I'm a lover of all things 'dog' (particularly the exploration of cross breeds - and just like to write about man's best friend.
Pomeranian x Corgi = Corgiranian
When looking at various dog breeds out there, one thing that you might notice is the sheer variety of mix breeds.
Among the most popular, though, is the Pomeranian Corgi Mix.
This interesting dog breed is most certainly not for everyone, but it is definitely going to be for someone who wants to enjoy a high-quality, intelligent dog to have around the place.
A cross between a Pomeranian and a Corgi, this is a very strong and impressive dog given its tiny size.
It’s quite an interesting little dog in that it manages to combine the charm of the Corgi with the power and enjoyment of the Pomeranian.
While one of these particular breeds might not be perfect for you, the happy mix might be just what you are looking for.
One of the most important things to note about this breed, though, is that they tend to be among the most unique.
What one mix looks like could be totally different from the next.
For example, it could have far more Corgi-like attributes than one that is far more Pomeranian.
One thing that we have to point out more or less immediately, too, is that this will have a huge impact on their personality.
If our dog is more of a Corgi, it should be great around kids and it should act more like a Corgi in terms of being good on guard.
Anyone who has owned a Pomeranian, though, will know that these dogs can be, uh, challenging!
They tend to be quite snappy around non-owners and will normally demand more than a small amount of attention and love from the owner.
If that puts you off, consider looking for one that is more of a Corgi than a Pomeranian.
What Do They Look Like?
As mentioned above, it all comes from the kind of dog that you wish to have most. Many of them will be far more like a Corgi, meaning that they tend to be quite a family-first, friendly dog.
They will normally be good around kids and strangers, and will be quite energetic, highly friendly canines.
Those that are more like a Pomeranian, though, will be hard to keep around anyone other than yourself.
You can tell just by looking at them if it is more than one or the other.
Their uniqueness to one another to begin with makes it easy to spot the difference, and that is really important for making sure you can get a dog that is suited to your actual personal wants.
Given that both of these dog breeds are known for their attachment to British royalty, too, they are often dogs that are well looked-after; you can see that more or less exactly as you look at it!
What is important to note, too, is that these dogs are not a fully established breed.
As such, there is no real average when it comes to looks, size, weight etc. – it’s more or less a total mix depending on the breed that the particular mix you look at comes from.
Both dogs have been around for centuries, with the Corgi going back to the 1100s.
Therefore, while we know comparatively little about the 'mix of the breeds', we know a lot about its parentage!
Normally, a Corgi could be anything from 10-12” in height, with the Pomeranian being around 8-11” in height.
Not a great difference.
Weight, though, is a huge difference.
Corgis are comparatively fat, at anything from 22-31lbs in weight.
Meanwhile, a small Pomeranian could be as little as 7lbs!
Some standout features though, would include:
- They tend to be smaller in size, though the odd one will be to the larger end of the 10-12” height range.
- Their coat lengths tend to be quite medium, with a straight thickness to them that is easy to spot. Also, they are normally double-coated.
- In terms of coat colouring, they tend to have anything from white to black coats, with a happy mix of grey, brown, blue, and even red in there.
- If you don’t like picking up after a dog, then the heavy shedding style of this particular dog can be hard to keep up with!
- Their eyes are often a mix of brown or blue, combined with a little black or brown nose.
Temparement & Personality
Another thing to get used to is their personality. Make no mistake; this is a happy, loving dog.
They tend to be very easy to care for, though they can be a little stubborn and hard to be around.
The challenge is that they tend to b quite unique based on their dominant parent.
If they are more Pomeranian, expect it to be a tough animal to deal with. More Corgi?
Then expect it to be a lot more positive.
It’s a hard thing to predict, though.
We suspect you’ll have to discuss with the current owner/breeder about the mentality of any Pomeranian Corgi Mix that catches your eye.
In terms of caring for a dog like this, you would do well to make some space for caring for it on a daily basis.
Regardless of major parentage, these are that dogs love to be groomed.
Therefore, a daily brushing service is needed.
Be sure to take care of their nails and paws; preferably with the help of an expert, as discomfort is common when you do it on your own.
Also, make sure you give their teeth a regular brushing.
Tooth decay is common thanks to the Pomeranian side of things, so you should make sure your dog gets its teeth brushed a least twice per week.
What Do They Eat?
When it comes to its diet, these are dogs with some very frustrating dietary needs.
While some of these dogs will eat just about anything, some will be very fussy.
You should by making sure that you gradually take it off the food it was previously fed by the breeder/owner; this will help your mix to transition from one diet type to the next.
Also, you should make sure that you limit the portions your mix gets.
The Corgi in this dog makes weight gain kick in quite dramatically, so you have to learn to say no when it comes to eating.
If you are going to give your dog food, plan it out in smaller, more regular meals throughout the day.
It’s the only way to contain their appetite without moods!
Exercise & Training
- When it comes to their fitness, a wee dog like this can do a lot of exercise in a day.
- They need at least one hour of exercise per day and will have to be able to burn off that energy, and it will have to be kept busy to avoid it becoming a nuisance.
- Dogs like this have a love for biting, barking, and just being an irritant, when they are not doing something.
- As such, you should look to make sure that your Pomeranian Corgi Mix gets as much exercise as you can give them.
- Make it intensive, too; get plenty of balls, chew toys, frisbees etc. involved: these are dogs that love to use up the energy they have stored up.
With regards to training, they can be quite a hard dog to get to listen to what you have to say. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- It means being consistent, and it means being firm – even harsh – to get your point across.
- We recommend that you start early training, and that you give it massive praise when it does what you want.
- Instead of making it scared of you, make it love you by showing it the positive comeback from doing as you say.
- These are dogs with a huge suspicion for any kind of stranger, so you might have to encourage your dog to not be so aggressive with people it does not know.
- When it comes to their bladder, training to make them go outside is tough. They often have weak, poor bladders. Keep that in mind: really impress your gratitude when it goes go outside.
- Lastly, don’t let your dog think its in charge: these are dogs that will take a mile if given an inch, so be sure to not tolerate any of its sassy, dominant behaviour.
Potential Health Issues
When owning a mix breed like these, health can be a big concern.
The Corgi is a dog breed known to have an extensive range of genetic and serious health issues over time.
The Pomeranian is not much better, in truth.
They are dogs that have the habit to pass on to a mix breed - any of the following:
- Eye issues, causing dystrophy in the eyes and thus limiting their vision and receptiveness.
- Heart conditions, often including Patent Ductus Arteriosus – a common Pomeranian illness.
- Weight gain problems, leading to your cross breed getting fat without eating much.
- Physical conditioning, such as hip dysplasia – this is very common in the Corgi side.
The challenge in finding a healthy cross that does not have any of these problems is significant indeed.
You might have to accept at least one of these conditions as part of the parcel in taking on a dog as delightful as these.
Regular check-ups with the vet are necessary, as is a serious exercise and diet regime to try and avoid any of the above issues from becoming inflamed.
With that in mind, try and spend a bit more time looking at the dog as a whole: can you handle the potential illnesses it is likely to suffer from?
Take that into account, and it might soon become a bit easier to try and decide if they are the right dog for you.
Overall, there is much to consider when it comes to taking on a dog breed like this.
The cost of owning one is quite high as they need extensively high-quality food and accessories to feed & entertain them.
If you are willing to invest the time, money, and effort into any dog breed, though, the Corgiarian provides ample love, care, and affection.
It just depends what kind you get: a bossy Pomeranian-dominant breed, or a caring Corgi-dominant companion!