Corgipoo – The Complete Guide
The Corgi Poodle mix, also known as the Corgidoodle or Corgipoo, is an adorable, short, and stout pooch. This beloved doggo is friendly, playful, and intelligent, inheriting all the best traits from their parent breeds.
Corgipoos are affectionate and will get along with just about anyone. They’ll make a great addition to any family. So, let’s talk more about this awesome crossbreed.
While there is a chance this Corgipoo will have longer legs, it typically inherits the long body and short legs of the Corgi parent. Of course, genetics will do its job, and no two Corgipoos will look the same, but we have a good idea as to why they’ll look like.
Corgipoos will most likely get the body type of the Corgi parent and the coat type of the Poodle parent. This means they’ll have a medium to long double coat that’s smooth and corded. The outer hair is wiry, dense, and waterproof, while the undercoat is fluffy and soft, which keeps the dog warm. This is Charlay…
When it comes to size, Corgipoos can be three different sizes. This is because Poodles can come in toy, miniature, or standard sizes. Depending on how big the Poodle parent is, your hybrid dog will most likely be that size as well. With that said, Corgipoos can stand anywhere between 10 to 20 inches tall and weigh between 12 and 40 pounds.
This doggo will enjoy having plenty of outside space to run around and get exercise, but Corgipoos can adapt well to apartment living due to their size.
Corgipoos will be a great addition to any home, no matter the family dynamic. This mixed breed inherits many of the awesome traits from parents. They’re affectionate, intelligent, and enjoy being around people. They’re outgoing and friendly with just about anyone.
They enjoy being the center of attention but will get along with young children and teenagers alike. However, this pooch can be mischievous and might ten to get too silly at times. Luckily, due to their small size, they won’t be able to do too much damage. They don’t like to be alone, though, so they’re prone to separation anxiety if you leave the house for too long without them.
Corgipoos will welcome even strangers, but they’re are loyal and alert. So, if they feel something is off or they think someone is a potential threat, they will bark to let you know.
Caring for your Corgipoo
Since their on the smaller to medium side, size-wise, the Corgipoo has an average lifespan of about 12 to 14 years. So, let’s talk about how to care for your Corgipoo properly, so they live a long, happy, and healthy life. Meet Finneas…
Depending on who the Corgipoo takes after, they can be a moderate shedder, or they may not shed much at all. If they have a Poodle coat, they’ll most likely be hypoallergenic and non-shedding.
This pooch will need to be brushed at least once per day. This will keep any mats or tangles at bay and, if they end up shedding, it will keep that to a minimum as well. If their coat is water and dirt-resistant like the Poodle, bathing once a month will be enough. You can bring your doggo to a professional groomer once a month or every two months to ensure their skin and coat are in tip-top shape.
Your Corgipoo should have about one cup of high-quality kibble every day. Both the Corgi and Poodle are prone to obesity, which means your Corgipoo is prone to it as well. They’re active and will need a diet that’s high in protein. Talk to your veterinarian about the best meal plan that would suit your dog’s diet. This is Stout…
This crossbreed has moderate to high energy levels. They’ll need at least one hour of exercise and activity each day. This can be spread out throughout the day since they’re smaller and will need some breaks. They’ll enjoy long walks, quick jogs, and a fun game of fetch.
Unfortunately, Corgipoos can inherit many different health conditions from both the Corgi and the Poodle. Some health issues to watch out for maybe:
- Achondroplasia Dwarfism
- Canine Degenerative Myelopathy
- Von Willebrand Disease
- Addison’s Disease
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Legg-calve Perthes disease
- Patellar luxation
Be sure to bring your doggo to the vet at least once or twice per year for a regular check-up so that you can catch these issues quickly.
Where to find a Corgipoo
You can find a Corgipoo at rescues and shelters, or you can go through a reputable breeder. Remember, if you go through a breeder, make sure they’re not puppy mills or a backyard breeder. Do your research and get to know the breeder before buying a Corgipoo puppy.
How much does a Corgipoo cost?
Luckily, Corgipoos aren’t that expensive. You’ll be able to find one for about $350 to $1,000. If you get one through a rescue or shelter, it will be cheaper than going through a breeder.
Should you bring home a Corgipoo?
A Corgipoo will make an excellent family dog. They get along with everyone, including kids, strangers, and other animals. However, they’re loyal and alert, making a great guard dog as well.
As long as you can meet their exercise needs and are home a lot, this pooch will love to be part of your family.
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