15 Corgi Mixed Breeds: An Overview (With Pictures)
Corgis are cute, loving dogs considered achondroplastic, which means they are a true dwarf breed. There are two different types of Corgis: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the more common of the two and is often the breed used when breeders develop hybrids.
Corgis have long bodies, tall ears with pointed faces, and short legs. They can be copper-colored, black, white, tan, brown, and cream.
Their personality is just as adorable as their appearance. Corgis are happy-go-lucky, fun-loving dogs. They remain loyal to their family and are full to the tips of their ears with intelligence, which can sometimes bring out a stubborn streak during training.
Mixing the Corgi with another breed can lead to a charming hybrid. With a Corgi mixed breed, you can highlight the best of both.
The 15 Greatest Corgi Mix Breeds
1. Auggie (Corgi x Australian Shepherd)
The Auggie, or Augie, is our first Corgi mixed breed, and is a combination of an Australian Shepherd and a Corgi. Both of these dogs are quite popular, so their combination is also well-loved. They favor the size of the Corgi, sometimes a bit taller.
Their face is often similar to that of the Australian Shepherd, albeit with the Corgi’s ears. Both of the breeds are intelligent and happy, so it is doubled in this small package. The gamble comes with whether the dog will favor the activity level of the Corgi, which is much calmer overall, or the Australian Shepherd, famous for their high energy as herding dogs.
The Auggie has a chance to inherit the stunning multi-colored eyes that are typical to the Aussie. Pay attention to any problems with these eyes and health issues that may arise simply because of their unique build.
2. Horgski (Corgi x Husky)
The Horgski can also be called the Horgi or the Siborgi. They are a mix of Siberian Husky and the Corgi. Who wouldn’t love a dog with such an affable name? The tendency to be mischievous lies within both of these dogs, so watch out for trickiness to surface.
Both of the parental breeds are playful and social dogs, loving everything they encounter. Training them can be tricky because both parent breeds are intelligent and can be stubborn. They need someone with experience training dogs.
This Corgi mixed breed tends to look like a dwarven wolf. They can have multi-colored coats. The shades can be black, grey, cream, brown, white, and red. They often have bright blue or mixed eyes.
3. Corman Shepherd (Corgi x German Shepherd)
The Corgi is a fun-loving pup with a love for life, while the German Shepherd is about as structured as a dog that you can get. Although this might seem like an odd combination, the mix makes for a beautiful balance.
Corman Shepherds have coats that are typically a dark brown or tan, sometimes with speckles of white. They look like softer-featured, small German Shepherds and act much like them as well. They are alert dogs with a more down-to-earth attitude than a Corgi typically has.
These German Shepherd-Corgi mixes are loaded with intelligence and often easier to train than their purebred Corgi counterparts, especially if they favor the German Shepherd. They still like to demand love and attention and will want human company as often as possible.
4. Spitzgi (Corgi x Spitz)
Although they are not one of the more common hybrids, the Corgi mixed with a Spitz breed pup is another Corgi mixed breed that can resemble a wolf. They have pointy, large ears and long hairy tan, black, or white fur.
The Spitz breed has a hard work ethic and the energy to go with it. They are an intelligent breed that can have a stubborn streak. Combined with the Corgi, the pups are smart and have enormous personalities that can be irritating when they decide they do or don’t want to do something.
5. Corgidor (Corgi x Labrador Retriever)
The Corgidor, a mix of the Labrador Retriever and the Corgi, is one of the more popular hybrids. They are friendly, happy dogs, as almost anything ends up being when they are bred with a Labrador. The mix is popular primarily due to the fame of the Labs, evidenced by the fact that the AKC has named them the most popular breed for 27 years straight.
The kindness and sensitivity to human emotion are what makes Labs such a beloved breed. Combined with the playful nature of the Corgi, they make for a perfect family pet or companion dog.
Since there are so many different colors of Labs, it is difficult to predict exactly what their coat will look like. However, it is typically one solid color, sometimes with other shades faded into it. They can be tan, brown, cream, or black.
6. Corgi Inu (Corgi x Shiba Inu)
The Shiba Inu is a dignified and gorgeous breed from the East, originating from Japan. They have short, dense, red fur and a curly-Q tail with a foxlike face. They are known to be calm and independent.
The Corgi Inu is a mix of the Shiba and the Corgi and can combine to make for a mixed breed Corgi that is playful at times yet distinguished when in repose. They tend to prefer one parent’s characteristics over the other. Depending on which one they favor, they might be more mild-tempered and less energetic or more playful and ready for fun.
The physical result when these two are combined is almost a perfect mesh of the two. The Corgi Inu has a short red and white coat with smaller ears and a slightly more foxlike face. In other words, they look like the serious brother to the playful, blundering Corgi.
7. Beagi (Corgi x Beagle)
Often, the most obvious way to see another breed in the hybrid of a Corgi is in their face. This inclination remains true with the Beagi, a cross between a Beagle and a Corgi. They have softer features like a Beagle, and their ears tend to be smaller, although not typically floppy like a Beagles.
These pups are playful and tend to be more energetic than the Corgis naturally are. They have outgoing social personalities. Beagis can be challenging to train because the Corgi can be stubborn and the Beagle is easily distracted as a scent hound.
The coat of a Beagi generally resembles the color of the coat of a Beagle, with a black body, tan legs, and a white chest. However, the hair is longer, and the body structure is that of a Corgi.
8. Corgitian (Corgi x Dalmatian)
The Dalmatian and the Corgi come together to make the Corgitian in this seemingly incredible mix. Dalmatians are taller dogs, with long legs, athletic bodies, and floppy ears. Corgis, being a dwarf breed, are almost the opposite of this, so the combination might be confusing.
This mix is unique, partly due to their high price tag. Both dogs are intelligent and friendly. The combination makes them a little more serious but also quite cheery. Depending on which parent the hybrid favors, they can be easier to train. Dalmatians love to learn new things and tend not to lean toward stubbornness.
The coat of the Corgitian is the most unique aspect of this mixed breed Corgi. They are shorter with tall ears, resembling the Corgi, except they have the typical black and white spotted coat of the Dalmatian.
9. Pigi (Corgi x Pit Bull)
The Pit Bull and Corgi mix, or the Pigi, is a unique Corgi mix because this pup often resembles more of the Pit Bull parent than the Corgi. They are still short and have short fur close to their skin and faces, like the Pit Bull.
Pit Bulls have received a bad rap over the years for being an aggressive dog and overprotective behavior. Mixed with a Corgi, though, you get a smaller version of this muscled mutt. They have a heart of gold, as most Pit Bulls do, but in a smaller package that most people think of as “safer.”
The Pigi has a coat that can be a mix of colors, including tan, cream, black, white, brown, red, or a streaked combination. Their ears can be shorter and pointed or tall and a little floppy, depending on which parent is favored.
10. Cohuahua (Corgi x Chihuahua)
The Chihuahua has distinctive features, being tiny with pointed ears and a compact face. The Cohuahua is a beautiful, sweeter combination of the two dogs. They have a more elongated face than a Chihuahua does and are a little bigger than the Chihuahua but smaller than a typical Corgi.
If you are looking for a Corgi that remains looking like a puppy forever, this is a breed to consider! They are more laidback than the feisty, protective personality of a Chihuahua allows them to be. Both dogs are smart, and the combined stubbornness means they are a difficult dog to train.
Their coats can be black, tan, cream, white, brown, and mixed with several colors. They often favor the Corgi parent in both length and shade.
11. Corgipom (Corgi x Pomeranian)
Pomeranians have long been known for their fantastic companionship capabilities. They are friendly and sweet dogs. Combined with the Corgi, the pup is a knock-out dog. Strangely, this hybrid is difficult to find because they have not grown in popularity.
The Pomeranian side of the dog can make them easier to train, but the combination of two vocal dogs makes for a pup that loves to express their opinions.
Both dogs have thick double coats and the Pomeranian has long fur. Combined, this means it might take a bit of patience to keep the pup well-groomed. They still successfully win you over with their adorable features and overall lovability.
12. Schnorgi (Corgi x Miniature Schnauzer)
The Schnorgi is a combination of the Mini Schnauzer and the Corgi. Both of these dogs have particular features that define them. When they come together, it means that there are many different ways that this dog can appear.
Commonly, a Schnorgi has the face of a Schnauzer and the body associated with a Corgi. In other words, they are an even shorter Schnauzer. Both dogs are sociable and energetic, so this breed makes for a happy, alert little dog devoted to their owners. Both are also quite stubborn, so this mix can be difficult to train.
Often, their coats are more similar to that of the Schnauzer, so they will have shaggy fur in colors such as black, brown, tan, white, cream, or grey.
13. Chorgi (Corgi x Chow Chow)
The Chow Chow and Corgi mix, or the Chorgi, is a beautiful dog. They manage to retain the facets of the Chow Chow that they are prized for — a thick, long coat and a blue-black tongue — combined with a shorter body, for a smaller version of a Chow Chow.
Chow Chows are known for their somewhat aggressive or overprotective nature, although they can also be quite calm. Depending on which parent the Chorgi favors, you can end up with quite a mixed personality. Remember that much of it is down to the quality and consistency of training when they are young.
14. Corgoyed (Corgi x Samoyed)
Samoyed dogs are Russian dogs, originating from the harsh environment of Siberia and the surrounding area. Held in high regard for their thick, long, white fur, they look like plush wolves with a shorter muzzle.
Combining the Samoyed with a Corgi is delightful, resulting in a shorter Samoyed if they favor the Samoyed parent. The mix can bring out quite the variety of coat colors. They have long fur with black, white, tan, grey, red, and brown mixtures.
15. Golden Corgi
Just as the Corgi has been mixed with a wide variety of breeds, the Golden Retriever has been as well. Due to the popularity of the Golden Retriever, this hybrid mix is rising in the ranks among other Corgi hybrids.
The Golden Corgi is an example of a near-perfect dog to many potential owners because they are friendly, loving, easier to train, and calm. The tendency of this hybrid in terms of appearance is to favor the Golden Retriever more than the Corgi, making them look like a shorter Golden.
Their coat colors are similar to each other, so they often have golden coats that are a little longer than a typical Corgi’s.
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Adopting a Corgi of any type will likely be one of the more rewarding choices of your life, as you can see from this collection of well-mannered, happy pups. They also make great combinations with other breeds if you want a smaller version of another dog.
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