Corgi Pit

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30-50 lbs
17-19"
Unknown
Welsh Corgi
American Pit Bull Terrier

Competitive, goofy, and cheerful, the Corgi Pit is a medium-to-large hybrid breed developed from the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the American Pit Bill Terrier. While the breed's origins are not well documented, the Corgi Pit is a breed that indulges in silliness with his owners. The Corgi Pit is an average barker but will not annoy you as long as he is provided with the proper training. While his appearance may vary, he may inherit traits from both parent breeds due to the lack of breed standard. This comical canine is usually described as intelligent with a sense of humor. Maintenance is relatively simple and he requires moderate exercise daily. 

Purpose
Herding, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Pembroke Welsh Corgi, American Pit Bull Terrier

Corgi Pit Health

Average Size
Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 30-50 lbs
Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 30-50 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • None
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Testing

Corgi Pit Breed History

It is suspected that the Corgi Pit was initially developed as a result of the designer dog trend that exploded onto the scene about 20 years ago. The Corgi Pit was developed from its parent breeds – the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Australian Cattle Dog. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated from Pembrokeshire, Wales. The name “Corgi” originated from the Celtic word meaning “dog”. In the 10th century, it is believed that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was developed. Farmers needed a dog that could drive cattle successfully and found that the Corgi was able to bite their ankles, effectively moving the animal along without harming them or causing a commotion. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi rose in popularity after he became a favorite in the household of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1934, the breed was officially added to the purebred list of the American Kennel Club. In the 19th century, the ancestors of the American Pit Bull Terrier were used for bull-baiting. In 1835, spectator sports were deemed inhumane and illegal; dog-fighting ended up taking its place. At the time, aggression was bred into the line to create stronger dogs. Handlers involved with the dog-fighting process wanted a dog that would not bite humans themselves in order to have the ability to successfully separate dogs. The American Pit Bull Terrier gained a reputation as a protective dog that was also family-friendly. When the breed was imported to America, their new jobs were to hunt wild game, guard property, and provide companionship. In 1898, the UKC officially named the breed as the American Pit Bull Terrier. The American Kennel Club decided to breed the American Pit Bull Terrier to conformation standards and renamed it the American Staffordshire Terrier. 

Corgi Pit Breed Appearance

The Corgi Pit does not currently have a breed standard and will inherit traits from either parent breed. Many Corgi Pits have the stocky, athletic build of the American Pit Bull Terrier. The face is usually longer on the muzzle, favoring the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. His body is usually medium to large and his form and stature depends on the individual dog. His floppy ears resemble the American Pit Bull Terrier's ears. Eyes vary between brown and blue. The tail is always full-length and his coat is short, dense, and water-repellent. His straight legs and powerful paws are indicative of a strong breed.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Red
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Corgi Pit Breed Maintenance

The Corgi Pit is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately. Daily brushing for 15 minutes with a pin or slicker brush will keep the fur looking neat and also provide bonding opportunities with your pet on a regular basis, an important and joyful time for both owner and dog. Some Corgi Pits are prone to sensitive skin so when bathing, it may be helpful to use hypoallergenic shampoo to avoid any irritants. Ask your veterinarian for the best product to use as the American Pit Bull parent can have sensitive skin. Don't forget the teeth and toenails. Teeth should be brushed a few times a week and the nails trimmed bi-weekly, especially if they grow quickly.

Brushes for Corgi Pit
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Corgi Pit Temperament

The Corgi Pit may have a strong prey drive. Early training and socialization is highly recommended to ensure your dog remains friendly with everyone. He may be hesitant to be friendly to a stranger. With time and patience, your playful dog will accept others. However, he is protective of his family and will guard you with his life. The Corgi Pit is strong-willed but also has a great sense of humor. His goofy personality will keep you entertained for hours. Positive reinforcement is essential when training your Corgi Pit. Rewarding him for good behavior is not a bad idea; teaching him commands is relatively simple as he will be eager to listen and follow through as long as he has treats.

Corgi Pit Activity Requirements

The Corgi Pit contains moderate energy levels and will require between at least 45 minutes of exercise per day. Because your hybrid has a background that involves herding and hunting, he will enjoy exercise that has a task involved. Besides walking him a few times a day, try agility training or obedience trials. Practising short sessions of obedience will keep his mind busy, give him spurts of activity and allow him the opportunity to fine tune his listening skills.

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

Corgi Pit Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

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