The Corgi Shepherd Mix dog is a cross-breed dog that results from mixing a Welsh Corgi parent with a German Shepherd parent.
In this article, we’ll be doing our best to cover all that you need to know about this dog in case you’re contemplating adding one to your family, or in case you want to get to know what this dog is all about if you already have one at home.
Corgi German Shepherd Mix Appearance
The Corgi German Shepherd Mix will look very much like both their parents, with some exceptions meaning this dog will sometimes take up more from either of its two parents.
Size, Height & Weight
In general, and adult Corgi German Shepherd Mix dog is a medium to large sized dog that will weigh around 30-70 lbs and will stand at around 12-15 inches tall.
With that being said, this dog doesn’t look too big despite its relatively high weight and tall stature, mainly because of the fact that it has short legs just like its Corgi parent.
The Corgi Shepherd Mix’s coat is almost always very much like that of its German Shepherd parent, being a medium-length and fairly dense coat that’s dominated with a golden-like color as well as a few tints of black and white here and there.
Some Corgi Shepherd Mix dogs can also come with a little bit of brown color to their coats.
German Shepherd Corgi Mix Temperament
Exercise & Physical Activity
Very much like both of its parents, the Corgi Shepherd Mix is a very active dog that really enjoys its daily dose of exercise and physical activity.
This dog loves to be exercised on a daily basis and its most preferred exercise is one that’s carried out in the outdoors and not indoors.
So, that’s your cue to plan frequent trips to the dog park with this dog! In general, you’re looking at around 2 long walks a day, and sometimes even more if your Corgi German Shepherd Mix is really feeling it and wants to be super active.
The last thing you want to do is not offer this dog the necessary outlets they need to let off all that steam and burn all that energy inside them the way they should be able to, because that will backfire at you right away via behavioral problems this dog will exhibit in no time.
Coming from two parents that originally used to be herding dogs, this cross-breed has fairly higher than average intelligence levels, which means they will be easier to train than other dog breeds.
However, this can act as a double-edged sword at many times, because it’s widely known that herding dogs (or dogs that originally used to be herding dogs) have very strong personalities and will often times try to impose themselves on their owners and whoever tries to train them, in an attempt to prove that they are the stronger side.
Don’t fret though, as this is only a potential characteristic trait that can be properly dealt with and avoided if this dog is trained when they’re still a young puppy.
Even if you’re training this dog at a relatively later stage in their life when they’ve become fully grown adults, you can still manage to overcome this problem by establishing yourself as the leader during training with the right methods.
This way, you’ll get this dog to understand that there’s no other way but to follow your commands.
If you don’t know what this all means, then you can either read up about it online to educate yourself about the right ways and wrong ways to do it, or enroll your dog in a training class where a professional dog trainer will do all of this for you (or teach you exactly how to establish yourself as the leader).
Socialization early on in life is also a key to this dog’s proper behavior with other pets, as some of these dogs are known to not get along well with (especially) cats and other dogs if they haven’t been properly socialized from a young age.
Going hand in hand with its fairly high intelligence levels that we talked about in the section above, this dog is also a great watchdog as it has the ability to sense any situation that’s dangerous to you or any other household member and alert you to them.
Corgi German Shepherd Mix Health
The Corgi German Shepherd Mix is a relatively healthy dog, much healthier than many other cross-breeds we’ve already covered on this website so far, however it will inherit a few health problems from either/both of its parents, and will be prone to suffering from them more than other dog breeds.
Some of the most common health problems that this dog could eventually suffer from during their lifetimes are:
– Obesity, because of the fact that this dog’s appetite levels are beyond ridiculous and they will eat anything and everything they can get their paws on if they’re not restricted from doing so.
Plan out a healthy and balanced diet for them to follow, or else you’ll have an overweight and obese dog in no time.
You should also take it easy on the treats and edible-rewards with this dog because of their ability to easily become overweight.
– Back pain
– Joint pain
– Eye problems
Generally speaking, this dog is expected to live for around 12-15 years if it lives in a healthy environment and it’s given everything it needs to thrive in life.
Corgi German Shepherd Mix Care
Thanks to the fact that this dog almost always takes its coat from its German Shepherd parent, their coat isn’t one that sheds the most, but isn’t one that sheds the least either.
With this dog, you’re probably looking at brushing their coats once every day during non-shedding seasons, and multiple times every day during shedding seasons.
This will make sure that this dog’s coat is always in good shape and remains dense, sleek and shiny.
It’s also probably best that you make sure that you and anyone else in the household you’re living in doesn’t have any allergies to shedding dogs, because this can become a relatively annoying problem in some families.
As far as bathing this dog is concerned, they don’t need a strict bathing schedule and you should only give them a bath when there’s a real need to, such as when you notice their coat gets substantially dirty.
The only time you’ll ever need to bathe them more than usual is during shedding seasons, in order to minimize the chances of their hair falling off everywhere in your home.
Other grooming practices this dog should be subject to are teeth brushing, nail trimming and ear cleaning, which should also be done on a frequent basis as the need for each arises.