Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Tibetan Spaniel

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Tibetan Spaniel are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Tibetan Spaniel are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Tibetan Spaniel is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Tibetan Spaniel bark/howls frequently. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has an average level of barking.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Tibetan Spaniel
Brindle & White Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiTibetan Spaniel
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height10-12 in.8-10 in.
Weight20-30 lb9-15 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryUK (Wales)Tibet
Origin Year1200 AD500 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodGood
Personality
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesNo
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F55°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed23 mph16 mph
StrengthMediumLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium-High
SheddingMediumMedium-High
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountNoneLow-Medium

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 CorgiTibetan Spaniel
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingHighBelow Average
HuntingVery LowVery Low
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiTibetan Spaniel
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 CorgiTibetan Spaniel
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Curly CoatNoYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
SilkyNoYes
WavyNoYes
StraightNoYes
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 & TanNoYes
CreamNoYes
GoldNoYes
RedNoYes
SableNoYes
Silver SableNoYes
WhiteNoYes