12-28 lbs
United States

The Corgipoo is a hybrid mix of two small-sized dog breeds, the Welsh Corgi, and the Miniature Poodle. The Poodle is a popular dog breed for hybridization for its disposition, intelligence, and hypoallergenic coat qualities. The Welsh Corgi is an equally popular breed and makes for an excellent companion as well. Both parents are intelligent; a trait passed down to the Corgipoo. The Corgipoo is an affectionate family companion with a cheerful disposition.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Welsh Corgi and Miniature Poodle

Corgipoo Health

Average Size
Male Corgipoo size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 12-28 lbs
Female Corgipoo size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 12-28 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs

Corgipoo Breed History

The Corgipoo is a hybrid dog breed mix of the Welsh Corgi and the Poodle. The hybrid is a modern breed, and though standards are not available, the Poodle is a popular hybrid choice and owners may find a lot of relevant information on this mix, which is a popular design choice. However, owners should review the histories and character traits of the parent breeds to understand the possible dispositions and traits of the Corgipoo.
A descendent of various European water dogs, the Poodle's history involves work as circus dogs, discoverers of truffles, and duck hunters. With a name derived from the  German word Pudel, the German Poodle was actually developed during the 15th and 16th centuries in France. The standard Poodle was first and was followed by the toy and miniature as breeding practices became more fine-tuned. Not so popular in the United States until after the World Wars, the Poodle held the number one spot in the hearts of Americans for 20 years.
The Welsh Corgi is part legend, part history. Folklore for children puts the Corgi as a companion of the fairy, who gave the Corgi to those in need of protection for their homes. History tells us that the Welsh Corgi was of the Viking era. The Welsh Corgi is actually two breeds in one, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Adored by Queen Elizabeth II, the Corgi has been a part of the royal family since 1933.

Corgipoo Breed Appearance

The Corgipoo is a small-sized hybrid between the Welsh Corgi and the Miniature Poodle. Your Corgipoo is a small dog, standing between 10 and 12 inches and usually weighs between 12 and 28 pounds, but can weigh slightly more. The Corgipoo has a round head and large dark eyes full of expression. The nose is proportionate to the muzzle, which is medium in length and is black and round. The body of a Corgipoo is sturdy and shorter than it is long. Most Corgipoos resemble the Welsh Corgi in body with the shaggy, soft coats of the Poodle.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Corgipoo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Corgipoo nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Corgipoo coat
cream Corgipoo coat
gray Corgipoo coat
brown Corgipoo coat
black Corgipoo coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Corgipoo wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Corgipoo Breed Maintenance

The Corgipoo is a hypoallergenic dog thanks to the Poodle parent and sheds very little if its coat resembles the Poodle. The Welsh Corgi is a moderate to heavy shedder, and if the hybrid resembles more the Welsh Corgi, shedding may increase. The medium to long hair on the Corgipoo requires daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats. Regular ear cleaning with a veterinarian recommended solution will help to avoid ear infections in your Corgipoo and brush your dog’s teeth at least twice a week to prevent dental disease and keep his mouth clean. 

Corgipoos can resemble either the Welsh Corgi or the Poodle and have medium to high energy with moderate intensity needs. This mix requires daily exercise of moderate intensity. They are smart dogs and eager to please their people. The high intelligence of both parent breeds also means the Corgipoo needs plenty of mental stimulation as well to prevent poor behaviors from developing.

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

Corgipoo Temperament

The Corgipoo is a companion dog with high energy. This hybrid is affection and loyal toward its family including children and is a moderately sensitive dog that does not tolerate being left alone for long. The Corgipoo is excellent with kids, but this is a small dog and children must respect the dog’s size and not engage in rough play. When it comes to strangers, the Corgipoo is friendly and adjusts well to other dogs and pets. The energy levels on the Poodle parent are lower than the Welsh Corgi. However, daily exercise is required and is just as essential for stimulating the Corgipoo’s mind. The Corgipoo has moderate intensity exercise needs and is considered a playful dog. Though the Welsh Corgi can be a stubborn breed, the Poodle parent is eager to please and highly intelligent, making this hybrid much easier to train than the Welsh Corgi.

Corgipoo Activity Requirements

The Corgipoo has a moderate amount of energy and needs daily exercise. A home with a backyard suited to exploring is best. A safe enclosed area is the perfect environment for your Corgipoo to expend energy; however, he'll want your company so do not leave him unattended.
Destructive habits may develop and he really does not enjoy being alone. It's best not to leave him to his own devices during the day while inside either; a home where the family is not away for long stretches of time is what this hybrid needs. He'll be ready to accompany you on outings so bring him along - it will stimulate his curious mind and provide exercise.

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
60 minutes
activity minutes

Corgipoo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Corgipoo Owner Experiences

Nicodemus (Nico for short)
2 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Super excited and friendly loves other people.
2 years, 9 months ago
16 Weeks
2 People
Playing fetch
going on walks
Nixon is an excitable 16 week corgi. He loves to play fetch, go on walks and take frequent naps... although those are decreasing as he gets older. He loves to have a bone! He is not a fan of getting brushed although he is okay with a bath! Potty training is taking longer than expected and he is somewhat reverted to peeing inside. Consistency is key! Walks have become a staple for him as he now requires at least one a day. He does really well being home alone as we both work during the day. He does require one potty break at lunch time. Kennel training has been fairly easy.
2 years, 7 months ago
16 Weeks
2 People
Bunny loves attention from everyone, and their dogs, but she is not clingy with us at home. As long as we are nearby she is happy. That being said, if you pick her up in the afternoon, she is happy to nap in your arms. She loves chew toys and is still learning that that doesn’t include our shoes, the carpet or the furniture... With strict supervision she is starting to let us know that she needs to go out. She has a tendency to want to try and boss us around, but knows she if she wants a treat she has to do as asked (“sit”, “leave it”, etc). She has started going in her crate on her own during the day when she wants a break. She is strong-willed and sweet. Consistency has been key.
2 years, 6 months ago
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Hi I am looking for a breed or “designer “ breed mix that would be right for our family. We own a bunny rabbit, and would like a low prey drive dog. We would like a dog that doesn’t shed too much, that would not too heavy and big so that I will keep being able to manage him even with my growing arthritis. (12 inch)I am an at-home Mom so he will have company every day. When we travel he would go to our friends who also works from home but owns 2 cats. I will walk him every day for 20 min. We would like his coat to be wavy and silky soft. It is a lot to ask! Could you help us?

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