The Corgi Poodle Mix Under the Microscope

What is a Corgipoo?

The corgi poodle mix, commonly referred to as the Corgipoo, is a mixed hybrid between the Welsh corgi and Miniature poodle. Corgipoos are intelligent and friendly, which makes them excellent family pets. 

There exist many different reasons why designers mix dog breeds. The most common reason for mixing breeds is to get offspring with good temperaments and enhanced physical features. 

Designer breeders use the poodle to produce mixed breed dogs because of its hypoallergenic coat and good intelligence. The Welsh corgi is known to be intelligent and very active. Having two smart parents, the Corgipoo is not only brilliant but is also an affectionate and cheerful family companion who will melt your heart every time!

Although most breeders use the Pembroke Welsh corgi and Miniature poodle to get a Corgipoo, they can have the Cardigan Welsh corgi and Toy or Standard poodle as parents.

The Corgipoo was first bred in the 1980s in the United States, providing the owners with a tiny cute pup with a short, curly hypoallergenic coat.

If you plan to get yourself one, read on to learn what to expect from owning this pup.

Welsh Corgi

Are Corgipoos Hypoallergenic? 

A dog is said to be hypoallergenic if it does not shade. Hypoallergenic dogs produce less dander (dead skin from the dog’s skin), the most common allergen globally. Most hypoallergenic dogs have short adorable coats.

Allergic individuals prefer hypoallergenic dogs since they are less likely to trigger allergies caused by coat shedding.  Are corgis hypoallergenic? And are poodles hypoallergenic? Let’s find out.

Dog lovers recognize the poodle breed for its hypoallergenic coats. Designers have created a massive amount of poodle mixed breeds in the recent past to develop dog breeds with hypoallergenic coats. Examples include Chipoodle, Labradoodles, Cavoodles – all of whose main inspiration has been the poodles’ non-shedding coat!

Unlike the poodle, any Corgi owner can affirm that this breed of dog sheds a lot, making them very allergenic. The excess shading is contributed to by their short undercoat and long thick outer coat. Having a coat that adapts differently to different seasons, the corgi sheds less during the winter season and more during summer.

With the corgi around, you can expect to have fur everywhere! From your clothes to the floor, furniture, and even your visitors’ clothes! There is not a single hypoallergenic corgi; be ready to do lots of cleaning with this dog breed.

In light of the above, it would be inaccurate to say that the corgi poodles are entirely hypoallergenic. Whether or not your little puppy will be hypoallergenic depends on the dominating parent. If the poodle parent has strong dominating genes, you can be sure that you will have a cute hypoallergenic Corgipoo. 

On the other hand, if the corgi parent has strong dominating genes, you can expect your little buddy to be an average shedder and, therefore, allergenic.

For a dog to be completely hypoallergenic, it must be a distinct, pure breed. Mixed breeds have no criteria for their coats, and there are no standards. Due to the wide variations expected, your Corgi poodle can’t be one hundred percent hypoallergenic.

How to Look for Reputable Corgipoo Breeders

Locating a responsible and trustworthy breeder is the first and most crucial step to getting yourself a corgi poodle. Corgipoo breeders are indispensable resources because other than helping you own a cute little corgi and poodle mix pup, and you can rely on their invaluable advice as your dog grows.

Although you can get corgi poodle mix for sale from any other breeder or Corgipoo rescue, It is essential to do proper research before settling for a Breeder. A good Corgipoo breeder will act as your private assistant on many crucial matters, from getting suitable corgi poodle mix puppies to caring for them forever. Here are is how to find a good Corgipoo breeder:

Meet the Breeder 

The first and foremost step is to meet the breeder from whom you are planning to buy your pup. While you can arrange for a meeting anywhere, the best place to meet them is at their kennel. Visiting the kennel will help you ascertain if the premise is clean, whether the dogs and puppies are healthy, and if the breeder is genuinely passionate about dogs.

Ask Your Questions

When planning to meet your breeder for the first time, note down all your questions about the parents and the porgie poodles; remember all questions are valid. 

Be keen on how your potential breeder responds to your questions. Some of the things to look out for are: are they knowledgeable? Do they answer each question patiently and clearly? Are they easy or hard to get along with? Based on your findings, you can decide whether or not you can do business with them.

See the Puppy’s Parents

Seeing the pup’s parent will give you an idea of what your Corgipoo will look like as far as size, temperament, and appearance are concerned. It is also vital to ask for their medical report. 

Other than being open about the health conditions associated with both parents, a reputable Corgipoo breeder will gladly share proof of health screening such as CERF certificates. 

Exercise Patience

Do not expect to take the Corgipoo pup home the same day you meet your breeder. The breeder has to keep the pup for a couple of weeks so it can not only mature but also bond with its mother and littermates.

This transmission is necessary as it will also give you a chance to puppy-proof your home and have all the supplies in place before bringing your four-legged buddy home. 

Do Corgipoos Shed?

Many Corgipoos inherit the poodle’s medium, smooth, and curly coat. While the outer fur is dense and hair proof, the inner coat is smooth and fluffy enough to keep the pup warm.

Do Corgipoos shed? Thanks to their poodle parents, Corgipoo are low-shedding dogs. However, if your little puppy inherits the corgi’s hair, they will likely be low or moderate shedders. Although the amount they shed depends on the dominant parent’s genes, being a product of a poodle parent generally makes them low shedders.

While it is normal for canines to shed, some dog breeds are known to shed more than others. The key reason for excessive shedding is genetic, but other factors such as the coat type contribute to how much a dog sheds.

Dogs with long, dense coats shed a lot because their hair growth cycle (time taken for the hair to grow, stop growing, fall and grow again) is longer than those with light coats.

The other reason why Corgipoos shed less is that they have curly coats. Thanks to their wavy coats, the shedding is not likely to fall out of the brushes.

Something worth admiring about the Corgipoos coat is that, unlike other breeds, they do not shed seasonally. Many double coat dog breeds shed significantly during the spring and fall, but the Corgipoo sheds very little hair.

Pros and Cons of Owning a Corgi Poodle Mix

The Corgipoo are lovely and friendly dogs. They are an excellent companion to individuals from all walks of life, from young kids who need a playful companion to seniors and mature people who need a cheerful pup that longs for their attention.

Corgi poodles are happy dogs who are always ready for a walk or a good playing session. There can never be boredom in a household with this fun pup; however, as with all other pets, there are aspects that you may not like about the Corgipoodle. 

Pros

Easily Trainable

If you are looking for a dog that you can quickly train, the Corgipoodle will be a perfect choice. These pups pick up commands quickly, which makes them easier to train.

This particular advantage makes the Corgipoo a top choice for new dog owners with little or no experience in dog training. It will take you much less time than you expect to train this intelligent puppy. A few five-minute sessions several times a day will prove very successful. Be sure to use praises to reinstate good behavior constantly.

Minimal Shedding

The Corgi doodle breed of dogs sheds less than other dog breeds thanks to their hypoallergenic coat inherited from poodle parents. If dog fur causes you allergies, this pup may be the perfect match for you. 

Great With Kids

Being playful and active, Corgipoos are great with children and other pets, especially if they live under the same roof. Their undying energy makes them fun for grown kids who love running and playing with canines.

Intelligent

One of the good things about owning this breed of dogs is that they are super bright. Like the poodle, most poodle mixes are renowned for their intellectual abilities. Dog owners who love participating in canine sports activities are especially attracted to Corgipoo puppies. Their intelligence makes the Corgipoo obedient and easier to train.

Adaptable to Small Houses

Their small size makes the Corgipoo more adaptable to apartment life than other bigger canines. Whether you stay in an apartment, condo, or a big house, you can comfortably own this pup. So long as they have their exercise needs met, the Corgipoos can do with minimal physical and mental stimulation.

Suitable for All Size Families

Corgipoos are an excellent choice for people with prominent families and single people.

Cons

Prone to Obesity

One of the main disadvantages of owning a Corgi poodle mix is that if overfed or fed on excessively fatty diets, they tend to be obese. Obesity can cause other weight-related diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and dog cancer.

Mischievous

Like the Chipoo, the Corgipoo puppies, tend to be troublemakers. When bored or not mentally stimulated, these dogs will make mischief by eating clothes and scratching the chairs. It is essential always to keep your pup engaged and mentally stimulated.

Attention Seeking

The Corgipoodles love attention! They love it when you involve them in all home activities. This dog breed may not be perfect if you have a busy lifestyle since they have low separation anxiety.

Grooming Needs

If your little pup takes after the corgi parent, they will have demanding grooming needs because the Corgis are heavy shedders. With your Corgipoo full-grown, you will need to make countless trips to your groomer, which can be overwhelming for busy owners.

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (CDM) is a damning genetic disease that will likely affect this breed of dogs. This disease will cause dysfunction in your Corgipoo’s spinal cord. CDM is likely to affect them in advanced years and progresses fast. Poor coordination of the hind limbs is among the first symptoms of CDM; contact your vet immediately you notice that.

Brown and White Corgi

Corgipoo Traits, Appearance, and Personality

Appearance

Since the Corgipoo is a mixed breed dog, and they are likely to take after either parent. Here are some standard features of the Corgi poodle dog breed.

Weight 12 to 40 pounds (5 to 18.6 kilograms)
Height9.84 to 19,69 inches (25 to 50 centimeters)
SizeShort to medium
CoatDouble-layered, short or medium length, dense
Amount of shedding Little to moderate
EyesBlack or brown
NoseBlack 
EarsFloppy or upright
TemperamentFriendly, loving, playful, intelligent, protective, curious, calm
HypoallergenicYes
Kid-friendlyYes
New owners friendlyYes
Breed recognitionDRA

As mentioned above, it is impossible to know what exactly to expect when you breed the Corgi and the poodle. Your little pup will take after the parent whose genes are more dominant. Let’s look at the parents’ physical features to picture the corgi poodle’s appearance clearly.

The Corgi dog breed has two varieties, Pembroke Welsh and Cardigan Welsh, similar in size. While Pembrook puppies are between 10 to 12 inches (25.4 to 30.48 centimeters), the Cardigan pups are slightly taller, 10.5 to 12.5 inches. (26.7 to 31.75 centimeters)

Corgi male dogs weigh between 30 to 38 pounds (13.6 to 17.03 kilograms), slightly heavier than their female counterparts, which weigh between 25 to 34 pounds (11.35 to 15.46 kilograms). The Cardigan Welsh and Pembroke Welsh have dense, medium-length,weather-resistant coats with flat fur. Their body coats have the same blend of colors: red, fawn, white, or tan.

The most distinctive difference between these two canines is that the Cardigan Welsh corgis have a broad chest and a much stronger body than the Pembroke Welsh. These two also have different tails and overall body structures. 

While Cardigans have broad, low set tails, the Pembroke has thinner docked tails. The cardigans also have strong front limbs, slightly bent outwards to support their heavy chests.

Another difference worth noting is that these two canines have different facial expressions and body structures. The Pembroke has a fox life appearance with compact and mobile ears. The Cardigan Welsh have blueish eyes with large round ears. 

The poodle dog breed exists in different sizes, namely the Miniature, the Toy, and the Standard. Unlike the corgis, the male and female poodles are the same size. A fully grown Toy poodle will grow up to 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) with an average weight of six to nine pounds (2.72 to 4.08 kilograms).

The Miniature poodle’s height ranges between 11 to 15 inches (27.94 to 33.6 centimeters) and weighs 15 to 17 pounds ( 6.81 to 7.79 kilograms). The Standard poodle, the largest of them all, is more than 15 inches (38.1 centimeters) tall and weighs 45 to 70 pounds (20.43 to 31.78 kilograms) 

The poodle dogs are commonly referred to as royal dogs, thanks to the proud look they wear on their undeniably adorable faces. Poodles come in different hairstyles, the most common being lion and lamb clip styles.

Your poodle Corgi mix puppies will be a blend of the features mentioned above. They will have an average height of 9.84 to 19,69 inches (25 to 50 centimeters) and a weight ranging between 12 to 40 pounds (5.45 to 18.6 kilograms). Corgi poodle mix puppies will have soft medium length fur and a waterproof inner coat.

The Corgipoodles are moderate shedders with thick, dense double coats. Their coat can have one solid color or a mixture of fawn, tan, cream, gray, sable, black, fawn, white and brown. This breed of dogs can be hypoallergenic if the poodle parent genes dominate over the Corgi parent’s genes.

Corgipoos have tiny black, almond-shaped eyes. Their ears could be floppy or erect, and their legs long or short. Like their poodle parents, the Corgi poodles will effortlessly get along with people and other animals, making them wonderful companions. Their loving personality and cute little faces make them among the easiest canines to approach.

The Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA) acknowledges the Corgi and poodle mix as a dog breed.

Corgipoo Traits and Personality

Affectionate is the main temperament of the Corgi poodle. This dog is sweet-natured, adorable, and very intelligent. The Corgipoodles are watchful and always ready to alert you of any suspicious strangers or activity around your home, making them outstanding alert dogs.

Like their parents, Corgipoos are friendly and easy to get along with. They get along with all family members, including children and the elderly. Corgi poodles are the best breed to adopt if you have other pets since they peacefully interact with all other animals.

Corgipoo puppies are playful and very energetic! They enjoy outdoor activities with their masters and other family members: involving them in family activities is a good way to activate them. Owning this dog means you must dedicate enough time to play with them and take them to the dog park. 

Like their parents, Corgipoos are also clever dogs! They are well-behaved and easy to train because they pick up simple commands quickly. If well trained, the Corgipoos will not bark unnecessarily, chew clothes or misbehave, which makes them exceptional companions!

Common Corgipoo Health Concerns

The Corgi poodle has a life expectancy of 12-14 years. Although breeding tends to alleviate health issues associated with pure breeds, the long-term health of any dog is unpredictable and dependent on many factors. 

Genetics are known to have a random selection of passed-down traits. The health issues the parents used in breeding may manifest in the offspring. It is important to determine the common health issues associated with both parents’ breed before settling for the Corgipoo. 

Common health disorders associated with the Corgi doodles include hip dysplasia, blindness, canine degenerative myelopathy, osteoarthritis, progressive retinal atrophy, and epilepsy.

Besides those mentioned above, as with most small dogs, your furry buddy is likely to have dental issues. It is vital to regularly brush their teeth and take them for regular dental checkups.

The best way to avoid most of the diseases mentioned above is by ensuring your pup is vaccinated. Some vaccines advocated for Corgipoo puppies include rabies, measles, and DHPP. (DHPP is the mixture of vaccines for hepatitis, adenovirus, distemper, parainfluenza, and parvovirus).

Your veterinary doctor will help you evaluate your Corgipoos health during regular checkups; they will also advise you on the right food and exercise to keep your little pup healthy!

What Does a Corgipoo Eat?

Providing your Corgipoo with well-balanced, good-quality food will make them happier and healthier. A proper diet is crucial to prevent possible health issues. The amount of food to serve your little pup will depend on their age, metabolism, size, and activity level. Serving your poodle corgi mix with the right amount of food will give them the energy to fuel their everyday activities.

A full-grown English boodle consumes around ½ to 1 ½ cups of good-quality kibbles. Let’s sample some of the best dry food for the poodle corgi mix:

  • Hill’s Science Diet Active Longevity Small Bites Dry Dog Food: Specially produced for seven and older dogs, this dog food has natural ingredients such as rice, barley, and chicken. Hill’s Science is rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, which will nourish and add shine to your little pup’s coat.
  • Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula: This dog food formula contains turkey, chicken, fruits, and vegetables, which are crucial for providing your Corgipoo with energy and building strong muscles. This dog food is well loaded with Omega 3 and 6, providing your furry buddy with a shiny coat. This dog food is also rich in essential minerals, strengthening your puppy’s joints, teeth, and bones.
  • Purina HA Hypoallergenic: This dog food is good for dogs who react or are allergic to certain types of food. Purina HA Hypoallergenic is a technology-based food formulated from tiny molecules. Feeding your little pup exclusively with this meal for eight to twelve months increases the outcome of this diet. After 12 months, you can change to different dog foods or combine the Purina HA Hypoallergenic with your preferred brands.
  • Eukanuba Small Bites Adult Chicken Formula Dry Dog Food – This is also one of the superfoods you can feed your Corgi poodle. It contains premium-quality real chicken and a 3D Dental Defense System, preventing tartar build-up in 29 days. It also contains lots of fiber which will aid in good digestion and mineral absorption.

As it is in human beings, good nutrition is important for canines too! Give your little buddy lots of affection and attention, but most importantly, ensure only healthy, and nutritious food goes down their tummy! Ensure you always buy good-quality dry dog food for your corgi and poodle mix pup. 

Due to their compact, unusual build, the Porgipoo are likely to be obese if overfed; therefore, you should not overindulge them with snacks. Always stick to the recommended serving size and plan. Since the Corgi and poodle mix has short legs, consider supplementing their regular meals with glucosamine and chondroitin supplements.

If you do not know how to establish a concrete and healthy meal plan for your Corgipoo, book an appointment with your veterinarian, and they will help you figure that out. They will answer all the questions you have concerning your furry companions’ diet and assist you in establishing a perfect meal plan. 

Corgipoo Exercise Requirements and Training

Corgipoo Exercise Requirements

As a breed of two physically active parents, the corgi doodle loves jumping and playing around; they hate restriction. Taking them out for a long walk will make them excited and healthy.

Corgi poodles are not the couch potato type of canines; they have lots of energy to spare; as such, you need to come up with various games and physical activities to keep them engaged. Interactive games like swimming, playing fetch, and puzzles will be an excellent way for your little pup to exercise as you bond.

The Corgipoo have short stubby legs, making them tire quickly; therefore, you should not engage them in too much physical exercise. One hour of active physical exercise should be enough; the recommended distance for walking and running exercises is eight to ten miles per week (12.9 to 16.01 kilometers).

The Everlasting Treat Bento Ball is one of the good games to engage your Corgipoo; this game will entertain them and increase their intelligence. You will fill the Bento Ball with your pup’s favorite snack in this game. The dog will then engage their intelligence and energy to reason out how to shake the treat out of the Bento ball.

Although your dog will have more fun playing outside, many indoor exercises can keep them active and engaged. The Midwest Exercise Pet Playpen has enough space for toys, balls, and sleeping heads; with it, your little pup will enjoy unlimited indoor sports activity without messing up the furniture and other stuff.

Consider outsourcing a dog walker if you have a busy schedule and cannot meet the exercise needs of your Corgipoo. Taking your furry buddy to a dog park every once in a while will also be entertaining and helpful to your pup’s overall health.

Corgipoo Training Requirements 

Corgi poodles are intelligent and quick to learn, thanks to their parents. Training them early enough is necessary to ensure they have good behavior. 

Tips for Effective Corgipoo Training

  • Reward good behavior: As with all other dogs, rewarding positive behavior will make the training experience easier and more enjoyable for you and your little puppy. Replacing typical punishment with a rewarding method during training will make your Corgipoo less anxious and uncomfortable during the training session.

Other than keeping your Corgi poodle mix puppies motivated, rewarding good behavior will help in strengthening the bond between you and them. You can practice the reward system by giving hugs, positive affirmations, and your pup’s favorite snack when they behave well.

  • Early socialization: Corgi doodles tend to develop separation anxiety and other aggressive behaviors if you do not socialize them early enough. Enrolling your Corgipoo in socialization classes as early as one week old will enable them to be excellent, confident adult dogs.
  • Limiting the duration of training sessions: with shorter training sessions, you get maximum concentration and minimum mischief from your pup. You will achieve more with short training periods since your dog will not get bored.

If you are unsure of how to train your Corgi poodle, it is advisable to outsource the services of an experienced dog coach.

Young woman hugging adorable Corgi

Are Corgipoos Good With Other Animals and Kids?

The corgi and poodle mix is naturally friendly and affectionate like their parents. Children find corgi poodles irresistible; they love playing with them as they are social and companionable dogs. Although Corgipoos make great family pets, the extent to which they relate to other family members and pets is dependent on socializing them from a young age.

Although Corgipoos are social and energetic, you need to be wary of how your kids interact with them; overly aggressive children are likely to injure your dog. Teaching your kid how to interact with your Corgi poodle will ensure they are safe; until you have trained both your kid and pup on how to socialize appropriately, you should monitor all their interaction.

The English boodle is a sweet, clever canine who interacts well with other animals, especially dogs. 

Our Final Verdict on the Corgi Poodle Mix

If you are looking for a new pup to spice up things and add joy to your house, consider the Corgidoodle! Corgipoos are social, intelligent, and great with kids; they will make a perfect companion to you and your family.

The Corgipoos are small and easy to accommodate, regardless of your home size. Like their parents, the Corgipoos have outstanding physical traits and a personality to match! Their soft coats and short legs give them a beauty that turns all heads.

Remember to train and socialize your pup from an early age to have a mature, well-adjusted Corgipoo!

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