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What are Corgis of Color?

Merle Montage      They are a cross between the two types of Welsh Corgi. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. My crossbreds are usually blue merles or black tris and I am excited about the results.        

By crossing the pembroke and cardigan welsh corgis I have the two colors I love the most and a corgi of a different body style.  My colored corgis are lighter, leaner, have more leg, less body mass and a lighter coat. They work out best with a more active family.
      
Both types of Welsh corgis are similar but do have some differences. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a shorter, stockier corgi with a docked tail. It's colors are black headed tris, red headed tris, reds or sables.  They also have a heavy coat. Pembs  are usually happy go lucky class clowns that love everybody and will take over your life if you let them.

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a little bigger, longer, leggier and has a long sweeping tail. They are more agile and love to climb fences. Their colors are blue merles, brindles, black tris with tan or brindle points, reds and sables. They have a much thinner coat. These  are also happy dogs that either love everybody or they are mainly interested in their own family and reserved with strangers. They take more food and as they grow their bodies do not drop down or bulk up like the pembs and they stay leaner. 

       
I have always loved the blue merle color in dogs. When David and I first married we had merle Catahoula Leopard Hounds. As the kids were growing up we raised blue merle and black tri Australian Shepherds and my two rescue aussies are merles.  Now I have the merle color in my corgis.      
      
These can be registered CKC and they can be shown in AKC performance events such as agility, obedience and rally.

 

Misty
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Misty
Lecanto Misty Blue
7/8 pembroke and 1/8 cardigan

Powder
Lecantos Powder Blue
Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Bratz
Lecanto Blue Bratz. 
!/2 Cardigan Welsh Corgi 
1/2 Pembroke Welsh Corgi  


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Heidi
Lecantos Heidi Blue
1/2 Cardigan and 1/2 Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Bandit
Lecanto Blue Bandit
!/2 cardigan 1/2 pembroke

Snowbaby
Lecanto Snowbaby
!/2 cardigan !/2 pembroke
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Smoky
Lecanto Smoky Blue
3/4 pembroke 1/4 cardigan
 

Merle Pembrokes

Lexie
Pumpkin
 
Lexie 
Lecanto Lexie    
1/2 Cardigan  1/2 Pembroke
Pumpkin
Lecanto Pumpkin
1/2 Pembroke & 1/2 Cardigan

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 Corgis With Color:

I have always loved the blue merle color in dogs. When David and I first got married we had merle Catahoula Leopard Hounds for our cattle. When we were raising the kids and showing horses we had the Australian shepherds and they were tris and merles. Today I have two aussies rescues, one blue merle and one red merle.

I saw my first merle pembroke at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and was smitten. He was 3/4 pembroke and 1/4 aussie. I know that some breeders are crossing the mini aussies with pembs and calling them "auggies" but that's not for me.

I found three other people around the country crossing the Cardigan corgis with the Pembroke corgis. These are not kennels but horse and ranch people. I have talked to them at length and found out that they really like both type of corgis.

So I now own purebred cardigans and pembroke /cardigan crosses. Both corgis are similar and yet have some differences. The cardigans are a little bigger, longer, leggier, and of course have a long sweeping tail. They are more agile and love to climb fences. The cardis and crosses love to swim, chase the cows all over the place and check out the farm on a daily basis. Then they all come onto the porch and sleep. They need a little more food than the pembs but don't get as fat. Their bodies never seem to bulk out and they stay a lot leaner than the pembs.

The cardis and cardi /pemb crosses don't have as much hair. They don't have the thick undercoat of a regular pemb. And while some of the cardis are just like pembs in which they love everybody, other cardis are more into their owners and aloof with strangers.


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