Complete Pitbull Corgi Mix Guide: 7 Must Read Facts

The Pitbull Corgi mix is one of the most interesting dogs that you will see at the dog park.

They are known for being very friendly and loving dogs.

These dogs truly want to make their owners and other laugh with their great personalities.

Read more to find out why these dogs could be the perfect fit for you…

Corgi Pitbull Mix

What is a Pitbull Corgi Mix? (Overview)

Pitbull Corgi mixes are as funny as they are cute.

These hybrids are a mix between the Pitbull Terrier and a Welsh Corgi.

They are protecting, loving and loyal to the very end.

With this mix you will get a great family dog that is extremely confident and outgoing.

Corgi Pitbulls make a great addition to any family, and with moderate exercise and loving personalities they will melt even the coldest heart.

  • Overview: Hybrid (Pitbull Terrier/Welsh Corgi).
  • Purpose: Companion.
  • Weight: 30-50 pounds.
  • Size: 17-19 inches.
  • Temperament: Loyal, loving and playful.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Makes a great family dog.
  • Gets along with other pets.
  • Picks up training easily.
  • Strong and capable dogs.

Cons:

  • Needs consistent training and socialization.
  • Strong herding instinct.
  • Known to have some medical conditions.
  • Needs an active family.

Pitbull Corgi Mix Appearance

Pitbull Corgi Mix

Their appearance will very depending on which parent they take after more.

They can have a very short coat like the Pitbull or a longer double coat like the Corgi.

These dogs are usually well-muscled and medium sized. They are very powerful with square heads and elongated muzzles.

No matter what shape they are, these dogs are very agile and quick which allows them to keep up with even their fastest friends.

They can have erect or floppy ears with eyes that vary from blue to brown and will have a very confident but friendly gaze.

Height and Weight

They are about 17- 19 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 30-50 pounds (with males usually weighing a little more than females).

Pitbulls come in a variety of sizes so depending on the size of their parents the puppies will be a smaller or a larger dog.

Colors and Coat

The Corgi comes in colors such as red, black, sable, tan and white.

Pitbulls come in a wide variation of colors such as blue, fawn, red and black with different markings.

So your mix can come in a huge variety of colors from white to tan or brown with white marking. They can also come in a variety of brindle variations.

As for their coat it depends on which parent they take after more.

  • The Pitbull has a short, shiny coat. They are known for being bristly to the touch and not smelling.
  • The Corgi has a water resistant double coat that sheds twice a year. They can have straight to wavy hair that is thick and dense to the touch.

They are not hypoallergenic which means that they will shed about the same as most other dogs.

Fun Facts About The Corgi Pit

  1. Queen Elizabeth II got her first Corgi in 1933 and has had at least once since then.
  2. America’s most decorated American war dog was an American Staffordshire in World War I and became a Sergeant.
  3. A Pitbull’s jaws do not lock like most people believe.
  4. Corgi’s were first bred to herd cattle and sheep in Europe.

Pitbull Corgi Mix Personality and Temperament

A Corgi And Pitbull

Corgi Pits are fun loving dogs that will keep a smile on your face whenever they are around.

Your mix is going to have a personality that runs somewhere between their two parent breeds.

  • The Pitbull is a loyal and loving family companions. They are smart, confident and overall good natured. Their courage is something to be amazed with. This energetic dog is one of the most misunderstood dogs, but if you ever get the chance to meet one they will love you forever.
  • The Welsh Corgi is an alert, intelligent and affectionate dog. They were bred to be herding dogs which means that they have a high herding instinct. They are extremely affectionate towards their owners and will be happy doing anything with them.

A Pitbull Corgi mix has a clown personality and are unbelievably goofy.

They are loving and loyal to a fault, and love to spend time with their human families along with their animal playmates.

Your mix will always want to be by your side and in the middle of whatever your family is doing! They are good with children as well and will form strong bonds with them (this also makes them protective over their families). They also have a strong protective instinct which makes them a good guard dog.

They have a moderate amount of energy and are always down for a good play session. This is a dog that is happy to play fetch or with their favorite toys any time of the day.

Caring for a Pitbull Corgi Mix

Corgi Pit Playing

Pitbull Corgi mix are fairly easy to care for.

They do however have a high mental stimulation requirement. They also need to be brushed a few times a week whether they have the shorter Pitbull coat or the longer Corgi coat.

This mix will thrive in family life as long as they are properly trained.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs need about 45 minutes of exercise a day.

While walking you can practice obedience training to help them stay mentally stimulated. Making your dog heal for a few minutes on and off while walking or having them sit before walking across the street are both great ways of doing this.

Play is also a good idea for these dogs. Fetch or tug-of war with them would both be good ways to help get some energy out. They would love to run around with you in the backyard or go to the dog park.

A Corgi Pitbull mix usually love the water. Swimming would be a great way to get some energy out while it is also easy on their joints.

  • Number of Walks Per Day: 2+.
  • Total Exercise Needed Per Day: 45+ Minutes.

Grooming and Shedding

Pitbull Corgi Mix Swimming

Since they can be prone to skin issues baths should be kept at a minimum and only when they have that strong dog smell. This will help to keep their skin and coats healthy.

These dogs can shed their undercoats twice a year if they have a coat similar to their Corgi parent. If their coats are more similar to the Pitbull they will not lose as much hair. Either way these dogs need to be brushed a few times a week.

They should have their teeth brushed from an early age and continuing through adulthood 2-3 times a week to help keep down tartar. In the long run this will also help to save you money since dental procedures at the vet can be very expensive.

Nail trims should happen anywhere between 4-6 weeks to make sure that they do not get too long.

Feeding and Diet

They should be fed high quality dog food that is appropriate for the dog’s age and exercise level.

Overeating can be a real problem with this dog as both parent breeds are prone to becoming overweight

High protein diets seem to be the best for these dogs since the dogs have such a high body muscle content – this will help to keep them in peak performance and health.

They should be fed about 2-3 cups of food a day and have two separate feeding periods to help their metabolism. Remember to check their dog food labels because depending on the brand it will be higher or lower in caloric intake.

Calories Per Day: Cups of Kibble Per Day:
600-1000 2-3

Known Health Problems

Corgis and Pitbulls are both known to have some common health problems. Since they are a mix of the two breeds they can inherit any of these known problems.

  • Skin sensitivity.
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia.
  • Eye disorders.
  • Degenerative myelopathy.

How Long Does A Pitbull Corgi Mix Live?

Pitbull Corgi mixes will live a relatively long and healthy life at around 15 years.

How Much Does A Pitbull Corgi Mix Cost?

You should expect to pay between $500-1500 for this mix.

How To Train A Pitbull Corgi Mix

Corgi Pit

Since these dogs can be prone to destructive behavior and separation anxiety, training is a must.

These dogs are mentally strong and independent.

To train these dogs you need to begin as early as possible.

When these dogs are properly trained they can be the most amazing companion but it needs to be repeated throughout their lives to ensure that they are the best they can be.

Going to puppy training classes is a great idea for these dogs so that they can be socialized and properly trained at the same time.

Just make sure that you continue the training at home.

These dogs are extremely intelligent so they need mental stimulation. This can be done through obedience training, agility or a game of hide and seek. Giving them an outlet for their intelligence keeps their destructive behaviors to a minimum.

Finally you will also need to socialize these dogs.

They need constant socialization through their lives with not only people but dogs. When properly socialized these dogs will no longer see strangers or dogs as dangerous.

Quick Breed Summary Table

Breed Characteristics
Size: 17-19 inches.
Weight: 30-50lb.
Lifespan: 12-15 years.
Coat: Ranges from short to medium and wavy or straight.
Color: Huge variety including red, fawn, black and brown.
Do They Shed: Yes.
Temperament: Loyal, affectionate and confident.
Intelligence: High.
Socialization: Need to be constantly socialized from a young age.
Destructive Behavior: Can be destructive when not properly stimulated.
People Skills: High people skills but can be protected.
Good with Children: Yes.
Activity Levels: Very high.

Summary

Pitbull Corgi Mix can be great family dogs when given the proper training and attention.

They are loving, loyal, confident and intelligent dogs that truly want to be with their owners at all times. They need proper exercise and training, but when their owner is as dedicated to them as they are dedicated to their owners, there will be a perfect fit.

Keeping your dog healthy, happy and trained will not only keep them at peak performance but it will also improve your bond with them.

These dogs need a family that understands their exercise, socialization and training needs.

Are they your next perfect dog? Let us know in the comments section below…

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Thomas has been a dog lover since he was 6 years old when his parents got him a rescue Labrador. Since then his love for dogs has lead him to study Animal Behavior & Welfare. He now keeps a six year old English Bullmastiff and educates pet parents through his online publication Perfect Dog Breeds.

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