Corgi Pug

18-30 lbs
United States
Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Corgi Pug

The Corgi Pug is a hybrid mix of two small sized breeds, the Welsh Corgi and the Pug. The Welsh Corgi family can be of the Pembroke or Cardigan bloodline, and both are considered different breeds. The Pug originates from China and is a descendant of the Mastiff family. The Welsh Corgi is of the herding dog group, despite his low to the ground look, whereas the Pug is a companion dog. Both parents are playful and friendly, traits passed down to the Corgi Pug. The Corgi Pug is an affectionate family companion with a low tendency for barking unless they need to the sound the alarm.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Welsh Corgi and Pug

Corgi Pug Health

Average Size
Male Corgi Pug size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 18-30 lbs
Female Corgi Pug size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 18-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Bladder Stones
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations
  • Radiographs

Corgi Pug Breed History

The Corgi Pug is a hybrid mix of the Pug and the Welsh Corgi. Currently, there is little information on the mix; though the Corgi Pug is recognized by the Dog Registry of America Inc. Owners should review the histories and character traits of the parent breeds to better get to know the Corgi Pug. The Welsh Corgi is divided into two distinct breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The two breeds are closely related and appear to vary by size, ear shape, and temperament. The Pembroke is slightly smaller with pointed ears and a laid-back personality while the Cardigan is taller with rounded ears and is much more alert. The Welsh Corgi is an old dog, having first been documented in Wales in the 9th or 10th Centuries by Flemish and Viking tradesmen settling in the region. The smaller dogs were used to help herd cattle and sheep, and their family origins are somewhat mysterious. The Corgi is most likely the result of several different breeds. A popular children’s legend also provides another possible explanation for the origin of the Corgi breed. The legend claims the Corgi was the chosen breed of the fairy people who gifted them to people to help protect the children and farms. This legend is supported by the fairy saddle, which is a darker patch of hair beneath the shoulders. Welsh Corgis were recognized as a breed in 1925, and the two lines were further classified as separate breeds in 1934. Today, the Welsh Corgi is a popular breed and the long-standing favorite of Queen Elizabeth II who has kept Corgis since 1933. The Pug is of the Mastiff family and originates in China, dating back to the Han dynasty sometime between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. The Pug was bred as a companion for royalty and even earned itself a personal guard. By the 1500s, the Pug left China via Dutch traders and became a favorite among European nobility. Different countries often called the Pug by different names. In France, the Pug was known as the Carlin, Dugullo Spain, Mops in Germany, and Caganlino in Italy. The Pug standard was developed in England in the 1800s under two lines of Pugs, and when two pure Chinese Pugs were discovered in China in 1860, they were imported and produced the Pug known as Click. Click was a superior Pug and breed many times with the existing English lines to strengthen the breed. Click is credited with creating the modern Pug line known today. Pugs were introduced to the United States after the Civil War, and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1931.

Corgi Pug Breed Appearance

The Corgi Pug is a small-sized hybrid between the Welsh Corgi and the Pug. Your Corgi Pug will stand between 10 and 13 inches but can vary in weight depending on which parent breed the mix most resembles. Despite the size, most Corgi Pugs are fawn with black masks with dark round eyes and flat faces, similar to the Pug but not as flat. They have a friendly expression and appear to smile. The ears on the Corgi Pug flop down, like the Pug. The body of a Corgi Pug will be longer than it is tall, a trait this dog gets from the Welsh Corgi. However, the length of the Corgi Pug's body will not be as pronounced as in the Corgi parent breed. The tail, if kept, is usually similar to the Pug and will curl over the back, but is bushy like the Corgi.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Corgi Pug eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Corgi Pug nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Corgi Pug coat
black Corgi Pug coat
red Corgi Pug coat
sable Corgi Pug coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Corgi Pug straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Corgi Pug Breed Maintenance

The Corgi Pug is not a hypoallergenic dog and sheds heavily, given its parent breeds. The¬†short hair requires daily brushing to remove dead or loose hair and will help remove dirt and¬†debris from the Corgi Pug's coat. Regular ear cleaning with a veterinarian approved solution¬†will help to avoid ear infections in your Corgi Pug and brushing your dog‚Äôs teeth at least twice a¬†week to prevent dental disease will keep his mouth clean. The Corgi Pug does not drool much¬†at all and keeping his coat and teeth clean will help with any ‚Äúdoggy‚ÄĚ odor that might arise;¬†though this mix is not known to smell.¬†Corgi Pugs have average exercise needs of moderate intensity and require daily exercise to¬†avoid weight gain. The Welsh Corgi parent added intelligence to the hybrid, but the Pug parent¬†added elements of independence and stubbornness, which makes the Corgi Pug a little harder¬†to train.

Brushes for Corgi Pug
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Corgi Pug requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Corgi Pug Temperament

The Corgi Pug is a companion dog with moderate energy. The Corgi Pug is affection toward its family and especially towards children. The Corgi Pug is a moderately sensitive dog that does not tolerate being left alone for long and will develop bad habits or separation anxiety if left alone too long. When it comes to strangers, the Corgi Pug is friendly and welcoming, but this hybrid, though usually quiet, will bark in alarm to warn the family of threats, danger, or at a stranger until acquainted. Early socialization with different people, places, dogs, and other animals will help the Corgi Pug adjust to different situations much better. The energy levels on the Welsh Corgi parent are moderate with average intensity needs. Daily exercise is required and is essential for stimulating the Corgi Pug’s mind. The intensity levels of exercise are much lower than in other hybrids, and daily exercise is possible from inside your home.

Corgi Pug Activity Requirements

The Corgi Pug has medium energy and needs daily exercise. Both parent breeds have the same energy and exercise needs so your Corgi Pug's energy levels will not vary. If the Corgi Pug gets enough daily exercise, this hybrid is well-suited for apartment or condo living, and much of the exercise needs can be met within the home. This hybrid does not need large spaces to run around, but a small back yard is welcomed for exploring and play. Socialization at the dog park is a great way to get fresh air and allows your Corgi Pug extra outdoor time. Additionally, this daily playtime and exercise helps to strengthen your bond and keep the Corgi Pug's mind properly stimulated. The Corgi Pug may not tolerate extreme weather conditions and prefers a temperate climate.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes
activity minutes

Corgi Pug Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Corgi Pug Owner Experiences

7 Months
7 People
House & Yard
I have never loved a dog more than this
6 years, 3 months ago
8 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
A little bit determined but so far training is going well. Loves his food.
6 years ago
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Corky is very loving, and playful.
5 years, 9 months ago
11 Years
2 People
House & Yard
He has lots of allergies so we are at the vet once a month for Cytopoint injection and I shave his hair short to help air his skin. He is on a limited ingredient organic diet because certain processed foods causes him to have seizures. With all of this, he is still the happiest dog who just wants to play and snuggle. We love him dearly and can’t imagine life without him.
5 years, 10 months ago
8 Years
6 People
First dog I have had and he is amazing.
5 years ago
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