Corgidor (Labrador Retriever & Corgi Mix)

Before you purchase a new dog, you will want to know everything that you can about it so that you can avoid running into any unexpected issues (sometimes years down the line).

Mixed dog breeds are growing in popularity by the day, and new ones are emerging all the time, including the Corgidor.

The Corgidor is a mix of the Labrador Retriever and the Corgi, two beloved dog breeds that are excellent for families.

While this dog may look silly due to its larger head and short legs, you will find that it has quite a bit of charm, lending credence to the old saying that you should never judge a book by its cover.

There are many Corgidor topics that we will cover in our guide, and by the end of it, you will know everything that you need to if you are considering buying a Corgidor puppy.

Speaking of which, the first thing that I am going to go over is everything that you need to know about the puppies.

Corgidor Puppies – Before You Buy…

Sleeping Corgidor
A Corgidor needs a lot of exercise to avoid canine obesity.

You should know everything possible about a breed before you see the puppies, especially if you have a soft spot for them.

Some of the most pertinent info will be about your dog in the first year of their lives, and the same can be said about the Corgidor.

First off, let’s go over acquiring your Corgidor.

What Price are Corgidor Puppies?

Corgidor puppies can get pricey, especially if they are the product of two purebred dogs.

Of course, prices will always depend on your location, and different parts of the country will have puppies available for varying rates.

Other than the area, there are many more factors to account for.

There is a vast price range for these dogs, and it will often depend on their size. Smaller Corgidors will usually cost around 750 dollars, while bigger ones can go for up to 1500 dollars.

As you can see, there is a bit of a wide price range to consider when looking for a Corgidor puppy.

How to Find Reputable Corgidor Breeders?

When looking for the best breeder, you may feel like you’re running yourself ragged trying to ensure that your new Corgidor comes from a good home.

First off, you will have to find a breeder, which can be done through local breeding communities, or most often on the internet.

Once you have decided on a few breeders that you are willing to visit, get in contact with them and arrange a time to do so.

Throughout several visits, you should be able to determine whether or not you have a breeder that has your puppy’s best interests at heart.

3 Little-Known Facts About Corgidor Puppies

  1. Corgidor puppies look even sillier than full-grown examples since the large head is even more pronounced. As your Corgidor grows out of its puppy phase, you will notice the head gets smaller in relation to the body, though it will still be noticeably larger, even when fully grown.
  2. The Corgidor is not recognized as an official breed, so there is no standard for the puppies. Since there are relatively few ideas of the best qualities these dogs should feature, the pricing can vary quite wildly. Get price estimates from multiple breeders, and you may find one selling Corgidor puppies for much less.
  3. Even though these dogs look like they aren’t all that impressive, their Corgi parent makes them an excellent choice of a watchdog as they are highly observant. When Corgidors are puppies, they may be a little keener than many other breeds.

Physical Traits of the Corgidor

The Corgidor is a very distinctive looking dog that takes after both of its parents, though the extent will depend on its breeding.

Most of the time, these dogs look rather silly since they have disproportionately large heads. Another contributing factor is the shortness of their legs.

The fur on these dogs can have a range of textures, but it is typically relatively long. Most Corgidors have a coat that is either sable or black, as those are the most common colors for both of their parent breeds.

While you might assume that the short legs on this dog would make it slow, it is more athletic than you would expect.

The Corgidor is a relatively robust dog that significantly benefits from the extra muscle mass that is provided by its Labrador Retriever genes.

Something that you may wish to consider before buying a Corgidor puppy is that you will have to groom it quite a bit.

If you have no experience with breeds that shed, the Corgidor may not be the right choice, and this is due to their fur’s similarity to the Corgi’s.

How Big is a Full-Grown Corgidor?

Corgidor nose
A Corgidor’s head is noticeably larger than the body.

The Corgidor usually grows out too much larger than a typical Corgi, making for a surprisingly large breed, but of course, the size will depend on the dog’s heritage.

Examples that have a higher percentage of Labrador Retriever in them will tend to be taller and heavier than other Corgidors.

The weight range for this dog breed is between 40 and 50 pounds, provided that both of the parents are purebred.

Height can vary a bit when it comes to the Corgidor as their legs can range from stumpy to relatively long and slender. Most Corgidors will be between 1 and 1.5 feet tall.

What is the Corgidor’s Life Expectancy?

Mixed breeds can have varying life expectancies that will depend on many factors, a lot of which will be (unfortunately) out of your control as an owner.

As with many medium dogs, there is nothing remarkable about the Corgidor’s lifespan, though some owners may find it a little short.

Most Corgidors will live for around 10 to 14 years.

Though these dogs are prone to some health defects, nothing that often results in premature death plagues the Corgidor, as may be the case with some other unlucky breeds.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Corgidor

The Corgidor is a dog that shares the personality traits of both of its parent breeds, like many Labrador mixes.

This dog will retain the playful nature of the Corgi while being a little more alert thanks to its Labrador Retriever half. Especially when they are puppies, these dogs can get quite hyper.

If you are thinking of buying a Corgidor, you won’t have to worry about younger children in the house, as these pups are exceptionally sweet.

Of course, you may still wish to keep them a suitable distance from babies and toddlers, as they are still relatively big dogs, even though their legs are short.

The energy and playfulness of a Corgi with the mass of a Labrador often leads to this dog underestimating its destructiveness.

You will have to consider that Corgis can have a stubborn streak, and that is reflected in the Corgidor at times.

The Corgidor’s Diet

Corgidor at lake
The Corgidor usually grows out to be much larger than his parent breeds.

As with many other aspects of this dog, its relatively short height shouldn’t fool you when it comes to its diet.

The Corgidor can eat around 3 cups of food per day, provided that it is getting the right amount of exercise.

This may come as a surprise until you consider how much these dogs love to run around all of the time.

I would recommend feeding the Corgidor premium quality food, as that will ensure that your pet gets all of the nutrients that it needs without any filler.

These dogs often prefer canned dog food, but they have few qualms about dry as well.

How Much Exercise Does the Corgidor Need?

Considering how much energy the Corgidor has, it should come as little surprise to any prospective owner that it requires quite a bit of exercise.

With how much this dog eats for its relatively small frame, it needs to work out a lot to ensure that it does not start suffering from canine obesity.

This breed should get at least 11 miles of exercise per week, and you can formulate your own schedule to match these requirements.

I would recommend taking your Corgidor out at least two or three times per day to ensure that it stays healthy, both physically and mentally.

Corgidor Health and Conditions

While this is a medium-sized dog breed, it may have a few more health issues than you would expect.

Regardless, the vast majority of these problems are relatively minor, so you won’t have to worry about serious diseases as often as you would expect with other medically troubled dog breeds.

Serious Issues

  • Spine problems
  • Hip Dysplasia

Minor Issues

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Eye issues
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Kidney Stones

My Final Thoughts on the CorgidorCorgidor guide

If you don’t mind a dog that has incredibly high energy levels, then you will find that the Corgidor is an excellent choice of a family pet.

While their short, stubby legs may be cute, they hide unexpected reserves of power that come from the dog’s relatively athletic form.

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