Corgi Basset

41-65 lbs
13-20"
Unknown
Basset Hound
Welsh Corgi

Versatile, intelligent, and alert, the Corgi Basset is said to be a curious hybrid breed that stems from the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Basset Hound. The Corgi Basset's history is vastly unknown and is said to have originated from designer dog mixes of the last 20 years. This lively breed can inherit his appearance from either parent breed and does not have a set breed standard. His coat can either be short and dense or medium-length and rough. The breed's purpose is to provide companionship to his family. With his genuinely friendly nature, it's no wonder the Corgi Basset has seen an increasing in popularity. Maintaining this breed is relatively easy with routine grooming and daily exercise.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Basset Hound

Corgi Basset Health

Average Size
Male Corgi Basset size stats
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 41-65 lbs
Female Corgi Basset size stats
Height: 14-20 inches Weight: 41-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
Minor Concerns
  • None
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Glaucoma
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Otitis Externa
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Optical Examination

Corgi Basset Breed History

The Corgi Basset's origins are unknown. There is a high likelihood that the hybrid breed may have been initially developed as an “oops” litter. The Corgi Basset is considered a designer breed that has risen in popularity in the last 20 years. While the origins are unknown, it is just as important to review his parent breeds – the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cockapoo. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was initially tied in with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi before being reclassified in its own category. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is said to have been developed from the Spitz family. Flemish weavers are believed to have been responsible for the initial development of the breed and bred them to herd sheep and drive cattle. In 1926, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was brought to the public's attention by participating in his first show ring. Queen Elizabeth II's fascination with the breed only allowed for additional popularity rises throughout the years. In 1934, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Basset Hound is thought to have been developed by the Friars of the French Abbey of St. Hubert in order to have a low-set breed to follow while on foot. While the breed was said to have disappeared during the French Revolution, the Basset Hound exploded back onto the scene post-war. Commoners needed a slow-moving dog to hunt with and the Basset Hound proved to be an excellent choice. His talented ability to track scents in far distances also established the breed in the field. The Basset Hound became talented at hunting rabbits and hares. In 1863, the Basset Hound's popularity erupted after the Paris Dog Show. In 1935, the Basset Hound Club of America was formed and the breed was added to the roster of the American Kennel Club. Due to its hybrid status, the Corgi Basset is not officially recognized by the AKC.

Corgi Basset Breed Appearance

The Corgi Basset is a medium to large hybrid dog that was developed from the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Basset Hound. His rough, dense coat can vary from short to medium-length while his coat colors vary between black and tan, tan, white, blue and red. The Corgi Basset's appearance does not have a breed standard and can vary drastically depending on the specific dog. His face can strongly resemble the Pembroke Welsh Corgi while his floppy ears will resemble the Basset Hound. His body is longer than it is tall and his legs are short and stubby. An intelligent face lets you know this hybrid has focus.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Corgi Basset eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Corgi Basset nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Corgi Basset coat
Black
white Corgi Basset coat
White
blue Corgi Basset coat
Blue
red Corgi Basset coat
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Corgi Basset straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Corgi Basset Breed Maintenance

The Corgi Basset is not a hypoallergenic breed and sheds moderately. Weekly brushing is recommended to avoid dead hair buildup. A rubber curry brush or a sturdy but gentle-on-the-skin slicker brush would be optimal choices for brushing the short coat. The Corgi Basset is not known to drool or have odor and bathing should be limited to every 6 to 8 weeks, if necessary. Bathing your dog too often can lead to overproduction of oils on his skin. Special attention should be given to his eyes. If you are unsure as to what shampoo to use, hypoallergenic veterinary approved brands are the safest. Ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly to prevent debris buildup. Nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks. It is best to get your dog used to the grooming process when he is a puppy so he understands what to expect. Many canines learn to love this bonding time.

Brushes for Corgi Basset
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Corgi Basset requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Corgi Basset Temperament

The Corgi Basset has an affinity for adventure and would be more than happy to share the good times with his family. His curious nature will have him digging holes in your yard if he is not provided with other activities. The Corgi Basset will welcome his family with open paws and will engage you in extra attention. He will ask for more of you if he sees you are distracted. While your Corgi Basset is generally happy, early training should be provided to ensure he can distinguish the difference between a welcomed stranger and an unfriendly intruder. While he does not possess effective guard dog skills, he can still bark and act like he is the boss. This moderately active canine will play with your children appropriately. Due to his parent breed's tendency to hunt rabbits, the introduction of pets at a young age is ideal. The Corgi Basset has moderate energy levels which allow for easy training as long as you have the patience.

Corgi Basset Activity Requirements

Be prepared to aim for 40 minutes or more per day of exercise for this hybrid. Two walks per day will suffice as well as free roam in a fenced yard. An ideal environment for your Corgi Basset will consist of a large rural home with a yard and in a warm climate. Your curious dog would prefer to remain away from a cold climate; his coat is not meant for lengthy outdoor sessions on cold, blustery days. If your dog does not receive the daily recommended amount of exercise, he can begin to gain weight and possibly engage in property destruction.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Corgi Basset Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Corgi Basset Owner Experiences

Bibi
5 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetching sticks, walks, rough housing
Bibi is a very intense, but affectionate dog. She loves us with ALL her heart and loves to cuddle and get belly rubs. However she does have some behavior issues. She's very territorial and barks at anybody she hears or sees, but after a few minutes she calms down and likes everybody. She also gets very jealous of our other dog, an Australian Shepherd, and it's a constant competition for attention. I really think it's probably my fault she's that way, and with training she'd be great. She is also by far, the smartest dog I've ever met. She literally understands everything I say. She gets really lovable when tired. She hates the cold. And she has never had an accident inside. She's a good girl. She studies and watches everything and can anticipate your next move and will wait for you to sit down then follow you, always wanting to be close by.
9 months, 3 weeks ago
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