Pembroke Cocker Corgi

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20-25 lbs
12-13"
United States
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
American Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Corgi

The Pembroke Cocker Corgi is a small hybrid mix of the American Cocker Spaniel and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This breed rarely gets above 30 pounds and stands between 12 and 14 inches high. They love people and get along well with other pets but should be supervised with young children who may not know how to treat a small dog. The Pembroke Cocker Corgi is very intelligent and learns fast but can have a stubborn streak so you should expect to spend a good amount of time training your new dog. It is best to use positive reinforcement but not physical punishment because it can make your dog aggressive. 

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
American Cocker Spaniel and Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Cocker Corgi Health

Average Size
Height: 13-14 inches Weight: 25-30 lbs
Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Seborrhea
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Epilepsy
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Degenerative Myopathy (DM)
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Eye and Ear Examination

Pembroke Cocker Corgi Breed History

The American Cocker Spaniel actually started out as the English Cocker Spaniel but was mixed with other breeds to make them smaller. They are known as the smallest member of the sporting dog family and is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. The name Cocker is from the breed’s ability to flush and retrieve a game bird called the woodcock. The breed originated in the United States in the 1800s to be used for hunting and retrieving these birds. There are reports that the original Spaniels arrived in the United States on the Mayflower in 1620 and they were divided into categories that became different breeds depending on size and whether they hunted on land or water. Once their gentle and loving personality was known, they became more popular as companion pets and the American Kennel Club recognized them in 1878 where they are the 29th most popular breed of dog. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was originally developed in the 1100s in Wales for cattle driving. Their ancestors include the Spitz, Norwegian Elkhound, Chow Chow, Samoyed, Pomeranian, Schipperke, and the Keeshond. The name Corgi means dwarf dog, which was chosen because they are so short. They were originally used to herd sheep and cattle by nipping at their legs but are now a companion dog and guard dog. They became popular when King George gave one of these little dogs to his daughters as a gift and Queen Elizabeth was also fond of these dogs and had several. The American Kennel Club accepted the Pembroke Welsh Corgi in 1934 and is the 18th most popular dog breeds in America. 

Pembroke Cocker Corgi Breed Appearance

With large, oval brown eyes and a black nose, the Pembroke Cocker Corgi has an open and friendly expression and looks like she is smiling. She has big, triangular ears that stand up most of the time although some have furry, pendulous ears and a long, furred tail. Their legs are short and the torso is long like the Pembroke Welsh Corgi but they may have longer legs and a shorter torso depending on the parentage. Their coat is of medium density, straight to slightly wavy, soft, and of medium length. The most common colors are black, brown, and white; black and brown; black; brown; white; blue; fawn; cream; sable; brindle; or a combination of any of these colors.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Cream
Fawn
Blue
White
Pied
Sable
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pembroke Cocker Corgi Breed Maintenance

Your Pembroke Cocker Corgi will need thorough brushing every other day or so to keep them from getting matted or tangled. Depending on the density and length of their coat, you should brush her at least five or six times a week with a pin brush and comb. If they have a tendency to shed, you can use a deshedding tool, which will lessen the amount of shedding by removing the dead fur. Their ears will need cleaning at least once every 7 to 10 days and you should check for a build-up of wax or ear mites at this time.

Brushes for Pembroke Cocker Corgi
Pin Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pembroke Cocker Corgi Temperament

The Pembroke Cocker Corgi is a lovable and friendly family pet but should not be left alone with small children that may hurt her due to her small size. They are usually good with other animals but they may have a high prey drive like the Cocker Spaniel so you should watch them with small animals. Training them may be difficult but if you stick with your plan and take your time, positive reinforcement can work within a short time. Some dogs may need an obedience class, especially if you have a busy schedule and cannot take the time to train her properly. 

Pembroke Cocker Corgi Activity Requirements

This breed does not need too much exercise but should have at least 45 minutes to an hour of activity every day. This will keep them healthy, prevent boredom, and keep them from getting overweight. However, they do enjoy cuddling with their owner as much as they enjoy going out to play. It may take some coercion to get her going so make sure you plan some of her favorite activities like taking a brisk walk, hiking, playing at the dog park, playing catch or flyball, and frisbee. This breed is also good at agility training and is an incredibly fast runner. 

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

Pembroke Cocker Corgi Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.6 - $2.4
Monthly Cost
$48 - $72

Pembroke Cocker Corgi Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Height: 10 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Height: 11 inches Weight: 12 lbs
18 Months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 27 lbs
Height: 12 inches Weight: 22 lbs

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