Standard, prior to the separation of the two breeds
|Year||1928, as quoted by Bessie Witheridge||1928, according to D. Edwardes' Record||1933|
|General appearance||The body should measure about one yard from point of nose to tip of tail, the prick ears and sharp eyes giving alert expression of the fox||The body should measure about one yard from point of nose to tip of tail, the prick ears and sharp eyes giving alert expression of the fox||
general appearance the Welsh Corgi is a long, low dog of moderate
size, with a rounded forehead, large erect ears, sharp watchful
eyes, a powerful but tapering muzzle of fair length. A slightly
bowed front, ample bone, a long strong and powerful body, with a
slight arching of the back above the waist, strong hindquarters, a
long tail and a weather resistant coat of hard texture, and c
charming characteristic dancing gait to his canter such as may be
seen in no other breed. His body length causes him to sit on one
hip rather than squarely on his haunches. He may aptly be
described as a big little dog with plenty of lung space and depth
of body, yet to enable the Corgi to fulfil his natural bent for
cattle working he must be built on lines of strength and activity
and should be lithe and vividly alive in all his movements, and
depth of character and wide capacity for devotion and affection.
Unmistakable expression is obtained by his perfect combination of
head and muzzle, size, shape, placement and light of eye, correct
position and carriage of ears which all combine to give the Corgi
that alert intelligent outlook that makes the perfect Corgi one of
the most fascinating and satisfying members of the canine race.
|Head||Foxy in appearance||Clean cut head with broad domed skull, pointed nose, long muzzle tapering to a point (of the fox type||The skull should be wide between the ears and almost flat, tapering towards the eyes, above which it should be slightly domed.|
|Muzzle||The muzzle should measure about 3 ins. in length or in proportion to the skull, as 3 to 5. It should be powerful and taper gradually towards the nose, which should be neither blunt nor excessively pointed, but should slope slightly to the mouth.|
|Teeth||Strong. Level. Sound. Nose black||Strong, level and sound. Nose black||Strong, level and sound|
|Nose||Black in colour, nostrils of moderate size, slightly projecting.|
|Clean cut and strong, of moderate width and depth|
|Eyes||Preferably dark in colour, except in Blue Merles||Almond shape preferably dark in colour||They should be of medium size, well round, wide set and corners clearly defined, full but not too prominent, preferable dark in colour but clear, possessing plenty of depth, so as to convey the impression of a keen and lively intelligence. Silver eyes are permissible in Blue Merles.|
|Ears||Medium length, to be carried erect||Of medium length, to be carried erect, or semi-erect.||
for the size of dog, slightly rounded at tip, moderately wide at
base, carried erect, set fairly high and well back (so that they
can be laid flat along the neck). When erect they should tend to
slope forward a little.
|Neck||Should be fairly long with no throatiness, fitting into well sloped shoulders.||The neck should be fairly long with no throatiness, fitting into well-sloped shoulders||Muscular, well developed, strong, and in proportion to the dog's build.|
|Shoulders||Strong, muscular, with neat sloping shoulder blades.|
|Chest||Moderately broad viewed from the front, deep and well let down between forelegs with prominent breast bone.|
|Front||Slightly bowed with broad chest and strong bone. Breast bone prominent||Straight with broad chest and strong bone.|
|Body||Should be long and strong, slightly trucked in waist, well sprung ribs, deep brisket, strong hindquarters.||Should be long and strong, slightly tucked in waist, flat ribs and deep brisket. Hindquarters strong with dew claws removed.||Long and strong with deep brisket, well sprung ribs, clearly defined waist, and no slackness of loin.|
|Forelegs||Short, slightly bowed, with strong bone, elbows should lie close to ribs.|
|Hindquarters||Strong, with well turned stifles, very muscular thighs, sound hocks, well let down, bone to heel short and straight.|
|Feet||Sound and compact well padded, legs short and strong. Dew claws removed||The feet should be round, legs short and strong.||Rather large, round, compact, and well padded, dew claws removed.|
|Tail||Long||Long||Moderately long, set on in line with body resembling as much as possible that of a fox.|
or medium, of hard texture. Colour, any colour except pure white.
|Short or medium of hard texture. Colour: Any colour except pure white.||Fairly short, dense, and of hard weather resisting texture.|
|Any colour except pure white.|
|Height||Up to 13 inches (Near as possible to 12 ins.||Not over 15 inches at shoulder|
to 28 lbs. dogs, 18-26 lbs. bitches
|From 18 to 25 lbs.|
|Approx. measurements and weights.||
as near as possible to 12 inches. Weight: Bitches 18 to 25 lbs., 2
lbs. more allowed for dogs. The dog should measure from point of
nose to tip of tail a Welsh yard, which is slightly longer than
the English yard, from point of nose to stop 3 inches, stop to
occipital peak 5 inches. Occipital peak to butt of tail 21 inches,
length of tail 9 inches, totalling 38 inches. A dog should measure
about 4 inches between the ears, and a bitch 3.75 inches.
of head apparently out of proportion to the body, over or
undershot mouth, high peaked occiputs, prominent cheeks, low flat
forehead. Eyes which give the dog a vacant, foolishly staring or
markedly inattentive expression, slit eyes.
failure to place back properly, failure to carry erect, or
unbalanced when erect.
flat sided, short or cobby.
weak long pasterns, out at elbows, overbowed, kneeling over, and
crooked forearms. Hindlegs, cow hocked, straight hocks.
open flat or harefoot.
short tail, tail curled over back, or
twisted on one side.
a soft, silky, or long wavy coat, or too short.
pure white a disqualification.