The Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Standard
If you’ve ever watched a dog show, you may have heard that each dog is being judged against its breed's standard. The standard is a description of how the perfect dog of that breed should look and act.
Below is the Illustrated Standard of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. It includes the official text of the standard, as well as explanations and examples to help the reader visualize the most important characteristics and finer details of the breed. This is a blueprint for how the ideal dog should be designed (form) so they can thrive in their environment (function).
You may be thinking… who cares? I just want a pet! I don't need a show dog, papers, or a champion pedigree, my puppy will be adorable no matter what! After you've checked out the standard, let's look at why the standard plays an important role in breeding a happy, healthy pet.