Running Speed23 mph16 mph
StrengthMediumHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow-Medium
SheddingMediumLow-Medium
DanderMediumLow
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 CorgiSchipperke
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 AverageVery Low
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingVery LowAverage
HerdingHighHigh
HuntingVery LowBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiSchipperke
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 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 CorgiSchipperke
Coat
FurYesYes
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
WoolyNoYes
StraightNoYes
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
BlueNoYes
BrownNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
CreamNoYes
GoldNoYes
IvoryNoYes
RedNoYes
WheatenNoYes
WhiteNoYes