You’ve heard of the strong-willed Corgi, and you may have even come across the perky Pomeranian; but when you put these two canines together, you get a Corgi Pomeranian mixed dog that you would absolutely adore!
Creating a designer breed between Pomeranians and Corgis is very possible. It ends up creating a small dog with a big personality, commonly called the “Corgipom”. They have been known to do well as a designer breed, and likely so for several different reasons.
Curious as to why Corgipoms do well as an exclusive brand of canine? Keep reading, and I’ll let you in on a few secrets.
Physical Characteristics (Size and Look)
Corgis tend to be a bit bigger than Pomeranians; but in the end, a Corgipom has no choice but to be small and cute.
Pomeranians usually tend to stand about 6 to 8 inches tall, and weigh approximately 7 pounds; while Corgis are just about a third taller at about 10 to 12 inches tall, and can weigh between 25 and 30 pounds.
This puts the Corgipom right in the middle at about 8 to 11 inches tall, and can weigh anywhere between 15 and 25 pounds. Corgipoms also have the fox like ears, considering that both Corgis and Pomeranians have these large, pointy-style ears.
Their fur tends to take from the Pomeranian side, and can be short and easy to manage, while sometimes the Corgipom can have a double-coat like its Corgi parent; these coats can come in black, brown, orange, reddish, white, and gentle mixes between these predominant colors.
Believe it or not, designer breeds tend to have longer lifelines than their purebred parents; and for the Corgipom, their life can span across 12 to 15 years, at best.
12 or 13 seems to be the average, and this happens if you can get the bare minimum necessities completed in order to make sure your dog is decently taken care of.
But for your Corgipom to live all the way to its optimal 15 years of life, certain attributes have to be taken into consideration.
For instance, their diet will have to be effective and filled with the proper nutrients and minerals for the muscles to grow solid and strong.
Their level of activity is a big attribute as well, considering that the more we mammals move, the better our bodies will be, and the longer we could live, and Corgipoms are no different.
With the option of either a small single coat, or a small double coat, their coats are small, so cleaning up and grooming isn’t the biggest challenge.
Your Corgipom will need to be brushed several times per week – 2 to 4 times is decent – in order to grasp all of the loose and dead hairs that hang on to your Corgipoms body.
Now, if it only has a single coat, then brushing it less frequently, say about 1 to 2 times per week, will do the trick of keeping them clean.
In addition, their shampoo should be hydrating to the skin to keep it filled with the proper oils, and their conditioner should be able to moisturize both their skin and fur for optimal cleanliness and grooming.
Having their mouth and teeth checked out once or twice a year, as well as brushing their teeth 2 or 3 times per week will also ensure that your pup has healthy oral hygiene.
Corgipoms are capable of taking on their personality traits from either side of their canine lineage, and for that reason, you can expect your Corgipom to be fierce, friendly, and focused.
They are small and bold dogs that are unaware of their size, which gives them a certain sense of power behind their bark. Speaking of bark, they are known to only bark when there is some sort of threat approaching; other than that, they are fairly quiet dogs.
Corgipoms are intelligent as well; when they need attention or an item, they will come and grab your attention as if they were a human child.
And of course, these little friends of our are friendly towards their caretakers, and those that they see on a daily basis.
Keep in mind that Corgipoms can also have a stubborn streak, which affects how they interact with people and other animals that they don’t know, and are known to bark at them.
Corgis and Pomeranians love to run around and move their body, so you can expect the same thing from their offspring. Corgipoms are just like their parents when it comes to getting fit.
They enjoy being outside with nature, and wagging their tongues through the cool breeze. Walks are a great way to keep your Corgipom operating in a healthy manner, and it should happen everyday for at least one hour.
One to two hours of play per day will ensure that your Corgipom’s muscles and bones are being used and becoming stronger; thus, extending their life, one playdate at a time.
Running, or even a game of catch are other ways to keep your Corgipom actively engaged; and if you’re up for it, a swim would be a sufficient exercise to commence for both fitness and fun!
Unfortunately, Corgipoms have a high probability of contracting a health risk or two later on in their life. On their Corgi side, chondrodysplasia, the disorder that creates the Corgi’s signature short legs, is a big concern for inheritance to the Corgipom.
Additionally, there is intervertebral disc herniation, as well as degenerative myelopathy, which is an incurable disease of the spinal cord.
On the Pomeranian side, patellar luxation, a disorder with the proper fusion of their kneecap could occur, as well as hydrocephalus, too much liquid in the brain, and eye diseases like cataracts can also take place within your Corgipom’s lifetime.
These health risks are usually inherited, but the Corgipom’s genetics are what need to be triggered for any of these diseases to occur.
Triggers include an unhealthy diet filled with processed foods and/or not being active enough to filter out all of the waste inside of their bodies.
Feeding is an important time of day for any of us, especially Corgipoms! Some things to know first is that Pomeranians have sensitive teeth, and for this reason, Corgipoms are to eat foods that are hygienically healthy, and will clean teeth to keep early signs of oral decline from happening.
Fruits like apples and pineapples do a pretty good job at cleaning teeth, and make for an excellent and sweet snack. Also, on both the Corgi and Pomeranian side, you’ll find that they both have small sensitive stomachs; therefore, your Corgipom may have one too.
This is why it’s important to give your Corgipom quality dry-food that will help with digestion, or high-grade organic foods that will give good sources of vitamins and minerals, like potato or rice.
Some natural animal protein, like fish, beef, or chicken, will also supply them with the omega oils that they need for proper brain development.
Are Corgi Pomeranian Mixes Protective?
Sure, Corgipoms are smaller in size; but don’t let that deceive you, because Corgi Pomeranian mixed dogs are certainly protective. At the first sight of danger or stress, Corgipoms are known to attack with caution.
It may first start off as barking to deter the threat away; if that doesn’t work, then they have no problem applying physical force by nipping or scratching at the intruders lower limbs.
Corgipoms bond well with their owners, and will do what it takes to make sure that they are safe and sound. Corgipoms are also good at protecting themselves as well.
Their stubborn streak is what gives them the strength and attitude to stand up against bigger foes with little-to-no problem. If a fight were to ever occur, just know that your Corgipom wouldn’t have a problem jumping in to help save your life.
How Much Does A Corgi Pomeranian Mix Cost?
Corgis are a special breed, while Pomeranians are sometimes held to a higher standard; yet, surprisingly, a Corgi Pomeranian mix dog is fairly priced at between 500 and 1,500 dollars.
This seems like a major spread, so I’ll break down the numbers for you.
If your Corgipom is more Pomeranian than Corgi, expect to spend between 600 and 1,000 dollars, due to the pedigree of most Pomeranians. If you choose a puppy to purchase, your cost will be significantly lower than if you were to choose a fully matured dog.
Health is a key player too; if your choice is in tip-top shape, expect at least one comma in the price; however, if there are some ailments, the price can be reduced to the high hundreds.
The effort and resources of the breeder are also placed into the price, so the better the breeder, the more premium the price will be.
Is A Corgi Pomeranian Mix Right For Me?
Corgi Pomeranians are a good fit for most people. They are loving and caring dogs that enjoy spending time with their family, and engaging with them physically, whether it be walking by their side, or a simple cuddle session with some big blankets.
Corgipoms are intermittent barkers, which means that they only bark when there is an issue; however, this can happen on and off throughout the day, and can become pretty annoying at times.
Corgi Pomeranian mixes are also little dogs; and this may be suitable for you if you travel or prefer small dogs, but wouldn’t be a good fit for you if you like medium-to-large sized dogs.
It’s good to also know that Corgipoms do pretty well at entertaining themselves without your attention, however, it could be at your expense. In the end, Corgipoms are a great animal to have, if you like small dogs with personality that don’t bark that much.
Best Climate For A Corgi Pomeranian Mix
Since they have smaller bodies, and aren’t known to carry much fat to keep themselves warm, Corgi Pomeranian mixes do very well in subtropical and tropical regions. Specifically, we are looking at temperatures between 40 and 85 degrees fahrenheit.
Tropical and subtropical climates are the best for Corgipoms because of their inability to withstand extremely cold temperatures that could create snow. So in order to keep your Corgipom from shivering too much, it’s best to keep them in year-round sunlight and warmth.
Temperatures colder than 40 can cause lack of heat, leading to frostbite; while hotter and 85 and it could cause heat exhaustion for the little pup.
Their fur coat is another reason why they thrive so well in tropical and subtropical regions. Their fur can trap heat inside of itself, but can also let it out; which keeps the air and heat within your Corgipom flowing smoothly, and keeps their bodily temperature regulated properly.
The Attention A Corgi Pomeranian Mix Needs
Corgipoms are active dogs that are used to having fun and running around the field with or without their caretaker. With that being said, it’s possible for your Corgipom to want to be around you, and then go off on their own once they are satisfied.
As I said before, these dogs will bond very well with you, and would love to spend some quality time with you, regardless of the activity. But Corgipoms are like cars; once their attention tank is filled, they’ll go off and use it by themselves.
They are capable of spending time alone and entertaining themselves for the most part, and aren’t very destructive if they have been trained.
Naps are a big deal for them, and they won’t want to be distrubed; but once they are up, they’ll be right back under to get some more of your love and affection before they go off and play again.
Compatibility With Kids
Corgi Pomeranian mixed dogs do very well with kids! They both have a loving and joyful spirit that can be shared amongst one another. Children are known for running around outside and playing, and Corgipoms would absolutely love having someone to run around with.
Both children and Corgipoms are active mammals, and both enjoy giving and receiving affection; which is why they are a great fit for one another. Additionally, Corgipoms will defend children as if they were their own simply because of their size.
Although bigger, mature Corgipoms can tell the difference, and will protect your child against threats that may occur with no problem.
Compatibility With Other Animals
Despite their size, Corgi Pomeranian mixed dogs don’t do so well with other animals right off the bat. Other animals are usually bigger, and can be perceived as a threat by Corgipoms; which makes them defensive and stubborn to get to know other animals in a bright light.
The best solution for this situation would be to inject social training into the mix. By training them early to not be scared, and behave properly while around other animals, Corgipoms will develop the ability to make new friends with other animals, no matter what size.
Be sure to always use a certified trainer, or an official training guide from one; and once your Corgipom becomes familiar with the animals, you can bet that they will come out of the situation with a new friend.