Corgi Pitbull Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 11/04/22 •  7 min read

The Corgi Pitbull is a rather peculiar blend of two smaller dogs that embody the small but
mighty caricature. These loving and loyal animals more than make up for their “small, yappy-type dog” descriptor.

An adorable blend of Pitbull energy and their excitable nature, mixed with the Corgi’s herding instinct makes for a fun playmate who loves to run! If you’ve got small children with enough energy to power a small city, then perhaps the Corgi Pitbull might be the dog for you!

Corgi Pitbull Mix
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Corgi Pitbull Mix – At a Glance

Weight:30-50 pounds
Height:13-19 inches tall
Lifespan:12-15 years
Coat Colors:Red, brown, fawn and black and white
Temperament:Loving, loyal, playful & outgoing
Most Suitable For:Families, single individuals & the elderly

What Does a Corgi Pitbull Mix Look Like?

Corgi Pitbull Mix
Photo: @kourtthemixedcorgi

The Corgi Pitbull Mix is a short-stature dog, weighing only between 30 and 50 pounds and standing a mere 13-19 inches tall. They often inherit the floppy ears, rounder face and longer snout of the Pitbull, while inheriting the shorter legs and slender body of the Welsh Corgi. You can expect a variety of color possibilities with this mix, as well as a short, drooping tail, like the Corgi.

The History of the Corgi Pitbull Mix:

While we don’t have anything concrete about the history of the Corgi Pitbull mix, we can surmise that it might have been a creation of an accident. However, despite this, the Corgi Pitbull likely caught on as it combined the strength and intelligence of the American Pitbull, with the loving, loyal nature of the Welsh Corgi.

Corgi History

Corgi History

The Welsh Corgi has its origins in the hillsides of Pembrokeshire, Wales. They were originally bred as cattle-herding dogs. You’d think that their size would create a disadvantage for the Corgis, however, their intelligence and ability to assess a situation and work out how best to herd the cattle into their fields or barns is what makes up for that short-stature.

How Popular Are Corgis in the United States?

Despite their history as cattle herders, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are now loving, adored household pets, and are particularly popular in America, ranking as the 11th most popular dog by the American Kennel Club in their 2021 rankings.

Who Are Corgis a Good Dog For?

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are fiercely loyal dogs, with a loving, calm demeanour that suits them well to just about any environment. They were beloved pets of Queen Elizabeth II, so, they’re good pets for the old and the young!

How Did Corgis Come About?

The Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi owes its Welsh lineage to Flemish weavers, who brought their dogs with them from modern-day Belgium to Wales – this migration dates back to 1107 AD.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Corgis?

The history of crossbreeding of Corgis is a little spotty, however, in the United States, most dogs began to be crossbred with each other in the late 80’s and early 90’s, so we can surmise that the same is true of the Corgi. Popular cross-breeds of the Corgi include: “Auggie” – Australian Shepherd/Corgi. “Corgsky” Siberian Husky/Corgi, and a Dorgi, Corgi/Daschund mix.

Pitbull History

Pitbull History

The Pitbull began as a fighting dog and hunting companion in the late 1800s in England. They were bred as big, strong dogs with large mouths and big teeth – originally bred for bloodsport, which has since been banned in the UK. The Pitbull is thought to have originated from a terrier and a bulldog.

How Popular Are Pitbulls in the United States?

Unfortunately, the Pitbull has garnered a reputation for violence and aggression that has made it particularly undesirable among many owners, so much so that some states have even banned Pitbull ownership and the AKC doesn’t even recognize the breed. Despite this, Pitbulls maintain a popularity among Americans.

Who Are Pitbulls A Good Dog For?

Despite their reputation, Pitbulls can be wonderfully loving and gentle dogs – good with children and other dogs – mostly, aggression and violence from Pitbulls stem from their lived experience. 

How Did Pitbulls Come About?

Pitbulls were bred as fighting dogs and companions for hunters in England in the early 19th century.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Pitbulls?

Given the lack of legality of owning Pitbulls in certain U.S states and their uncertain status with the American Kennel Club, the history of crossbreeding of Pitbulls is harder to come by, however, there are a few popular Pittie crosses: Beagle Bull, Doxbull (Daschund/Pitbull), Rottbull (Rottweiler/Pitbull).

What is the Temperament of the Corgi Pitbull Mixes?

In general, both the Corgi and Pitbull are very friendly, loving dogs. Despite the reputation of the latter, with the right training and learning environment, they can be great family dogs, and are generally good with other dogs. They’re energetic, but not incredibly so, and are incredibly loyal. They’re a friend for life!

Are Corgi Pitbull Mixes Friendly?

Yes, in general, the Corgi Pitbull mix is a very friendly dog.

Are Corgi Pitbull Mixes Easy to Train?

Despite their reputation borrowed from the Pitbull, they’re usually quite easy to train.

How Much Can Corgi Pitbull Mixes Weigh?

Corgi Pitbull mixes usually weigh-in at around 30-50 pounds.

How Tall Can Corgi Pitbull Mixes Get?

Corgi Pitbull mixes generally reach around 13-19 inches in height.

Similar Sized Breeds

The Corgi Pitbull mix is a shorter animal, so similar sized breeds include: Dachshund, Beagle, Pomeranian, and other smaller breeds.

Does a Corgi Pitbull Mix Shed?

Despite the short hair of the Corgi Pitbull mix, you can expect moderate shedding year round. Though they won’t blow their coats, you’ll find their little hairs everywhere. A good brush is recommended and it’s also recommended that you brush your Corgi Pitbull once every other week – bathing them once per month.

How Much Exercise Does a Corgi Pitbull Mix Need?

Given it’s terrier history – with either parent breed – you can expect your Corgi Pitbull mix to require a moderate amount of exercise throughout their lives. A walk every day isn’t a necessity, so if you can’t manage that, then you should aim for a walk every other day of about 45 minutes to an hour long.

How Long Does a Corgi Pitbull Mix Live?

The lifespan of the Corgi is between 12-15 years, while the Pitbull is between 8-15 years.

Therefore we can assume the life expectancy of the Corgi Pitbull mix is anywhere between 12-15 years.

Like with any dog, there are a number of factors that will determine the number of years your specific Corgi Pitbull mix lives like diet and exercise.

What Health Conditions Could the Corgi Pitbull Mix Have?

Despite this, mixed-breed dogs tend to live longer than their purebred counterparts, you can expect your Corgi Pitbull to have a long and happy life.

How Can You Find a Corgi Pitbull Mix For Sale?

While we recommend adoption over buying your Corgi Pitbull Mix from a breeder. If you want to find a reputable breeder, be sure to check the AKC’s list of reputable breeders

For those looking to adopt, check out this link to see what adoptions are available in your area. 

How Much Does a Corgi Pitbull Mix Cost?

Expect to pay a premium for this breed of puppy, as they can cost anywhere from $1000 – $1500 USD.

Is the Corgi Pitbull Mix the Right Breed For You?

Whether or not the Corgi Pitbull mix is the right breed for you will likely depend on what you’re looking for in a dog. The breed tends to blend well with most family units, so it really depends on if you’re looking for a large, energetic hunting companion, or a small, loving, loyal dog that makes up for in heart what it lacks in height

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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