Corgipoo (Welch Corgis & Poodles)

Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 12-28 pounds
Lifespan: 12-14 years
Colors: Black, brown, cream, grey, white
Suitable for: People who work from home, active families, people with children, people with other pets
Temperament: Friendly, smart, energetic, loyal, great with kids and other pets, affectionate

Corgipoos are hybrids of Welch Corgis and Poodles. It’s a more modern type of dog, and even though there aren’t any standards available, poodles are popular choices for hybrids. It’s possible to find a lot of information on this type of mix and you should know the character traits and histories of the parent breeds so that you understand the hybrid’s possible traits and dispositions of Corgipoos.

Miniature Poodles and Welsh Corgis are both often hard to find, so that is why Corgipoos are so popular. If you are interested in this hybrid dog, we’re going to give you the information to help you decide if this dog is right for you.Divider 1

Corgipoo Puppies – Before You Buy…

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Energy
Trainability
Health
Lifespan
Sociability

Cogipoos as puppies are adorable and unique, and a lot of pet owners let them get away with just about anything. But you shouldn’t let them do this. They are going to try to be the pack leader, even when they are puppies. That’s why it’s important to start socialization and training as soon as possible.

What’s the Price of Corgipoo Puppies?

Since Miniature Poodles are expensive dogs, you will pay a minimum of $1,000 for your Corgipoo. Since these dogs are a more popular and recent hybrid, this price will vary depending on the breeder. When you are looking for your breeder, look for one that has reviews online and see if you can contact their former clients.

When choosing a breeder, they should be willing to let you meet the parents or the mother at a minimum. The place should be clean, and the dogs should be happy, healthy, and friendly. The breeder should also be willing to answer your questions and give you information about the parents.

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3 Little-known facts about Corgipoo puppies

1. All of the puppies might look alike, but the puppies’ character traits are going to vary significantly based on the dog from which they received their genes.

2. Miniature poodles are ancestors of Corgipoos, and they don’t come to America until following WWII. However, it’s now used for popular hybrid breeding

3. Corgipoos are very positive and cheerful dogs.

Parents of Corgipoo
The parents of the Corgipoo. Left: Welsh Corgi, Right: Poodle

Temperament & Intelligence of the Corgipoo

Corgipoos are companion dogs that are very energetic, and they are very loyal and affectionate towards adults and children. They are moderately sensitive, and they don’t like to be left alone for extended periods.

Although it’s great with children, Corgipoos are small, and they can’t handle rough play, so children must be taught to respect that. Regarding strangers, they’re friendly. They also will adjust well to pets along with other dogs.

Although they can get stubbornness from their Corgi genes, poodles are very intelligent and want to please their owners. The result is a dog that is a lot easier to train when compared with Welch Corgis.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

Yes, they love children. But it’s important to note that children need to be taught to be gentle with them due to the dog’s small size.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

Yes, they are fine with other types of pets, including dogs.

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Things to Know When Owning a Corgipoo:

You have a good idea of what you will have to pay when you want to buy a Corgipoo puppy. But that’s only the beginning. You want to know what you should expect in your daily life with a Corgipoo. What kind of food should you feed them? Do they have any health issues? Don’t worry, because we have covered that below.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

Your Corgipoo will need a well-balanced and high-quality diet, so they stay healthy and happy. Like any type of dog, they will need some variety in the food they are given and a lot of various nutrients to help them have a good, long life. The best way that you can do this is to give your Corgipoo premium dog food. They’ll do best when you give them food that is made for their activity level, age group, and size. It’s best to look for kibble made for small breeds.

The unusual and compact build of the Corgipoo will make them prone to obesity. So, you shouldn’t give them too many treats throughout the day and consult your vet with how much food you should give them. Since they have short legs, a chondroitin and glucosamine supplement won’t hurt. In general, a cup of food is enough for this dog, and it will cost around $25-$30 per month.

If you’re worried about establishing or changing your Corgipoo’s diet, you should speak with your vet. Your vet will be able to help you make the right decision based on your particular dog.

Exercise 🐕

Corgi poos have a lot of energy. You should take him outside for a minimum of an hour each day, so he can discover and explore new things. One of the easiest things that you can do is to take your Corgipoo everywhere. This will allow them to socialize with you and get their exercise.

They prefer not to be out in the yard by themselves, so it’s best to take them places with you or even to the dog park since they love other dogs.

Training 🎾

It’s best to start training your Corgipoo when they are still puppies since this will help you have a well-behaved dog. They have a lot of energy, and they’re known for their mischief-making abilities. Without training them properly, they may become destructive and incorrigible. When they are 10 weeks old, it’s a good idea to take them for training, since this will help with preventing problems. You also should have them on a schedule for training and exercise, so they have a routine.

Corgipoos are very intelligent, so with the right training, they can learn a lot of different commands. They love to learn, and it will keep them from getting into trouble. You can train them for herding, for being a therapy or service dog or for sighting. They are also often used for military training due to their great skills in sighting, their boundless energy, and tiny size.

If you want a well-behaved dog, it’s important for you to start training and socializing them when they are a puppy. Just focus on training that is reward-based and positive reinforcement. This is going to give you the results that you want.

Grooming ✂️

Corgipoos are hypoallergenic due to its Poodle genes, and it won’t shed much if their coat is like a poodle’s coat. Welch Corgis are moderate and heavy shedders, and if your Corgipoo is more like their Welsh Corgi parent, it may shed more. Corgipoos have hair that is medium length to long, and it requires brushing daily to prevent mats and tangles.

Look for a solution recommended by your vet to regularly clean your Corgipoo’s ears to help to keep infections at bay. Your dog’s teeth should be brushed at least twice weekly. This will avoid dental problems and keep your dog’s teeth and mouth clean.

Health and Conditions🏥

The Corgipoo isn’t known for a lot of health problems. This is because when you cross the corgi and poodle, it often alleviates a lot of the problems that the purebred dogs have. That being said, it’s a good idea to be aware of some of the possible health problems that your dog might have so that you can look for them. If possible, you also want to get information from your breeder to find out if the parents have any health issues. Just like any health conditions in humans or animals, early detection and treatment can be key.

Minor Conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Patellar luxation
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
Serious Conditions
  • Addison’s disease
  • Bloat
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
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Male vs Female

In terms of differences between male and female Corgipoo, the sizes and weights for each dog are the same. However, a female Corgipoo might be slightly more expensive if you plan to breed.

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Final Thoughts

When you are searching for a new dog that you can add to your home and family, Corgipoos are a great choice for many people. They are great with kids and other pets, and they’re hypoallergenic, meaning that they are good for people with allergies as well.

These adorable and smart dogs have become a very popular hybrid these days, and when you are looking for a dog that isn’t too big, and that’s friendly with just about everyone, the Corgipoo is the one to choose.


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