Corgi English Bulldog Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 01/09/23 •  12 min read

The Corgi English Bulldog is a medium-sized mixed breed dog, mixing the Pembroke Welsh Corgi with the English Bulldog to produce a muscular, stocky dog that’s the perfect active companion pet for any family!

Also known as the Bull Corgi, the Bulldog Corgi mix comes from two dogs with plenty of history in the British Isles, although it is a relatively new mixed-breed, developed sometime in the 1990s or early 2000s.

Corgi English Bulldog Mix
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We’ll explore their parent breeds’ histories, popularity, temperaments, and suitability. This will give you some idea of where the Bulldog Corgi mix came from to see if it would be a well-suited family pet for your family.

Corgi English Bulldog Mix – At a Glance

Weight:22 – 53 pounds
Height:10 – 16 inches
Lifespan:10 – 14 years
Coat Colors:Brindle, tan, white, or a combination of all three
Temperament:Active, energetic, independent, friendly, stubborn
Most Suitable For:Active families, active single individuals, not suitable for the elderly or apartment living

What Does a Corgi English Bulldog Mix Look Like?

Corgi English Bulldog Mix
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As with most designer breeds, the exact physical appearance of the Corgi Bulldog can be difficult to predict. However, as with most Corgi mixes, you’re likely to see it inherit the short legs of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, along with its elongated body. It may also have a docked tail (like the Pembroke Welsh Corgi) or a slightly longer, upright tail like the English Bulldog.

Its coat color will likely resemble that of the English Bulldog. Still, it can also be white and tan – like the Pembroke Welsh Corgi – or (and this is the more likely of the two) it will adopt the traditional brindle coat coloration of the English Bulldog.

You may notice that it adopts the wedge-shaped head of the English Bulldog, but has the upright ears of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Although these are unlikely to be rounded at the top, like the Corgi and will instead be pointed.

The Bull Corgi will also likely inherit the Welsh Corgi’s double coat, keeping them warm year-round. This will mean they’re prone to moderate shedding year-round and will require frequent brushing. Their coat will likely be silky and smooth, but dense.

The History of the Corgi English Bulldog Mix

As the Corgi English Bulldog mix is a designer breed, there’s little available history. It’s thought that the breed originated in the 1990s or early 2000s, as the popularity of crossbreeding soared across the United States. To understand the Corgi English Bulldog mix, we’ll explore the history of the English Bulldog and Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

The History of the English Bulldog

The English Bulldog has a history dating back to the 13th century, when they were bred from Mastiff-type dogs to participate in blood sports across England, known as “bull-baiting”. Bull-baiting was popular from the 13th century to the mid-19th century in England. Bull-baiting was the ‘sport’ of letting loose a Bulldog in a field with an angered bull and either running the bull to exhaustion, or watching the dog be gored to death.

The English Bulldog, among other dogs such as the Pitbull, were bred for this purpose almost exclusively. In 1835, the Cruelty Against Animals Act was passed, outlawing “bull-baiting” for the first time. Following this, the English Bulldog would find a home as a cattle herder in butcher shops, and eventually become a companion pet.

The English Bulldog was one of the original breeds of the American Bulldog, which came to prominence in the United States as early as the 17th century. They were also utilized at the time as both companion pets and working dogs.

Most Bulldogs and their descendent breeds can be brachycephalic breeds – this means they have a short snout, and a shortened nose, which can lead to breathing problems.

How Popular Are English Bulldog in the United States?

The English Bulldog has been an integral part of the American canine landscape since the 17th century, eventually becoming the American Bulldog’s progenitor. The American Kennel Club recognizes it as a singular “Bulldog” breed rather than making a distinction between the two. However, the American Bulldog is much more popular today than their English predecessors.

In 2021, Bulldogs were ranked as the 6th most popular dog in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.

Who Are English Bulldogs a Good Dog For?

English Bulldogs, or American Bulldogs, in the American landscape, are wonderful pets for those with families. They’re well-suited for long with a house and yard to allow them the daily exercise they require.

They’re medium-sized dogs, often with strong, powerful, muscular frames. You’ll need plenty of strength to carry a “Bully.” If you think you may struggle with this, the English also created a toy breed called “French Bulldogs.” These are smaller dogs, much better-suited to the elderly owner.

English Bulldogs – and all Bulldog breeds can inherit a bit of a stubborn streak. Prepare yourself adequately! The English Bulldog will require plenty of exercise and should lead an active lifestyle.

How Did English Bulldogs Come About?

The English Bulldog dates back to the 13th century and are descendants of the ancient Molossus and Mastiffs of Ancient Rome. These large-sized dogs were initially bred to be ‘bull-baiting’ dogs and until the practice was outlawed in 1835, this was their sole utility.

After this, English Bulldogs became butcher’s helpers – herding cattle inside butcher shops. They were a popular breed throughout the United Kingdom and have become something of a culture symbol of Britain and Britishness.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The English Bulldog?

The initial history of crossbreeding of the English Bulldog is missing from the pages of history – this is largely due to the fact that they were mostly utilized as sporting dogs and thus, nobody was interested in crossbreeding the English Bulldog with other types of breeds.

Crossbreeding mostly began in the 1960s in the United States, but its popularity surged in the 1990s and early 2000s. This is likely when – in the American context – the Bulldog would have been crossbred.

A few very popular Bulldog crosses are commonly found today in the mixed-breed market. Bulldogs are frequently used as parent dogs by those who wish to mix their strong, powerful genetic makeup with other dogs. These Bulldog mixes include:

The History of the Corgi


The Pembroke Welsh Corgi first arrived in its native Britain with Flemish weavers, who migrated to the Welsh countryside from Flanders (modern-day Belgium). They were originally used as a herding breed, despite. Despite their short leg length and small size, they would ‘nip’ at the heels of cattle as a way of herding them.

Renowned for being an intelligent breed requiring lots of exercise, the Welsh Corgi did its herding job well but was eventually replaced by other herding dogs, like the Border Collie. After losing its herding status, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi became a firm family pet, even attracting of royalty.

Pembroke Welsh Corgis would become the favorite pet of Queen Elizabeth II, who owned more than thirty Corgis during her lifetime. She is even responsible for creating the Dorgi mix – allowing her Pembroke Welsh to be crossed with Princess Margaret’s Dachshund.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a cousin – the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. This Corgi was developed in the town of Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a companion pet, but is much less popular than the Pembroke Welsh.

How Popular Are Corgis in the United States?

Corgis have long been established as family pets, and when they were introduced into the United States in the early 20th century, this continued in earnest. In 2021, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was the 11th most popular dog in the United States, according to the AKC.

Meanwhile, their Cardigan Welsh cousin ranked as the 67th most popular dog in the U.S. in 2021.

Who Are Corgis a Good Dog For?

The small size – standing just over 12 inches tall (on average) – and weight of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi make them perfect family pets for almost everyone! Both the Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis are well-known for their positive attitude, happy-go-lucky demeanor and friendly temperament.

This makes Welsh Corgis a good for just about any household! Though if you do have smaller children, beware that your Welsh Corgi may try to ‘herd’ your children. If you notice this, be sure to take corrective action.

How Did Corgis Come About?

Welsh Corgis were brought to Wales from Flanders (modern-day Belgium) by Flemish weavers, who migrated there in 1107 A.D. They were originally used as a cattle herding breed, helping the Flemish herd their sheep and other cattle.

Today, however, they are a wonderful pet for families and are routinely among some of the most popular dogs in the United States and United Kingdom.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Corgi?

As Welsh Corgis have a long history, they have likely been crossbred many times throughout the centuries. Although their most famous cross may be the aforementioned Dorgi, plenty of other popular Corgi crosses are out there. These include:

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

Finding a dog that’s a match for your family can be difficult – that’s why so many new dog owners might go through a couple of different dogs before they can find one that’s a good match for them.

This is a normal part of pet ownership. Still, much of the potential heartache and trauma (for you, your family, and the dog) can be avoided by researching a potential dog’s temperament before beginning any adoption or purchasing process.

All dogs have different temperaments that are influenced by their breed, personal lived experience and history. Finding a dog that’s of suitable temperament for your family can be a challenge, but well worth it if you want to have a successful relationship with your new pet.

An active dog, like a Siberian Husky, German Shepherd or Great Dane is going to be far happier and healthier with an active family. Likewise, a small, relatively inactive pet is going to be happier with a family that’s able to give it moderate exercise, but won’t necessarily be taking it on mountainous hikes every weekend.

What is the Temperament of the Corgi English Bulldog Mix?

The Corgi English Bulldog mix will inherit the best parts of the temperaments of both parent breeds. This will likely mean it will be friendlier than the average English Bulldog among strangers but may also be stubborn when training. The English Bulldog and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have gentle temperaments among those they know. So, you don’t have to worry about aggressive behaviors – save for the ‘herding’ tendency of the Welsh Corgi genes.

Is The Corgi English Bulldog Mix Friendly?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and English Bulldog are quite friendly, so you can expect your Corgi Bulldog mix to be equally friendly!

Is The Corgi English Bulldog Mix Easy to Train?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and English Bulldog are quite headstrong animals, with a stubborn streak running through both! You may need to use positive reinforcement as a training technique when training your Bulldog Corgi.

You may notice that your Corgi Bulldog mix exhibits an alpha personality, typical of Bulldogs, which tend to have slightly domineering personalities, particularly over other pets.

How Much Can A Corgi English Bulldog Mix Weigh?

The average weight of a Corgi Bulldog mix is between 22 and 53 pounds.

How Tall Can A Corgi English Bulldog Mix Get?

The average height of a Corgi Bulldog mix is between 10 and 16 inches tall.

Similar-Sized Breeds

There are a few similar-sized breeds to the Bulldog Corgi mix. These include:

Does the Corgi English Bulldog Mix Shed?

You may expect the Corgi English Bulldog mix to be a moderate shedder, given its double coat, though English Bulldogs are traditionally light shedders, but you can expect your Bulldog Corgi to inherit the coat of its Corgi parent.

How Much Exercise Does A Corgi English Bulldog Mix Require?

Both parent breeds of the Corgi English Bulldog mix are fairly active pets. You can expect the Corgi Bulldog mix to require at least 30 to 45 minutes of daily exercise.

How Long Can a Corgi English Bulldog Mix Live?

The life expectancy of Corgi English Bulldog mix is between 10 and 14 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Corgi English Bulldog Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Corgi English Bulldog Mix Puppy For Sale?

Before you try to buy a Bulldog Corgi mix, you should instead consider trying to adopt a Bulldog Corgi mix. Many mixed-breed dogs occur as a result of accidental mating and therefore are undesirable, meaning they’ll eventually end up in an animal shelter or veterinary clinic.

This means hundreds, if not thousands, of dogs languishing in animal shelters or vet clinics, waiting to be adopted. If you are unsuccessful in person, you can try searching online at for your nearest Bulldog Corgi mix that’s up for adoption!

How Much Does a Corgi English Bulldog Mix Puppy Cost?

The average cost of a Corgi English Bulldog Mix puppy is between $1000 and $1500! This exorbitant cost all the more favors adoption over purchasing.

However, if you do decide to purchase a Corgi English Bulldog mix, we highly recommend that you read and follow our guidelines on choosing and working with a reputable breeder.

Is the Corgi English Bulldog Mix the Right Breed For You?

If you’ve been searching for a smaller active dog that’s largely an independent breed but also fairly low maintenance, then the Corgi English Bulldog mix might be for you! These dogs are wonderful family pets but also suitable for single individuals or couples without children who own their own homes.

If, however, you’re convinced that a Corgi English Bulldog mix might not be for you, then consider reading our other breed guides to see if you can find a more suitable mixed-breed dog for you!

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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