Welsh Corgi


WELSH CORGI PEMBROKE


ORIGIN: Great Britain.

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Low set, strong, sturdily built, alert and active, giving impression of substance and stamina in small space.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: Length of foreface to be in proportion to skull 3 to 5.

BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT: Bold in outlook, workmanlike. Outgoing and friendly never nervous or aggressive.

HEAD

Head foxy in shape and appearance, with alert, intelligent expression

CRANIAL REGION: Skull: Fairly wide and flat between ears. Stop: Moderate.

FACIAL REGION: Nose: Black. Muzzle: Slightly tapering. Jaws/Teeth: Strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Eyes: Well set, round, medium size, brown, blending with colour of coat.

Ears: Pricked, medium sized, slightly rounded. Line drawn from tip of nose through eye should, if extended, pass through, or close to tip of ear.

NECK: Fairly long.

BODY: Medium length, not short coupled, slightly tapering, when viewed from above. Top line: Level. Chest: Chest broad and deep, well let down between forelegs. Well sprung ribs.

TAIL: Short, preferably natural. Docked : Short. Undocked : Set in line with the topline. Natural carriage above topline when moving or alert.

LIMBS

FOREQUARTERS: Shoulder: Well laid, and angulated at 90 degrees to the upper arm. Upper arm: Moulded round chest. Elbow: Fitting closely to sides, neither loose nor tied. Forearm: Short and as straight as possible. Ample bone, carried right down to feet. Forefeet: Oval, toes strong, well arched, and tight, two centre toes slightly advance, of two outer, pads strong and well arched. Nails short.

HINDQUARTERS: General appearance: Strong and flexible. Legs short. Ample bone carried right down to feet. Stifle (Knee): Well angulated. Hock joint: Hocks straight when viewed from behind. Hind feet: Oval, toes strong, well arched, and tight, two centre toes slightly advance, of two outer, pads strong and well arched. Nails short.

GAIT / MOVEMENT: Free and active, neither loose nor tied. Forelegs move well forward, without too much lift, in unison with thrusting action of hindlegs.

COAT

Hair: Medium length, straight with dense undercoat, never soft, wavy or wiry.

Colour: Self colours in Red, Sable, Fawn, Black and Tan, with or without white markings on legs, brisket and neck. Some white on head and foreface permissible.

SIZE AND WEIGHT: Height at the withers: Approximately 25 30 cms.

Weight: Males: 10-12 kgs. Females: 9-11 kgs.



WELSH CORGI CARDIGAN

ORIGIN: Great Britain.
UTILIZATION: Herding & companion.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: Sturdy, tough, mobile, capable of endurance. Long in proportion to height, terminating in fox-like brush, set in line with body.
IMPORTANT PROPORTION: Length of foreface in proportion to head 3 to 5.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT: Alert, active and intelligent. Steady, not shy nor aggressive.
HEAD: Foxy in shape and appearance.
CRANIAL REGION: Skull: Wide and flat between ears; tapering towards eyes above which it is slightly domed. Stop: Moderate.
FACIAL REGION: Nose: Black, projects slightly and in no sense blunt. Muzzle: Tapering moderately towards nose. Jaws / Teeth: Teeth strong with scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Underjaw clean cut. Strong but without prominence.
Eyes: Medium size, clear, giving kindly, alert but watchful expression. Rather widely set with corners clearly defined. Preferably dark, or to blend with coat, rims dark. One or both eyes pale blue, blue or blue flecked permissible only in blue merles. Ears: Erect, proportionately rather large to size of dog. Tips slightly rounded, moderately wide at base and set about 8 cm (3.5 ins.) apart. Carried so that tips are slightly wide of straight line drawn from tip of nose through centre of eyes, and set well back so that they can be laid flat along neck.
NECK: Muscular, well developed, in proportion to dogs build, fitting into well sloping shoulders.
BODY: Fairly long and strong. Topline: Level. Loin: Waist clearly defined. Chest: Moderately broad with prominent breast bone. Brisket deep. Well sprung ribs. TAIL: Like a foxs brush set in line with the body and moderately long (to touch or nearly touch ground). Carried low when standing but may be lifted a little above body when moving, not curled over back.
LIMBS: Strong bone. Legs short but body well clear of the ground.
FOREQUARTERS: Shoulder: Well laid, angulated at approximately 90 degrees to upper arm, muscular. Elbow: Close to sides. Forearm: Slightly bowed to mould round the chest. Forefeet: Round, tight, rather large and well padded. Turned slightly outwards.
HINDQUARTERS: General appearance: Strong, well angulated and aligned with muscular thighs and lower thighs; strong bone carried down to feet. Legs short.
Metatarsus (Rear pasterns): Vertical when standing, viewed from side and rear. Hind feet: Round, tight, rather large and well padded.
GAIT/ MOVEMENT: Free and active, elbows fitting close to sides, neither loose nor tied. Forelegs reaching well forward without too much lift, in unison with thrusting action of hindlegs.

COAT Hair: Short or medium, of hard texture. Weather-proof, with good undercoat. Preferably straight. Colour: Accepted colours are blue merle, brindle, red, sable, tricolour with bridle points and tri colour with red points. All of the above with or without typical white markings on head, neck chest, underparts, legs and feet, white tail tip. White should nod predominate on body or head where it should never surround the eyes. Nose and eye rims must be black. Liver and dilute colours highly undesirable.
SIZE AND WEIGHT: Ideal height at withers: 30 cm. Weight: In proportion to size with overall balance the prime consideration.

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