Corgis have many great qualities and cute characteristics, so it’s little wonder they are such a popular breed to combine with others. Their trademark short stubby legs, large triangular ears and fox like faces make for very cute results when successfully bred with other adorable breeds such as Labradors, Beagles, Siberian Huskies and more. Corgis are highly intelligent dogs too, so you certainly get the best of both worlds with certain Corgi mixes.
So which mix breed of Corgi will be right for your home? The good news is, most Corgi mix breeds are very lovable and easy to live with (and inheriting the short Corgi legs means they will never take up too much space!). Their affectionate personalities make many Corgi mixes perfect for family homes, but you should also be prepared for their lively, bouncy nature and their tendency to bark loud and quite often if you live in an apartment.
As with any individual mix breed, their temperament and overall personality is not always easy to predict, but thankfully any less than desirable traits (such as frequent barking) can be ironed out a little with training and patience – so apartment-dwellers should not necessarily be put off by certain Corgi mixes. If you’re thinking about taking an adorable Corgi mix home with you but you’re not sure about their compatibility, check out the following mixed breeds and their characteristics below to see what works best for you.
German Shepherd Corgi Mix
German Shepherd and Corgi mixes – or ‘Corman Shepherds’ – are intelligent and loyal dogs with herding instincts and balls of energy, which makes them a great family companion (though beware of their rather heavy shedding!). They stand between 12 and 15 inches high at shoulder height and can weigh anywhere between 20 and 70 pounds, depending on whichever has the dominant genes on the breeding process. With a healthy lifestyle and great care, Corman Shepherd’s can live up to 15 years.
Corgi Chihuahua Mix
This hybrid dog breed goes by many names: Chi-Corgi, Chorgi, Chigi – take your pick! Chihuahua-Corgi mixes are alert, playful and eager to bond with their owner, making them great for either single occupant homes or family households. They live to be around 12 to 14 years old and unsurprisingly come in at a teensy 7 to 10 inches high and can weigh as little as 10 pounds (or as much as 20!). They’re also moderate shedding dogs, though this can differ between individuals.
Corgi Poodle Mix
Poodle-Corgis or Corgipoos are adorable balls of fluff, but thankfully their fluffy coats are easy on allergy sufferers (their shedding rate is also thankfully pretty minimal, especially if they mainly inherit the curly-haired Poodle genes!). These mischievous but loving dogs have an 11 to 13 year lifespan and measure between 10 and 12 inches at shoulder height. Their weight can range between 12 and 28 pounds or more depending on each individual. All in all, a cute cheeky dog with a slightly hypoallergenic coat.
Corgi Pitbull Mix
A Corgi Pit is a loving but fairly emotional and sensitive dog, so they are better suited to adult owners or homes with older children. Dealing with grooming and shedding will be a lot easier than other Corgi mixes, since most Corgi Pits inherit their Pitbull parent breed’s coat. Corgi Pits have a life expectancy of around 12 to 14 years on average, and can weigh between 10 and 20 pounds. They can also measure as small as 7 inches tall (12 inches at the most).
Corgi Lab Mix
A ‘Labragi’ or ‘Corgidor’ is one of the sweetest Corgi Mixes you’ll come across – both in adorable factor and temperament. The playful nature of Corgis and the loyal, kind Labrador trait combine to make ideal family pets, with a lifespan of 10 to 13 years. They can weigh between 35 and 60 pounds depending on which genes dominate and measure 22 to 24 inches at shoulder height. Corgidors can shed a lot though, so a consistent grooming routine is required!
Corgi Dachshund Mix
This gentle and affectionate Corgi and Dachshund mix – the ‘Dorgi’ – is great with kids as long as kids are gentle with them. These sweet-natured dogs measure in at 9 to 12 inches and can weigh between 15 to 28 pounds. Shedding levels can be hard to predict thanks to the Dachshund parent’s varied coat styles, so it’s good to know what you’re in for from a breeder, since you could be on a thorough grooming regimen for their 15 year lifespan!
Golden Retriever Corgi Mix
Standing at 20 to 22 inches tall, this Corgi and Retriever mix – or Corgeiver – looks like a scaled down version of a Goldie. They can also be heavy shedding dogs since both parent breeds are big shedders themselves. Corgievers weigh between 55 to 70 pounds and live between 10 to 13 years. If you’re after a dog with the fun people-loving personality of a Goldie without their size, then a Corgiever could be ideal for apartments and smaller homes.
Corgi Beagle Mix
The adorable Corgi and Beagle mix – or ‘Beagie’ – is a friendly and protective dog which can make them a great companion for both young children and elderly owners. Adopting the small stature of both parent breeds, Beagies measure as little as 10 inches at shoulder height up to a maximum of 16 inches in certain individuals. They weigh between 10 and 20 pounds and have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. They are also moderate shedding dogs.
Australian Shepherd Corgi Mix
An Aussie Shepherd and Corgi mix, otherwise known as an ‘Auggie’, is a super-friendly dog that’s eager to please, making them a great companion for young families. Inheriting the thick luxurious coats of both breeds means they are fairly moderate to heavy shedders and have a lifespan of around 11 to 13 years. Auggie’s are pocket-sized Aussie Shepherd at 10 to 12 inches high, but they can weigh anywhere between 26 and 70 pounds!
Corgi Pug Mix
Good news for apartment-dwellers – the Corgi Pug mix or ‘Porgi’ is a pretty quiet dog, since it inherits the mellow laid back nature of its Pug parent and tends to bark less. Their teensy size and sleepy nature also makes them suitable around young kids and the elderly. Porgis live between 12 to 15 years and measure in at 10 to 13 inches, with varying weight of around 18 to 30 pounds. Porgis also shed quite frequently, since their parents are notorious shedders.
Corgi Pomeranian Mix
Corgipoms are the cute result of combining two of the most beloved small dog breeds out there and make for fluffy and super friendly – if slightly loud and barky – pets. Since both parent breeds share a high-shedding double coat, Corgipoms are unfortunately pretty heavy shedders also, but bearing in mind their teensy 8 to 11 inch size this shouldn’t be too much of a nuisance. They weigh in at around 24 to 26 pounds and live between 12 to 15 years.
Corgi Great Dane Mix
A very unusual mix breed, the combo of Corgi and Great Dane gives you a friendly but over-protective dog that needs plenty of space to roam (so a definite no-no for apartment living!). Thankfully though a large Corgi mix breed, these dogs have minimal to moderate shedding and stand between 12 and 28 inches tall at shoulder height. They also live to be around 7 to 14 years and, depending on which genes dominate, they can also weigh anywhere between 22 to 100 pounds!
Border Collie Corgi Mix
A Corgi and Border Collie combination or ‘Borgi’ makes for a very hard-working dog with tons of energy and a natural talent for herding. Their abundance of energy means these 10 to 21 inch tall dogs will benefit from early obedience training to prevent reckless behavior. Borgis weigh around 30 to 40 pounds and can be mild to moderate shedders depending on the coat type of their Collie parent. They also have a long lifespan of up to 16 years.
Rottweiler Corgi Mix
The vast size difference of Corgis and Rottweilers means that Rottgi’s come in many shapes, sizes and colors. They can range anywhere between 10 and 27 inches tall for example, and weigh somewhere in the region of 28 up to as much as 135 pounds! Rottgis can be heavy seasonal shedders and have a lifespan of around 8 to 14 years. Sadly, this mix can suffer with many major health issues so though kind and friendly, these are not well suited to family homes.
Corgi Chow Mix
The Corgi and Chow mix or the ‘Chowgi’ is a cute ball of fluff with a personality that’s hard to predict. Chow Chows can be calm and reserved or aggressive, so you could have an angel or a wannabe guard dog on your hands! Their fluffy coats means a consistent grooming routine is needed around shedding season and they have a good average lifespan of around 13 to 14 years. Chowgis can stand between 13 and 20 inches tall depending on the individual and will weigh 30 and 60 pounds.