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Corgi Mix Breeds – 12 Amazing Breeds Mixed With Corgi

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So fluffy, so flashy, so funky…. How can Corgi be so relentlessly squishable?  Corgi can be crossed with many dog breeds and the result is an unusually fabulous corgi mix.

Small but full of character, there are two officially recognized breeds of Welsh corgi – the Pembroke Corgi and Cardigan Corgi – which weren’t recognized as separate breeds until the 1930s.

The Internet loves him, and so does the British royal household from the days of King George VI.

While Corgis may be small, they’re sturdy and have great stamina which is why they were originally bred to herd cattle. They are the smallest of the herding breeds.

You’d never guess by looking at them, but these squat dogs share a common ancestry with the formidable Siberian husky. They might not pull a sled (or fast snow navigators) like their larger canine brethren but they have that same dogged determination.

But what most people don’t know is that some exceptionally great Corgi mixes exist too, and some of them are a real cuteness overload. Each and every Corgi cross is a wonderful ray of sunshine.

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Corgis have considered a big dog stuck in a small dog’s body (oops…where are the legs?!). They are also considered as ‘the smallest dog a real man will own’.

They are categorically a medium-size dog with the heart of a large one. That’s what happens with corgi mix breeds. Let’s take a look at our top 5 Corgi mix breeds.

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Corgidor (Corgi + Labrador)

Love Labs, but find them a tad too bouncy and big? Then You Might Well Be Considering a Lab corgi Mix!

Guess what a puppy with Labrador and Corgi parents is called?

If you figured out “Corgidor,” you are right!

Appearance – As it’s a mix breed, the Corgidor may inherit any traits from any of its parents.

It typically has the looks of a lab and the legs of a corgi! A grown-up Corgidor is somewhat taller than the Corgi and it cannot be called a small dog; it is medium-sized.

The best characteristic of this mix is that it has a soft mouth, which makes it safe to have around kids. The ears of a Corgidor are, typically, smaller than those of a Lab. It has a long tail, long snout, and short legs.

Colors – The coat of this mix is usually dense, short and water resistant. The coat colors come in a wide range of shades, like a fawn, fawn and white, black,  brown, brown and white, golden and brown.

Size – Your Corigdor puppy may grow up to weigh anywhere from 40 to 60 pounds (18 -27kg) depending on the parentage and the distribution of parental genes.

Height – 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)

Life Expectancy – 10 to 13 years. Average is 11

Hypoallergenic – No

Best Suited For –  Singles, those who live in a house with a yard and families with children and other pets.

First time owners – Fairly good

Temperament – Cheerful, caring, collective, cautious, loyal, independent, playful, energetic

Grooming Needs – Minimal

Shedding – Moderate to high

Barking – Low

Tolerance to Heat – Good

Tolerance to Cold – Very good

Trainability – Easy

Exercise needs – High

If your Lab and Corgi mix dog inherits more after the Labrador side, he will be more likely to lick a visitor to death than to do any sentry duty!

These loyal, loving, friendly dogs ain’t the number one family pet dog for no reason. Corgidors can be more protective, territorial, mercurial and even a tad aggressive.

Health issues

As of now, there are no known major health issues with this breed. Nevertheless, it’s true that every pedigree breed has health problems that can affect them.

The most important thing when looking for a hybrid from two different purebred parents is to make sure that you have proof of both of their relevant health tests.

Major health concerns – Intervertebral Disc Disease Hip Dysplasia
Other health concerns – Patellar Luxation Cataracts Glaucoma Von Willebrand’s Disease Bladder Stones

Corman Shepherd (Corgi + German Shepherd)

What will happen when you cross two sharp and resolute breeds: the German shepherd and the Corgi.

The result is the double delight. As such, your pleasant pooch has the best of both worlds and will be a delightful family dog when she has a strong leader to look up to.

Generally, Pembroke Corgi is most commonly used in the German shepherd-corgi mix (German Shephergi).

Appearance –  She’s strong as well as sturdy and it’s probably little surprise that she has short legs and the tell-tale smile of the Corgi in the face. Her flat head and almond eyes resemble more like those of a GSD than a Corgi.

She has a well balanced as well as a tough, physical look but she still knows how to bestow you the archetypal puppy-faced look to melt your heart, though.

With the fairly pointed nose, long erect pointed ears, she has the looks of the German shepherd and the stature of the Corgi.

Color – Her short and beautiful coat that really makes her a stunner. She has the colors and markings of a German shepherd, golden shades with deep browns and tan hues combined with black, white and yellowish tones.

While most Corgi German Shepherd Mixes retain the coat of the German shepherd which is the major reason for cross breeding these two dogs.

Size – They are Bigger in size than the average Corgi but smaller than a regular German Shepherd.

Height – 12 and 15 inches (30.5 and 38 cm) tall.

Weight – 20 to 70 pounds (9 to 23 kg).

Lifespan –  The average lifespan of a Corgi German Shepherd Mix is 12 to 15 years; she gets her longevity from her Corgi heritage.

Hypoallergenic – No

Best Suited For – Those who live in a house with a yard and families with children and other pets.

First time owners – Moderate

Temperament – Alert, affable, energetic, loyal, intelligent

Grooming Needs – Moderate

Shedding – Moderate to high

Barking – Low

Tolerance to Heat – Good

Tolerance to Cold – Very good

Trainability – Easy

Exercise needs – High

With both the Corgi and German shepherd temperament coming into play, your Corman shepherd is often spirited!

Friendly and loving by nature, if you don’t give her the attention she thinks she deserves, your pup can get bored easily.  So you should always make special time for her; consider it almost like date nights with your dog!

She can be very obstinate if she doesn’t get her own way. She also has tons of physical and mental drive that needs to be released so it won’t always be a walk in the park with her.

Treat her well, and you’ll be rewarded with a sassy and smart dog, and that brings lots of enjoyment to your household; there’s hardly ever a dull moment with this one!

Health issues – She’s usually healthy, but that’s not to say there will never be any health problems. They may have to deal with some of the more common Corgi & German Shepherd health issues

Major Health Concerns – Bloat

Other Health Concerns – Joint dysplasia, eye problems, back problems, allergies

Price – You should expect to pay between 250 and 750 USD for your Corman shepherd. Make sure you buy your puppy from a reputable breeder. On the other hand, check out the local dog shelters or animal rescue to give a home to a dog in need.

Beagi (Beagle + Corgi = Beagi)

Appearance – Also known as the Corgeagle, there can be a great deal of variation between dogs within this particular hybrid combination as they may get different traits from either parent.

Like both the Beagle and the Corgi, Beagis are typically sturdy animals. These dogs are usually small, 16’ tall or under at the shoulder and not often over twenty pounds.

While less so than their Corgi parent breed, they are usually longer than they are tall and they have a broad skull that may be either flat or slightly domed in the back.

The Beagi may either have the more fox-like tapering muzzle of the Corgi or the strong, square muzzle of the Beagle. The upright, triangular or drooping ears of the Beagi are generally large in size.

So many variations of traits are possible with this mixed breed.  Their legs tend to be short and straight, and if the Corgi parentage was of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi variety, these pups have just a nub for a tail or may be born without a tail.

Color: The coat of the Beagi is double coated, with a short protective layer of coarser fur and soft, dense undercoat. This coat comes in many colors and white and black markings are more common but  Red, Brown, Black and Tan, Lemon, Orange, Red, Tricolor, Blonde, Sable colors are also available.

Size – Height – 10-16 inches (25-40 cm) Weight – 10-20 lb (5-9 kg)

Lifespan – 12-15 years

Hypoallergenic – No

Best Suited For – Seniors, Singles and families with children and other pets, living in a apartment or house, with or without a yard

First time owners – Moderate

Temperament – Smart, stubborn, friendly, loyal.

Grooming Needs – Moderate

Shedding – Moderate

Barking – Occasional (may have the beagle howl)

Tolerance to Heat – Good

Tolerance to Cold – Moderate

Trainability – Training is moderately difficult for this dog breed

Exercise needs – High

Health issues – Similar to any other mix canine breed, the Beagi inherits some of the health conditions that most commonly affect its bloodline.

Major health concerns – DM, epilepsy, skin problems, Intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, Cystinuria, Hypothyroidism, Beagle Dwarfism

Other health concerns – Hip dysplasia, ear infections (cauliflower ear, etc.)

Price – $200 to $600

Horgi (Siberian Husky + Corgi)

Otherwise referred to as the “Siborgi” or the “Corgski ” this hybrid dog is the perfect mix between the popular Siberian Husky and the Welsh Corgi and is honestly too cute to be real.

Appearance – Physically, it looks like a mini-Husky. Horgis normally take a majority of their facial features and shape from the husky, with the same almond eyes, erect ears as well.

It usually has a grey and white coat with black accents and the long, curled tail that is so characteristic of a Siberian husky.

The Corgi Husky Mix is also very stocky in stature and they take their short legs and small, structured proportions from the corgi, not growing past measurements of 15 inches tall.

Other distinguished features include the white markings of their parents and a husky mask in the face.

Color – The coat may differ in Horgis based on the parent that they more dominantly take after, and you will find that some Horgis less fluffy coats are like the Welsh corgi and others have very fluffy coats like the Husky.

The colors of their coats vary in ranges, occurring most frequently in brown, cream, white, blue or red, and even a mixture of 2 – 3 different colors.

  • Best Suited For – Families with children, active singles and seniors, houses with yards, companion dog
  • First time owners – Fairly good
  • Hypoallergenic – No
  • Size – Height – 13-15 inches(33-38 cm) , Weight –  20 to 50 pounds (9-22 kg)
  • Lifespan – 12- 15 years

Temperament – Affectionate, energetic, loyal, friendly, pleasant, eager-to-please and playful just like both its parents, the Horgi makes for a perfect companion

Grooming Needs – Moderate to high

Shedding – High

Barking – Frequent

Tolerance to Heat – Moderate

Tolerance to Cold – Excellent

Trainability – Easy but needs a firm, consistent approach to training

First time owner – Fairly good

Exercise needs – High

This is a highly attentive pooch that is full of beans and typically does not exhibit any territorial traits.  His Husky side makes for a dog that will typically exhibit an eager-to-please disposition and warms quickly to strangers.

The Corgi lineage offers up a loyal and loving dog that is also eager to please his owner and makes a great family pet. Corgi husky mixes are one of the liveliest combinations of dogs out there, so take your fluffy for runs in the park or a couple daily walks.

In fact, Horgi often looks like a husky in a corgi body with Little Legs, But Big Heart.

Health Problems

Major Health Concerns – DM, epilepsy, back problems, Eye problems, skin problems, PDA, Von Willebrand’s Disease

Other Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, allergies

Fortunately, the Horgi is one of the most durable toy breed dogs immunity-wise.   Nevertheless, they may suffer common physiological problems that affect most toy breed dogs depending on the lifestyle they lead.

Weight gain is the most critical health issue facing the Corgi Husky.  Because the Horgis have the stature of a husky, he also has an interesting appetite, so it is important to not feed him over his portion size. An overweight Horgi is prone to developing back issues and also spinal problems.

Price – Average Price of a new Puppy may cost anywhere from $300 to $1000 depending on the quality that the breeder places on the purebred parents.

Cohuahua (Corgi + Chihuahua = Cohuahua)

We know that the best things come in little packages, which could not be truer when considering this breed! The Cohuahua or Chigi is a crossbreed between the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Chihuahua.

Like its parents, this dog makes a wonderful pet with a very loving temperament, along with all the attributes that its parents have. The Chigi is a loyal,   loving dog that is smart, loving, good-natured and marked by sobriety.

He’s a great family dog who has the lively, playful and energetic nature children love. Like many dogs, he doesn’t do well when left for long periods of time so a stay-at-home pet parent is ideal – or plenty of puzzle toys to keep him busy.

He doesn’t make strange or bark when he meets new faces so don’t expect this sweet boy to act as your watchdog.

Appearance – In terms of body shape, this crossbreed usually has the round, circular eyes of a Chihuahua and longer back of a Corgi. They have a sturdy structure, a long tail and the ears are almost stiff just like both of the parent breeds.

Colors – Black, Black & White, Golden, Light Brown, Red, Silver, White, Black, and Tan, Blue, Brown, Cream

Size – Height:10 – 12 inches(25 – 30 cm)

Weight – 22 – 31 pounds (10 – 14 kg)

Lifespan – 12 to 14 years

Best Suited For – Families with kids or other pets, apartment dwellers

first-time dog owners – Fairly good

Hypoallergenic – No

Temperament – Affectionate, alert, loving, friendly, social, gentle

Grooming Needs – Minimal

Shedding Low

Barking – Love to bark

Tolerance to Heat – Average

Tolerance to Cold – Low

Trainability – Hard

Exercise needs – Average

Price – Depending on their breeding, they usually cost anywhere from $500-$1,500. The cost to adopt a Chigi is around $300.

Other Corgi Mix Breeds

  1. Corgherd (Corgi + Australian Shepherd)

  2. Corgitian (Corgi + Dalmatian)

  3. Shigi (Shiba Inu + Corgi)

  4.  Cattlegi (Cattle Dog + Corgi)

  5. Sheepdgi (Sheepdog + Corgi)

  6. Corgiever (Corgi + Golden Retriever)

  7. Rottgi (Rottweiler + Corgi)

  8. Corrier (Corgi + Terrier)

  9. Greygi (Greyhound + Corgi)

  10. Spitzgi (Spitz + Corgi)

  11. Pitgi (Pit Bull + Corgi)

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