Corgi Schip

15-28 lbs
10-12"
United States, United Kingdom
Welsh Corgi
Schipperke

The Corgi Schip is a hybrid mix of two small sized breeds, the Schipperke, and the Welsh Corgi. The Welsh Corgi family can be of the Pembroke or Cardigan bloodline, and both are considered different breeds. Both parent breeds are small and protective of their families. The Schipperke was bred for vermin hunting and as a small watchdog whereas the Welsh Corgi was bred for cattle herding and as a farm dog. Both parents are intelligent; a trait passed down to the Corgi Schip, but Schipperke parent adds an independent streak and high wanderlust potential to the hybrid. The Corgi Schip is a recognized hybrid of the Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Schipperke and Welsh Corgi

Corgi Schip Health

Average Size
Male Corgi Schip size stats
Height: 11-13 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Female Corgi Schip size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 15-28 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Bladder Stones
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs

Corgi Schip Breed History

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, known to have been in Wales in the 9th or 10th centuries. 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, though legend also says this breed was the chosen breed of the fairy people who gifted them to humans to help protect the children and farms. The American Kennel Club first recognized the Welsh Corgis in 1925, and two lines were further classified as separate breeds in 1934. Today, the Welsh Corgi is  long-standing favorite of Queen Elizabeth II who has kept Corgis since 1933; this breed's popularity has not waned. The Schipperke is believed to descend from the Belgian Shepherd, but instead of developing as a herder, the Schipperke was bred as a small vermin hunter and watchdog for boats along the canals between Brussels and Antwerp. The name Schipperke translates as “Little Skipper” or “Little Captain” and refers to the task work of this small breed in the canals, but was only given to the breed in 1888, when the first breeder’s club was established. The Schipperke gained popularity shortly after and was imported to the United States where the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1904. Today, this all black, fluffy small dog is loved for his energy, cleverness, and devotion to his family.

Corgi Schip Breed Appearance

The Corgi Schip is a small-sized hybrid between the Schipperke and the Welsh Corgi. Most Corgi Schip hybrids are black, and some will have white marking on their chests and underparts. The hair of a Corgi Schip is medium in length and somewhat rough to touch with longer hair around the ears, ruff, and legs. The ears are triangular, set high on the head, and held erect. The Corgi Schip’s eyes are round to oval-shaped and dark with a cheerful, somewhat mischievous expression. The muzzle is in proportion to the head and ends with a small black nose and a level or scissor bite. The Corgi Schip is low to the ground with straight legs and small, round feet with black toe nails.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Corgi Schip eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Corgi Schip nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Corgi Schip coat
Black
fawn Corgi Schip coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Corgi Schip wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Corgi Schip Breed Maintenance

The Corgi Schip is not a hypoallergenic dog and can shed moderately to heavily.. Requiring daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats, dirt may cling to the coat, causing difficulty in brushing if not cared for on a regular basis. Ear cleaning should be part of the grooming routine to avoid ear infections in your Corgi Schip. Brush your dog’s teeth at least twice a week and see the veterinarian as needed to check on gum health. The Corgi Schip is not known to drool or to smell and a caring attitude in the maintenance department will ensure this. The Corgi Schip has medium to high energy needs and requires daily exercise. They are smart dogs, but there may be traits of independence and stubbornness, making the Corgi Schip a little harder to train. Persistence and patience will be rewarded in the ownership of a happy, eager to please canine companion.

Brushes for Corgi Schip
Slicker Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Corgi Schip requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Corgi Schip Temperament

Despite having two working-class parents, the Corgi Schip is a companion dog with high energy. The Corgi Schip is affectionate toward its family including children and is a moderately sensitive dog that does not tolerate being left alone for long. How your Corgi Schip will behave towards strangers will depend on which parent breed your hybrid most resembles. The Corgi Schip is mostly leery of strangers and will bark to give warning. The same is true for dogs and other pets. The Welsh Corgi parent evens out some of the Schipperke parent’s unfriendliness towards strangers and other dogs, but early socialization with different people, places, dogs, and other animals will help the Corgi Schip adjust to different situations much better. The energy levels of the Welsh Corgi parent are lower than the Schipperke but still moderate to high.  Despite high energy, the Corgi Schip’s intensity levels of exercise are much lower than in other hybrids, and daily exercise is possible from inside your home.

Corgi Schip Activity Requirements

The Corgi Schip has a lot of energy and needs daily exercise. The Welsh Corgi parent breed’s energy levels and exercise requirements are not as great as the Schipperke parent’s and may help mellow your Corgi Schip. If the Corgi Schip gets enough daily exercise, this hybrid is well-suited for condo or apartment life. Daily outings are  required and are just as essential for socialization as they are for stimulating the Corgi Schip’s mind.The Corgi Schip is a versatile dog capable of living in any tolerable climate well but handles cooler climates slightly better than warmer environments due to their abundant double coats.

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

Corgi Schip Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Corgi Schip Owner Experiences

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