The Corgipoo is a cross between the Poodle and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Like his parent breeds, the Corgiopoo is fairly small with a lot of energy. However, the breed doesn’t have high stamina, so his exercise needs can be met with daily walks, runs, and playtime. This means most homes are suitable for the Corgipoo, including small apartments.
The Corgipoo is social and playful, and he can get along with just about anyone. At the same time, he craves attention and can be mischievous, especially when he’s feeling lonely or neglected. Early training and a structured schedule are essential to curb the Corgipoo’s mischief. He’s smart and can learn quickly, so simply be firm and consistent, and use positive reinforcement when it’s earned.
We would classify this breed as low-maintenance. Corgipoos don’t shed much, are somewhat “hypoallergenic,” and need to be brushed just once weekly. They only need to be fed around 1 cup of high-quality dry dog food daily. A high protein brand is recommended due to the breed’s high energy level.
With an average lifespan of 12-14 years, Corgipoos are a mostly healthy breed. They may experience hip dysplasia, kidney disease, or patellar luxation, struggle with back and joint problems, and possibly be affected by bloat.
Overall, the Corgipoo is a good choice for a family seeking a small, fairly low-maintenance dog. Although he’s intelligent, sweet, and loving, be prepared for your Corgipoo to have a mischievous streak as well.
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Weight: 12-40 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate – High
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Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 12-14 years
The Corgipoo is a crossbreed between the Poodle and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Like other mixed breed dogs, the Corgipoo is less prone to hereditary health conditions than his purebred counterparts. However, he may still inherit health issues common to either parent breed.
One such possibility is hip dysplasia, a degenerative joint condition that occurs when a malformed hip joint does not allow the thighbone to fit properly into place. Discomfort, pain, and limping may occur, and arthritis or even lameness are possible in the most severe cases. In such instances, surgery may be required. Dogs with hip dysplasia should not breed, so ensure that your prospective puppy’s parents have no history of the condition. Although it is hereditary, hip dysplasia can be caused by rapid weight gain or injury. While your pup’s joints are still developing, monitor his play to prevent him from jumping excessively or running on slippery floors.
The Corgipoo may also experience patellar luxation, in which the knee joint slides easily into and out of place, resulting in frequent dislocation of the kneecap. This dislocation can lead to discomfort, pain, and limping. Intermittent lameness may occur. Surgery can fix some cases of patellar luxation, but it is not always an option.
The Corgipoo may also be affected by bloat, a condition that occurs when the stomach fills with excess amounts of air. This causes the stomach to expand dangerously and put excessive pressure on surrounding organs. In some cases, gastric torsion occurs, with the stomach twisting and trapping blood, preventing it from flowing to the heart and other crucial areas. Bloat can be deadly within a matter of hours, so get your dog to the veterinarian immediately if you observe symptoms such as pale gums, excessive drooling, failed attempts to vomit, or a swollen stomach. The veterinarian will remove excess air with a stomach tube or a hollow needle. If your dog’s stomach has flipped, surgery will be required to relocate it correctly. Even when treated, up to 33% of dogs with this condition do not survive.
The Corgipoo’s short legs and stature may lead to back and joint problems. Kidney disease is also a possibility.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Corgipoo’s temperament may vary, as is the case with all hybrid dogs. However, the typical Corgipoo is an intelligent, sweet dog with a mischievous sense of humor.
An apartment is perfectly suitable for a Corgipoo. Although he is high energy, a few short walks or runs daily and some active playtime can meet his exercise needs, as he is not a high stamina breed. Although the Corgipoo is incredibly sweet and lovable, he does have a tendency to cause mischief. This behavior can escalate to full-on destruction if the Corgipoo does not receive plenty of interaction and attention. He does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time, and early training is essential to help alleviate his troublemaking behaviors.
The average Corgipoo is capable of getting along with essentially any person or pet. He particularly loves human companionship and being the center of attention. He is playful and affectionate with children, and he tends to coexist peacefully with dogs and other pets. However, proper socialization is the key to ensuring this appropriate behavior, so expose your Corgipoo early and often to a variety of sights, sounds, people, places, and pets. He is too friendly to be utilized as a watchdog, as he may not bark to alert you of approaching strangers.
Due to his troublemaking ways, the Corgipoo does need early training and a structured schedule. He is very smart and can learn quickly, although he is mischievous and may be tricky. Be totally consistent in enforcing your rules and expectations, but never treat a Corgipoo harshly. Use positive reinforcement to motivate the Corgipoo by providing him with extra playtime, favorite treats, and encouraging praise when earned.
The Corgipoo has a double coat that does not require extensive grooming. Weekly brushing should be sufficient, as the coat sheds little. Like his Poodle parent, the Corgipoo is considered somewhat “hypoallergenic” and can be a good choice for dog lovers with allergies.
Bathe the Corgipoo as needed, and trim his nails when they are long enough to scrape the floor in order to prevent overgrowth and cracking. Check his ears weekly for signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, and odor. Brush his teeth 2-3 times each week to maintain good health and prevent bad breath.
The average Corgipoo should consume ½-1 cup of high-quality dry dog food daily. A high protein diet is recommended for this energetic breed. Keep meals healthy to prevent the Corgipoo from becoming overweight. This breed loves food and will overeat if you allow it, so be sure you are not overfeeding him. Divide his food into at least two smaller meals each day. The ideal type and amount of food for your individual dog will depend on factors such as metabolism, weight, activity level, and age.
Ensure that your Corgipoo has access to clean, fresh drinking water at all times.
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The average Corgipoo puppy will cost $350-$800. Prices vary according to factors such as puppy quality and gender, as well as breeder location and reputation.
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Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Corgipoo ranks a 1.5. He is sweet, loving, and gets along well with just about any person or pet. He has low exercise requirements and a low maintenance coat that sheds very little. However, he has a mischievous streak, requires lots of attention, and can be challenging to train.
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