- History of Corgi
- History of the Corgi Mix
- My Recommendations
- Top 24 Most Popular Corgi Mixes
- 1. Cardigan Pembroke Corgi Mix
- 2. Dachshund Corgi Mix (Dorgi)
- 3. German Shepherd Corgi Mix (Gorman)
- 4. Chihuahua Corgi Mix (Chigi)
- 5. Corgi Poodle Mix (Corgipoo or Corgidoodle)
- 6. Corgi Pomeranian Mix (Corgipom)
- 7. Australian Shepherd Corgi Mix (Aussie Corgi)
- 8. Corgi Cattle Dog
- 9. Corgi Westie Mix
- 10. Shiba Inu Welsh Corgi mix (Shiba Corgi)
- 11. Husky Corgi Mix (Horgi)
- 12. Corgi Labrador Retriever Mix (Corgidor)
- 13. Golden Retriever Corgi Mix (Golden Corgi)
- 14. Chow Chow Corgi Mix (Chorgi)
- 15. Corgi Beagle Mix (Beagi)
- 16. Schnauzer Corgi Mix (Schnorgi)
- 17. Cocker Spaniel Corgi Mix (Cocker Corgi)
- 18. Corgi Pitbull Mix (Corgi Pit)
- 19. Corgi Shelti Mix (Pembroke Sheltie)
- 20. Pug Corgi Mix(Porgi)
- 21. Doberman Corgi Mix (Dobergi)
- 22. Corgi Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix (Cava-Corgi)
- 23. Corgi Schipperke Mix (Corgi Schip)
- 24. Corgi Jack Russell Terrier Mix (Cojack)
- Where to adopt or buy a Corgi Mix
- Final Thoughts
You know a little about the Corgis breeds and you like them, but you don’t want a pure bread dog. There are so many mixed breed dogs with corgi in them that you have a lot to choose from.
In this article, you will learn about a variety of Corgi mixed breed dogs. After a brief history of the two Corgi breeds, I will share details about 24 different Corgi mixes. You will learn what they look like, their temperament, potential health issues, and who is best to own this crossbreed.
I will give a little history of the Corgi mix and information on where you can adopt or buy your favorite Corgi mix.
We’ll start with the history of these sassy little dogs and the two separate breeds that they represent. I will then present a group of the best Corgi mixes with their basic information so you can decide if this is the right mixed breed for you. The Welsh Corgi is not just one breed of dog. There are actually two. They both come from Wales and are similar in many ways. The word Corgi simply means dwarf dogs and both Corgis are not just short dogs. They are actual dwarfs.
History of Corgi
The two breeds of corgi are the Pembroke Welsh Corgi from Pembrokeshire and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is from Cardiganshire. They are both herding breeds with amazing ability to control large animals like cattle and sheep. The two breeds descend from very different lines of ancestors, but inbreeding caused the similarities between the breeds.
The Pembroke is more popular than the Cardigan, perhaps because Queen Elizabeth of England has fancied them since childhood. Her Pembrokes go everywhere with her and she has had as many as 30. Still, both breeds have been on the British Kennel Club list of Vulnerable Dog Breeds. Both breeds are becoming more popular in the United States today, appearing in television shows and many commercials.
The Cardigan is a little bigger than the Pembroke and is most often known as the corgi with a tail. Traditionally the Pembroke has not had a tail. Laws in the United Kingdom these days have made tail docking illegal so now you will see both breeds with tails. In the United States, however, the Pems still do not have tails.
Both breeds have great personalities, and both are working dogs. They are independent-minded and spirited companions. Their smile is well known throughout the dog world. Many people choose the crossbreed for these positive traits but to eliminate the bossiness and the double coat that often sheds. Here are some characteristics of the corgi breeds.
|Nicknames||Pem, Cardi, Low Riders|
|Life Span||11-15 years|
|Temperament||Friendly, loyal, intelligent, sassy, bossy|
|Height||10-13” depending on the breed|
|Weight||20-30lbs depending on the breed|
|Colors||Pem is either tricolor with black, white, and blonde. Cardigan can be many colors – blue, tri, merle, blonde, taupe.|
|Coat/Grooming||Double coated blows it twice a year. Constant brushing throughout the year.|
|Barking||Yes – they are herders and they bark.|
|Good with kids?||They can be but not all are.|
|Good for apartments||No too much barking/need for exercise.|
|Exercise/Activity||High – great at agility, racing, herding.|
|Trainability||Very high – very smart but stubborn. Use only positive reinforcement. Corgis love to eat. Treats work.|
|Good with other pets||Mostly but they want to be in charge.|
|Health||Joint disease, DM, eye issues, obesity|
|Price for puppies||$900 to $1800|
History of the Corgi Mix
There has been a real movement in the dog world in the past twenty years for designer dogs or specific mixed breeds. Those who develop these new mix-breeds do so because they like certain traits of one breed and certain traits of another breed. Some of the earliest mixes involved small dogs like Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, and Dachshunds.
The best corgi mixes have only come into public favor in the last ten years or so. However, because the corgi is so cute, these mixes are becoming very popular. Some of the best traits of the corgis are their loyalty, friendliness, cute looks, and long life span. They are active, adorable dogs that are short. The traits you might not want to keep are the barking, the bossiness, and perhaps the heavy, double coat.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the best corgi mixes and why they are so popular.
|Pem-Cardi Mix||Mixing the two corgi breeds gives you an adorable, long-lived, active dog.|
|Dorgi||Small, active but not as bossy as a corgi.|
|Gorman||Very intelligent, loyal dog smaller than a German Shepherd Dog.|
|Chigi Chihuahua||Even smaller, apartment size active dog. Can live up to 20 years.|
|Corgipoo||Hypoallergenic instead of double coat, smart and active. Friendly and amusing.|
|Corgipom||Intelligent, active, and stubborn.|
|Aussie Corgi||Strong herding instincts, usually a very pretty coat. Wants to please.|
|Corgi Cattle Dog||Even stronger herding instincts, extremely loyal, very active.|
|Corgi Westie mix||Loyal, friendly and social. Working dog with high energy.|
|Shiba Corgi||Fluffy coat. Even temperament.|
|Horgi||Siberian Huskie mix with looks of a wolf and a loving, fun personality.|
|Corgidor||Labrador is the most popular breed. The mix is shorter, loyal, and very intelligent.|
|Golden Corgi||The Golden is one of the most popular dogs and the corgi brings intelligence and smaller size.|
|Chorgi||Lots of fluffy hair.|
|Beagi||Beagle mix easy going and easy to train.|
|Schnorgi||Love kids, playful and energetic|
|Cocker corgi||Active, loyal to family|
|Corgi Pit||Strong, sensitive, and emotional|
|Pembroke Sheltie||Playful, energetic, herders.|
|Porgi||Pug laid back temperament with corgi intelligence. Great for apartments|
|Dobergi||Intelligent, brave, smaller watchdog.|
|Cava-Corgi||A more laid back dog, highly intelligent. Love children.|
|Corgi Schip||Intelligent and territorial, loyal|
|Cojack||A very intelligent and active dog.|
If you are looking for a loyal family dog you can’t go wrong with retriever mixes. Both the Corgidor and the Golden Corgi bring all the traits that make the retrievers the most popular dogs. You could also consider the gentleness of the Corgi Pit, and the playfulness of the Dorgi.
You are not likely to get a couch potato from any corgi mix but the more laid-back ones would be the Cava Corgi, Cocker Corgi, and Corgipom. The small dogs that are great for apartments include the Cava Corgi, Corgi Schip, and Corgi Westie. Just remember the Corgi side likes to bark.
Now let’s take a more detailed look at each corgi mix.
Top 24 Most Popular Corgi Mixes
1. Cardigan Pembroke Corgi Mix
|Life Span||10 to 17 years|
|Temperament||Active, loyal, friendly, herder, less stubborn than pems.|
|Avg. Weight||26 to 38 lbs|
|Activity Level||Very high|
When you mix the two corgi breeds you usually get the best of both. The reason most often given for this mix is to get a corgi that is a little more laid back than the Pembroke with all color possibilities of the Cardi. The blue merle is the favorite Cardigan Pembroke Corgi Mix. This mix maintains the corgi looks, the herding instincts, and the activity level.
The issue with this crossbreed is health. Both breeds of corgis can inherit a muscular degenerative disease very similar to Lou Gehrig’s Disease in humans. This disease eventually robs the corgi of all ability to use their muscles beginning with the hind legs. This is a fatal disease with no cure. With the crossbreed, you have twice the chance of having this disease.
This cross is a dream for corgi lovers. He is happy, active, loves to talk, and very loyal. Because the mix has some of the laid back personality of the Cardigan, they are better with younger children than the Pembroke is. Just remember that both breeds are herders so your Pem/Cardi mix will be a herder of all things small. They will herd children, cats, or any other small pets in your home. They are also bossy and want to be the pack leader. They are a matriarchal breed, so it is best not to have two females. Two females may fight for dominance. So, if you want two, get one male and one female.
This breed is sometimes called an American Corgi or a Cowboy Corgi. They can sell for as much as $500 to $800. Don’t pay more than $800.
2. Dachshund Corgi Mix (Dorgi)
|Life Span||12 to 15 years|
|Temperament||Active, intelligent, loyal, friendly|
|Avg. Height||8 to 12|
|Avg. Weight||15 to 28|
The Corgi Dachshund mix is one of the most popular in the world. The Queen of England might have something to do with this as well. She has several Dorgis to go with her many Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
This is a good mix as the Dorgi is very people-oriented and they are very loyal to their family. This is an intelligent, lively dog that lives to please you. They love to play, are wonderful companions, and can be a good watchdog. They are protective and can be a little territorial. Both parents need a good deal of exercise and a job. Without a job, these little guys will not be happy.
This mix brings together two breeds that love to talk so barking might be an issue with a Dorgi. They have a tendency toward separation anxiety and like the Dachshund, they can be a little nervous and high strung. Keep them busy and this excess energy will be consumed. They are incredibly smart and good at puzzles. If you keep their brain stimulated and their body active you will have a great dog.
In regard to their health, you will need to pay attention to their back. Both parent breeds are long and low with histories of back problems. They should not jump off furniture and don’t let young puppies climb the stairs.
3. German Shepherd Corgi Mix (Gorman)
|Life Span||11 to 15 years|
|Temperament||Intelligent, active, loyal|
|Avg. Height||12 to15 “|
|Avg. Weight||25 to 65 lbs.|
The German Shepherd Corgi mix is known as a Corman. This is an interesting mix of two herding dogs with intense work orientations. The German Shepherd dog is a little more laid back than the Corgi and not quite as bossy. Both breeds are highly intelligent and independent thinkers. So, the Gorman is all of this as well – a herding dog with a calm demeanor, high intelligence, and independence.
These dogs are not only cute puppies and handsome adults, they are courageous and loyal. They do have some of the Corgi bossiness. In addition to being called a Gorman, this crossbreed is often called a Corgi German Shepherd or a German Corgi.
The Gorman loves to snuggle and be with you. They love to play and they love to train. Like the Corgi they are very food-oriented. It is believed that the early breeders were looking to produce a puppy with the charismatic personality of the corgi and the protective traits of the German Shepherd Dog.
It is believed that the Gorman may have developed naturally without any assistance from humans. However, early in the 2000s, breeders began to intentionally develop the Gorman. This occurred first in the United States then spread to Europe. Corgis were quickly growing in the public’s favor at this time. There are today many Gormans in rescues and shelters. Consider adopting if you want this crossbreed.
This crossbreed is loyal, loving, and has the energy to burn. There is some of the Corgi stubbornness in the Gorman. They need a job, and they are great watchdogs. Both the parental breeds tend to bark at whatever moves. They are protective so you want to be sure your Gorman does not become possessive. You’ll need to provide plenty of mental stimulation for this smart, independent dog.
4. Chihuahua Corgi Mix (Chigi)
|Life Span||12-20 years|
|Temperament||Lively, friendly, loyal, one-person dog. Great with children|
|Avg. Height||7 to 12”|
|Avg. Weight||10 to 20 lbs.|
|Trainability||Medium stubborn but food-oriented|
The Chigi is a cute mix between the chihuahua and the corgi. It is perhaps the most popular of all corgi mixes beyond the Pem/Cardi. When you mix these two you will usually get the tube-like body shape of the Chi but with a longer back like the Corgi. The big round eyes that people love with a Chi are often present in the Chigi. Both breeds have to stand up with stiff ears. You will probably get bigger ears in this mix. You could get any of the colors that chihuahuas can have.
This is a loving and social dog with almost everyone including children. Young children should handle with care as the puppy is so small and vulnerable. They also get along with other dogs, cats, and any other household pet. They are very playful as well a being bold and protective.
They can have some serious health issues, however. Intervertebral disc disease, hypoglycemia, and epilepsy. The Chigi can live up to 20 years! The average is about 17, a little longer than the Corgi.
One caution to families. The Chigi tends to be a one-person dog. They are playful and affectionate with everyone, but they build a tight bond with just one family member. She will choose you not the other way around. Chigi from a breeder usually cost between $300 and $1000. I know that is a large range. The more Corgi there is in the dog, the higher the price. Don’t buy from a pet store or puppy mill if you want a healthy, happy Chigi. You should ask to meet the mother or father or both.
5. Corgi Poodle Mix (Corgipoo or Corgidoodle)
|Life Span||11 to 12 years|
|Temperament||Sweet, intelligent, mischievous|
|Avg. Height||10 -12 “|
|Avg. Weight||40 lbs.|
|Trainability||High but gets bored|
Corgipoo or Corgidoodle is very popular for several reasons. This Corgi Poodle mix has the advantage of people knowing and loving the Labradoodle and many other poodle mixes. The mix I am talking about in this article is the miniature poodle, not the standard or toy. The Corgipoo is a medium-sized dog with great ears! They live for about 11 to 12 years.
The Corgipoo has a body like a corgi and a coat like a poodle. It is this coat that people are most attracted to. The dog has a double coat with the undercoat being soft and the outer coat thick and wiry. The Corgipoo, like all poodle mixes, have a reputation for being hypoallergenic. The truth is NO dog is hypoallergenic. However, the poodle and all poodle mixes shed very little and don’t irritate most dog allergies.
The Corgipoo can come in a much larger pool of colors than either of his parents. The Corgipoo can be white, brown, tan, cream, sable, black, fawn, grey, or red.
This crossbreed is smart, funny, and mischievous. Like the Corgi they can be very funny dogs. They can also be rule breakers. She is friendly and learns quickly. She will get along with your other pets. Like the Corgi, the poodle was originally bred to work with livestock. So they need quality exercise and would succeed at agility.
6. Corgi Pomeranian Mix (Corgipom)
|Life Span||12-15 years|
|Temperament||Intelligent, active, stubborn not good with children|
|Trainability||Good but stubborn, bossy, arrogant, gets bored easily|
The Corgipom is a mix between the small Pomeranian and the Corgi. This little dog is adorable and very huggable. She loves those hugs too. If you know Corgis, then you know that sometimes they don’t like to cuddle. The Corgipom is just the opposite. He would like nothing better than to sit on your lap all day and night or be carried around wherever you go.
These are very intelligent dogs with energy and stubbornness. Like the Corgi, he has a mind of his own. The parent dogs had to make decisions on their own when out in the hills with livestock. This trait is carried over to the Corgipom. They will bark a lot just like their parents, but they are good watchdogs.
One of the problems you will face with a Coripom is their back issues. Don’t let puppies jump from furniture to floor when they are young, and their bones are not 100% formed. A few other health issues include Patellar luxation, hydrocephalus along with renal issues, and eye problems.
Training is easy with these smart little dogs, but they might talk to you the entire time. They can be stubborn. Make training interesting so that they do not get bored. Start with excellent socialization when they are pups. Then add a basic obedience class and if needed a course on reactive behavior. The Corgipom does not do well with small children.
If you know Corgis, then you know how arrogant they are. The Corgipom will be arrogant as well. Be patient and play a lot. Avoid strenuous exercise but do take her on a walk every day.
7. Australian Shepherd Corgi Mix (Aussie Corgi)
|Life Span||12 – 15 years|
|Temperament||Intelligent, headstrong, curious, great with older kids|
|Avg. Height||10-13 “|
|Avg. Weight||20-30 lbs.|
|Trainability||High with boredom and stubbornness|
The Aussie Corgi or the Australian Shepherd Corgi mix is a beautiful version of the best of both breeds. This good looking pup is social, charming, sharp, and loving. This mix has fun on his mind all the time. Don’t expect a working dog from this cross. Yet even at that, the Aussie Corgi is not the dog for everyone.
The Aussie Corgi is small and weighs about the same as its parents in the 20-30 pound range. The breed has the head of an Aussie and long legs. The rest of the body usually belongs to the Corgi. Both parents have double coats and so does the Aussie Corgi. They are usually brown, white, and black. They can also be merle blue like many Aussies.
8. Corgi Cattle Dog
|Life Span||10-13 years|
|Temperament||Quiet, Intelligent, Independent, loyal to one person|
|Avg. Weight||26-40 lbs|
|Trainability||Very intelligent, bored easily, stubborn,|
The Corgi Cattle Dog is popular but takes note. This is probably one of the highest energy and activity dogs you could have. The Cattle Dog is a focused worker and must have a job. Both Corgi breeds are workers who want jobs. The Cattle Dog is often a one-person dog and the Corgi’s loyalty is unquestioned.
This mix is highly intelligent, has its own mind, and can be very stubborn. They are great outdoor activity dogs, and they are great at canine sports. However, if the corgi cattle dog were a man, you might call him the “short silent type”. They are better with kids than the corgi and just as protective of their family.
Many people are drawn to the rugged good looks of this mixed breed. More often than not they have the patterns and colors of the cattle dog. Once again, the blue merle is a crowd favorite. Add the corgi’s short legs, round body, and big ears and this pup is irresistible.
9. Corgi Westie Mix
|Life Span||12-15 years|
|Temperament||Friendly, loyal, social|
|Avg. Weight||25-35 lbs.|
The Corgi Westie Mix is an unusual one. With the West Highland Terrier, you have an all-white dog. White is a background color in both breeds of Corgi. This is a fairly new designer mix and can be called a Corgi Westie or the more formal Corgi West Highland White Terrier mix. Both the Corgi and the Westie are short dogs weighing around twenty to thirty pounds. However, their body shapes are different. The Corgi Westie often ends up with the white color coming to the fore with its wiry coat. She would also have a long body like the corgi and bigger ears than the Westie.
When you put the personalities of the terriers with that of the corgis, you get a working dog of high intelligence and a very high motor. Westies are more emotional than corgis and corgis are more stubborn and bossy than the Westie. The combination of the two can give you a pretty mellow working dog that looks more like a Westie than a Corgi.
10. Shiba Inu Welsh Corgi mix (Shiba Corgi)
|Life Span||10-12 years|
|Temperament||Calm, well mannered, good with children if socialized.|
|Avg. Height||10 to 14”|
|Avg. Weight||17 to 25 lbs|
|Trainability||Good, stubborn, and bossy|
This is a mix between the corgi and the Shiba Inu. Sometimes this mix is known as the Corgi Inu. These two breeds have a lot of similarities as well. This is especially true if you are mixing the fox-like Shiba Inu with the fox-like Pembroke Welsh Corgi rather than the Cardigan.
Even if they have similar physical attributes, these two breeds couldn’t be any more different when it comes to their temperament and personality. Both breeds are independent but the Shiba Inu is much more aloof than the corgi. This aloofness and independence make the Shiba Inu much harder to train than the Corgi.
When you mix these two you get a foxy dog that is independent, smart, easy to train, and somewhat energetic. This mix actually seems to be a major improvement over both of the original breeds. The Corgi Inu is a friendly, well mannered, and mostly calm dog. They are not bossy like the Corgi. They are good with children.
Some health issues come mostly from the Corgi including intervertebral disc disease, DM, and epilepsy. The Shiba Inu brings a tendency toward hip displacement that only adds to the back issues with the Corgi. Most Corgi Inus are healthy and live a good life.
11. Husky Corgi Mix (Horgi)
|Life Span||8-12 years|
|Temperament||Playful, mischievous, friendly, stubborn,|
|Avg. Height||15-17 “|
|Avg. Weight||20-30 lbs.|
|Trainability||Intelligent and stubborn|
|Activity Level||High working dog|
The Horgi is a Corgi Siberian Husky mix, that is also called a Horgski or Siborgi. This is a very attractive mix that looks like a small wolf. He is also the best of both breeds. She can be friendly, playful, and mischievous. Both breeds bring to the Horgi stubbornness and independence.
They can be hard to train and just like with the Corgi, you must establish your dominance over the pack, or he will. Obedience training is a must for this lovable teddy bear. A long-bodied wolf is what the Horgi is. They are short and light with a ton of fur. Both breeds bring a double coat that sheds regularly and can overheat the dog. They can be as small as 20 pounds or as large as 50 pounds. This is a great looking dog that most canine lovers will not be able to resist.
12. Corgi Labrador Retriever Mix (Corgidor)
|Life Span||8-12 years|
|Temperament||Happy, playful, mellow compared to the corgi|
|Avg. Weight||20-28 lbs|
The Corgidor is the corgi mixed with one of the most popular breeds ever, the Labrador. However, this friendly laid-back, and the playful family dog is too big for many people. The Corgidor takes care of this by giving you a shorter Labrador. The Lab is and has been the most popular dog in the United States for several years. It is the personality of this family dog that attracts so many people.
If you want a Lab and live in an apartment you might need a Corgidor. You can have a black Corgidor, a chocolate Corgidor, a blonde Corgidor, or a Tri-color Corgidor. If you mix the Lab with the Cardigan Corgi you might even have a blue merle Corgidor. Just picture your black labs with short corgi legs and an even longer body.
These dogs are intelligent, friendly, and kind. They love children and have the mischievousness of the corgi. They are easy to train and seldom display the stubborn, bossiness of the corgi. The lab genes mellow out the Corgi considerably. You Corgidor is even more likely to want to play than to work.
13. Golden Retriever Corgi Mix (Golden Corgi)
|Life Span||8-12 years|
|Temperament||Energetic, playful, loyal,|
|Avg. Weight||20-60 lbs.|
Much like the Corgidor, the Golden Corgi is a smaller more active version of the beloved Golden Retriever. Second in popularity only to her cousin the Labrador Retriever, the Golden is a beautiful, calm and loving dog. Imagine an apartment-sized Golden and you have the Golden Corgidor or Golden Corgi.
This mix seems to take its dominant genes from the Golden and that’s why he ends up looking like a small Golden Retriever. Because both breeds and long-haired and the corgi is double-coated, this mixed breed will shed a lot. This dog is smart, cute, loyal, affectionate, and friendly. They are great with children and love snuggling up on the couch with a human.
At the same time, the intelligence and independence of the Corgi come through. Training the Golden Corgidor is harder than training the Golden Retriever. They do have some of the Corgi’s stubbornness, but it is tempered by the desire to please the Golden.
Color-wise you won’t always get that beautiful, golden coat. You could get the tricolors of the corgi or a blonder version. This mix loves to play and needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Don’t let him get bored, even as an adult. A bored Golden Corgidor is a destructive Corgidor.
All in all, this is one of the best of the Corgi mixes and if you love the Golden you will adore this shorter version.
14. Chow Chow Corgi Mix (Chorgi)
|Life Span||9-15 years|
|Temperament||Affectionate wants to be with you, Strongminded, loyal.|
|Avg. Height||10-22 “|
|Avg. Weight||22-60 lbs|
|Trainability||High with food motivation|
The Chorgi is a cross between the Corgi and the very different Chow Chow. The Chow Chow originates in Northern China and is known for its black tongue and lion appearance. You will need a good groomer and talk about fur! Mixing these two double-coated breeds will leave a lot of it around your home.
The physical and temperament results in this cross-breeding are somewhat unpredictable. The two are so different that they tend to favor one or the other more than a true melding of the two. You are likely to produce either a Chow with a Corgi impression or a Corgi with some hints of the Chow. If you are lucky your Chorgi will be a short lion-like dog. They will be long and tubular like a Corgi but have the short ears and silky coat of the Chow Chow.
We know the Corgi is a herding breed, but the Chow is a protective breed. The Chow is a very powerful breed, but the Corgi should mellow that characteristic some. But don’t forget the Corgi is a bossy breed and your Chorgi might try to herd anything she sees. They are likely to be alpha dogs and need a dominant human. If you don’t take the pack leader role you can be sure that your Chorgi will. They are loyal and friendly. They will want to spend all their time with you and does suffer from separation anxiety. This is one mix that is truly a pack animal.
15. Corgi Beagle Mix (Beagi)
|Life Span||9-15 years|
|Temperament||Loyal, protective, territorial, stubborn, intelligent, friendly|
|Trainability||Moderate easier than the beagle|
Another popular breed is the adorable beagle. However, the beagle has some negative issues for many people. They bark or I should say howl all the time, more than the corgi barks. They are scent driven and hunters while the corgis are herders. Beagles will follow a scent no matter where it goes or how far. On the other hand, the corgi will herd that beagle back home.
This mix produces a very social dog that is at the same time intelligent, alert, and active. They can become protective of their family with other animals. They are usually good with other people. The beagle is notorious for being difficult to train, while the intelligent, food-driven Corgi is easy. This makes for a great mix that is very trainable. Remember however that both the Corgi and the Beagle are notorious for their stubbornness.
This mix is also known as a Beagi and its appearance is interesting. They will probably have droopy ears rather than pointy ones and a long tail. They might have a rounded head with dark round eyes. Your beagle is short-coated, but this mix is usually double coated like the Corgi. As for color, the Corgle could be almost any color from the reds and browns of the Beagle to the blonde and sable of the Corgi. The best bet however is to breed a tri-colored Corgi to the Beagle and get a tri-colored Beagi.
This is a popular mix because they love everyone. They are loyal and patient. They are a great family dog if you can put up with all the noise.
16. Schnauzer Corgi Mix (Schnorgi)
|Life Span||12 to 15|
|Temperament||Playful, energetic, stubborn, older children, quiet|
|Avg. Weight||15 to 20 lbs.|
The Schnorgi is a cross between the Schnauzer and the corgi. There can be a lot of variation in how the Schnorgi look because the two breeds are distinctive. The Schnauzer is known for her long and somewhat curly, wiry hair. The Corgi then brings his heavy, double coat to the mix. Most of these mixes end up with a Schnauzer like coat and head. The body and legs of course are the Corgis.
As for temperament, this cross is playful, energetic, social but stubborn. They are great with all people but less so with younger children. They prefer the company of adults or older children. They demand constant attention from their people. You will also find you probably have a bit of a herder in your Schnorgi. For the most part, this will be a fun-loving, adorable mix.
17. Cocker Spaniel Corgi Mix (Cocker Corgi)
|Life Span||8-12 years|
|Temperament||Alert, energetic, affectionate and loyal, not great with children|
|Avg. Height||18-25 “|
|Avg. Weight||18-30 lbs|
|Trainability||Good but stubborn, barkers|
The Cocker Corgi could become as popular as the Cocker Spaniel used to be. The corgi mix is not nearly as high strung as the Cocker with its spaniel personality. Once upon a time, the Cocker Spaniel was the most popular breed in the United States. In the last twenty years, he has been replaced by the Labrador Retriever. Part of this is because the Cocker is so emotional and high strung.
The Cocker Corgi mix is great because the self-confidence and independent thinking of the Corgi counterbalances these Cocker traits. Both breeds are short with short legs. The Cocker Corgi loves to be active and would be a great agility partner. Energetic and alert, they need plenty of exercise.
They are a great family dog and very affectionate. They are loyal and want to be with their family all the time. This is a great apartment dog, but they are happy anywhere as long as they are with their people. They are easy to train and are very responsive to positive reinforcement.
18. Corgi Pitbull Mix (Corgi Pit)
|Temperament||Emotional, loyal, sensitive, stubborn|
|Avg. Weight||25- 50 lbs.|
Don’t be afraid of this Corgi Pitbull mix. To begin with, the Pit Bull’s reputation is not accurate. You won’t find a more sensitive, emotional dog than the Pit. This mix might look a little funny, but they are great dogs to be around. The “Bully” breeds are known for their muscular and stout bodies and short boxy heads with powerful jaws. The “family” of Pit Bulls includes the American Staffordshire Terrie, American Pit Bull Terriers, Bull Terrier, and American Bull Dogs.
The Corgi Pit might be the clown of the corgi mixes. These dogs are usually muscular like the Pit with the long tubular shape of the Corgi. The good news for those who don’t want to find fur all over their homes is that this mix has the short hair of the Pit.
Personality-wise you will get the emotional and sensitive traits of the Pit. Unfortunately, both breeds are stubborn. This mix is better off with adults who have experience with dogs. You must establish dominance from day one as both breeds look to be the alpha. With the power and strength, the Pit brings to this cross, be sure to get your pup to obedience training as soon as possible.
19. Corgi Shelti Mix (Pembroke Sheltie)
|Life Span||12-15 years|
|Temperament||Herder, intelligent, loyal, protective|
|Avg. Weight||14-30 lbs|
Like the Cocker Spaniel, the Shetland Sheepdog can be a very nervous and high strung dog. The corgi mix replaces this with a very strong herding instinct. Both original breeds are herders so your mix will have this instinct times two. Both breeds are extremely intelligent as most herding dogs must be.
The Pembroke Sheltie mix will be a little less athletic than the Sheltie but they are still energetic and fun. They are eager to learn and love to play. This mix is loyal, courageous, and protective. With the attitude of the royal Corgi and the mellow demeanor of the Sheltie, this mix is a great family dog. Unlike the Corgi the Pembroke Sheltie is not a big talker. They will however be herding everything in sight.
20. Pug Corgi Mix(Porgi)
|Life Span||12-16 years|
|Temperament||Playful, affectionate, loyal, not good with young children|
|Avg. Height||7-12 “|
|Avg. Weight||10-15 lbs|
The Porgi is an interesting mix of Corgi and Pug. These are both semi-royal breeds. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi of course is the favorite of the queen of England and the Pug is the favorite of the royal emperors of China. The combination of these two breeds is a very unusual look.
Most of the time this mix will result in a dog with a Corgi body and a Pug head and face. This is a small dog with a long back like the Corgi. The disposition of the Porgi is one who likes to play but also likes to sleep. She will be taking naps throughout the day. On the other hand, if you throw them a ball, playtime is on! Unlike the oft barking Corgi, the Porgi is pretty quiet. They do make good watchdogs at night though. This is a great apartment dog.
21. Doberman Corgi Mix (Dobergi)
|Life Span||8-12 years|
|Temperament||Active, loving, loyal|
|Avg. Height||10-20 “|
|Avg. Weight||25-60 lbs|
This is a Doberman Pincer Corgi mix and it is an unusual but wonderful dog. Much like the Gorman, there is a lot of watchdog in this mix. Perhaps the most interesting thing is that this mix still looks pretty much like a Doberman Pincer with big ears and short legs. The Dobergi usually has a tan and black coat and the body of the Corgi.
This is a rare Corgi mix. The Dobe and the Corgi are so very different, not many breeders are mixing them. They are a very unusual looking dog. The Corgi will mellow out the Doberman some but both breeds are strong-willed and independent-minded. Both breeds are loyal and active and the Doberman Pincer Corgi will be as well.
22. Corgi Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix (Cava-Corgi)
|Life Span||12-15 years|
|Temperament||Sweet, loyal, flexible|
|Avg. Height||12-13 “|
|Avg. Weight||13-40 lbs|
Do you want a laid back Corgi? This might be the mix for you. The King Cavalier-Corgi mix is a small dog with big energy. They are friendly to everyone animals and humans. They especially do well with children. This mix likes to play but she is not an overly active dog. This mix is more of a couch potato than an agility champion.
This is a great dog for a first-time owner. They are so easy going and affectionate that a first-time dog owner will have nothing much to worry about. This is a very adaptable dog. You will have a cute little dog with the Cavalier floppy ears and the long body of the Corgi.
The only negative with this mix is the flat face of King Cavalier. This brachycephalic face can cause a lot of medical issues. These issues can be respiratory, visual, digestive, or oral health concerns.
23. Corgi Schipperke Mix (Corgi Schip)
|Life Span||8-12 years|
|Temperament||Alert, protective, friendly, smart|
|Avg. Weight||15-20 lbs|
This cross between the corgi and the schipperke is a very cute little dog. This is another Corgi mix that is well suited for apartment living. They are friendly, loyal, and affectionate. In addition to all that they are excellent watchdogs with their big Corgi bark.
The Corgi Schip is intelligent and independent, getting their traits from both parents. For the most part, this mix will be black like the Schipperke with perhaps some white on their chests. Their fur is long by their ruff, ears, and legs. The texture is rough. Their erect ears are very much like the Corgi in size and shape. Of course, this blend is short and low to the ground.
There is an issue with the Schipperke brings a good amount of wanderlust genes to the Corgi. So keep an eye on your Corgi Schip if it is not in a fenced yard or on a leash. The Corgi Schip is not really a working dog even though his parents are. He is a great companion dog that is affectionate, but energetic. They might be wary of strangers and both parent breeds are known to bark.
24. Corgi Jack Russell Terrier Mix (Cojack)
|Temperament||Quiet, active, smart, friendly, lively|
The Cojack is a cross between the energetic Jack Russel Terrier and the herding Corgi. This is a lively and spirited cross due to its strong terrier roots. They are intelligent and friendly, and they love to run. The good news is they don’t inherit the baking gene from the Corgi.
They will be protective, territorial, and alert as both parent breeds have these traits. They are good watchdogs specifically because of these traits. They are versatile and make great apartment dogs. Whether you want to snuggle or play, the Cojack will be up for it all.
They will be tricolor and have short Corgi legs. They will not be as athletic as the full-blooded Jack Terrier, but they will be just as active. They are not as bossy as the Corgi, nor as independent. Whatever amount of herding instinct they get from the Corgi will make them unsuitable for small children and small animals like cats.
Where to adopt or buy a Corgi Mix
The first place you should look for a Corgi mix would be adoption organizations such as:
- Your local animal shelter or local rescue.
- The Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals –ASPCA.
- Petfinder.com: This is one of the busiest and most popular adoption sites online. This site will lead you back to local shelters or the locations of the dog you are most interested in.
This is another online puppy location site for adoptions.
- For specific corgi mix go to the web pages for breeders of those types of dogs. For instance, search for breeders of Corgi Schip or Breeders of Cojack.
None of these mixed breeds are able to be registered with the American Kennel Club and most are not able to be registered with any of the world’s official Kennel Clubs. However, many of these mixes are registered with generic dog clubs and hybrid dog clubs. You might be able to find information about breeders of your favorite Corgi mix from these clubs.
Below is a list of some of these mixed breed clubs.
ACA – American Canine Association
ACHC – American Canine Hybrid Club
ADBA – American Dog Breeders Association
APRI – American Pet Registry, Inc
DDKC – Designer Dogs Kennel Club
DRA – Dog Registry of America
IDCR – International Canine Registry
NAMBR – North American Mixed Breed Registry
NHR – National Hybrid Registry
UKCI – Universal Kennel Club International
WWKC – World Wide Kennel Club
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are great dog breeds. Yet both of these breeds have very strong herding instincts which include using barking as a tool. So these breeds bark a lot. They are independent, intelligent, stubborn, and bossy.
Corgi owners swear by these dogs and would not have any other breed. However, Corgi is not for everyone. With their heavy double coats, they shed a lot and they are very active. For those of you who like some of the traits of the Corgi breeds, but want a little of another breed, there is a Corgi mix out there for you.