Did you know, there are over 50 Corgi mixed breeds? Corgis mix well with other breeds, and there are dozens of adorable hybrids to choose from out there. Apart from hilarious names like Coroodle, St. Corgi, Corsky, and many others, Corgi hybrids are among the most adorable mixed breeds — at least in our humble opinion.
And everyone knows cuteness is one of the crucial factors when it comes to choosing a pet. Still, choosing the right corgi mixed breed shouldn’t simply come down to comparing their pictures and seeing which one gets the most heartfelt “aaaaawww.”
There are various other things you should consider before buying or adopting a Corgi hybrid. To provide it with proper care, and ensure your pet is happy and healthy, you must be fully aware of its behavioral characteristics, exercise and training requirements, and health risks.
With so many different Corgi breeds to choose from, comparing information can be quite time-consuming. The information is often completely lacking or is incomplete, making this task even more difficult.
Thankfully, TheDogDigest has put together a comprehensive article about the popular corgi mixed breeds, that provides the necessary information that’ll help you make the right decision.
TheDogDigest also has individual articles on individual breeds, detailing all the information both current and future Corgi mixed breed owners require. Here, we’ll go over a couple of hybrids that caught our attention and melted our hearts with their cuteness.
A mix between the beautiful Husky and the playful Corgi, a Corsky is a gorgeous breed that’s typically friendly towards everyone it meets. They get along well with other pets and animals and are a good fit for families with children. However, a Corsky is not known for being a good watchdog and isn’t particularly well-suited for guarding your property.
A Corsky can weigh anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds. It’s a bread that sheds a lot, so it requires regular grooming, preferably at least once a week. One thing to keep in mind is that Corskies can be quite expensive. Depending on the breeder quality, you should be prepared to invest upwards of $1,000 if you want to buy this particular breed.
This hybrid is a mix between a Corgi and a German Shepherd. Regarding appearance, a German Corgi will take after the shepherd parent in that it will have a long neck, firm top line, and a “foxy” head. If you’re imagining a miniature German Shepherd, you’re spot on!
Although affectionate and loyal, the German Corgi can be quite stubborn. That’s why TheDogDigest recommends regular training and socialization of this breed while they’re still puppies. That said, German Corgis are intelligent and easy to train, and can be excellent guard dogs.
The mix between a Border Collie and a Corgi is a breed with next to no health problems, and they have a lifespan of up to 14 years. Breeding two such intelligent dogs resulted in the Border Corgi being extremely sharp. This makes them easy to train, and you can teach them all kinds of tricks.
TheDogDigest recommends at least an hour of training each day. This is due to Border Corgi’s herding behavior, which can prove to be quite a nuisance unless you prevent it from developing through proper training.
Shar-Pei is one of the older breeds that was commonly used in herding, tracking, guarding, and hunting. In its early days in China, it wasn’t uncommon for the Shar-Pei to be a fighting dog. The Shar Corgi mixed breed can take after the Shar-Pei parent, so it requires extensive training and socialization to get accustomed to living in a crowded household.
Still, the cuteness of Shar Corgi more than makes up for it. With proper training and sufficient socialization, this breed will be an energetic, playful, and protective companion.
The Bernese Mountain Dog and Corgi mix is a gorgeous hybrid, ideal for colder climates due to its thick coat. They can be difficult to groom, so if you’re considering a Bernese Corgi, be aware that you’ll need to regularly brush it and preemptively take it to the vet to prevent ear infections.
The Bernese Corgi often has a strong prey drive, so it’s best to socialize it as a puppy if they’ll be interacting with other pets and animals. Since this isn’t a common breed, buying a Bernese Corgi can cost you anywhere from $500 to $5,000.
Other fantastic Corgi mixed breeds
These are just a handful of Corgi mixed breeds that we personally love. If you’re interested in learning more about them or reading about all the other corgi hybrids, hop on over to TheDogDigest.
You’ll find hundreds of in-depth articles on all the different dog breeds, and learn how to groom, train, and properly care for your pet.