The Pug Corgi Mix was created by dog designers and it’s probably one of the cutest Pug mixes we’ve seen so far. Here at PugsClub.org, we obviously adore Pugs; they are cute, loyal, and love you more than anyone. However, another really interesting breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi or simply Corgi, is also a beautiful breed that has been getting a lot of attention lately. In this article you’ll learn:
- All about the Pug Corgi Mix.
- Whether if it’s a good idea or not to get one.
- And a few things any owner of this crossbred dog would need.
When you finish reading this article you’ll be able to make a choice; is the Pug Corgi Mix for you? Let’s find out!
Pug Corgi Mix: How is this Mix?
It’s rather hard to determine how a Pug Corgi Mix will be since it’s the result of putting a Pug and a Corgi together in one dog; it will have both dog’s traits. However, we can give you a solid idea of how it could be depending on those traits and what are the desired traits the mix should have to be a good dog.
Pug Corgi Mix temperament
The temperament of this mix breed will, again, depend directly on the parent’s temperament. If both of them have the desired temperament expected in both breeds, the resulting mix will inherit from both, sometimes inclining to one side or the other.
Still, it’s important to note that since this is a designer dog, and usually the dogs used to create them are not of high quality, therefore they won’t have the best personality outlines.
Another thing that we should warn you about is that both dogs are lap dogs, used to be surrounded by families or one close owner, resulting in dogs prone to suffer from separation anxiety. We’ve discussed this very well here at PugsClub.org, and you can find the best toys for separation anxiety here!
Here’s what they can inherit from both breeds:
From Pugs: They can inherit their loyalty, calm demeanor, and friendliness. Still, they’ll also inherit a high dose of separation anxiety and laziness.
From Corgis: They can be slightly more active, playful, and have herding instinct. Separation anxiety is also something to keep in mind.
Note: A dog’s temperament will be the result of what their genes dictate and how they’re raised. If you give them proper training, Porgis can be balanced dogs, great for any family.
Pug Corgi Physical traits
Both the Corgi and the Pug are lap dogs, which means they’re small, of low energy, and prone to obesity. Their appearance will be inherited from both parents, meaning you will see parts of Pugs and Corgis here and there.
Here’s what they can inherit from both breeds:
- From Pugs: Small stature, barrel-shaped body, flat face, floppy ears, black mask, curly tails, and double-coats. Also, they can inherit any of the colors of Pugs, from which black is the most dominant.
- From Corgis: Small stature, slightly longer hair, elongated snout, pointy ears, and bushy tail. Short legs are almost always present.
The Desired Porgi
The desired Porgi or Pug Corgi Mix is a dog that has all the best traits he can get from both parents. This dog would inherit:
- From Pugs: Their good temper, friendliness, and natural loyalty. Also, it would inherit a beautiful coat color, a characteristic black mask, and longer legs than those of Corgis. This would solve the herding instinct and joint issues of Corgis!
- From Corgis: Their leaner bodies, tall tipped ears, bushy tails, eye size, and slightly elongated snout. This would solve the ear issues of floppy ears, the protruded eyes, and the brachycephalic syndrome.
Still, the resulting dog will require more than average care and maintenance.
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Pug Corgi health and care
As we know, Pugs and Corgis are not new to issues. Pugs have brachycephalic skulls, big and protruded eyes, and are prone to a wide array of diseases. Corgis can have dwarfism, short legs, back and joint issues.
If you pair both dogs they will likely have at least one of those issues. Also, both dogs require moderate to high levels of maintenance.
Pug’s issues include heavy shedding, allergies, skin fold issues, nails that grow faster, and issues with anal glands. If you’re planning to get one, you’ll have to pay extra attention to our guides on:
- How to bath Pugs.
- How to keep them clean between baths.
- Grooming tips for Pugs.
- And also keep in mind our selected products for Pugs.
Yet another important thing to keep in mind is that both breeds are prone to obesity, which could be fatal if the mix inherited the flat face of Pugs, and slightly less bad if they inherit Corgi’s snout. You’ll have to keep them in a daily exercise/playtime routine and, in some cases, dog foods to fend off obesity. Finally, they have a lifespan of 10-13 years, maybe 15 with extreme care and consideration.
Pug Corgi Training
This dog, like any other, will require constant training on obedience, crate training, and socialization. Training those specific areas will keep an eye on their issues with stubbornness, separation anxiety (which is known to be mostly caused by owners!), and aggressiveness towards anything new, including other dogs, strangers, and more.
Just as with Pugs, the best way of making them cooperate with you for their training is with a bunch of healthy traits.
For us, Pugs are the best, and shouldn’t be changed.
Still, the Pug Corgi mix is an overall medium-to-good choice for families or single owners to get. They will require a good amount of care, training, and specialized goodies to have a good life. The thing is that Pugs do too! Still, you must have in mind the mentioned desired traits, as these are the best guidelines to pick the healthiest version of this Pug Mix.
Also, forget about competing in shows, regardless of their advertised champion bloodlines; they are designer dogs.
So, are you planning to get a Porgi? Or a Pugsky maybe?