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15-25 lbs
United States
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Corillon is a hybrid mix of two small sized breeds, the Welsh Corgi, and the Papillon. The Papillon is smaller than the Welsh Corgi and does not tolerate solitude very well. The Welsh Corgi is sturdier than the Papillon but can be stubborn with training unless well bonded with its owner. Both parents are intelligent. as is the Corillon. The Corillon is an affectionate family companion with a cheerful disposition and a great doggy smile.

Date of Origin
Welsh Corgi and Papillon

Corillon Health

Average Size
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs

Corillon Breed History

The Corillon is a hybrid mix of the Welsh Corgi and the Papillon. The hybrid is a modern breed, and though standards are not available, the Corillon is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dog Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America, and the International Designer Canine Registry. The Welsh Corgi is divided into two distinct breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Thought to have lineage dating back to the Vikings, the Welsh Corgi is descended from Spitz-type breeds which may include the Pomeranian, the Keeshond, the Chow Chow and the Finnish Spitz, among others. A loved member of the royal household, Queen Elizabeth II has treasured the Corgi and kept them as companions since 1933. The Papillon is a descendant of early toy Spaniels dating back to the 16th Century. The little Spaniels were the chosen companions of ladies of the court throughout Europe and were of particular popularity in France, Spain, and Italy. The name Papillon is derived from the French court, meaning butterfly and refers to the feathery upright ears of this breed, which resemble butterfly wings. The dropped ear variety of the Papillion is called the Phalene and is considered rare today. The American Kennel Club first recognized the Papillon in 1935, and this little breed enjoys moderate popularity today.

Corillon Breed Appearance

The Corillon is a small-sized hybrid between the Welsh Corgi and the Papillon. Your Corillon is a small dog, standing between 8 and 12 inches and not weighing more than 25 pounds. The Corillon has a round head with upright ears that are well-covered with long silky hair; like that of the Papillon. The muzzle is thin and medium in length but proportionate to the head with a small, round black nose. The body of a Corillon is longer than it is tall but is slightly more delicate-boned than the sturdy Welsh Corgi. Often, the coat matches the Papillon, and the tail is curled over the back with feathering. Corillons will always be multicolored, either two or three color combinations and including white markings.

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

Corillon Breed Maintenance

The Corillon is not a hypoallergenic dog. The Welsh Corgi is a moderate to heavy shedder, and if the hybrid resembles more the Welsh Corgi than the parent breed Papillon, shedding may increase. The medium to long hair on the Corillon requires daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats. The hair around the Corillon’s ears are long and regular ear cleaning will be a necessity as infection may set in if bacteria or yeast develop. To prevent dental disease, brush the teeth of your hybrid twice a week. Caring for the nails is essential; tearing and splitting is not uncommon in an active dog if trimming is not done when needed. Painful cracks may lead to dirt remaining inside the nail, leading to infection of the nail bed.

Brushes for Corillon
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Corillon Temperament

The Corillon is a companion dog of high sensitivity that needs family companionship. This hybrid is affectionate and loyal toward its family including children, but it is slightly more delicate than the sturdy Welsh Corgi, so it is not suited for small children or rough play. When it comes to strangers, the Corillon is friendly but can be timid or shy at first. The Corillon also adjusts well to other dogs and pets. The energy levels on the Papillon parent are equal to the Welsh Corgi and are moderate to high. Daily exercise is required and is just as essential for stimulating the Corillon’s mind. The Corillon needs moderate intensity exercise and is considered a playful dog. Though the Welsh Corgi can be a stubborn breed, the Papillon parent is eager to please and highly intelligent, making this hybrid much easier to train than the Welsh Corgi. Additionally, the Welsh Corgi tends to bark whereas the Papillon is quieter. The Corillon will most likely bark less than the Welsh Corgi because of crossbreeding.

Corillon Activity Requirements

The Corillon has medium to high energy and needs daily exercise. However, this is a small hybrid capable of getting most of its daily exercise indoors with quick bursts of energy and short runs through the house. However, do not encourage your Corillon to jump up or down from any height as this hybrid’s bone structure is more delicate and under some stress from the elongated body it carries. If the Corillon gets enough exercise, this hybrid is well-suited for apartment life. The Corillon is a versatile dog capable of living in any climate tolerable well. However, most Corillons resemble the Papillon and prefer warmer climates. If your dog resembles the Welsh Corgi, he will prefer temperate climates.

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

Corillon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Corillon Owner Experiences

4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Long walks
Treat training
I love my little doggy - he came from a shelter and I've had him since he was a year old. He LOVES tug of war and is very intelligent! I love training him and spending time just cuddled on the couch. He rests when he likes, but most of time he's trotting about - he really enjoys tug!
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