What Are Some Corgi Traits?


Corgis are intelligent, easily trained and eager to learn, explains pet site DogTime. They come in four different coat colors and two varieties. At only 10 to 12 inches tall, the Corgi is a small dog that requires a lot of exercise and has herding tendencies. With a life span of 12 to 14 years, the Corgi is an excellent family dog.

The two varieties of Corgis are Pembroke and Cardigan. These two varieties are very similar in appearance. The most noticeable difference is the length of the tail. Pembroke Corgis have a docked tail, while a Cardigan Corgi's tail is long. Corgi coats come in a variety of colors including brindle, red and sable.

Though bred as herding dogs, Corgis generally adapt well to living inside as long as they get plenty of exercise, and their weather-resistant coats allow them to adapt easily to various climates. Even though Corgis love exercise, their short legs prevent them from doing much hopping, and they commonly develop fractures from getting up or down from a modest height, such as a couch.

Their friendly disposition and desire to please can lead to overeating if treats are offered as praise. Corgi owners should adjust the dog's diet according to its individual activity level to prevent this problem.