Corgi Pomeranian Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 12/28/22 •  13 min read

The Corgi Pomeranian is a small mixed breed dog created by combining the Pembroke Welsh Corgi with the Pomeranian. They are also known as a Corgi Pom or Pomeranian Corgi. This designer breed isn’t particularly old and results from a desire to temper the excitable, hyperenergetic personality of the Pomeranian with the more relaxed temperament of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Corgi Pomeranian Mix
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The Corgi Pomeranian is an adorable mixed-breed dog and are excellent family dogs. Still, they are best suited for an experienced dog owner, as they can be a handful. Corgi Pom dogs are most famously royal dogs – having both been favorites of both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.

To see if the Corgi Pom is the right breed for you, we’ll explore their parent breeds in depth, delving into their histories, current popularity, and temperaments to give you insight into what to expect from a Corgi Pom of your own!

Corgi Pomeranian Mix – At a Glance

Weight:10 – 30 pounds
Height:8 – 12 inches
Lifespan12 – 16 years
Coat Colors:White, grey, black, fawn, red, sable
Temperament:Energetic, excitable, friendly, intelligent, loyal, active
Most Suitable For:Active families, active single individuals, unsuitable for the elderly

What Does a Corgi Pomeranian Mix Look Like?

Corgi Pomeranian Mix
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As a mixed-breed dog, the Corgi Pomeranian will look a little like each of its parents. Determining its physical appearance is challenging – but we’ll give it our best shot.

Your Corgi Pomeranian will have short and floppy ears or pointed rounded ears. It will also likely have a shorter snout than the traditional Corgi snout and the wedge-shaped face of the Pomeranian.

You can expect your Corgi Pom to have short legs, like the Corgi – but critically, a fluffy tail, like the Pomeranian. Pembroke Welsh Corgis don’t have tails – unlike their Cardigan Welsh cousins.

The Corgi Pom could inherit various coat colors, including white, grey, fawn, tan, red, and sable. Your Corgi Pom may also inherit the Pomeranian’s double coat – despite being a small dog, Pomeranians stem from the German Spitz breed, which, before they became a German breed, originally came from Lapland and Iceland.

The History of the Corgi Pomeranian Mix

The history of the Corgi Pomeranian mix is a mystery. Like most designer breeds, the Corgi Pom likely appeared sometime between 1990 and the early 2000s, when crossbreeding became popular in the United States, having begun in the 1960s.

To better understand the Corgi Pom, we must explore its parent breeds to give insight into the two breeds that make up the Corgi Pom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Pomeranian – two small breeds of dog with big hearts and histories. We’ll dive into both breeds’ temperaments, histories, and current popularity levels to give you an idea of where the Corgi Pomeranian mix came from and how it might fit into your family life. 

The History of the Pomeranian

The History of the Pomeranian

Starting with the Pomeranian. This small dog (standing less than 12 inches tall) was bred originally in the Pomerania region of Germany – a small strip of land that runs along the German/Polish border – Pomeranians haven’t a very long recorded history – with the earliest mentioned being a note in 1764 when Scottish traveler James Boswell noted a “Frenchman with his Pomeranian” in a book he was writing.

Two Pomeranians were brought to England in 1767 by Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. Charlotte and George raised the two Pomeranians, and Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, Queen Victoria, would later become fond of the breed, keeping her own kennel.

In the modern era, Pomeranians are two of three dogs to survive the sinking of the Titanic and were registered as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1898.

How Popular Are Pomeranians in the United States?

Pomeranians have been steadily growing in popularity in recent years. Their fluffy coats, friendly demeanor, and otherwise sweet personalities have made them steadfast family pets.

In 2021, Pomeranians were the 24th most popular breed in the United States, most likely due to their sweet nature and small size. This small size also means they’re classified as a toy breed.

Who Are Pomeranians a Good Dog For?

Because of the Pomeranian’s small size, they’re a fantastic family pet and can lead a happy life with elderly people and those living in apartments. Pomeranians are typically gentle with children and friendly with strangers and other dogs, making them excellent companion dogs.

It’s worth noting that your Pom may suffer from separation anxiety – which can be mitigated and alleviated with positive reinforcement training rather than admonishment. Just something to be aware of if you live alone and intend to leave your Pomeranian alone for hours at a time.

How Did Pomeranians Come About?

Pomeranians were first recorded in 1764 by Scottish traveler James Boswell in a diary of his travels, where he noted a Frenchman who had a Pomeranian as a pet. 

Britain was first introduced to the Pomeranian in 1767 when Princess Charlotte of Germany imported a Pomeranian before she became Queen Charlotte and the wife of King George III.

Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, Queen Victoria, began keeping her own kennel of Pomeranians. Pomeranians remain royal dogs today and remain loyal companion pets.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Pomeranian?

Like many hybrid breeds, the Pomeranian was likely crossed many times throughout its history, though there are few records of such crossbreeding. 

In more recent years, the Pomeranian – owing much to its popularity as a family pet, has been one of the favorites of breeders to produce hybrid puppies.

Among some of the most popular crossbreeds are Shiranians (Pomeranian Shih Tzu), Pomapoos (Pomeranian Poodles), and Jackapom (Jack Russell Terrier Pomeranian). 

The History of the Corgi

The History of the Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s history dates back to the 1100s when they first arrived on Welsh shores with their Flemish owners, who migrated from modern-day Belgium to the Welsh countryside.

At the time, the Flemish were primarily farmers who used the Corgis as a herding breed, despite their small size. Unlike the Pomeranian, Welsh Corgis have a single coat and aren’t meant for harsh weather conditions.

Over time, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi would become full-time companion pets of the everyday Briton, especially British royalty. They would become the favorite dogs of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Mother. Queen Elizabeth II was rarely seen without her beloved dogs.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1934. So, too, was the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, who, before 1934, had been recognized as the same breed as the Pembroke Welsh.  The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has similar origins in Wales but is most commonly thought to have been developed in the Cardigan region of Wales, hence the name.

To conform with the breed standard, somewhat strangely, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi will often have its tail docked when it is between 2 and 5 days old. 

How Popular Are Corgis in the United States?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was first brought to the United States in the early 20th century, but the AKC first recognized it in 1934.

As a recognized breed, the AKC began tracking both the Pembroke Welsh and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s popularity. The Pembroke Welsh would fare better on American shores. 

It would also lead to the crossbreeding of the Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis to create an “American Corgi” – which, among the crossbreeding community, is something of a faux pas within the breed.

Nevertheless, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi remains popular with all kinds of owners. According to the AKC, it was the 11th most popular dog in the country in 2021. Meanwhile, the Cardigan Welsh ranked 67th.

Who Are Corgis a Good Dog For?

This happy-go-lucky breed with a protective nature is the perfect match for an active family. Corgis are often said to be little dogs with huge personalities, which is mainly accurate! Because of their size and easygoing nature, Corgis are often chosen as apartment-dwelling pets – which they excel at. They’re also chosen as pets for the elderly for their low-maintenance, calm nature.

All in all, Corgis make adorable companions for almost any household and are always smiling and happy! The only exception may be for those with children – Corgis are naturally a herding breed and may try to ‘herd’ your kids, which can be a fall hazard.

How Did Corgis Come About?

Corgis were first brought to the United Kingdom by Flemish weavers in the 1100s and used initially as cattle herding dogs. They are known for their agility, speed, and ability to get underfoot of cattle and ‘nip’ at their heels.

Corgis are also known for their loyalty, easygoing nature, friendliness, and moderate energy levels.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Corgi?

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi isn’t only one of the most popular purebred dogs. It’s also one of the most popular for mixed-breeding of dogs as well!

Though we don’t know exactly when the first instance of crossbreeding occurred with Pembroke Welsh Corgis – they do date back to the 12th century, after all – one of the most notable instances was the creation of the Dorgi – or Dachshund Corgi, which was the creation of Queen Elizabeth II! She allowed one of her famous Pembroke Welsh Corgi to be crossed with her sister’s favorite Dachshund to create the Dorgi mix!

Some popular Corgi mixes include the subject of today’s article: the Pomeranian Corgi, Chihuahua Corgi, Husky Corgi, and Pitbull Corgi mix. Another curious Corgi mix is a German Shepherd Corgi mix.

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

When deciding whether or not to get a specific type of dog, you want to make sure that you know why you’re getting the dog and whether or not the dog will be a good mix for your family unit.

The adorable Corgi is one possible breed, but is it the right breed for you? Given that only you can decide the ‘right’ breed, it’s important to ask yourself what you’re looking for in a dog.

Are you looking for an active companion? Are you looking for a companion to be with you at home if you don’t go out often? Are you looking for a companion pet for your kids? If so, you’ll want to ensure that the dog of choice will be gentle with your children. 

If you’re looking for a dog to take with you up a mountain – then a Pug makes a pretty poor choice. A Siberian Husky would be a much better option. But, if you’re looking for a pet to introduce seamlessly into a family unit, the loyal Corgi is undoubtedly one of your best choices.

Choosing a dog means purposefully weighing up your options and then deciding which dog will be the right one for you. A miscalculation could lead to re-homing, which could mean even more trauma for you and the dog.

What is the Temperament of the Corgi Pomeranian Mix?

The Corgi Pom might be one of your best bets if you’re looking for an active dog for active owners. The Corgi’s active nature, combined with the Pomeranian’s zest for life and coming from two relatively healthy purebred parents, makes the Corgi Pomeranian mix one of the best for family units.

The Corgi Pom may initially exhibit some stubbornness and resistance to training. Thanks to Corgi’s stubborn genes. Corgis and Pomeranians are fiercely loyal pets, so expect that to shine through, along with their energetic nature. Some say that Corgis have conformational issues because of their independent nature – if you notice this, give them some time and patience and allow them to adjust to their new life.

Is The Corgi Pomeranian Mix Friendly?

In general, a Corgi Pom is a very friendly animal. Though they may originally be standoffish with strangers and strange pets, you can expect them to warm up fairly quickly.

Is The Corgi Pomeranian Mix Easy to Train?

Despite the Corgi’s stubborn streak, the Corgi Pomeranian mix remains quite an easy dog to train. 

How Much Can A Corgi Pomeranian Mix Weigh?

The average weight of a Corgi Pom is between 10 and 30 pounds.

How Tall Can A Corgi Pomeranian Mix Get?

The average height of a Corgi Pomeranian mix is between 8 and 12 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

With both breeds being smaller dogs, you can expect a few similar-sized breeds to the Corgi that aren’t just mixed breeds.

These include the Beagle, the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, the Pug, the Schipperke, and the Miniature Schnauzer.

Does the Corgi Pomeranian Mix Shed?

Yes! Regardless of whether your Corgi Pom inherits its Pom coat or the Corgi’s single coat, you can expect it to shed! If it inherits the Pomeranian’s double coat, it will shed more throughout the year.

A weekly brush will help mitigate the level of shedding.

How Much Exercise Does A Corgi Pomeranian Mix Require?

Like both of its parent breeds, the Corgi Pom is a very energetic dog, requiring the daily exercise of between 30 and 45 minutes. On the weekend, your Corgi Pom will settle for a yard run, with a game of fetch somewhere.

How Long Can a Corgi Pomeranian Mix Live?

The average lifespan of a Corgi Pomeranian mix is between 12 and 16 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Corgi Pomeranian Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Corgi Pomeranian Mix Puppy For Sale?

Before you go gallivanting off looking for a Corgi Pomeranian mix to purchase, we recommend you consider adopting a Corgi Pom for a few reasons.

  1. Mixed-breed dogs are often unfairly undesirable and often find themselves in shelters.
  2. Corgi-Pomeranian mixes are expensive, whereas adoption fees are often considerably less.
  3. Corgi Pomeranian mixes deserve a loving home, and before you contact a breeder – see if there’s one available at your local animal shelter and/or vet clinic.

You should also consider checking online to see if there’s a Corgi Pom available in your area.

How Much Does a Corgi Pomeranian Mix Puppy Cost?

A Corgi Pomeranian mix puppy costs between $600 and $1000 in breeder’s fees. These fees can differ based on location. Before buying a Corgi Pomeranian mix, consider reading our article on finding the right dog breeder and how to avoid puppy mills!

Is the Corgi Pomeranian Mix the Right Breed For You?

The Corgi Pomeranian Mix is the right breed for you if you’re looking for an active, energetic dog that’s fine to be outdoors and will accompany you on whatever crazy adventures you and the family are up to!

The Corgi Pom is loyal, loving, kind, and friendly towards most people and pets, so they should fit seamlessly with your family.

However, if our breed guide hasn’t convinced you that a Corgi Pom would be the right breed for you, consider reading about our other breeds to see if there’s a more suitable one.

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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