Corgidor

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40-50 lbs
12-18"
United States
Labrador Retriever
Corgi

Though not a recognized breed of its own, the Corgidor is a much-loved hybrid, combining the popular Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever, two huge favorites. It is thought that this hybrid has been around for a long time and the result of accidental cross breeding between the two parents. However, a detailed history of the hybrid is not available. The loyal lover and dutiful watchdog qualities of the Welsh Corgi and the even tempered, intelligent, calm disposition of the Labrador are some of the traits breeders look to capture in their Corgidor puppies.

Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Welsh Corgi, Labrador Retriever

Corgidor Health

Average Size
Male Corgidor size stats
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 40-55 lbs
Female Corgidor size stats
Height: 12-18 inches Weight: 40-50 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Bladder Stones
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Distichiasis
Occasional Tests
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations
  • Radiographs

Corgidor Breed History

The Corgidor is a cross between two favorites; the Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever and is recognized by the Dog Registry of America. The Corgidor is a dutiful watchdog and family protector who doubles as a fantastic family companion. Not much is currently known on the Cogidor, so owners should look to the histories and character traits of both parents to determine possible traits and health risks. The Welsh Corgi is indeed two breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Closely related, the two are different in personality and appearance. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is an eager dog who is taller than his cousin, the quieter, smaller Pembroke. Both canines in this family are adept at herding sheep and are also skilled with cattle, a much larger animal for them to manage. Their size makes them perfect for the job, they are at ankle height and can coax the livestock along. A dog first documented in the time of the Vikings, their travels allowed members of the breed to venture to North America where they were added to the American Kennel Club roster in 1925. In 1934, they were separated into the Cardigan and the Pembroke. The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog and was first developed in Canada to assist fisherman. Surprisingly, this breed nearly faced extinction in the 1880s when female Labradors were culled from litters in Canada due to their high tax rates. Thankfully, the Labrador was imported to England and America by this time and was gaining popularity as a hunting companion and retriever. The Labrador’s happy, easy going disposition make him an ideal family dog who has stayed top dog in the US, Canada, and England for several decades.

Corgidor Breed Appearance

The Corgidor is a cross between a Welsh Corgi and a Labrador Retriever and is usually described as looking like a Labrador with Corgi legs. The coat is usually two colors with a white chest and underparts but can be a solid color. The Corgidor's head is square with almond-shaped eyes and a long muzzle. The ears are set high on the head but fall down and are slightly smaller than the Labrador parent's ears. The Corgidor is shorter than it is long, a trait picked up from the Welsh Corgi. However, the Corgidor is well-muscled and can vary in size and weight depending on which parent it resembles most.

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

Corgidor Breed Maintenance

Considering the parent breeds, the Corgidor is a high shedding hybrid. However, the dense coat catches the dead and loose hair and will need weekly brushing to remove it. When you brush his coat, also check the Corgidor’s ears and remove any dirt, wax, or debris with a veterinarian approved cleaning solution to prevent ear infections. It is also important to brush your Corgidor’s teeth regularly to prevent gum and tooth disease. The Corgidor’s toe nails are strong and grow fast. If they are not naturally kept short due to contact with harder ground surfaces, you will need to clip them every two to three weeks to prevent splitting and overgrowth.

Brushes for Corgidor
Comb
Deshedder
Hemostat
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Corgidor requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Corgidor Temperament

Corgidors are known for their love and affection toward their families. They also make for excellent guard dogs and will bark if they or their family is threatened. This hybrid does very well with children and shows a lot of patience, love, and protection for children of all ages. The Labrador parent adds more elements of friendliness toward strangers, but the Welsh Corgi parent will keep the Corgidor alert and protective. Both parent breeds are intelligent and easy to train. The Corgidor is eager to please their owner, but the stubbornness of the Corgi may make training difficult for an unbonded dog. It is important to develop a strong bond with the Corgidor as well as socialize him with other dogs, people, and places. Both parent breeds bring a lot of energy to the Corgidor, but the Labrador has more endurance and higher intensity needs than the Welsh Corgi. Your Corgidor will need daily exercise to help with energy levels to maintain strong health.

Corgidor Activity Requirements

The Corgidor is parented by two active breeds with high energy that require daily exercise. A fenced in yard or a dog park where they can run and fetch is ideal. Task oriented play will also keep their mind sufficiently stimulated and help prevent destructive behaviors from developing while they are left alone. Playing fetch with a tennis ball is an excellent way to exercise your Corgidor but be sure to give him your attention and get excited with him. This breed can be sensitive to human emotion and needs a positive, excited owner to share time. The Corgidor is an all-weather dog capable of living in a wide range of climates. However, hotter climates are less tolerable, and this hybrid is more prone to overheating than others. Always have fresh, clean water available for your dog and shade, especially during the summer months. With proper exercise, this breed will tolerate living in smaller spaces, especially if it resembled the Welsh Corgi. However, houses with back yards or country living are far more ideal environments for this high energy hybrid.

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

Corgidor Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $35

Corgidor Owner Experiences

Willie
11 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Catch treats
Catch ball
Willie is the best dog. He is a rescue that was listed as a lab mix. I did the DNA my dog year because I was curious what he was mixed with. The results came back as lab and corridor as well as small amounts of other breeds. He is 11 years old and weighs about 45 pounds. I 5then looked up lab corgi mix online and found several pics that look just like him. He is inquisitive, curious, silly, playful, quirky, affectionate, protective, great with people and animals. He is always getting into something. He has the best personality.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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