Corgi Toy Poodle mix- “COMPLETE” Corgipoo buyer’s guide

Corgi Poodle mix

The Corgi Toy Poodle mix is an adorable hybrid dog that combines the genes of a Toy Poodle and a Cardigan or Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This Poodle mix is also commonly known as the Corgipoo or Corgidoodle and is an ideal companion and family dog. 

The Corgi Toy Poodle mix is a super friendly and affectionate dog that is perfect for those early morning and evening walks.

And because of their small size, they are perfect for apartment living and they do not take up much space.

When you combine their affectionate nature with their intelligence and playfulness, you get a completely remarkable dog.

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But these are not the only things that you can expect from a Corgipoo. There is more than this Corgi mix has to offer.

Stick around to learn more.

About the Corgi Toy Poodle mix

The Corgi and Toy Poodle is just that, a cross between a Toy Poodle and a Pembroke Welsh or Cardigan Corgi.

This mixed dog boosts a hypoallergenic coat and a small but energetic body. 

Both of these dogs are small-sized, intelligent, friendly, and very popular among dog lovers. Therefore, they make a perfect combination for a crossbreed.

This dog offers irresistible beauty coupled with other endearing perks that will melt your heart.

He is also known to be up to a bit of mischief and can also have a stubborn streak but with proper training, you should be able to deal with this.

With that said, you may find most of their antics entertaining except you should not let them get out of control.

Interesting read: Bite-sized facts about the Miniature Corgi.

So, how did the Corgipoo come to be? 

Corgipoo origin and history

The Toy Poodle and Corgi Mix originated from the United States likely in the 1980s. 

Mixing these dogs was done to create a hypoallergenic and family-friendly dog in what is popularly known as the “doodle craze”.

However, not much is known about Corgipoo’s history although both of the parents’ histories are well-documented.

Corgi overview

Welsh corgi
Welsh corgi

Corgis are synonymous with royalty and have been members of the British Royal Family since 1933.

There are two main types of Corgis;

  • The Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
  • Cardigan Corgi.

Cardigan Corgis are believed to have existed earlier than Welsh Corgis dating back as early as 1200 BC with the latter in 1000 AD. 

Pembroke Corgis come in sable, orange, red coat colors or a combination of the colors with white markings.

Cardigan Corgis come in the following colors;

  • Red and white
  • Merle
  • Brindle and white
  • Blue merle and white
  • White and black
  • Sable and white

Other popular Corgi mixes

  • Corman Shepherd is a mix between a German Shepherd and a Corgi.
  • Combining the genes of a Corgi and a Labrador retriever will give you a hybrid dog also known as a Corgidor.
  • Dalmatian mixed with a Corgi is known as the Corgi-dalmatian.
  • Corgipom is a combination between a Corgi and a Pomeranian.

Toy Poodle overview

Toy-Poodle

Poodles have been existence for over 400 years now.

And contrary to what many believe, these dogs originated from Germany other than France as water retrievers and duck hunters.

The Toy Poodle on the other hand originated in the 18th century as a smaller version of the standard-sized Poodle. 

This toy variation was mainly used as a companion and performer and slowly become one of the most popular dogs.

Toy Poodles weigh between 4 and 6 pounds and stand at under 10 inches.

These dogs can come in several colors including;

  • Chocolate
  • Cream
  • Apricot
  • Sable
  • Black and white
  • Parti

Learn more about the Parti Poodle. 

Other popular Poodle mixes

Learn more about other fluffy Poodle mixes. 

Corgidoodle kennel club recognition

Corgipoos are not recognized by any of the major Kennel clubs as they do not meet the purebred standards. 

This is despite both the Corgi and Poodle parents being recognized.

However, this Toy Poodle Corgi Mix is recognized by the following organizations.

  • Designer Breed registry.
  • The Dog Registry of America.

It is also helpful to check out the following organizations if you want to adopt a Corgidoodle.

  • Corgi rescue
  • Poo Mix rescue

Corgipoo fun facts

  1. Both the Toy Poodle and Pembroke Welsh Corgi have enjoyed their fair share of royalty.
  2. This dog may be small but he is energetic and athletic.
  3. Corgipoo inherits his intelligence from both of his parents with the Poodle being ranked as the 2nd smartest and the Corgi as the 11th smartest dogs in the world.
  4. The Toy Poodle is the best Poodle size for mixing with a Corgi to create the Corgipoo.
  5. Not all Corgipoos will have the Poodle’s non-shedding coat.

Corgidoodle Pros and Cons

Pros

✓ Great for apartment dwellers.

✔ Intelligent and highly trainable.

✓ Allergy-friendly.

✔ Engaging and entertaining.

Cons

✗ Mischievous.

✘ Tends to bark frequently.

✗ Susceptible to separation anxiety.

Corgi Toy Poodle mix general characteristics

Corgi Toy Poodle mix summary table
Height 8-12 inches
Weight 10-30 pounds
Lifespan 12-14 years 
Breed Type Mixes and more
Purpose Companion dog
Suitable For Families, Seniors, Couples and Singles
Grooming requirements High
Color Variations Cream, Apricot, Black, Sable, Black and white, White, Red
Health concerns Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, Degenerative Myelopathy
Temperament Loyal, Social, Friendly, Athletic, Outgoing, Loving and Clever
Other names Corgipoo, Corgidoodle

Height and Weight

The Toy Poodle Corgi Mix is a small mixed dog with a height of 8 to 12 inches and weighs between 10 and 30 pounds.

Ever heard of the Miniature Corgi? Visit the guide in the link to learn more.

The Corgi Poodle appearance

Corgipoos can inherit physical features from one of the parents more than the other.

However, in most times, they will be a perfect blend of both the Poodle and the Corgi parents.

You can expect a Corgidoodle to have an elongated body resembling that of a Corgi with the coat of a Toy Poodle. This dog can also have legs that are slightly longer than those of Corgis.

The eyes will be large, dark brown, and expressive with a round head and ears that can either be floppy or erect.

Another common Corgipoo feature is the medium-length, round muzzle with a black and promotional nose.

Corgi and Toy Poodle mix

Coat appearance and shedding

The Corgi Poodle has a double coat with a soft and waterproof undercoat and a thick medium length outer coat.

This coat can vary from straight to curly depending on the parent that he takes more after.

Corgipoos with a straight coat will shed moderately while those with a curly coat will be non-shedding or low shedders. A wavy coat will be in between the two.

You should also expect Corgipoos with curly coats to be more allergy-friendly.

Colors

Chocolate Black Black and white
Cream Red Tan
Sable Brindle Apricot

You may also be interested in learning about Goldendoodle colors and coat variations.

Temperament and personality traits

Generally, a Corgi Toy Poodle mix will be affectionate, sweet, active, alert, and intelligent.

This dog will love nothing more than being next and interacting with those he considers family.

And by family, this can include even your friends that love giving him belly rubs and tasty treats.

With that said, you should not have a problem with a Corgipoo and a stranger. In fact, you should be more worried about him being overfriendly around strangers. He will get along well with all people and animals alike.

You should also be aware that this mixed dog is synonymous with trouble and mischief.

This can spiral out of control if you let get away with it and if you reinforce it indirectly.

Separation anxiety can also be a problem with this pooch. Leaving him alone for long periods if not an option.

Corgipoos are also known to bark a lot when left alone or when they are bored.

Is the Toy Poodle Corgi Mix a good family dog?

The Corgi Toy Poodle is an exceptional and entertaining family dog that will get along with everyone.

This mixed canine friend is also great with young children and makes a great playmate for them. You should, however, teach your children how to interact and play with this dog without irritating him.

Corgi-Toy-Poodle-Mix

Frequently asked questions

Does a Corgipoo shed?

A Corgipoo with a straight or wavy coat will shed. However, a Corgipoo with a curly coat will shed minimally or be non-shedding.

What is a Corgi Doodle?

A Corgi Doodle or a Corgi Poodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Pembroke or Cardigan Corgi.

Does a Corgi Toy Poodle mix bark a lot?

Corgi Poodle mixes are known to bark a lot. This is because both of the Poodle and Corgi parents have hunting and herding histories respectively.

Puppies

Litter size

1 to 4 puppies.

These Corgipoo puppies take around 12 months to reach their full size and look like the real definition of balls of fluff.

Age (months) Weight
3 2 to 3 pounds
6 5 to 8 pounds
9 7 to 12 pounds
12 10 to 17 pounds

How much does a Corgipoo cost?

The average price of a Corgipoo is around $800 but the price of a puppy can vary between $400 and $1200. This Corgipoo’s cost will depend on the location, pedigree of the parents, and the breeder.

Finding a reputable and good Corgi Toy Poodle mix breeder should be your first priority.

It is essential that you get a well-bred and healthy puppy.

You at the medical history of both parents and the condition of the place where the puppies are kept.

If you spot any red flags, avoid that breeder like a plague.

Here is a guide on how you can find a reputable breeder and some of the red flags that you should watch out for.

Corgipoo mix

Grooming requirements

The Corgi Toy Poodle mix is a high maintenance couch potato.

Brushing this dog’s coat should be done at least 4 times a week to prevent the formation of tangle and mats.

Bathing should not be done too often as this will strip the coat if essential oils and cause the skin to dry.

A bath once every 6 weeks will be appropriate.

Dental care, keeping the nails short, and ear care will also help to keep this dog healthy and happy.

How to feed a Corgipoo

A Corgi Toy Poodle mix needs a balanced and high-quality diet to meet his nutritional and calorie needs.

This will helps to keep his energy high and boost his immune system.

A proper and balanced diet should be high on proteins and should also have minerals, vitamins, and Omega-3 Fatty acids.

For calorie requirements, a general rule of thumb is to give your Corgipoo 30 pounds for every pound he weighs.

Corgi Toy Poodle Daily Food Consumption
Guide 300 to 500 calories
Cups of Kibble ~1

The meals should be slit in 2 or 3 portions and you should also not free-feed this dog.

A diet formulated for small dogs will also be helpful in preventing obesity. You should also avoid giving him too many treats during training.

Corgi Poodle mix

Exercising a Corgi Toy Poodle mix

Daily exercise of moderate-intensity will be crucial to ensure that this dog does not get bored or obese.

About 60 minutes of exercise should be enough.

This can involve taking this dog for walks, hikes, play sessions, and some agility sports.

Daily Exercise Requirements
Minutes 60 minutes
Number of walks 2 (20 minutes each)

Training

As I mentioned earlier the Corgi Toy Poodle mix a very intelligent dog that is highly trainable.

He can also be an independent thinker which can make training more difficult.

However, with patience, consistency, firmness, and positive reinforcement, you should be able to train this mixed dog pretty easily.

Known health issues

The Corgipoo is a fairly healthy dog but he is also prone to health problems such as;

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Degenerative Myelopathy

How long does the Corgipoo live?

Corgipoo has a lifespan of between 12 and 14 years.

Breed summary

The Corgi and Toy Poodle is a small-sized mixed dog that has many desirable qualities and traits.

But before you get this dog you should be ready to take care of his needs such as being there for him.

With proper care and training, this can the perfect addition for your family.

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