Trending as the favorite dog of the Queen of England, the Corgi is a miniature sized designer mutt that is the most sought after dog around the globe. Known for their lovable nature and high intellect, these dogs are overly affectionate towards their owners and their families and are ever ready to please.
Easily recognized by their stunted legs, they stand at just 10 to 12 inches off the ground and weigh around 30 lbs. only. They may be small in size, but their personalities are bright and they can be extremely active and agile – which is not something you would expect by just looking at them.
With that being said, Corgis cannot get any cuter, or can they? Breeders decided to add to their already adorable and intelligent characteristics by mixing them with other breeds to make even more appealing creatures. These Corgi mixes have now become a ‘thing’ and have probably become even popular than the Corgi. Here is a list of some of the favorites that we know will melt your heart.
Table of Contents
- Coxer – Corgi Boxer Mix
- Corsky – Corgi Husky Mix
- German Corgi – Corgi German Shepherd Mix
- Corgle – Corgi Beagle Mix
- Labracorgi – Corgi Labrador Mix
- Chihuagi – Corgi Chihuahua Mix
- Australian Corgi – Corgi Australian Shepherd Mix
- Corghund – Corgi Dachshund Mix
- Chowgi – Corgi Chow Chow Mix
- Border Corgi – Corgi Border Collie Mix
Coxer – Corgi Boxer Mix
Energetic and intelligent, just like its parents, the Coxer is a dog that is guaranteed to keep you on your toes. Featuring a sturdy, well-built body, the Coxer is medium size with a huge personality that is charming and affectionate. With both breeds being the independent type, the Coxer is unlike most dogs and does not mind being left alone at home. So if you are working and are not always available, this dog might be a good option for you.
Coming to its coat, the Coxer comes in a variety of colors including red, fawn, and brindle, with its coat length short just like the Boxer. They also possess other Boxer traits like patience and tons of energy. With the lifespan of a boxer and Corgi ranging between 12 to 14 years, you can expect the Coxer to live up to a maximum of 10 years.
Likely to get attached to their owners from a young age, would need to train them and exercise them early as they could tend to get obese – and being devoted to their masters could be advantageous as it would help with obedience training.
Corsky – Corgi Husky Mix
The Corsky is a designer dog that comes from two good looking breeds being the famous Husky and the ever-so-delightful Corgi. This mix is referred to by several different names like Siborgi, Horgski, and Horgi, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are loved by all. Extremely friendly and one of the best companion dogs, thee Corsky can get along with everyone, even other pets.
Playful, intelligent, and naughty all at the same time, this mix gets its active and high-spirited nature from the Husky. Fully grown they weigh approximately 20 to 50 lbs. and feature short to medium-length coats that are prone to shedding. So you would need to brush and groom its coat regularly to prevent the build-up of fur.
With proper training and the right amount of care and attention, the Corsky can be the perfect little mutt for you and your family. Picture this – the face and eyes of a wolf and the temperament and body shape of an adorable teddy-bear.
German Corgi – Corgi German Shepherd Mix
Possessing conflicting characteristics, the German Shepherd and the Corgi have opposite temperaments. GSD’s are dignified creatures that are proud and sharp while Corgis are goofy and comical with short legs that add to their adorable appearance. But when it comes to this unique mix, they embody all the best qualities that come from each parent.
This German Corgi mix is affectionate and charming however can also be stubborn and unadaptable at times. However, this can be managed by early socialization and training from the very start. Easy to train and intelligent, they make great guard dogs and are protective of their families. Friendly around others, this mixed breed enjoys human companionship rather than being around other animals.
When it comes to their appearance, they have long necks with heads that have a foxlike shape. They get their stunted looks from the Corgi and have medium to long coats that need to be regularly groomed to keep it looking its best.
Corgle – Corgi Beagle Mix
Unique and extremely likable, the Corgle is a cross between the two most lovable and darling dogs available today – the Beagle and the Corgi. Featuring a list of traits from their parents, these dogs are loving, loyal, and highly intelligent. They also get their looks from both parents – which includes droopy ears and a curly tail with short stature with more facial features inherited from the Corgi side.
Friendly, sweet, and always willing to please their masters, the Corgle is devoted to their owners and are over-protective at times. Because both the Corgi and Beagle can sometimes be stubborn, you must ensure you provide your pet with enough training so that they do not develop any stubborn streaks like their parents.
Although healthy and well-built, you must keep in mind, the Corgle can get obese and suffer from overweight issues. Coming to the important factor – shedding, yes they do shed once in a while so you would need to brush down their fur a few times a week to prevent any hair from collecting.
Labracorgi – Corgi Labrador Mix
Another favorite to make it to the list is the Labrador-Corgi mix, the Labracorgi. Perfect for families, this pooch is super friendly and intelligent and is caring and kind towards humans and other dogs. Combining the lovable nature of a Labrador with the playfulness of the Corgi, you would never want to get your hands off these little mutts.
Standing short and strong and weighing around 30 to 60 lbs. they feature medium-length fur that sheds a lot – you can thank their parents for this quality. However, with regular brushing at least once a week, you can get rid of any falling fur and keep their coats shiny and free from mats.
When it comes to temperaments, the Corgi is more of the protective type, while the Labrador is over-friendly, but with the mix of the two, you could potentially gain a great watchdog for your family.
Chihuagi – Corgi Chihuahua Mix
Some people might squabble on how to name this mix, but the Chihuagi is by far the most adorable of all Corgi mixes. Giving you the perfect blend of the playful disposition of the Corgi and the fearlessness of the Chihuahua, the Chorgi, Chigi, or the Chihuagi, is a friendly, affectionate and loyal dog. Ideal for families with children, this mixed breed works well around other dogs and children if trained and socialized from an early age.
As seen on the list already, most breeds are medium and similar sized, but this one takes a completely different direction. As Chihuahuas are known for their tiny size, the Chihuagi is also a very small dog. However, the unique blend of its features tends to match up – like the apple head, triangular ears, and narrow nose of the Chihuahua and the short legs and thick coat of the Corgi.
While Corgis are more jolly and fun-loving, the temperament of the Chihuahua is a bit feisty and high spirited so the blend of both would make an almost perfect companion.
Australian Corgi – Corgi Australian Shepherd Mix
An Auggie or Augi, the Australian Corgi is the perfect mix of intelligence with a happy-to-please personality all in one tiny and delightful package. As we all know, the Corgi possesses the eagerness to learn and is easy to train, while the Australian Shepherd is an overly active and energetic animal – put these two together and you get the ideal pooch that would most definitely be a handful to manage.
Weighing just 20 to 30 lbs. this unique mix stands at approximately 11 to 13 inches tall and features a medium to long length coat. A sight for sore eyes, the Australian Corgi comes in a beautiful blend of different colors which adds to its attractive appearance.
In regards to the temperament of the Australian Corgi, this dog might show signs of stubbornness since it’s bred as a herding dog, but this can be managed by early socialization and proper training from the start. They also require an adequate amount of exercise daily to keep them healthy and fit and also to ensure they let out their energy positively instead of being destructive at home.
Corghund – Corgi Dachshund Mix
Known for its affectionate nature, intelligence, and loyalty, the Corgi Dachshund mix is the most charming mix you could find. With both parent breeds recognized for their elongated bodies and short legs, you can rest assured your Corghund will also be the same.
Thanks to the Dachshund side, this mixed breed will come in a wide range of different coat colors. Also, the length and density of the coat could be short, long, wiry, or coarse – this depends on which side the mix inherits more from. But mostly, the Corghund has smooth hair that requires regular brushing to prevent excessive shedding.
Ideal for families, the Corghund gets along well with children but adult supervision is required during interaction to ensure the little animal does not get hurt. Unlike most of its kind, the Corghund requires moderate exercise to ensure they do not get anxious or over-weight.
Chowgi – Corgi Chow Chow Mix
Popular in Northern China, the Chow Chow is a well-known dog and is easily recognizable by its thick teddy-bear like fur and a blue-black tongue. When mixed with a tiny Corgi, the results of this breed are not easy to predict. Owing to the distinctive features of each parent breed, you could end up with a Corgi that looks like a Chow Chow or vice versa.
As mentioned earlier, the Corgi is protective of its owners and this is because it was originally bred to herd livestock back in the day. However, this trait lives on and the Chowgi has also inherited this skill. When it comes to the Chow Chow, these dogs are fast-paced and great at hunting birds – they are extremely agile and are often regarded as sporting dogs – this too has been seen in the Chowgi.
In terms of their temperament, the Chowgi requires early training and socialization to help them adapt to strangers, other animals, and children as they can sometimes be calm and reserved or aggressive and over-protective – so with proper obedience training, you can control the overall disposition of your pet.
Border Corgi – Corgi Border Collie Mix
Last but not the least, the Border Corgi – a special blend of two hardworking mutts. Giving you a variety of different looks, the Borgi will typically come in the distinctive colors or a Border Collie with the fluff of a Corgi. Possessing an excessive amount of energy, and do not be fooled by their size – the Border Corgi requires almost all your time and energy. The best way to vent this energy is regular training activities and obedience training from an early age.
When it comes to their temperament, the Border Corgi features herding characteristics that might not be pleasing to owners as they tend to lead their owners instead of being led and controlled. Harmless but annoying, this can be dealt with by providing the pooch with at least one hour of training a day.
Owning the sharpness of a Corgi and the intelligence of a Border Collie, the Borgi exhibits high levels of energy, understanding, and strength that you would want in a dog. Yes, they may be short and cute, but they are quite the handful.