How much does a Corgi cost? (price, food, health expenses)

Welsh corgi cost

The average cost of a Cardigan Welsh Corgi is around $1500 but ranges between $1000 and $2000 while the cost of a Pembroke Corgi can range anywhere between $1000 and $2500 depending on several factors such as location. Some superior lines of show Corgi puppies can cost more than $2500. 

However, this does not account for the price of owning a Welsh Corgi such as grooming, feeding, training, health expenses, and so on.

These costs can also vary from one Corgi to another but are around $1000 annually on average.

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So, let us look at all these costs in more detail. 

How much is a Corgi (estimates)

Corgi cost Estimate table
Breeder price $1000 to upwards of $2500
Adoption costs $100 and $500
Registration cost $35
Training Around $600
Grooming costs Between $30 and $150 per session
Vet Bills Around $40 to $90 per check-up
Feeding costs Between $40 and $150/month
Doggie supplies About $600 annually
Miscellaneous $200 annually

Please note that the prices in the table above are just estimates and the cost can vary slightly from one to the other. 

How much is the initial Corgi cost

The average cost of acquiring a Corgi is about $1500 but as I mentioned above the price can vary depending on some factors that we are going to look at.

For a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the price of a puppy can range between $1000 and $2500 while that of a Cardigan Corgi will range between $1000 and $2000. For superior pedigrees, the cost can be more than this. 

To register these puppies you may need to pay a registration fee of between $25 and $80 for a single puppy.

You also have the option of adoption which is way cheaper than getting a puppy from a breeder.

Corgi adoption fees can also vary from as low as $100 to as high as $500.

So, what affects the cost of buying or adoption. 

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How much does a Corgi cost

Factors that affect the initial price of a Corgi

Pedigree and breed quality

Whether your a getting a Corgi from a show line or a standard line of Corgis, the price can vary significantly.

Show Corgi can be very expensive costing upwards of $3000 for one puppy but if you do not intend to show you dog there is no need of getting one from a show line. Purebred Corgis from standard lines will cost $1500 on average.

Mixed Corgi breeds can also be expensive but this will also depend on the breed this dog is mixed with. Most Corgi mixes will range between $500 and $1500. 

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Location

Location is another huge Corgi price determining factor.

If you live in an area with a high demand for Corgis breeders will charge you more to acquire one of these puppies and vice versa.

Also, some areas may not have any reputable breeders and this may force you to travel to other locations which also inflates the cost if you consider the transport cost and shipping.

Age of the puppy

The best time to take your Corgi from a breeder is when he is around 8 weeks old. At between 8 and 12 weeks, the cost of these pups is usually at its highest.

When you compare this to the price of a pup that is around 12 months old, you see a significant drop in the cost of the puppy.

However, you should note that most Corgi breeders sell out all their puppies before they reach the age of 3 months.

Vet and health expenses

One of the best ways to keep you Corgi healthy is through frequent vet checkups. Vet check-ups can range from $40 to $90 per checkup.

In general, the Welsh Corgi is a fairly healthy breed but is also prone to some health issues that include;

  • Hip and elbow dysplasia.
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Intervertebral Disc disease
  • Cystinuria
  • Cutaneous asthenia
  • Obesity
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Eye conditions such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Retinal Dysplasia, and cataracts.

Treating these conditions can be very expensive but here is a breakdown of some of the health expenses that one can incur.

Corgi treatment costs

Treatment Cost estimate
Antibiotics administration $10 to $200
Corgi Weight loss $800
Degenerative Myelopathy diagnosis $2000 to $4000
Hip dysplasia (therapy and surgery) $1800 to $4500 per hip
Elbow dysplasia (therapy and surgery) $1500 to $4000 per elbow
X-ray $50 to $200
Cataract surgery $1500 to $4000 per eye
Intervertebral Disc disease surgery $1000 to $4000
Von Willebrand disease treatment $500 to $3000
Epilepsy $200 to $500 per year
Deworming $10 to $20
Vaccination $70 to $100

Spay and neuter services

Spaying and neutering Corgis help to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies, helps with some behavioral issues, and can also protect the dog from serious health problems.

The cost of spaying a Welsh Corgi can range from $60 to $500. Neutering will cost around $200 on average but can go as high as $400.

Human societies and dog rescues are less expensive than vet clinics. To find a spay/neuter clinic near you visit the ASPCA’s Free and Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Database.

Corgi insurance cost

As you have seen above Corgis can be susceptible to some health issues some of which can be super expensive to treat.

These dogs are generally healthy but it is always great to stay prepared by having a dog health insurance cover.

Most pet insurance companies will offer good health covers for about $30 to $50 a month for a Corgi. However, you may spend more or less on health insurance depending on the deductible you choose and your location. 

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Cost of feeding a Corgi

Corgis love to eat and this is one of the reasons that they are highly susceptible to obesity.

It is crucial that when you are feeding this dog, make sure that you are feeding him on the right amount, and avoid free-feeding him.

The monthly cost of feeding a Corgi can range from $30 to $150 for premium foods and treats.

An average 30-pound bag of dry food will cost around $35 and get as high as $150 a bag for premium food brands. You also have the option of getting your Corgi customized foods depending on the ingredient and these can be more expensive.

Grooming costs

The most cost-effective way of grooming your Corgi is by grooming him yourself.

However, it is also essential to visit a professional groomer twice or thrice every year. One grooming session can cost between $30 and $150 depending on what you want to be done on the Corgi.

Training

You can train your Corgi by yourself if you have some training experience and are comfortable enough doing it, at least for the basic house and obedience training.

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The alternative is to take your dog for training classes and personal training lessons by professionals.

Puppy training classes can cost between $10 and $20 while individual training lessons will cost between $30 and $200.

Corgi supplies

Supplies Cost estimate
Crate $35 to $200, depending on the size of the crate.Small hard crates: About $25, Decorative crates: Between $100 and $600
Harness and leash $10 to $100
Toys Between $5 and $100
Doggie dish as low as $5 per piece
Doggie bed $100 to as low as $30

Corgi cost summary

Acquiring and taking care of a Corgi can be relatively expensive, that is why you should consider all the costs before committing to having this dog as your next companion or family addition.

However, at this price, you get an entertaining and very loyal friend.

You can leave us your feedback or any questions in the comment section below.

There you go, WOOF!

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