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Revised Standard

FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE (AISBL)
SECRETARIAT GENERAL: 13, Place Albert 1
er
B – 6530 Thuin (Belgique)
___________________________________________________
___________________________
07.02.2017/ EN
FCI-Standard N° 38
WELSH CORGI (CARDIGAN)
©
M.Davidson, illustr. NKU Picture Library
St-FCI N° 38/ 07.02.2017
2
ORIGIN
: Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID
STANDARD
: 30.10.2016.
UTILIZATION
: Herding & companion.
FCI CLASSIFICATION
: Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle
Dogs (except Swiss Cattle
Dogs).
Section 1 Sheepdogs.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE
: Sturdy, tough, mobile, capable of
endurance. Long in proportion to height, terminatin
g 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 blun
t.
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 j
aws. Underjaw
clean cut. Strong but without prominence.
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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 o
f 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 s
o that they can be
laid flat along neck.
NECK
: Muscular, well developed, in proportion to dog’s
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 fox’s 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 th
e 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 padde
d. Turned slightly
outwards.
HINDQUARTERS:
General appearance: Strong, well angulated and alig
ned with
muscular thighs and lower thighs; strong bone carri
ed down to feet.
Legs short.
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Metatarsus (Rear pasterns): Vertical when standing,
viewed from
side and rear.
Hind feet: Round, tight, rather large and well padd
ed.
GAIT/ MOVEMENT
:
Free and active, elbows fitting close to sides,
neither loose nor tied. Forelegs reaching well forw
ard without too
much lift, in unison with thrusting action of hindl
egs.
COAT
Hair: Short or medium, of hard texture. Weather-pro
of, with good
undercoat. Preferably straight.
Colour:
Accepted colours are blue merle, brindle, red, sabl
e,
tricolour with bridle points and tri colour with re
d points.
All of the above with or without typical white mark
ings on head,
neck chest, underparts, legs and feet, white tail t
ip. White should
nod predominate on body or head where it should nev
er
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.
FAULTS
: Any departure from the foregoing points should b
e
considered a fault and the seriousness with which t
he fault should be
regarded should be in exact proportion to its degre
e and its effect
upon the health and welfare of the dog
and on its ability to perform
its traditional work.

FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE (AISBL)
SECRETARIAT GENERAL: 13, Place Albert 1
er
B – 6530 Thuin (Belgique)
___________________________________________________
___________________________
07.02.2017/ EN
FCI-Standard N° 38
WELSH CORGI (CARDIGAN)
©
M.Davidson, illustr. NKU Picture Library
St-FCI N° 38/ 07.02.2017
2
ORIGIN
: Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID
STANDARD
: 30.10.2016.
UTILIZATION
: Herding & companion.
FCI CLASSIFICATION
: Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle
Dogs (except Swiss Cattle
Dogs).
Section 1 Sheepdogs.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE
: Sturdy, tough, mobile, capable of
endurance. Long in proportion to height, terminatin
g 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 blun
t.
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 j
aws. Underjaw
clean cut. Strong but without prominence.
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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 o
f 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 s
o that they can be
laid flat along neck.
NECK
: Muscular, well developed, in proportion to dog’s
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 fox’s 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 th
e 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 padde
d. Turned slightly
outwards.
HINDQUARTERS:
General appearance: Strong, well angulated and alig
ned with
muscular thighs and lower thighs; strong bone carri
ed down to feet.
Legs short.
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Metatarsus (Rear pasterns): Vertical when standing,
viewed from
side and rear.
Hind feet: Round, tight, rather large and well padd
ed.
GAIT/ MOVEMENT
:
Free and active, elbows fitting close to sides,
neither loose nor tied. Forelegs reaching well forw
ard without too
much lift, in unison with thrusting action of hindl
egs.
COAT
Hair: Short or medium, of hard texture. Weather-pro
of, with good
undercoat. Preferably straight.
Colour:
Accepted colours are blue merle, brindle, red, sabl
e,
tricolour with bridle points and tri colour with re
d points.
All of the above with or without typical white mark
ings on head,
neck chest, underparts, legs and feet, white tail t
ip. White should
nod predominate on body or head where it should nev
er
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.
FAULTS
: Any departure from the foregoing points should b
e
considered a fault and the seriousness with which t
he fault should be
regarded should be in exact proportion to its degre
e and its effect
upon the health and welfare of the dog
and on its ability to perform
its traditional work.
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