Dog of the Day: Tammy Fae the Champion Cardigan Welsh Corgi

I ran into Tammy Fae on the way to work, the day before my birthday, and I had to consider it an early birthday present. She’s so cute! And such a happy pup. Cardigans are supposed to be a lot less hyper and goofy than Pembroke Welsh corgis, but Tammy Fae has got all the energy and goofiness of a Pembroke, plus that gorgeous blue merle coloration and the poofly tail, too. Awesome.

Her dad is actually a breeder of Cardigans, and Tammy Fae has won best of breed at at least one show, though I didn’t ask which. His web site is aldergate.com¬†and he’s apparently working on a photobook of his dogs in San Francisco, called ‘Blue Dogs in the City’. I think it’s awesome that someone else is working on a photo-project of dogs in San Francisco… and especially for a breed as wonderful as corgis!

Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi With Partial Heterochromia

One look at that goofy face and you can tell just what kind of dog she is. (Well, the long squat body helps too!)

Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi With Partial Heterochromia

From this picture, it looks like she has blue eyes.

Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi With Partial Heterochromia

Wink! (And here it looks like maybe she has one blue eye and one brown one.)

Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi With Partial Heterochromia

Here you can see what it really is... just about a third of her left eye is blue. Corresponding to the proportion of her that fur that is white, more or less.

Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi With Partial Heterochromia

Sudden plaintive look. It's worth noting that of the fifty or so pictures I took, she looks plaintive in exactly one of them. And that they were taken at a rate of three per second.

Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi With Partial Heterochromia

On the other hand, about 20 of them have her doing something goofy with her tongue... but no two in a row. That's a fast tongue!

Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi With Partial Heterochromia

An even better look at that gorgeous eye.

Blue Merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi With Partial Heterochromia

Okay, that's officially ridiculous.

This entry was posted in Dog of the Day and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Dog of the Day: Tammy Fae the Champion Cardigan Welsh Corgi

  1. Lauraine says:

    I know Tammy Fae and her dad, and you have really captured her personality. But if you want to see goofy, you should see her run after a ball!

    • Adam Lang says:

      I hope I get a chance to! Apparently he works next door to where I work, when he’s in town, so maybe I’ll get lucky.

      • Steve says:

        We play in the park next to the yacht club everyday…and we walk around the ball park …she would love to play ball with you any time you can get away from the desk!!

        • Adam Lang says:

          My doctor was telling me I should get up from my desk every so often. This is just another damn good incentive to do so. :-)

  2. Pingback: Dog of the Day: Tucker the Champion Cardigan Welsh Corgi | The Dogs of San Francisco

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>