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Bulldog Corgi Mix: Info, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

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Bulldog Corgi Mix

Height: 10–16 inches
Weight: 22–53 pounds
Lifespan: 10–14 years
Colors: Fawn and white, black and tan, sable, red
Suitable for: Families without children, watchdogs, small homes
Temperament: Loyal, loving, intelligent, easy to train, friendly, gets along with other pets

The Corgi Bulldog is a mix between the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the French Bulldog. It can look like either of its parents or a blend of the two. The Corgi originated in Wales during the 1100s, whose name means “dwarf dog.” It’s a smart herding dog with plenty of energy. The French Bulldog is very similar to the English Bulldog but for its size and large ears. It’s courageous, friendly, and dignified, with hanging skin on both sides of the face.

Most Corgi Bulldogs will usually have short legs and a long back like the Corgi with the Bulldog’s wrinkled face.

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Bulldog Corgi Mix Puppies

Energy
Trainability
Health
Lifespan
Sociability

Both the Corgi and the Bulldog are popular dogs around the world that can be found at high prices. This means that the mix between this breed will also be costly, but expect a lower price compared to each of the parent breeds. Take your time to find a quality breeder that puts your puppy’s health as a priority. Remember to visit the breeding facilities before making any payment. Your breeder may also run genetic tests to ensure a healthy puppy, which can add considerably to the cost but will be worth it to ensure you’re taking a healthy puppy with you.

As the parent breeds of this mixed dog are so popular, finding a Corgi Bulldog mix in a dog shelter or rescue might not be so hard. You’ll be saving lots of money while changing a pup’s life for the best.

3 Little-Known Facts About the Corgi Bulldog Mix

1. Queen Elizabeth II has had a Pembroke Welsh Corgi since her first in 1933, named Dookie.


2. The Corgi parent is the 11th smartest dog.


3. English breeders almost bred out the large bat ears of the French Bulldog, but Americans objected.

The parent breeds of the Bulldog Corgi Mix
Photo Credit: Left – Jus_Ol, Shutterstock | Right – ElfinFox, Pixabay

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Corgi Bulldog Mix 🧠

Corgi Bulldogs are extremely friendly and well-behaved. It enjoys spending time with the family, but it can also spend time alone if the house is noisy or strangers are present. It’s affectionate and responds well to positive reinforcement. Corgi Bulldogs make great watchdogs but can be stubborn from time to time.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 🏡

The Corgi Bulldog can be a great family pet but is better suited to homes without small children because the Corgi blood may cause it to attempt to herd them. Many people will also see this behavior as a form of aggression, but it’s just their instincts at work.  However, the Bulldog in them tends to be very laid back and friendly. It likes to sit under the table or a tree and watch the action.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets? 🐶 😽

Although they may try to herd smaller animals, which may scare the cats, they are friendly towards other animals and rarely become aggressive, even when threatened, and will become fast friends with other dogs in the household.

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Things to Know When Owning a Corgi Bulldog:

Let’s look at some of the more important things to consider before purchasing a Corgi Bulldog.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

Your Corgi Bulldog will be small but fairly heavy and will require a considerable amount of food. We recommend dry food for the bulk of their diet when fully grown because the crunchy kibble will help keep teeth clean by scraping away plaque. Puppies can eat more wet food because it’s very rich and high in protein, which is especially important while your pet is growing.

We recommend checking the label and avoiding foods that don’t have chicken, beef, lamb, or other real meat listed as the first ingredient. Use foods with natural ingredients, whole fruits and vegetables, and no BHA, BHT, or artificial dyes. Always follow the feeding instructions printed on the bag closely to avoid overfeeding and limit the treats you give to no more than 10% of their calories.

Exercise 🐕

It’s best to limit exercise to short intervals because many Corgi Bulldogs will inherit the scrunched-in nose of the Bulldog parent breed. Getting the heart rate up too high can make it difficult to breathe. We recommend short sessions of five to ten minutes, one to three times a day, depending on your pet’s weight and desire for activity.

Training 🦮

Corgi Bulldogs are an intelligent breed and are capable of learning quite a few tricks. It responds well to positive reinforcement, so with a little praise, petting, and a handful of treats, your dog will be ready to learn and eager to please. Keep your training sessions short and hold them at the same time each day.

Start with simple commands like “sit” or “paw.” Say the word clearly while motioning or helping your dog do what you are asking. When your pet succeeds, give it a treat and a pat on the head. You should expect it to take several weeks for the command to sink in and become part of their permanent memory. You can also expect occasional resistance to training due to their sometimes stubborn behavior. Still, positive reinforcement and holding the sessions at the same time each day will help get your dog into a routine.

Grooming ✂️

Both parent breeds of the Corgi Bulldog are known for shedding, so you can expect to find hair around your home. Frequent brushing can help lessen the hair on your furniture, and we recommend a wire-bristled brush. You will also need to clip the nails every few weeks or when you hear them clicking on the floor. Manually brushing their teeth with dog-friendly toothpaste can help reduce the progression of tooth decay.

Health and Conditions ❤️

Mixed breeds are generally healthier than their purebred parents, but you should still consider some health conditions before making a purchase.

Minor Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Brachycephaly
Serious Conditions
  • Canine Invertible Disk Disease
  • Bladder Stones

Serious Conditions:

Canine Invertible Disk Disease

Canine Invertible Disk Disease is a condition that affects the backbone of your pet. There are several types of bone degeneration, but each results in pain and could lead to your pet being unable to walk, and it could lose feeling if the deteriorating bones pinch the spinal cord. Medication and movement restrictions help alleviate pain and slow progression.

Bladder Stones

Bladder stones are similar to kidney stones, except they form in the bladder and can get quite large. Symptoms of bladder stones include urinary accidents, a difficult time urinating, discolored urine, and licking around the opening. Your dog may require surgery to remove the stones, and a special diet can help prevent their return.

Minor Conditions:

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition in dogs. It results from an abnormality in the brain that can cause seizures. Medication can help manage the disease, but there is still much more that doctors need to learn before they can treat it effectively.

Brachycephaly

Brachycephaly is a condition where it is hard to breathe. It is very common in the Bulldog parent of the Corgi Bulldog and is a serious concern if your pet acquires the scrunched-in nose. The short muzzles on many dogs cause the airway to become restricted, making it hard to draw enough air through the passages, especially during high activity times. The lack of oxygen can cause your pet to overheat or even pass out.

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Male vs Female

The female Corgi Bulldog tends to be a little thinner and shorter than the male. Male Corgi Bulldogs are friendlier than females and less aggressive. A male tends to be more social and does not like to be left alone for long. Both males and females can become barky if not properly socialized with strangers early on.

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Final Thoughts

The Corgi Bulldog is a great pet for families and companionship, but you must be careful to purchase them from a reputable breeder since there are quite a few health issues that may be transmitted from parent to child. They enjoy relaxing around the house, and their fur only needs brushing. You won’t have to trim them or remove tangles and mats.

We hope you have enjoyed our look into this strange mix of dog breeds and have found the answers to your questions.


Featured Photo Credit: Left: Elena Rogulina, Pixabay; Right: Rebecca Schönbrodt-Rühl, Pixabay

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