Corgi Pug Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 11/08/22 •  7 min read

The Corgi Pug mix is a beautiful mix of two very different types of dogs. Despite their small stature, the Welsh Corgi is traditionally a herding dog, meanwhile, the Pug occupies the companion dog space, and heralds from ancient China. This adorable little dog is a heart-melter and definitely a homemaker. Both of its breed parents are fiercely loyal dogs, so expect the Corgi Pug to fit in delightfully in your family home.

Corgi Pug Mix
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Corgi Pug Mix – At a Glance

Weight:18-30 pounds
Height:10-13 inches tall
Lifespan:10-15 years
Coat Colors:Black, fawn, sable and red
Temperament:Intelligent, moderately affectionate and welcoming, somewhat energetic
Most Suitable For:Families with or without children/other animals, the elderly, and single individuals

What Does a Corgi Pug Mix Look Like?

Corgi Pug Mix
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Your Corgi Pug mix, or “Porgi” for short, will be a short dog, fetching a healthy mixture of its looks from both parent breeds. The “Porgi” will likely have short, stubby legs like the Corgi, and large, round eyes like the pug. It will also likely have floppy ears and a black muzzle, like the Corgi. It will also have a curly tail of a Pug, but be fluffier and have a thicker coat, like the Corgi.

The History of the Corgi Pug Mix:

The “Porgi” is a relatively new mixed breed of dog. Therefore, not much is known about the origins of the mix, and given that documented mixing of breeds has gained popularity (within the United States) in the last thirty years, we can surmise that mixing the Corgi with the Pug began sometime in this timeframe. Though, given the similarities between the two breeds, it’s easy to understand why one would want to mix the two together!

To understand more about the mixture of the two, let’s explore their parent breeds in more detail.

Corgi History

Corgi History

The Corgi, more specifically, the Cardigan Welsh or Cardigan Pembroke Corgis, herald from the hills of Wales, where they appeared more than 3,000 years ago – having been brought over by Flemish weavers, who settled in Wales. The Flemish originally come from modern-day Belgium.

Today, the Corgi is used as a faithful companion pet but has a history of being used as cattle-herders throughout the centuries. It is also a favourite and famous dog of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

How Popular Are Corgis in the United States?

Cardigan Welsh Corgis have accelerated in their popularity in the United States in recent years and ranked 11th most popular dog in the country in 2021, according to the American Kennel Club’s rankings.

Who Are Corgis a Good Dog For?

Because they are small and affectionate animals, known for their loyalty and sometimes feistiness, Corgis are fantastic pets for just about anyone. Whether young or old, single or a family of people, the humble and unassuming Welsh Corgi is sure to be a great addition to the family home.

How Did Corgis Come About?

Corgis were brought to Wales by Flemish weavers centuries ago. They began as cattle-herding dogs despite their small size but now are faithful and loving companion dogs.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Corgis?

Corgis are historical animals with a fantastic pedigree for herding all types of livestock. While the original history of cross-breeding Corgis is spotty, as most people tend to keep their Corgis purebred, there are a few popular dogs that are often mixed with the humble Corgi.

These include the Coxer (Corgi/Boxer), the Corsky (Corgi/Husky), the German Corgi (German Shepherd/Corgi), and Chihuagi (Corgi/Chihuahua).

Pug History

Pug History

The Pug is one of the most ancient dog breeds. Dating back to 400 B.C, where they were bred in ancient China as status animals – companions of wealthy Chinese noblemen. The Pugs would travel with the Chinese nobility and act as companion dogs.

How Popular Are Pugs in the United States?

The humble Pug is a pretty popular dog in the United States, despite their small size and their lack of utility outside of companionship, they still fare well in the popularity rankings. In 2021, Pugs were 33rd on the American Kennel Club’s list of most popular dogs.

Who Are Pugs A Good Dog For?

Given their aloof nature, and lack of high maintenance of almost any sort, Pugs are the perfect animal for almost any household, from families to single individuals and the elderly. 

How Did Pugs Come About?

Pugs were bred by men in Ancient China, dating back as far as 400 BC and became a status symbol for Chinese nobility and were favoured pets of the Emperor.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Pugs?

While the history surrounding the cross-breeding of Pug dogs is spotty due to their age as a purebred dogs, one can safely surmise that the Pug has been bred with a variety of other dogs to create various breeds that look similar to it!

These could include the French Bulldog or the Pekingese.

What is the Temperament of the Corgi Pug Mix?

For its part, the temperament of the Corgi Pug mix is generally a very friendly, affable, low-maintenance pet. It can be slightly wary of strangers and may occasionally ‘nip’ – but not bite – so, beware of that. Beyond that, it’s a very intelligent breed with a soft side.

Are Corgi Pug Mixes Friendly?

Yes, in general, the Corgi Pug mix is an incredibly friendly and affectionate dog.

Are Corgi Pug Mixes Easy to Train?

Given their laissez-faire nature, the Corgi Pug mix tends to respond well to commands and therefore is particularly easy to train. They may be initially stubborn, as Corgis can be, but this is soon rectified with persistent training.

How Much Can Corgi Pug Mixes Weigh?

Their weight can vary from 18 to 30 pounds.

How Tall Can Corgi Pug Mixes Get?

The Corgi Pug mix can generally reach between 10 and 13 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

Given that the Corgi Pug is a smaller dog, there are plenty of similar-sized breeds such as any variety of Spaniels, as well as the Dachshund and Pomeranian.

Does a Corgi Pug Mix Shed?

The Corgi Pug mix is a short-haired breed of dog that doesn’t excessively shed. This makes them very low-maintenance pets! A good brush once every fortnight should suffice.

How Much Exercise Does a Corgi Pug Mix Need?

The Corgi Pug won’t require a huge amount of exercise but should be walked at least once every other day, for about half an hour each day.

How Long Does a Corgi Pug Mix Live?

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

Therefore we can assume the life expectancy of the Corgi Pug Mix is anywhere between 10-15 years.

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

What Health Conditions Could the Corgi Pug Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Corgi Pug Mix For Sale?

We recommend beginning with adoption, rather than purchasing a dog from a breeder. There are plenty of dogs to adopt and they can be found at any local shelter or even your local vets. 

One other place to look is online – websites like make it easy for you to check out local adoptees in your area!

How Much Does a Corgi Pug Mix Cost?

You can expect to pay between $700 – $1000.

While we don’t necessarily recommend searching for a Corgi Pug mix through a breeder initially, it is possible to find one. We recommend that you check out the AKC’s advice on finding reputable breeders before going ahead and inquiring.

Is the Corgi Pug Mix the Right Breed For You?

This affable, lovable, adorable little dog is sure to be the right breed for you if you’re looking for a dog that’s low-maintenance, has a moderate amount of energy and is friendly towards almost everyone it meets!

While getting a Corgi Pug mix is an entirely personal decision, we hope that the above information helps you make the best decision for you and your family.

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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