- 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 Dog Breed Information
A Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix is a cross between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and another dog breed. Because a mix can take on any traits from their parents, it’s important to ask the breeder about the other parent breed in the mix.
Should a Corgi Mix take after their Corgi parent, they will be a playful, energetic little dog with a lot of personality and plenty of affection for their families.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are affectionate and loving dogs that love to spend time with their families. They tend to get along well with children, other dogs, and other pets. They even tend to be open and friendly with strangers as long as they have been properly socialized.
If the other breed is similar, then you can expect a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix to have a similar temperament as well. You can also meet the mother in person to get a sense of her temperament and to see what behavior she is modeling for her puppies.
Corgis tend to be highly adaptable dogs. They are generally better suited for homes with yards where they can run, but they can adapt to apartment living as long as they get enough daily exercise and attention. They are not overly sensitive to the cold. As with any dog, they are sensitive to heat. They also do not like to spend a lot of time alone.
If the other parent breed is also highly adaptable, then you can expect the same from a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix. You do still want to ask the breeder about the other parent breed as they will have their own quirks that you will want to be aware of.
Mixed-breed dogs can be healthier than purebred dogs, but it’s not a guarantee and depends on good breeding practices. Reputable breeders will screen their dogs to avoid passing issues to puppies, so make sure you’re asking about the history of both parents.
From the Corgi side, potential health concerns to be aware of in a Corgi Mix include hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, and Von Willebrand’s disease. In addition to asking the breeder about the parents, you can also ask about any specific health tests or clearances that have been done.
Corgis are intelligent dogs that are eager to please and pick up on things quickly. As long as training is consistent and focused on praise and reward, they tend to be a good fit for dog owners of all experience levels.
The other parent breed could make a Welsh Corgi Mix just as easy to train or more difficult to train. So, you do want to ask the breeder about them. You can also be prepared to enroll in puppy training classes in case you need them.
A Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix can end up with a coat similar to one of their parents or a coat that is some combination of both. 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 in addition to cleanings at the vet when needed. 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.
Although Corgis are energetic, they are not high-energy dogs and tend to sit in a more moderate range. Daily walks plus playtime and some time to run are usually enough for them. But, they’re happy to play with you more if it means spending more time with you and getting more of your attention.
If the other parent breed is similar, then you can expect a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix to also be an energetic dog with moderate exercise requirements. If the other parent breed is lower or higher energy, then you will need to be prepared for that potential range in a Corgi Mix.
A fully-grown Pembroke Welsh Corgi usually stands 10-12 inches tall and weighs 22-30 pounds. The other parent breed can have a big effect on this, especially if they are the mother. Although it’s not a guarantee, you can meet the mother in person to get an idea of what size to expect in a fully-grown Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis generally live for 12-14 years. Although the other parent breed may affect this slightly, you should be able to expect a similar average life span from a Welsh Corgi Mix.