- Activity Level: moderate
- Grooming Level: low
- Trainability: high
- Adaptability: high
- Kid/Pet Friendly: often
- Average Size: Small
- Average Lifespan: 12-14 years
- Prey Drive: moderate
- Watchdog: aware
Welsh Corgi Mix Breed Profile
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix is a cross between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and another dog breed. Because a mixed-breed dog can take on any combination of traits from one or both of the parent breeds, it’s important to talk to the breeder about the other breed in the cross. This will give you a better idea of what to expect in a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix puppy.
A Pembroke Wesh Corgi is a lovable dog breed that is affectionate and playful. They tend to maintain a puppy-like demeanor their whole life. They also tend to get along well with children and are open and friendly with strangers, other pets, and other dogs as long as they are properly socialized. You can likely expect the same from a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix. Asking about the other breed in the mix will give you a better idea of any other traits your puppy might inherit.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix is likely to be a highly adaptable dog breed that does well in both apartments as well as larger homes. They do well in most climates. But, with any dog breed, they are sensitive to heat and to extreme cold. They tend to bond closely with their families and do not like spending long periods of time alone.
A mixed-breed dog can inherit the health conditions common to one, both, or neither of the parent breeds. As such, it’s important to talk to the breeder about the other parent breed as well as the genetic history of both parents.
Reputable breeders will screen their stock to avoid passing issues on to puppies, so don’t be afraid to ask. From the Corgi side, potential health concerns for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix include Von Willebrand’s disease, hip dysplasia, and degenerative myelopathy.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a highly trainable dog breed that is intelligent and eager to please. As long as the other parent breed in the cross is also highly trainable, then you can expect a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix to be a highly trainable dog that is a good fit for owners of any experience level. Regardless of experience, puppy training classes can still be a good idea as they often offer opportunities to socialize a puppy.
If a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix takes after their Corgi parent, they will have a thick double-coat that sheds moderately year-round and heavier as the seasons change. Brushing a few times a week with daily brushing during seasonal changes and the occasional bath will be enough to keep a Corgi coat healthy and looking great. The other parent breed in the cross could affect coat type as well as maintenance level, so it’s important to talk to the breeder about it.
Regardless of coat type and coat care, you will also need to take care of your Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix’s nails, ears, and teeth. Trimming nails monthly is usually sufficient to keep them from growing too long. But, if your dog’s nails just grow quickly or aren’t wearing down as much naturally, you may need to cut your dog’s nails more often.
Checking and carefully cleaning your dog’s ears as needed can help prevent ear infections. When checking your dog’s ears, you’re checking to make sure there is not an excess buildup of wax or moisture, no pests or debris, and that they are clean.
Caring for your dog’s teeth is essential to prevent painful dental diseases later in life. Ideal dental care for dogs is brushing teeth or using an enzyme toothpaste every day. You can also supplement your efforts with vet-approved dental hygiene chews and treats as well as a “dental care diet” formulated for your pooch.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are balls of energy with playful personalities and moderate exercise requirements. Daily walks plus some time to run and play are enough for a Corgi. They’re also usually up for more activity if you are. The other parent breed in the cross could affect the energy level and exercise requirements for a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix, so make sure you talk to the breeder about it.
A fully-grown Pembroke Welsh Corgi is usually 10-12 inches tall and weighs 22-30 pounds. The other parent breed in the mix can affect the size of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix. Talking to the breeder about the parent breeds and also meeting the mother dog can give you a better idea of the size to expect in a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix.
Corgis generally live 12-14 years. Unless the other parent breed has a drastically different life span, you can expect something similar in a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix. Asking the breeder about the parent breeds can help clarify what to expect and prepare for in a mixed-breed puppy.