The Corgi Lab mix is also known as the Corgidor. Like you can probably already guess, this is a crossbreed between the Corgi and Labrador Retriever. In most cases, this is a medium-sized, even tempered, enthusiastic and friendly dog. They inherit some of the best traits from each parent breed.
In most cases, the Corgi Lab mix look similar to a Labrador with the short legs of a Corgi. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you may find these dogs in shelters and rescues.
The Corgi Lab mix will be a great addition to any family. However, just like with any other crossbreed you can never exactly know what you are getting. So let’s take a look at each of the parent breeds.
When it comes to Labrador retrievers the males are between 22.5 and 24.5 inches tall, and females are between 21.5 and 23.5 inches tall. Male Labrador retrievers weigh between 65 and 80 pounds, whereas female Labrador retrievers weigh between 55 and 70 pounds.Their coat can either be black, yellow, chocolate.
Corgis are between 10 and 12 inches tall and weigh between 22 to 31 pounds. They have a medium length coat that can be red, fawn, black, cream, brown, white. The pattern can be bicolor, tricolor, sable or black and tan.
The Corgi Lab mix is believed to me somewhere between these measurements. He’s definitely much shorter than his Labrador parent. That’s due to the fact that he inherits the short legs of a Corgi. However, they are still considered to be a medium sized dog breed.
Corgis are all around very happy and friendly dogs. They love to spend their time in nature, and be around their humans. They thrive on attention and want to follow you around no matter what you are doing. Corgis were originally bred for herding cattle, therefore they are active and working dogs by nature. While loving to be the center of your attention, Corgis are still very independent and strong-willed dogs. In some cases, they can even come off as bossy. Especially to their other animal siblings.
Labradors have a high-energy level. They require a lot of exercise. They can’t chill for a few hours and just be calm. And they do love cuddles, but they are just too busy doing everything else to remember they want cuddles too. Their high-energy levels also mean that they can become restless quite easily. Restless dogs tend to become destructive dogs, especially when left alone for long periods of time. Labrador retrievers are also more likely to suffer from separation anxiety because they need so much entertainment from their humans.
Your Corgi Lab mix will be somewhere in between. They are friendly and enthusiastic dogs, but can be restless too. Make sure you give them a lot of attention and exercise, to tire them out. That way they won’t fall into their destructive behaviors.
A great thing about Corgis is that grooming won’t be difficult at all! Their coat is naturally short and fluffy. Even frequent washing won’t be too necessary. Unless your dog gets dirty outside, of course. However, Corgis to shed a lot! Especially in the spring, when they start shedding their undercoat. Brushing their coat daily will help prevent shedding.
The Labrador isn’t as low-maintenance. He has to be washed at least once a week, potentially more if you have been out walking your dog. However, when it comes closer to moulting season, you will need to up your grooming to around 4 times a week to make sure the dead hair is removed.
The grooming of your Corgi Lab mix will depend on the type of coat he inherits from his parents.
Corgis are the favorite breed of Queen Elizabeth. And one thing connecting them is that most Corgis will live a very long and healthy life — just like the Queen. However, there are certain possible health issues. Corgis are very prone to developing hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy and progressive retinal atrophy. All of these conditions can be prevented with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
As with many breeds, Labrador dogs can suffer from various hereditary eye disorders, and hip and elbow dysplasia (joint conditions that can be painful and lead to mobility problems). Eye testing and hip scoring of dogs prior to breeding is therefore important.
The Corgi Lab mix will be less prone to those health conditions than his parents, however, they are still possible. Most of them will still live a long and healthy life with a life expectancy of 12-14 years.