What is a fluffy Corgi?

Answered by Edward Huber

A fluffy Corgi, whether it be a Cardigan or a Pembroke, is a Corgi that has a longhaired coat. This variation in coat type is the result of a recessive genetic mutation known as the “fluff-gene.” Unlike the typical short and dense coat that is characteristic of most Corgis, the fluffy Corgi has a softer and longer coat that gives them a more plush and cuddly appearance.

The fluffy coat in Corgis is not as common as the standard short-haired coat. It is a recessive trait, meaning that both parents must carry the fluff-gene in order for their offspring to have a fluffy coat. This makes fluffy Corgis a bit more rare and sought after by dog enthusiasts who appreciate their unique and adorable appearance.

The fluffy gene can be found in both Cardigan and Pembroke Corgis, which are two distinct breeds despite their similar appearances. The Cardigan Corgi is the older of the two breeds and is believed to have been brought to Wales by the Celts around 3,000 years ago. The Pembroke Corgi, on the other hand, is thought to have originated from the Cardigan Corgis and was developed separately in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Whether a Corgi is fluffy or not is determined by their genetic makeup. If a Corgi inherits two copies of the fluff-gene, one from each parent, they will have a fluffy coat. If they only inherit one copy, they will be carriers of the gene but will not exhibit the fluffy coat themselves. Corgis that do not inherit any copies of the fluff-gene will have the typical short-haired coat.

It is worth noting that while the fluffy Corgis may have a different coat type, they still possess the same charming and lovable characteristics that Corgis are known for. They are intelligent, affectionate, and playful dogs that make wonderful companions for individuals and families alike.

A fluffy Corgi is a Corgi with a longhaired coat, resulting from a recessive genetic mutation known as the fluff-gene. This variation in coat type is less common than the typical short-haired coat found in most Corgis. Fluffy Corgis, whether they are Cardigans or Pembrokes, have a unique and adorable appearance that sets them apart. Despite their different coat, they possess the same lovable qualities and make fantastic companions.