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Corgi Pug Dog

Corgi Pug

The Corgi Pug is a crossof the Pug and the Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Besides the Pug’s squashed face or black mask, the other physical or behavioral traits depend on whether it has the Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh’s blood running through its body. The Pembroke-like ones might have a small or no tail at all with high energy levels, while those on the Cardigan’s side appear larger and less on the activity meter.

On the whole, they are an excellent family companion with a curious demeanor. They might not go on barking and disturbing everyone around but would, for sure, be watchful of their surroundings.

The only flip side that you need to watch out for is its nipping tendency and bouts of stubbornness. Supervise its interaction with the little ones of your home and give it obedience training since it is a puppy.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Cardigan Corgi Pug, Pembroke Corgi Pug, Porgi
  • Breed Registry Details:DRA
  • Common Physical Features:Elongated body though not as long as the Corgi; heavy, well-muscled built; drop ears like the Pug or big, upright ears like the Corgi; dark, round eyes; flat face though not as flat as the Pug; curled bushy tail or even a long erect one especially if it has taken more to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s side  
  • History:
  • Coat Type:Medium or short with a smooth and fine or thick and coarse coat
  • Colors:Red, sable, black, fawn, tan
  • Lifespan:12 – 15 years
  • Size:Medium
  • Height:10 – 13 inches
  • Weight:14 – 30 pounds
  • Litter Size:2 – 4 puppies
  • Temperament:Affectionate, friendly, sensitive, intelligent
  • Kids-Friendly:Somewhat; could nip the little ones since they have the Corgi as one of their parents
  • Stranger-friendly:Somewhat; they would bark until familiar with strangers
  • Animal-Friendly:Yes
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate;
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Moderate
  • Exercise Requirements:Moderate; Walking: 30 minutes; Playing: 15 – 20 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderately high
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; three to four times a week
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; twice a week
  • Nail Clipping:Occasional; twice a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 1.5 cups dry dog food per day

    Puppies: ½ cup dry dog food per day
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:Low; barks only to raise an alarm
  • Trainability:Moderate; since they could inherit the Corgi-like strong-willed nature and Pug-like mischief
  • Common Health Problems:Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, patellar luxation, Von Willebrand’s disease, eye problems like cataract and cherry eye
  • Origin:USA

Who is the Corgi Pug Good For

  • Owners desiring a low maintenance breed.
  • Those who want an alert and watchful dog with a low barking tendency.
  • People who can give sufficient time to their pets as these sensitive dogs are prone to separation anxiety.

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