Corgis are one of the most fascinating breeds of dogs in this world because of their spunk and functionality, while Pitbulls are one of the most common breeds of dogs, and a household favorite.
So when you put them together, it creates the interesting mix commonly referred to as the Corgi Pitbull, or Corgi Pit for short. They are strong, willing, and loyal companions that could do well in your family household.
But how do you know if this designer breed is good for you? I’ll let you in on some tips, and you can decide for yourself.
Physical Characteristics (Size and Look)
Corgi Pitbulls are of medium build, and can stand between 16 and 19 inches tall. Their face can take on the genetic features of either the Pitbull or the Corgi, but the Corgi usually wins in this department.
Their ears usually look big and pointy like that of their smaller parent, the Corgi, while their body structure is strong and solid like that of their Pitbull parent.
Thankfully, Corgi Pits have a short and coarse coat, similar to that of the Pitbull; however, keep in mind that this is controlled by genetics, and a Corgi Pitbull could also come out with a double-coat, like a Corgi.
Their teeth tend to be sharp like the Pitbull, and can easily stay healthy and clean with minimal help; which makes it a strong component of this designer breed of dog.
Corgis have a lifespan of about 12 to 13 years, while Pitbulls tend to live a bit longer, averaging between 12 and 16 years; therefore, you can expect your Corgi Pit to live between 12 and 15 years within the propter conditions.
By “proper conditions” I’m referring to their diet, health, level of exercise, and amount of love that they receive, which encompasses their overall lifestyle.
Because of their genetics, Corgi Pits are to get plenty of exercise to keep them growing strong; and their diet is a major part of this, because this is what feeds their muscles and bones for their ultimate growth.
Health concerns are an attribute that can cut into how long a Corgi Pit can live as well, so it’s important to keep an eye out for any physical ailments that may occur.
And yes, the amount of love and affection they receive from you is a significant component to keeping their energy alive and well, just like for us humans.
If your Corgi Pit comes out with a short coat, you will be very happy; why? Because there will be less grooming for you to do!
A single coat of hair like that of the Pitbull doesn’t shed as frequently, which means less loose hairs flying around in the atmosphere, thus; little amounts of hair to clean up. With a single-coated Corgi Pit, you can brush their coat about once per week to keep their coat healthy.
If your pup takes on the double-coat of the Corgi, brushing more frequently per week – maybe 2 or 3 times – would be optimal to control the amount of hair that is freed from their body.
A bath is required no matter what coat they have, and should happen about once per week, or twice a month if your pup is fairly clean throughout the day. Be sure to use hydrating shampoos and conditioners to keep their skin healthy and moisturized as well.
Corgi Pitbulls do pretty well when it comes to their temperament. They tend to be happy and joyful dogs for the most part, and love to be around their caretakers, and other humans alike.
Corgi Pits also aren’t huge barkers, so this is a big plus if you’re taking your neighbors into consideration, or your sleep!
A fun fact that you should know when it comes to the flipside of their temperament is that they are known to chase smaller animals like squirrels or critters, and this is because of their Corgi genetics.
Another factor about them is that they can be pretty assertive when it comes to guarding the ones they love, and this happens because of the Pitbull in them.
Luckily, Corgi Pits are not known to start trouble, and are not much of a nuisance when it comes to other animals; but they have no problem putting problems to rest with their assertion and protection skills.
Between a Pitbull and a Corgi, you will definitely be outdoors a lot! Running, jogging, walking, fetching, or a little rough-and-tumble play will suffice as adequate exercise.
Corgis are naturally-breed herder dogs that like to take charge of other animals, while Pitbulls like to enjoy the outdoor sun with their caretaker or other canine friends; which means Corgi Pitbull mixed dogs are known for being active.
In order to satisfy their physical needs, about 1 hour of fast-paced activity will be necessary – and healthy – for both your dog and you!
Of course you can spend more time with them playing and jostling around, but after about two hours, your Corgi Pit will be ready to rest their bones and muscles and take a rest in a nice cool area to regain their strength.
Indoor play is fine as well, but with their level of spunk, your personal possessions will appreciate you taking them outside.
Did you know mixed breeds of dogs are usually healthier than purebreds? Even with this interesting fact, there are still some health risks that are associated with Corgi Pitbulls, thanks to their purebred parents.
Keeping them healthy and active is the key to reducing these ailments, however, they may still occur. For Corgi Pitbulls, physical health risks that may occur later on in their life usually pertain to their bones and eyes.
Hip Dysplasia or Joint Dysplasia are two major health risks that occur in both Corgis and Pitbulls. Intervertebral Disc Disease is also another ailment that affects the lower discs of their spinal cord.
In addition, diseases associated with their eyesight, like Glaucoma, Cataracts are degenerative eye diseases that affect how well they can see, and for how long their sight will last.
Feeding (What to Eat, When to Eat, and How Much to Eat)
Eating is a great situation to be in during any time of the day, especially for Corgi Pitbulls. As a pup, you can feed them about 1 to 2 cups per day, with each cup being one meal. This will promote proper digestion and reduce any bloating that could occur.
When they are fully mature, you can up their meals per day by one cup, giving them the opportunity to eat 2 to 3 meals per day.
Eating during the daylight hours are optimals because this is when they are the most active, which gives them the perfect opportunity to work off all of the food that they’ve eaten.
For Corgi Pits, dry foods are a good fit for them over wet food; and it should consist of the minerals, vitamins and fats that are necessary for their muscle, bone, and brain development.
Animal protein is essential part of their diet, and should be included in every meal, along with some natural vegetables that will give them added energy without all of the sugar.
Speaking of sugar, natural dog treats, or even some fruits are a great source of fun food for them, but be sure not to give them too much to reduce the chances of canine obesity.
Are Corgi Pitbulls Protective?
Despite their medium size, Corgi Pitbull are an assertive breed of dog, and will prove it to you when the time is necessary.
Like I said earlier, they are not the type of dog to stir the pot and cause trouble, but they have no problem finishing it.
When it comes to their own safety, Corgi Pitbull are not afraid to get into the mix and scrap to protect themselves; and the same goes for protecting their caretakers as well.
They are known to connect well with their owners, and if any threat occurs, they will be on high alert, and protect you and yours with their last breath – but let’s hope it doesn’t come to that
How Much Does A Corgi Pitbull Mix Cost?
Because of their parent breeds, a Corgi Pitbull can be a bit on the premium side, and could cost anywhere between 1,000 and 1,500 dollars. What determines the price of these little doggies are their health status, their age, and breeder costs.
If the Corgi Pitbull is in great shape, you can expect to pay top dollar in order to get one; however, if there is some sort of physical ailment, then the price can definitely be haggled and lowered to a number more suitable.
Puppies are usually more affordable than adult dogs, so you can save some money if you are willing to obtain a younger dog, versus a mature one.
Also, breeders take into consideration their time and effort as well, so just know that the price of your new Corgi Pitbull also includes a number that the breeder feels their energy is worth.
Is A Corgi Pitbull Mix Right For Me?
The answer to this question could be yes if you can handle the energy. Corgi Pitbull aren’t the hardest breed of dog to take care of, however, they do require attention and outlets for their energy; which means you’ll be moving around quite a bit.
And besides their size and cuteness, they are solid dogs that require love and affection as well, so it’s up to you to be willing to treat this breed of dog as if it were your child.
Now, if you are the type to want to lay down and rest for most of the day, then a Corgi Pitbull mix may not be the right dog for you.
Without proper care and ways to be active and energetic, Corgi Pitbulls will become antsy, and begin to find their own means of entertainment; which could lead to “destructive behaviors”, and you giving the dog back to where you obtained it from.
Best Climate For A Corgi Pitbull Mix
Subtropical and tropical climates are the best environments for Corgi Pitbulls. Their coats may be single or double, depending on which purebred genetics were stronger; but either way, sunshine and a cool breeze matches very well with this designer breed of dog.
Temperatures between 68 and 85 degrees fahrenheit are optimal for a Corgi Pitbull to thrive and be active, which leads to them having a healthy lifestyle.
Any temperature above 85 degrees may be too hot for them, and cause them to pant in order to cool off, while 64 degrees and below will cause them to shiver because their coat is not thick enough to withstand such cold temperatures.
All in all, keep your Corgi Pit in some sunlight, and they will have a bright and active life ahead of them.
The Attention A Corgi Pitbull Mix Needs
Lovable, playful, and active dogs like Corgi Pitbulls need attention because they are the type of dog that likes to be personal with other companions, such as their caretaker.
They will want to be patted, rubbed down, hugged, and played with on a daily basis; which means that you are the one that has to deal with this energy, and make sure that it surges out of them efficiently.
Thankfully, it won’t be all day, because once they are fulfilled with your love, they are able to go off on their own and entertain themselves for a while, which gives you some time and space for your own well-being.
Compatibility With Kids
Corgi Pitbulls do wonderful with kids! Keep in mind that both Corgi Pits and children are the same size for a while, until the kids get bigger, which means that it will be challenging for the kids to get hurt by them.
Kids are also great with having lots of energy to keep up with the physical demands of a Corgi Pitbull.
Of course some initial training is required to ensure your child’s safety from this loving, yet assertive canine; but once it has been implemented, your kids will love to be in the company of the fun and energetic Corgi Pitbull.
Compatibility With Other Animals
Smaller animals like mice and birds may want to keep their distance, but Corgi Pits actually do fairly well with other animals their size.
It may take some time for them to warm up to another dog or cat, but they are perfectly capable of learning the ropes of properly interacting with other animals.
Social training is a step that can be taken to make sure that your Corgi Pit learns that other animals are safe to play with, without the thought of harm coming their way. Whether it’s you or a certified trainer, teaching your Corgi Pitbull how to interact will only enhance their capability to be around other animals safely.