Pembroke Corswiss

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26-140 lbs
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
The Pembroke Corswiss is a hybrid mix of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.  This newer hybrid  has little to no information available on the hybrid itself, so we'll get our information from the parent breeds.  While the hybrid approximate date and place of origination is unknown, we do know that the Corgi came from the United Kingdom and the Greater Swiss originated in Switzerland. Both parent breeds are ancient dog breeds and were both bred for herding and guarding tasks.  Their unique skill set and personality traits make for an interesting combination for this hybrid. Owners of the Pembroke Corswiss say this dog has an independent nature but is still eager for attention and affection.
Companionship, Agility, Herding, Guarding
Date of Origin
Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Pembroke Corswiss Health

Average Size
Male Pembroke Corswiss size stats
Height: 10-29 inches Weight: 26-140 lbs
Female Pembroke Corswiss size stats
Height: 10-29 inches Weight: 26-140 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Familial Nephropathy
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Epilepsy
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Tests
  • Blood And Urine Protein Screens
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • Dental and Oral Examinations
  • Hip and Elbow X-rays

Pembroke Corswiss Breed History

The Pembroke Corswiss is a hybrid mix of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and, being a newer hybrid, there is little to no information available on the hybrid itself.  We'll get an idea of what your hybrid pet can be from a brief look at the history of the parent breeds.  The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a breed which hails from the United Kingdom, however, the ancestors of this Corgi from Pembrokeshire actually were Flemish, being brought to England by Flemish weavers in the early 1100's.  Eventually settling in Haverfordwest in southwest Wales, these early Corgis are believed to be have similar heritage to that of the Samoyed, Keeshond, Chow Chow, Pomeranian, Finnish Spitz and the Norwegian Elkhound.  They were utilized in herding and guarding of sheep and cattle, their short height and low slung shape enabling them to nip at the heels of the sheep and cattle to keep them in line without retaliation (kicking) from the focus of their attention.  Overtime, they have become dearly beloved companions of the rich, royal and famous, having nipped many of those heels, too.  There are two varieties of Corgi, the Pembroke Welsh and the Cardigan,  but it is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi which is one of the breed parents of this hybrid.  The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934.   The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is also an ancient breed which was brought to Switzerland by ancient Roman conquerors centuries ago.  The Greater Swiss is the oldest as well as the largest of the Sennenhund ("dogs of the Alpine herdsman") breeds which were developed in Switzerland.  There are three other breeds which make up this group of dogs: Appenzeller Sennenhunde, Bernese Mountain Dog and the Entlebucher Mountain Dog.  The "Swissy" quickly became utilized in herding and guarding tasks, in addition to the tasks of farm sentinel and pulling carts loaded with fresh produce, milk and cheese around the area and to market, most frequently working in pairs to accomplish these heavier tasks.  The Swissy breed is believed to have contributed to the development of the Rottweiler and the Saint Bernard breeds.  The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995.  No information could be found as to the organizations which recognize this newer hybrid.

Pembroke Corswiss Breed Appearance

The Pembroke Corswiss is a hybrid mix of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and, as such, can inherit the appearance traits of one or both parent breeds.  No real appearance information is available on the hybrid, but when looking at the parent breeds, your hybrid could stand anywhere from 10 to 29 inches tall and weigh from 26 to 140 pounds when fully matured.  The tail can be varying in length and could curl or arch over the back.  The face could be fox-like in appearance or have a large head with gentle facial expression, round dark eyes and ears which can stand erect or be medium in length and fold over.  The body structure will likely be sturdy though of varying size due to the differences in the body sizes of the parent breeds.  The coat will be thick and double, with coloring of black, rust, white, red, sable, fawn or tan with or without white markings.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pembroke Corswiss eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pembroke Corswiss nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pembroke Corswiss coat
brown Pembroke Corswiss coat
red Pembroke Corswiss coat
fawn Pembroke Corswiss coat
white Pembroke Corswiss coat
sable Pembroke Corswiss coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pembroke Corswiss straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pembroke Corswiss Breed Maintenance

Your Pembroke Corswiss falls into the moderate maintenance category as well as the moderate category of shedding, making this hybrid's coat is non hypoallergenic.  This will require that he be brushed at least twice a week to remove loose hair, debris and matting.  Bathing need only be done as needed so that you don't remove vital oils which are necessary to keep the coat healthy and weather resistant.  Check the toenails once a week, trimming them as needed unless he keeps them worn down with his daily exercise activities.  Check the ears weekly, cleaning them with a cotton ball and an approved canine ear cleaner as needed.  The smell level is low as is the drooling tendency in this hybrid.  His teeth should be brushed at least twice a week, though daily is preferred, to avoid development of periodontal disease and its accompanying tooth loss.
Brushes for Pembroke Corswiss
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pembroke Corswiss requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pembroke Corswiss Temperament

Your Pembroke Corswiss, a hybrid mix of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Greater Swiss Mountain dog, can take on the temperament characteristics of either or both parent breeds.  This hybrid will be a great furry family member, having such temperament traits as: affectionate, alertness, cheerfulness, courage, friendliness, gentleness, intelligence, loyalty,  loving, liveliness, protectiveness and playfulness. Your hybrid is also social and outgoing, making him great around kids and other animals, but, keep in mind that he's also a bit on the independent side.  If properly socialized at a young age, he will be good with the kids and the family cat, and for the most part, strangers as long as he doesn't sense danger for his human family.  He'll likely have a moderate tendency to wander and hunting drive due to the backgrounds of his parent breeds.

Pembroke Corswiss Activity Requirements

Your Pembroke Corswiss hybrid comes from two working parent breeds.  What this means to you and your family is simply that he will be constantly moving and investigating.  He'll need 1 to 2 hours a daily of moderate activity and exercise, which can be accomplished with long daily walks or jogs, romps in the dog park or fenced back yard and interactive games of fetch, Frisbee, seek and find, earth dog activities and obedience training.  He is highly intelligent so it is important to keep his mind actively challenged as well as his body.  This will avoid the annoying and frustrating behaviors which can develop from boredom.  He loves his human family and really doesn't like long periods of being left alone.  He can tolerate cold weather quite well with his thick double coat but may need some additional protection in the hotter temperatures - he'll do best in moderate climates.  Depending upon which breed parent has the most influence in the bio mix, his size and weight may not be conducive to apartment or condo living, unless you are really committed to providing the outside exercise that he needs to be healthy, happy and fit.  Having said that, he can live in an urban or rural setting, in an apartment or condo (with appropriate exercise commitment from owner) or family home with or without a fenced yard.  Because of his wanderlust tendencies and he proclivity to following his hunting nose, keeping him on leash when outside the house or other enclosed area is very important - unless, that is, you enjoy chasing him through briars and brambles as he investigates an unusual or interesting scent which has caught his attention.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Pembroke Corswiss Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Pembroke Corswiss Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pembroke Corswiss size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 62 lbs
Female Pembroke Corswiss size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 62 lbs
12 Months
Male Pembroke Corswiss size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 83 lbs
Female Pembroke Corswiss size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 83 lbs
18 Months
Male Pembroke Corswiss size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 83 lbs
Female Pembroke Corswiss size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 83 lbs

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