In Welsh, Corgi means “dwarf dog”. The Cardigan, the Corgi with the tail, is one of the oldest breeds in the British Isles, having been brought to Wales by the Celts in about 1200 BC. There, in Cardiganshire, the Cardigan was developed as a family companion and all purpose farm worker. His intelligence and trainability help him to excel today in most performance events. One of the best features of a Cardigan is his personality – a big dog in a small package. His loyalty and delightful sense of humor make him an outstanding family pet.