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40 Corgi Mix Dog Breeds You Can’t Help But Love

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Corgi mix dog breeds have steadily worked their way into the hearts and homes of devoted pet parents. With their short legs and long bodies, Corgis are one of the most popular breeds on the planet. Aside from their adorable faces, cuddly appearance, and nonstop wigglebutts, what makes Corgis and Corgi mixes so popular? 

The American Kennel Club reports Pembroke Welsh Corgis ranked 11th in their 2021 list of most registered purebred dogs. Not to be outdone, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi ranks at number 67 on their list of 197 most popular breeds. 

Cardigan Welsh Corgi vs. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

You can easily determine a Cardigan from a Pembroke by the lack of a tail. A Cardigan has a tail while the Pembroke has barely a nub, with their tails docked close to the body (my favorite mnemonic device: Cardigan Can Wag).

Ask any Corgi mom or dad, and at some point, they’ve likely had to explain the difference. The American Kennel Club reports Cardigans are larger than Pembrokes and have heavier bone structures. 

Personality-wise, Cardigans tend to be more laid back and a bit quieter. Pembrokes are described as energetic, friendly, funny, and happy. 

Online publisher and attorney, Carleen Coulter, has shared life with four Corgis to date. “Corgis are herding dogs with big personalities,” Coulter shares. “I love how happy and active my Corgis always are, yet they can also be total cuddlers.”

Corgi dog of Carleen Coulter
Carleen Coulter’s Corgi, Ziggy

Their inherent herding instincts may present training challenges, as Coulter reminds people that Corgis may try to nip or herd people, especially children or other pets in the household.

From a health perspective, Coulter says Corgis are particularly susceptible to back issues due to their long backs and short legs. They are most definitely at risk for intervertebral disk disease (IVDD). Pembrokes are susceptible to degenerative myelopathy (DM), similar to ALS in humans. 

Corgi dog of Carleen Coulter
Carleen Coulter’s dog, Oodie

40 Amazing Corgi Mix Dog Breeds to Know

Mixed breeds are frequently called “designer dogs” or “All-American mutts,” and Corgi mixes are no different. With the sheer number of mixed breeds and hybrid dogs growing in popularity, today’s pet parent has an endless sea of Corgi mix choices.

The lovey-dovey attitude of the Pembroke and the faithful guardian qualities of the Cardigan make them ripe for cross-breeding with other dogs.

Her crown aside, Queen Elizabeth II is also famous for her Dorgis (Dachshund and Corgi mixes). The BBC reports the first litter of the Queen’s Dorgis was the result of a liaison between Princess Margaret’s Dachshund, Pipkin, and a Corgi named Tiny back in the 1970s.

If you’re considered a Corgi mix, read our list of choices and how you can ensure you receive a puppy or adult Corgi mix from a reputable breeder or rescue. 

Corgi Australian Shepherd mix
Corgi x Australian Shepherd (Auggie)

Corgi x Australian Shepherd: Auggie

Take one part Pembroke Welsh Corgi and one part Australian Shepherd and you’ve created an Auggie. A simple Google query merits over three million results and counting, so Auggies are making their mark. As their name implies, Australian Shepherds are a herding breed being crossed with a notoriously driven Corgi. 

The Auggie is stubborn, smart, but hardworking and requires a dedicated pet parent who accepts their ‘always on’ personalities. As adults, Auggies tip the scales between 20 and 30 pounds.

Corgi x Siberian Husky: Corgsky or Horgski 

Short, stocky, and ready to turn heads, the Corgsky or Horgski combines a Siberian Husky with a Corgi. The striking blue eyes of Siberian Huskies are one of the notable features that often carry over into a Corgsky. Huskies love to be heard, and Corgis tend to be vocal, so keep that in mind. 

There is no guarantee that the puppies will be more Corgi than Husky, as some Corgskys are larger with Corgi snouts and a solid stature. The weight range varies between 20 and 50 pounds, depending on which of her parents’ genes are dominant.

Dachshund and Corgi mix
Corgi x Dachshund (Dorgi)

Corgi x Dachshund: Dorgi

Queen Elizabeth II has something to do with the popularity of the Dorgi, as noted above. Both Dachshunds and Corgis have short legs and a long back, which can prove tricky in the long run (think arthritis, bone issues, disc disease, etc.) 

When breeding a Dachshund to a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the results can be charming, cute, loyal, and protective (and who doesn’t want all that in a dog!?) The Dachshund is a member of the Hound group, so expect a lot of exploration on walks. The color variety is endless with anything from chocolate and tan to black and cream, so expect the unexpected with Dorgi litters.

Corgi x Great Pyrenees: Great Corgirenees

Want a dog that might weigh 28 pounds or maybe over 100 pounds? That’s the gamble when a Corgi and Great Pyrenees (GPs) are mated. GPs are smart, patient, and calm and members of the AKC’s working group. They are mellow but vigilant and fiercely loyal to their pack. 

The GP is known for her all-white coat or one that is white with shades of tan, gray, or shades of reddish-brown. Though she’s a watchdog with a protective nature, the GP is described as immensely powerful. 

Corgi and German Shepherd dog
Corgi x German Shepherd Dog (Corman Shepherd)

Corgi x German Shepherd Dog: Corman Shepherd

It’s anyone’s guess if the offspring of a Corgi and German Shepherd Dog will produce a 20 -pound dog or a 70-pound version as an adult. Confident, courageous, and intelligent, the German Shepherd Dog is well known for her police work as well as her herding abilities. 

Also called Corgi German Shepherd or German Corgi, a lot of these dogs (and many on our list) find themselves waiting for a forever home at an animal shelter. Corgis and German Shepherd Dogs can be stubborn, so keep that in mind when welcoming this designer dog to your home.

Corgi x Spitz: Spitzgi

This small dog packs big love. How can you go wrong with the loving eyes of the Corgi and the beauty, grace, and tenacity of a Spitz breed. The AKC describes Spitz breeds as “loyal, intelligent, and affectionate” but also “independent and bold.” Any number of Spitz breeds paired with Corgi results in a Spitzgi.

Examples of Spitz breeds (spitz means pointed in German) are the Akita, American Eskimo Dog, Icelandic Sheepdog, Keeshond, Pomeranian, and Samoyed. The appearance and personality of the offspring depend on what Spitz dog was paired with the Corgi.

Corgi x Papillon: Corillon

Papillon means butterfly in French, and one look at the Papillon’s ears says it all. He’s delicate as part of the Toy Group, but don’t mistake his diminutive size for his large personality. He’s athletic, happy, and friendly. Pair that with a Corgi and you’ve got a Corillon.

In terms of her size, a Corillon is likely to weigh in between 15 and 25 pounds and stands 8 to 12 inches high. Both the Corgi and the Papillon are known for their large-eared appearance, so prepare for a look like no other with this pairing.

Corgi x Cocker Spaniel: Cocker Spangi or Pembroke Cocker Corgi

Cocker Spaniels are known for their wigglebutt hind end motion and so are Corgis. Your Cocker Spangi is certain to win in a samba contest with tall that shaking going on. The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest of the Sporting group, and a beloved breed (Lady and the Tramp, anyone)?

Paired with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, this hybrid pooch tips the scales at around 30 pounds maximum. Though the Pembroke can be stubborn, she is also a people pleaser much like the Cocker Spaniel. Cockers come in a variety of colors from blonde to white and black, so the sky’s the limit with coat color. 

Corgi x Shih Tzu: Shih Tzug or Shorgi

The Corgi can be either Pembroke or Cardigan when crossed with a Shih Tzu, a member of the Toy group. The long, flowy, well-groomed locks of the Shih Tzu pale in comparison to the less intense coat of the Corgi. 

The Shih Tzu is sturdy, tenacious, and known for her stunning double coat, which comes in many colors, including silver and white. She is of Chinese ancestry and is sometimes called “lion dog” for her appearance. Take the teddy bear-like face of the Corgi and pair that with the lion-like Shih Tzu, and the result is breathtaking. 

Lab and Corgi mix
Corgi x Labrador Retriever (Corgidor or Labricorgi)

Corgi x Labrador Retriever: Corgidor or Labricorgi

Labrador Retrievers are America’s best friends, topping the AKC’s most registered breeds list year over year. There are two types of Labradors –American Labradors and English Labradors, the latter being thicker and heavier in stature. Expect them to be 40 to 55 pounds when fully grown.

Part of the Sporting group, the Labrador is known as a wonderful family pet as well as being active, outgoing, and friendly. Many Corgidors have Labrador features with shorter, stout legs. Their colors range from brown and black to red and tan, with a mix of other colors sometimes dispersed throughout. Their shorter coats may seem easy to maintain, but Corgidors are prone to shedding.

Corgi x Shar Pei: Shar Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Shar Pei combine to create the Shar Corgi. Pembrokes are people-friendly while Shar Peis are more aloof toward strangers. The Shar Pei originated in China and is well-known for its wrinkles. A member of the Non-Sporting group, his weight ranges between 45 and 60 pounds. 

Corgi x St. Bernard: St. Corgi

The combination of the St. Bernard working dog with the Corgi herding produces a St. Corgi. You won’t see this variation often, but when you do, it’s a mish-mash of physical traits. He may have a large head and smaller legs since the Corgi is stout. Colors may be fawn, black, or sable, but sometimes a Merle is produced.

The likely size of a St. Corgi is somewhat medium, so be prepared for a dog larger than a lap puppy.

Corgi x Bullmastiff: Bull Corgi

One part Cardigan Welsh Corgi comes together with a Bullmastiff to produce a Bull Corgi, sometimes called a Corgi-Bull. He is cuddly, gentle, and a definite head-turner. A member of the working group, the Bullmastiff is large, muscular, and weighs between 100 and 130 pounds. 

Combined with the Corgi, he is likely to be lower to the ground. Like all dogs, keep your Bull Corgi active, as his drive to work and herd makes him a loyal, loving, guardian. 

Corgi x Shiba Inu: Corgi Inu

The Shiba Inu is an active, attentive dog who is part of the non-sporting group. He tends to be somewhat reserved towards strangers but is loyal and loving to those with which he bonds. He is an ancient Japanese breed whose coloring is red sesame, red, or black and tan.

The fox-like head of the Shiba coupled with the elongated snout and ears of the Corgi gives him a teddy bear face appearance. He will require more grooming than not, as Corgi Inus have thick hair. Corgi Inus have a tendency to gain weight unless exercised regularly. 

Corgi x Catahoula Dog: Corgihoula

Corgihoulas tend to assert themselves as the alpha member of the pack. The combination of the Corgi’s herding instincts and the driving instincts of the Catahoula means a bundle of energy. Not for the novice pet parent, Catahoula Dogs require what the AKC calls “firm guidance and early socialization.” 

Catahoula Dogs are believed to have originated in Louisiana, and they are often used as watchdogs and guard dogs. Coupled with the Corgi, he’ll wind up being a medium-sized adult.

Corgi mix dog breeds
Corgi x Border Collie (Border Corgi or Borgi)

Corgi x Border Collie: Border Corgi or Borgi

He is smart, energetic affectionate, and known for his incredible herding abilities. Often seen in the agility ring, Border Collies are keen and expressive dogs. Pet parents with Border Collies often report the dog ‘herds’ their kids or even the vacuum or household items. The Corgi is a herding breed, so you can imagine the drive of a Borgi.

Corgi x English Bulldog: English Corgi

There’s no mistaking the unforgettable expression and thick-set, low-slung features of the English Bulldog. Tipping the scales at around 50 pounds doesn’t stop the English Bulldog from wanting to crawl into your lap. He’s a brachycephalic dog, so his short snout means lots of rest and air conditioning in the warmer months.

Combined with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the result is a dog who is uniquely different and may be overprotective. Both breeds have a tendency to show protective aspects, so keep this in mind. His likely size will be of medium stature.

Corgi x Bernese Mountain Dog: Bernese Corgi

The strong and good-natured Bernese Mountain Dog is a member of the working dog group. At full size, he weighs between 80 and 100 pounds. Best known for its gentle and strong personality, the Bernese is a tricolored breed. He is gentle with kids but can be a bit standoffish to strangers.

When combined, the Bernese Corgi has a very heavy prey drive. Proper training is crucial, especially in a home with other smaller animals. His coat will be thick and will require frequent grooming. 

Corgi and Beagle dog
Corgi x Beagle (Corgle)

Corgi x Beagle: Corgle

Beagles are hounds to their core – they bey, shed, and love to roam and sniff. Beagles can be stubborn, often called a nose with feet attached. Coupled with the drive of the Corgi, a stubborn personality may appear in the Corgle. You can bet he will be vocal and strong-willed at the very least.

The Corgle requires daily exercise and a ‘job’ to do more than being a couch potato. He can become agitated and easily bored, so you’ll want to be attentive and train him in a loving and positive way. Corgles are unique in appearance, stocky, and strong. 

Corgi x Cairn Terrier: Cairn Corgi

The most well-known Cairn Terrier in cinematic history is Toto, who was Dorothy’s dog in The Wizard of Oz movie. The Cairn, like other terriers, are bred to root something out and find their critters or prey. The tenacious terrier combined with the curious Corgi makes for a highly driven dog.

Both cheerful and energetic, Cairn Corgis range in color from red to black, tan to gray, and any combination of those colors. How the ears will turn out is anyone’s guess: Tiny and floppy? Erect and tall? Neither breed has inherent aggressiveness, making them ideal for a family with more than one dog. 

Corgi x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Cava-Corgi

Her large sparkling eyes and tiny stature are some of the aspects royalty fell in love with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel throughout the 17th century. She is tiny and distinct but makes her mark in sports or couch surfing. The Cava-Corgi retains her nobility when crossed with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. 

She is friendly, confident, and a more laid-back dog than others on our list. She maintains her smaller stature but is not as tiny as a standard 13-inch Cavalier. The Cavalier colors come in four colors or patterns including ruby, tricolor, black and tan, and Blenheim, which is chestnut markings with white. 

Corgi x Blue Heeler: Blue Corgi

Blue Heelers love to herd and Corgis love to herd. The Blue Corgi is a highly driven result of the two. Also called an Australian Cattle Dog (ACD), he has a dense double coat that is bluish-gray with speckled markings. He becomes very attached to his family and is an extremely active dog. 

The Blue Heeler x Pembroke Welsh Corgi mix is sometimes referred to as “Cowboy Corgi.” This hybrid is gaining in popularity for his looks, energy level, and high intelligence. They are also simply irresistible in their appearance, but they can shed a lot. 

Corgi x Jack Russell Terrier: Cojack

Jack Russell Terriers are big dogs with small dog bodies with a large amount of energy. If you’ve ever seen the vertical leap of a Jack Russell, you understand. These days, the AKC calls this breed the Russell Terrier, and he is eager, tireless, and ready to work. 

He’s a vocal breed, so this may become an issue when coupled with the herding breed that is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The combo produces a dog that is between 18 and 28 pounds and wants to please. 

Corgi x Newfoundland

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi crossed with a Newfoundland dog produces a Newfie-Corgi mix. The Newfie is a giant working breed whose roots are from Canada. His huge stature is no match for his gigantic personality. Spoiler alert: He requires a ton of grooming and upkeep, and the drool factor is all too real. 

Most of what you see in a Corgi-Newfie mix stems from the Corgi’s features. However, the ears can be smaller or larger. The head will likely be elongated and the eyes inquisitive. The overall size depends on the Corgi parent, as Newfies are a large breed weighing anywhere between 100 and 150 pounds. 

Corgi x Rhodesian Ridgeback: Rhodesian Corgi

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is called so because of the distinctive hallmark ridge of backward-growing hair along his back. He hails from Africa and is a skilled tracker, baying at his prey along the way. He has a strong prey drive and expresses independence. Although the Rhodesian only comes in one color, wheaten, there are many variations of wheat to be seen. 

Mixed with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the herding instincts are escalated. The Rhodesian weighs between 64 and 90 pounds, so expect a medium-sized dog if bred to a Corgi. 

Corgi x Dalmatian: Corgitian

The proper breeding of a Corgitian should be a female purebred Dalmatian with a male purebred Corgi to prevent any birthing issues the other way around. Corgitians tend to weigh between 20 and 50 pounds and are likely to retain the Dalmatian coloring.  Most people think of a firehouse or 101 Dalmatians when they talk about this non-sporting breed.

Both breeds are smart and sweet, but grooming is a consideration. Corgis have a thick double coat, and Dalmatians are known as shedders. 

Corgi x Boxer: Coxer

When a male Corgi and a female Boxer are crossbred, the result is cuteness overload. The appearance depends on the dominant parental genes. In most cases, the sturdy Boxer and stout Corgi will produce a more muscular dog. 

The fun-loving, active Boxer is a member of the AKC’s working group. He’s affectionate, stands about 25 inches tall at the shoulders, and is both smooth and graceful in their motion. Boxers are good watchdogs and loyal to their family. Since Boxers and Corgis have different head shapes and ear shapes, their offspring’s appearance is potluck. 

Pit Bull and Corgi
Corgi x Pit Bull (Pigi or Pitcorg)

Corgi x Pit Bull: Pigi or Pitcorg

A Corgi-Pittbull mix is a stocky, generally broad-chested, and athletic dog. The AKC does not recognize the Pit Bull as one of its breeds, but they do recognize the American Staffordshire Terrier. 

The American Pit Bull was bred to “bait” bull, but he has since evolved into a family dog beloved by millions of devotees. They are strong, energetic, and driven. When crossed with the herding drive of the Corgi, the end result is a dog that isn’t a couch potato. Pitties come in a variety of colors from black and blue to liver, fawn, or brown. Expect him to weigh between 30 and 50 pounds when fully grown.

Corgi and Schipperke mix
Corgi x Schipperke (Corgi Schip)

Corgi x Schipperke: Corgi Schip

The Schipperke is a curious and confident non-sporting dog that hails from Belgium. He is often dubbed “little captain,” and he works along the barges. Known for chasing rats and also as a watchdog, you can imagine his drive to succeed when crossed with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

He’ll definitely alert you to any strangers, as he will be prone to barking. He will most definitely be a shedding dog and will weigh anywhere between 10 and 20 pounds. Since the Schipperke is a black dog, the coat color depends on the dominant parent.

Corgi Chihuahua mix
Corgi x Chihuahua (Cohuahua or Chihuagi)

Corgi x Chihuahua: Cohuahua or Chihuagi

One of the more popular Corgi hybrids is the Cohuahua. The diminutive toy breed is charming and sassy, but a bit standoffish with other dogs. Ask most Chihuahua parents about the breed’s attitude, and they will likely mention they are a small dog who thinks they are bigger. 

Coat colors range from black to black and tan, fawn and white to red. Cohuahuas may be feisty or even a bit aggressive, depending on the breeding. This will likely be a smaller dog, weighing anywhere between 6 and 17 pounds.

Corgi Pomeranian mix
Corgi x Pomeranian (Corgipom)

Corgi x Pomeranian: Corgipom

Corgipoms are mega adorable but they also can have mega issues. Poms pack a huge amount of personality in their 3- to 7-pound bodies. This toy dog is bold, lively, and affectionate. Its double coat comes in close to two dozen colors. They are active but small, so indoor play or neighborhood walks suffice.

Combined with the Corgi, he is likely to be vocal and a bit apprehensive toward strangers. He’ll shed at least twice a year and will likely be a foodie (love to eat), so watch their weight. At his fullest, the Corgipom will be anywhere between 7 and 30 pounds.

Corgi x Miniature Schnauzer: Schnorgi

Miniature Schnauzers are a friendly, smart member of the AKC’s terrier group. They weigh anywhere between 11 and 20 pounds and are robust dogs with outgoing personalities. Their coat is hard and wiry, and comes in three coat patterns: black, black and silver, and salt and pepper.

When bred to a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the resulting dog is affectionate but stubborn and will require exercise. He’ll likely have a long body with stubby legs and weigh between 15 to 20 pounds.

Corgi x Maltese: Cortese

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi pairs with the Maltese dog to produce the adorable Cortese. Both breeds are notoriously small, though the Maltese are more petite. She is a white breed that is a member of the AKC’s toy group. Her long, straight, silky coat is free-flowing and requires frequent upkeep.

The Maltese can be stubborn like the Pembroke, so be prepared for some canine attitude. They are good with kids and lovely family dogs. As an adult, expect the Cortese to weigh between 5 and 28 pounds. 

Corgi x Akita: Corgikita

The Akita is an ancient Japanese breed that is muscular, courageous, and loyal. This working dog is generally not the best with other dogs but they are affectionate and silly with their human pack. They must be socialized early on, especially when combined with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who can be a bit aloof.

Akitas are protective and want to please their pack. He comes in several double coat colors, including black, fawn, brown brindle, and silver with black overlay. He is a spitz-type dog who stands at least 24 to 28 inches at his shoulders. The Corgikita is an excellent guard dog who will be medium-sized as an adult.

Chow and Corgi mix
Corgi x Chow Chow (Chorgi or Chowgi)

Corgi x Chow Chow: Chorgi or Chowgi

The exceptional Chow Chow is a dignified, smart member of the AKC’s non-sporting group. She weighs anywhere between 40 and 70 pounds with Chinese roots. Her lion’s mane appearance adds to her beauty, which includes almond-shaped eyes and a bluish-black tongue. 

With dominant Chow genes, expect a more alpha attitude that will require positive reinforcement from a pet parent who is willing to work with her. She will be a medium-sized adult.

Corgi x French Bulldog: French Corgi

In most cases, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the breed used when creating a hybrid mix, and the French Corgi dog is no exception. The French Bulldog is a very popular breed recognized by the AKC since 1898. This playful, intelligent dog is a member of the AKC’s non-sporting group. She is very affectionate with her pack and generally good with other dogs.

Nicknamed the “Frenchie,” she comes in a variety of coat colors from brindle to cream, fawn to white. Her “bat-like” ears are no match for the Corgi, whose erect ears stand firmly in place. The French Corgi will likely have a short, rectangular head, a muscular frame, and a compact, muscular body weighing between 25 and 35 pounds.

Corgi x Golden Retriever: Golden Corgi

Golden Retrievers are one of America’s most beloved and popular breeds. Her fun, friendly personality combined with athleticism and spunk makes her a wonderful member of the family. She is a medium-sized dog hailing from the AKC’s sporting group. Tapping out at around 55-75 pounds when fully grown, the ‘Golden’ loves to please, compete, and spend time with her pack.

Paired with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the result is a fun-loving pooch who may wind up with the Corgi’s fox-like face. She’ll be playful and people-friendly weighing anywhere between 30 and 70 pounds.

Corgi x Rottweiler: Rottgi

Rottweilers are revered as a confident guardian and members of the AKC’s working dog group. He is 95 to 135 pounds and comes in black and mahogany, black and rust, or black and tan. He is a descendent of the Roman mastiff dogs. Despite his size and protective nature, he’ll likely want to plop down in your lap much like a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

The Rottgi adult will likely have the coloring of a Rottweiler and the body structure of the Corgi. He won’t require massive amounts of grooming, but he will have a high energy drive. As an adult, he will weigh anywhere between 22 to 135 pounds, depending on the parental dominant traits.

Corgi x Pug: Porgi

The stout, sturdy, and charming Pug is a member of the AKC’s toy group. He is small but solid and quite muscular. Pug lovers say they have human-like characteristics and are definitely foodies, so keep an eye on their weight. 

When bred to a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the result is a blend of silliness, playfulness, and fun. Adult Porgis weigh anywhere from 18 to 30 pounds, and their coloring can be black, tan, or a combination in the spectrum. 

Corgi x Shetland Sheepdog: Pembroke Sheltie

The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, is a herding breed that is small, active, but energetic. Coupled with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, you’ve created a herding machine in a fur coat. Both breeds are very smart and aim to please. The Sheltie coat is thick, long, and straight with a dense undercoat. She comes in black and white, sable and white, and a few other colors. 

As an adult, the Pembroke Sheltie weighs between 11 and 30 pounds and stands about 10 to 16 inches tall. This dog needs to be active, as the herding drive is extreme. If you aren’t into outdoor activity or engaging with your dog regularly, the Pembroke Sheltie isn’t for you.

Corgi Mixes: Personality and Temperament       

Each Corgi mix will be a bit different, as it all depends upon the personality and disposition of the breed being used in the hybrid.       

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is intelligent, active, and bred to handle livestock, often much larger than they are. They may excessively bark and want to be part of their human pack. 

“The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a hound-based breed whereas the Pembroke is a spitz-based breed,” says dog photographer and graphic designer Lisa Croft-Elliott of Brugge, Belgium, who defines herself as “a Cardigan person.”

Cardigans are energetic herders who love their pack and require mental stimulation of a higher level. They work hard, are sweet-faced, and have a true love of the outdoors. 

Croft-Elliot believes the marketing of “designer dogs” leads people to purchase them without being aware of the underlying health issues and temperament issues that exist within the breeds. Before welcoming a Corgi mix into your home, make sure you do your research and understand the temperaments and potential health markers of both breeds.

Cowboy Corgi
Cowboy Corgi

Where to Find a Corgi Mix

First and foremost, do your homework. Here are our eight favorite tips for finding your Corgi mix:

  1. Talk to friends and family who have a Corgi mix and ask about the breeder, the process, and the dog’s physical and emotional state. 
  2. Visit an animal shelter in person or online. Type in “Corgi mixes” and see what you can find.
  3. Search Facebook for “Corgi mix” and look for a shelter near you.
  4. Visit Petfinder and determine how many miles away your Corgi mix is located. 
  5. If you are searching the Internet, be wary of puppy mills and puppy brokers. Both do not care about the dogs involved and are only concerned about profit. 
  6. Join Facebook groups related to the Corgi mix that most interests you.
  7. If dealing with a reputable breeder, be sure you can meet the puppy first so you can ask questions. The breeder should be screening you as much as you are screening them. If they won’t give you a lot of information or allow you to meet the dog, be wary.
  8. Always ask breeders about genetic health testing performed on the dogs. 

Corgi Mix FAQs

How much is a Corgi mix?

If you purchase a Corgi mix from an animal shelter or rescue group, fees will vary for each adoption. Fees cover the care of the dog up to that point, any surgeries, and will help the rescue group or shelter in the long run. Through a breeder, Corgi mixes will range anywhere from $500 up, even as much as $2,000 or more.

How long do Corgi mixes live?

Depending on the breed with which they were mated, Corgi mixes can live anywhere from 8 to 16 years. It depends on the health and genes of the two breeds involved along with how the pet parent cares for the dog, what he eats, veterinary visits, etc.

What is a Corgi Husky mix called?

As noted above, Corgi mixes are named for the breed with which they were mated. A Corgi and Husky mix is often called a Horgi.

What is an Auggie?

An Auggie is the combination of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and an Australian Shepherd Dog.