Where Are Cardigan Welsh Corgis From?
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi arrived in the British Isles in 1200 B.C., when the Celts of Central Europe traveled to Wales and settled in Cardiganshire. They’re believed to be from the same family as the Dachshund.
Originally, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi protected its owner’s cattle by chasing off predators, but they eventually developed into a herding breed that drove cattle to market. The breed’s popularity expanded beyond Wales in the 1800s, gaining popularity in England before making their way to the states in the 1920s. The Cardigan is much less popular than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and they’ve almost disappeared from their native Wales on multiple occasions.