Corgita Overview

Parent Breeds:
Akita & Corgi
Breed Nickname:
Corgita
Size:
Medium to large
Height:
12 to 25 inches
Weight:
25 to 100 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 14 years
Coat Colors:
Black, white, brindle, silver, and fawn

Corgita Characteristics

Friendliness
Intelligence
Good for First-Time Owners
Good with Children
Easy to Train
Exercise Requirements
Ease of Grooming
Amount of Shedding
Amount of Drooling
Tendency to Bark

About The Corgita

What Is A Corgi Akita Mix called?

The mixed breed between a Corgi and an Akita is called a Corgita. Since this is a relatively new and unknown breed, they also go by the simple name: Corgi-Akita mix.

When you think of adorable-looking dogs, two of the most common names that spring to mind are the Akita and the Corgi. Both are amazing to look at, these breeds also have the personality to match. So, why not breed them to create a super cute dog?

But is the Corgita the best addition to your family? There are some things you should consider before welcoming one into your home.

 

Corgita Breed History

  • Not much information on the Corgita.

  • Both parent breeds were used for hunting and guarding.

  • Most likely first bred between the 90s and 2000s.

There is very little information about the Corgita breed, most likely because it isn’t a very popular breed compared to other mixes.

Corgis have been very popular for decades now, with their ties to the British Royal family being a driving force in this. Their temperament and personality are also a hit with everyone, as well as their cute faces.

Due to their rise in popularity, when the designer breed market began increasing, Corgis were mixed with plenty of other breeds during the 1990s and 2000s. One of these breeds would have been the Akita.

Both Corgi and Akita began as guard dogs, as well as being used for hunting. Now better suited as companion dogs, they still have some of these tendencies and like to herd things around.

As a result, you can expect a Corgita to be a great watchdog.

Corgita Personality & Temperament

  • Can be assertive in the name of loyalty.

  • Very headstrong and energetic.

  • Doesn’t like being left alone for long periods.

Corgita owners agree that this dog combines the strong-willed nature of the Akita and the cheerfulness of the Corgi.

They’re playful and affectionate – but only when they want to be. They also like their own space and can act reserved around strangers.

Corgitas are social dogs for the most part, so while they might decide to spend some time in another room from you, they don’t want to be left alone. They would prefer an owner who can be at home for most of the day or take them out with them.

The Akita is known all over the world for their loyalty, and this is often inherited by their offspring.

Corgitas are fiercely loyal to their owners when they believe there is a threat. This could be in the form of other dogs or strangers.

Early socialization can prevent this loyalty from turning into aggression. These dogs are also very active and can turn to destructive behaviors if they’re not given enough time to burn off

Corgita Health

  • Predisposed to a few illnesses inherited from parents.

  • Life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.

Corgitas are considered to be healthy dogs, and they tend to suffer less than their purebred parents, thanks to the minimized risk mixed breeding offers.

However, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t predisposed to a few health conditions inherited from their parent breeds.

Corgitas are more likely to suffer from Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, and other eye conditions.

It is vital that you keep going to your veterinarian’s checkups to ensure that any illness is diagnosed as quickly as possible.

Corgita Training

  • Use positive reinforcement.

  • Keep training sessions fun and short.

  • Establish yourself as the alpha early on.

Both Akitas and Corgis are very intelligent dogs, so you can expect their offspring to be, too. Once trained, they’ll be able to remember plenty of commands.

However, intelligence doesn’t always make training easier. It can bring out their desire to be an alpha, which can then create stubbornness.

It is essential that you set boundaries with your Corgita as soon as possible to establish a top dog status within your home.

While this might take some extra time, it is worth it to prevent the stubborn streak from overruling training sessions. Once this is done, you can begin working together instead of against each other.

The most effective method of training is through positive reinforcement. Corgitas won’t tolerate negative reinforcement as they see it as a sign of disrespect.

These dogs are fine with other children and dogs as long as they have been socialized from an early age. Do this through leashed walks, dog parks, and training classes.

Corgita Exercise Requirements

  • Use positive reinforcement.

  • Keep training sessions fun and short.

  • Establish yourself as the alpha early on.

Corgitas will need around one hour of exercise a day, although most will be happy with more. They’re also intelligent, so mental stimulation is just as important.

Without these two things, Corgitas will get bored and unhappy quickly. This can lead to destructive behaviors such as digging, chewing, and howling.

A dog park is an ideal place to take your Corgita, and it will benefit them by socializing, too.

However, you can also take them on long walks, hikes, and jogs.

Bear in mind that Akitas are much larger than Corgis. If your Corgita has shorter legs like the Corgi, it might get tired quicker than a large Corgita. Listen to your dog and look out for the signs of fatigue to prevent overexerting them.

As a medium to large dog, the Corgita isn’t suitable for apartment living. It needs a yard where they can run around throughout the day and burn off some energy.

They’ll also benefit from an active owner who can spend the majority of their day with their dog.

Corgita Diet & Feeding

  • Use premium kibble only.

  • Feed them the right amount depending on their weight.

  • Protein is the most important ingredient.

Corgitas need to be fed a balanced diet without being overfed. They are known for overeating when given the chance, so it’s important to only offer them the correct amount based on their weight.

If you’re worried about overfeeding your dog, consult your vet who can weigh them and tell you the correct way to feed them.

As they have plenty of energy to burn, offer them food with plenty of protein, and smaller amounts of healthy fats and carbohydrates.

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Corgita Cost

  • Very expensive thanks to the parent breeds.

  • Ongoing costs include insurance, food, and toys.

The price of Corgitas is unknown as they are such an uncommon breed.

However, considering Corgis cost between $500 and $2,000, and Akitas cost on average $4,500, you can expect Corgitas to be very expensive puppies.

Always opt for a reputable breeder to avoid health concerns and suspicious practices.

Ongoing costs also need to be considered, and these include food, furniture, and toys. Insurance is a must with such an expensive dog, so don’t forget to purchase this.