Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Welsh Terrier

Compare the Cardigan Welsh Corgi to the Welsh Terrier. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Welsh 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 Welsh Terrier are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is easier to groom than the Welsh Terrier.
  • Barking - The Welsh Terrier bark/howls frequently. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has an average level of barking.
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs Welsh Terrier
Brindle & White Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Black & Tan Welsh Terrier
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiWelsh Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height10-12 in.14-15 in.
Weight20-30 lb20-21 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (Wales)United Kingdom
Origin Year1200 AD1881 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
  • Affectionate
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed23 mph24 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumHigh
SheddingMediumLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNoneNone

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 CorgiWelsh 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 LowAverage
HerdingHighAverage
HuntingVery LowHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminVery LowAverage
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiWelsh Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
CystinuriaYesNo
Degenerative MyelopathyYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesNo
Patent Ductus ArteriosisYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Retinal DysplasiaYesNo
Skin IrritationNoYes
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCardigan Welsh CorgiWelsh Terrier
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Curly CoatNoYes
Wire CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
WavyNoYes
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
Black & TanNoYes
Grizzle & TanNoYes