Activities For Corgipoos

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Introduction

Corgipoos are the adorable end result of crossing a Pembroke Welsh Corgi with a European Poodle. Corgipoos are roughly the same size as the average Corgi is, though some may come in a smaller size that's more akin to Miniature Poodles. As Corgis and Poodles are known to be fairly energetic breeds, a prospective owner of a Corgipoo should expect this hybrid breed to bring the same level of energy their parents are known for to the table. We've listed a number of activities below that will help your Corgipoo burn off their inborn energy while also increasing their overall health and fitness levels.

Jogging Fun

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Any Day
Free
Easy
30 - 45 min
Items needed
Leash
Water
Activity description
It's no secret that Corgis and Poodles have quite a bit of energy at their disposal; while Corgis and Poodles aren't quite as wild and energetic as a Pit Bull or a Doberman Pinscher, they do need to engage in some form of physical activity on a regular basis in order to stave off feelings of restlessness or anxiety. This is where jogging comes in; it's the perfect, low impact exercise for a Corgi or Poodle of any age and it won't cost you a scent in the long run (pun intended). Being the offspring of a Corgi and a Poodle, Corgipoos will also benefit from jogging on a regular basis.
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Pick your spots
The difference between a tedious run and a spiritually gratifying one is location, location, location. You'll want to narrow your search to dog-friendly locales right off the bat but otherwise, we suggest jogging with your Corgipoo along scenic routes like a beach or a lakeside trail.
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Stretch those muscles
After you've figured out where you want to go for your jog, you'll want to be certain that you give your muscles and joints a good stretch in order to get your body ready for the exercise ahead. Corgipoos are naturally more limber than humans, so it'll be easy for you to help them stretch all four of their legs before the run.
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Not a race, but a marathon
During the actual jog, pacing is everything; pace yourself so that you don't tire yourself out too quickly. Pace yourself so that you don't leave your Corgipoo behind or tire them out too soon. Pace yourself so that you can reach the end of the route without incident. Pace yourself, and you'll do just fine.
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Take a Dip

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Any Day
Free
Normal
30 - 60 min
Items needed
Swimming Gear
Dog Swimming Gear
Activity description
We imagine you've probably seen at least one image or two of a Corgi floating around, wide-eyed, in a large body of water such as a pool or a lake. Memetic implications aside, these images do a great job at displaying one of the breed's more underrated talents; Corgis are pretty darn good swimmers despite their small, compact frames. Poodles are also pretty good swimmers, lending further credence to the Poodle's somewhat mythical "Jack of all Trades" status. Corgipoos possess many of their parents' best traits, and proficiency in the water is one of them. We highly encourage any Corgipoo owners out there to try a few water activities with your dogs.
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Test the waters
Corgis and Poodles are naturally good swimmers but all dogs, just like all peoples, learn various skills at their own pace. Your Corgipoo may take to swimming very easily or they may initially be resistant. You'll never know until you introduce your dog to a shallow body of water and see how they react to it.
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Build Your dog's confidence
Most dogs can get along just fine in the water due to their webbed paws and their animal instincts. In reality, the biggest barrier between a dog becoming a successful swimmer is their confidence towards the idea of swimming as a whole; if your Corgipoo is hesitant to interact with water, encourage them and build up their confidence over time.
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Go the distance
After your Corgipoo gets over any reluctance they might initially have towards getting in the water, they'll likely take to this activity naturally. After swimming around in shallow waters for a few weeks, try to gradually encourage your dog to swim over deeper pools of water until they're confident swimming at any depth.
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Dog Show Entry

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Any Day
Moderate
Hard
60 - 90 min
Items needed
Leash
Dog Show Training Kit
Dog Treats
Activity description
According to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Corgi's are naturally adept at participating in Conformation Shows, or Dog Shows as they're better known as, due to how well Corgis follow directions and how quickly they pick up and retain new information. On the other hand,  Poodles are particularly renowned for their natural showmanship, high intelligence, and charisma; three of the most invaluable traits needed to win any Dog Show. Corgipoos were essentially bred to be to top tier Show Dogs, as their impressive and diverse pedigree hearkens back to two of the world's most charismatic and intelligent dog breeds.
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Do some research first
There are all sorts of Dog Shows out there that you could theoretically enter your Corgipoo in. To avoid entering your dog into the wrong type of show, do some research and figure out which shows are for first-time competitors and dog owners, and veteran dog caretakers.
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Train like a beast
Many people have the misconception that dog shows are about trying to figure out which dogs, and which owners by extension, are better than the others. This couldn't be further from the truth; Dog Shows are all about giving your pet the chance to be the best they can be. So when you're training with your dog, the only individuals you should be looking to be better than are the individuals you were before you started training.
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Be inspiring
Once you and your dog make it to the show, it'll be time for your Corgipoo to put all of that training and hard work into action. Always encourage your dog no matter what place or score they get and take pride in the fact that the two of you committed to your plans and didn't stray from the path.
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Scented Fetch

This activity will require your Corgipoo to put their nose to good use; first, you'll have to get a ball, twig, or another object that your dog likes to play fetch with. Then you'll have to scent the object, either by coating it with a smell that stands out or by attaching something to it like a piece of your dog's favorite snack. Finally, toss the object in an area where its concealed and go at it!

Water Polo

After your Corgipoo gains mastery over swimming, give this activity a try; get your pet's favorite ball or similarly buoyant dog toy, toss it in the water, and encourage your pet to nudge it over to you with their muzzle. Water Polo is a fun way to cool off in the summer while getting a good workout in!

Conclusion

Hybrid "Designer" dogs are becoming more and more popular since they first started being bred, en mass, during the 1990's; Designer dogs were bred with the intent to take the best qualities of two different dog breeds and distill them into one stunning breed. We feel that Corgipoos are a testament to the efficacy of Designer dog breeding; these dogs retain the cute appearance and compact frame of a Corgi while also possessing the intelligence and adaptability of a Poodle. The Corgipoo's rising popularity around the globe lends credence to the possibility that these hybrid dogs will soon become just as well known and loved as either of their parents.