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Corgi Pom (Corgi & Pomeranian Mix): Info, Pictures, Facts, Traits

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Welsh Corgi and Pomeranian_Jolanta

Height: 6–12 inches
Weight: 7–30 pounds
Lifespan: 12–16 years
Colors: Red, sable, fawn, orange, black, tan
Suitable for: Families looking for an energetic small dog with plenty of attitude
Temperament: Intelligent and loyal, active and bold, can be prone to barking

Corgis and Pomeranians are both well-known for their larger-than-life personalities, especially given their tiny bodies! But you may not have heard about their hybrid descendant, the Corgi Pomeranian mix.

These small yet sassy dogs combine all the best characteristics of their parent breeds into one adorable package. While you might be smitten by the adorable looks of these sweet puppies, this designer breed will not suit all families. They need plenty of training, love to bark, and can be wary of strangers.

You may not know much about these charismatic little balls of fluff, so if the Corgi Pomeranian is on your “maybe” list and you’re ready to learn more about them, you’re in the right place! We’ll tell you everything you need to know about these fiery little dogs.

Divider 1Corgi Pomeranian Puppies

Energy
Trainability
Health
Lifespan
Sociability

We know all puppies are cute, but these little guys are off-the-scale adorable. Corgi Poms might be small, but they’re not about to let that hold them back. They can be livewires and need plenty of training and interaction to help them feel settled.

They also love to bark, so if you’re not careful, you can easily end up with a highly vocal dog, and that probably won’t do you any favors if you live in an urban area with close neighbors. Keep reading, and we’ll go over all the points of this breed, good and bad.

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3 Little-Known Facts About the Corgi Pomeranian

1. Corgis Are a Royal Favorite.

Corgis have long been a favorite of the British monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II having owned Pembroke Corgis since she was 7 years old and was given a puppy. Since then, she’s owned over 30 Corgis.

2. Pomeranians Are Related to the Arctic Spitz.

Pomeranians are named for the Pomerania region of Europe, which used to be part of Germany but is now Polish. One of their first jobs was in Italy, where they were used to guard over their owner’s possessions and alert them to intruders with their distinctive bark.

3. Corgi Poms Inherit Characteristics From Both Parents.

As with any hybrid breed, Corgi Pom puppies will inherit a blend of characteristics from their parents. Some will end up looking more like a Corgi but with a Pomeranian temperament and others vice versa. So, you’ll never quite know what you’re going to get.

If you’ve fallen in love with a friend’s Corgi Pom and are hoping to get a puppy that turns out exactly the same, bear in mind that there’s variation in the breed, so you might get a puppy that’s very different.

The only way to be truly prepared is to make sure that you’re familiar with the temperament and appearance of the Corgi and the Pomeranian. That way, however your pup turns out, you’ll be happy!

The parent breeds of the Corgi Pom
Photo Credit: Left – KoolShooters, Pexels | Right – Jus_Ol, Shutterstock

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Corgi Pomeranian 🧠

Corgi Poms are smart and nothing much will get past them! They’re full of energy, but they can also have a strong herding instinct due to their Corgi parentage. That means smaller pets, or even children, might sometimes be herded around the backyard!

Corgi Poms are more vocal than most breeds since one of the Pomeranian’s original purposes was to alert their owners to intruders. You can train them to bark less if you start young, but make sure it doesn’t turn into a habit, as then it will be much harder to break.

These little dogs love their families, but they can be wary of strangers. They also have a stubborn streak, which means regular and consistent training is required to ensure they’re happy to obey your commands rather than do their own thing.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 🏡

Corgi Poms can make great family dogs, but they’re best suited to homes with slightly older kids. They can have a strong herding instinct, which is disconcerting for smaller kids if they suddenly find themselves being rounded up.

If your Corgi Pom is small, like their Pomeranian parent, they’ll need careful handling. Accidentally dropping a small-breed puppy can lead to a severe injury, so it’s usually safest to keep them with older children who know how to handle dogs with care.

Pomeranians can snap if they feel like they’re being over-handled, so that’s something to bear in mind if you have smaller children or expect visitors. Watching out for the warning signs that your dog has had enough interaction and removing them from the situation goes a long way to preventing a scenario where they feel that they have to snap.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets? 🐶 😽

Corgi Poms can get along well with other dogs and cats as long as they’re introduced with care. Some Corgi Poms will try to round up cats, so it may take a while for your cats to come to terms with that!

Slowly introducing pets to each other is best, as well as making sure they each have their own safe zone that they can retreat to if they want a bit of space. Corgi Poms are playful, and they enjoy having another dog to interact with.

Prembroke Welsh Corgi and Pomeranian_Amornwan Padmadilok_shutterstock
Image credit: Amornwan Padmadilok, Shutterstock

Divider 4Things to Know When Owning a Corgi Pomeranian

Before you take the plunge and welcome a new Corgi Pom puppy into your family, here are a few more things you need to know about these small yet bombastic dogs.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

Corgi Poms will do well on high-quality dog food that’s designed for small breed dogs. Whether you choose to feed dry kibble, wet food, or a combination of both will be up to you and will depend on what your dog prefers.

They can be prone to obesity, so keep an eye on their portion size and make sure they’re getting enough exercise, too. Slow-feeder bowls can be an excellent way to slow down the speed at which they eat their dinner so it lasts a little longer!

Pomeranians can be prone to dental issues due to their small jaws, so brush your Corgi Pom’s teeth regularly and take them to the veterinarian for regular check-ups.

Exercise 🐕

Corgi Poms might be small, but they have plenty of energy. They’ll need at least two medium-length walks per day, but due to their little legs, they don’t need to be fast!

Allowing them time to relax in the backyard will also help, as will trips to the dog park and regular training sessions.

Training 🦮

As an intelligent breed, Corgi Poms need regular training sessions to help keep them mentally active. Starting puppy training classes as soon as possible is a great way to build a strong foundation. Corgi Poms can be wary of strangers, so puppy training classes will help their socialization while teaching them something useful.

As a vocal breed, Corgi Poms can bark frequently, but training will help you work out strategies that you can use to keep your dog’s barking to a minimum.

Pomeranians can have toilet training issues due to their tiny bladders, so if your Corgi Pom puppy is on the small side, bear in mind that they’ll need more bathroom breaks than other pups. Starting potty training your puppy early with the help of a professional trainer will give you the best chance of keeping accidents outside the house.

Grooming ✂️

Pomeranians and Corgis have dense double coats that shed all year. Most Corgi Poms will need daily grooming sessions to keep shedding hairs in check. Twice a year, usually coinciding with the change of the seasons, your dog will probably shed much more heavily. At this time, there will be a great deal of hair everywhere!

You should never clip a Corgi Pom or any breed with a double coat. However, you can take them to a groomer for the occasional session to keep their shedding hair in check.

Health and Conditions ❤️

Most hybrid dogs will be healthier than their pedigree counterparts, but Corgis and Pomeranians can suffer from a range of health conditions, any of which could be inherited by a Corgi Pom puppy. It’s always a good idea to speak to the breeder about the health checks they carry out on the dogs they use for breeding.

Minor Conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Patellar luxation
  • Ear infections
  • Dental issues
  • Skin conditions
Serious Conditions
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Cardiac problems
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Neurological conditions

Divider 5Male vs. Female

Perhaps you’re smitten with the idea of adding a Corgi Pom to your family, and the only question left to answer is whether you get a male or female puppy. While you might think you’d prefer one over the other, we’d recommend waiting until you’ve met the puppies you’re interested in.

A puppy’s personality won’t be dependent on their sex, so if you imagined choosing an outgoing female puppy, you might meet the litter only to discover that all the females are shy, and the male pups are climbing all over you. It’s always best to pick the puppy whose character appeals to you the most and consider their sex a secondary concern.

Any hormonal issues you might be worried about will usually be eliminated when you get your puppy spayed or neutered.

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The Corgi Pom is a small and energetic breed that can easily keep their owners entertained due to their mischievous antics. They can be vocal, stubborn, and wary of strangers, so be prepared to put in serious training hours when your puppy is small. Working with a qualified trainer can help you control all their habits while allowing you to enjoy bonding with your puppy.

Corgi Poms are affectionate, extremely loyal, and full of energy. They’re ideal for active homes with slightly older children. If you think you’ve got what it takes to own one of these little pups, they will provide endless entertainment and companionship.

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