Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Tibetan Terrier

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Tibetan Terrier are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is easy to groom. The Tibetan Terrier has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Tibetan Terrier are average barkers.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Tibetan Terrier
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Cream Tibetan Terrier
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiTibetan Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height10-12 in.14-16 in.
Weight20-30 lb20-24 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryUK (Wales)Tibet
Origin Year1200 AD10 AD
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
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium-High
Top Running Speed23 mph18 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumHigh
SheddingMediumVery High
DanderMediumMedium
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 CorgiTibetan Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingVery LowAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingHighAverage
HuntingVery LowAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowAverage
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiTibetan Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesYes
CystinuriaYesNo
Degenerative MyelopathyYesNo
DistichiasisNoYes
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HyperthyroidismNoYes
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesNo
Lens LuxationNoYes
Patellar LuxationNoYes
Patent Ductus ArteriosisYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesYes
Retinal DysplasiaYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiTibetan Terrier
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
SilkyNoYes
WavyNoYes
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
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
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
CreamNoYes
GoldNoYes
GrayNoYes
Tri-colorNoYes
WhiteNoYes