Friday, April 29, 2011
CARDIGAN WELSH CORGIS
A lot of people got up in the middle of the night to watch the Royal Wedding, but we didn't. We just kept on sleeping. If there had been any dogs in the wedding, it might have been worth watching, but there weren't, so it wasn't. Or at least that's what I think!
We don't know if the Royal Newlyweds have any dogs, or what kind of dogs they even like. Prince William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, likes Pembroke Welsh Corgis, as I told you in a blog entry before. But there is a second kind of corgi, and it is called the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Personally, I think the Cardigan is cuter than the Pembroke corgi, but that is just my opinion. Anyway, because of the Royal Wedding, it seemed like I should talk about a British type of dog, so the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the breed I chose.
At first, corgis were just used to guard the flocks and herds, but later on, people started teaching corgis to also do actual herding. The reason the dogs were bred to be so short is so that if a cow tried to kick them, the kick would miss the dogs instead of knocking their heads off.
The easiest way to tell the difference between the two breeds is to look at their tails. The Cardigan has a long, bushy one, and the Pembroke has no tail at all, or only a very short one. Also the Cardigan Corgi is somewhat more reserved with strangers than the Pembroke is.
Okay, well, that's all I'm going to tell you about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. If you're one of those people who got up early to watch the Royal Wedding, I suggest that you go back to bed now and take a nice, long nap!