What is a Corgipoo? Hybrid Info, Care Guide & Pictures
The popularity of crossbreeds and hybrids has never been higher, so it’s not surprising hybrids like Goldendoodles or Pomskies are so sought after. However, many future dog owners and lovers want to know what a Corgipoo is. As the name suggests, it is a crossbreed of two very popular pureblooded dog breeds. Here’s the most important information about the hybrid, its care guide, and pictures.
10 - 15 in
10 - 30 lb
11 - 15 years
One look at this popular hybrid’s name and you might guess which breeds the Corgipoo is a mix of - the Corgi and a Poodle. Both parent breeds are fairly popular family pets, so it’s not that surprising someone wanted to see what their cross would end up like. Both parent breeds pack a lot of character in tiny bodies, so their offspring are an interesting mix, to say the least.
One of the first things you need to know about the Corgipoo is its appearance. As we said, these dogs are crossbreeds, which means they inherit half of their genes from Corgis and a half from Poodles. Their appearance should mirror that. You can expect a Corgipoo to inherit different traits from both parents.
Corgipoos are usually bred by mixing Corgis and Miniature Poodles, which means they are somewhat small. Most Corgipoos are 10 - 15 inches tall and can weigh anywhere from 10 - 30 pounds. It is impossible to predict which genes puppies will inherit. Puppies from the same litter can look rather different.
Dog Breed Characteristics
Corgis and Poodles have quite different coats. Corgis have thick, straight coats, and Poodles have tightly curled coats. It is impossible to know exactly what type of coat future puppies will have. However, based on Corgipoos bred so far, we can conclude that most of them have a mixture of these two coat types. Most puppies will have medium-to-long coats. Corgis are heavy shedders, and Poodles are considered hypoallergenic, but their offspring shouldn’t be considered hypoallergenic. They will shed, but the exact amount will depend on how curly their coat is.
Purebred dogs have clearly defined colors described in their standard. One of the issues with crossbreeds is that you can never be exactly sure which color the puppies’ coats will be. Some puppies are born white, black, bicolored, cream, fawn, black, and all different shades of these colors. Since this is not a standardized breed, all colors are allowed.
While the appearance of a dog is important, its temperament is something most owners should focus on. For example, Afghan Hounds are absolutely gorgeous, but they are not ideal for families with kids. In the case of Corgipoo, the temperament will, once again, be a mixture of its parent’s temperaments. Both breeds are friendly, active, playful, intelligent, and affectionate. There is no reason we wouldn’t expect their puppies to share the same traits.
If you’re looking into becoming a Corgipoo owner, you should know how to care for them properly. The fact that Corgipoo is a crossbreed is not that important when it comes to their care. They are still dogs that have specific needs. Here are the most important things you should remember.
The most important thing for all dogs is high-quality nutrition. Poor diet leads to health issues and complications, which means more vet visits and costs. Make sure you pick the best possible food for your new Corgipoo puppy.
Poodles can be challenging to groom, so we fully expect Corgipoos to have similar needs. You should know the dog will need regular brushing, bathing, nail clipping, parasite protection, and regular ear checks. Grooming is essential for the dog’s looks, but it is also vital for their health.
Training is an essential aspect of every dog’s life. If you want to have a well-behaved dog, you will have to invest time in training. Start with potty and leash training and work your way up to basic obedience. Corgipoos should be pretty intelligent, so training them might be a pleasure.
Corgipoo’s temperament can be heavily influenced by socialization. Scared or shy dogs can get used to different situations if exposed to them from an early age. Make sure your puppy becomes familiar with different situations, dogs, people, sounds, and scents.
Another thing that you should account for is regular vet care. Your vet should be up to speed and know your dog’s current state. Make sure you don’t skip vet appointments because vets can notice early signs of health issues and start treatment as soon as possible.
One of the biggest questions regarding crossbreeds is their health. Some owners and breeders claim crossbreeds are healthier than pureblooded dogs, but that is not true. Crossbreeds can inherit health issues from both parents, making them less healthy than well-bred pureblooded dog breeds. However, if you breed two healthy dogs, there is no reason you should expect a sick puppy. Corgipoos have an average lifespan of 11 - 15 years. Some of the health issues noticed in these dogs are;
- Patellar luxation
- Hip dysplasia
- Addison’s disease
- Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
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