Corgi Greyhound Mix Overview

Parent Breeds:
Cardigan Welsh Corgi & Greyhound
Breed Nickname:
Corgi Greyhound Mix
Size:
Medium
Height:
11 to 30 inches
Weight:
22 to 88 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 15 years
Coat Colors:
Black, gray, white, red, fawn, brindle, golden, and silver

Corgi Greyhound Mix 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 Corgi Greyhound Mix

What Is a Corgi Greyhound Mix Called?

The offspring between a Corgi and a Greyhound doesn’t actually have a breed nickname, as this combination is so uncommon.

They are very energetic and fun to be around, with plenty of positivity exuding around them. Both of the parent breeds are very different, so this designer dog is often surprising in its traits.

You might not know what to expect – but isn’t there some fun in this mystery?

Despite the intrigue, it’s important to know about the dog you’re about to welcome into your home.

Our guide will hopefully help you make the decision of whether a Corgi Greyhound Mix is right for your family or not.

Corgi Greyhound Mix Breed History

  • First bred in the 2000s in the US.

  • Corgi mixes were very popular during this time with designer breeds.

  • There hasn’t been much traction for this breed.

The Corgi Greyhound Mix is one of the newest Corgi mixes, and therefore there isn’t much information on these dogs.

We are still learning about them, and there isn’t much about them online. There have only been a few generations of them, after all!

We can assume that the Corgi Greyhound Mix was first intentionally bred in the early 2000s.

The 90s saw a rise in popularity for Corgis, and it seems like every other breed was mixed with them with amazing results.

Near the 2000s, Greyhounds began getting the attention they deserved.

It might have had something to do with the rise in popularity of Italian Greyhounds, which are much smaller variations of Greyhounds.

The first Corgi Greyhound Mix was recorded in the 2000s in North America.

Popularity must not have taken off as much as the designer breeders wanted, as these dogs aren’t as widespread as other Corgi mixes.

Corgi Greyhound Mix Personality & Temperament

  • Friendly and eager to please dogs.

  • Their temperament is determined by genes inherited.

  • Love cuddles and being lap dogs.

Both Corgis and Greyhounds are very friendly dogs, so you can expect their offspring to be the same.

Both parent breeds come from a working background, so you can expect the Corgi Greyhound Mix to have a great work ethic and be willing to please you.

Cardigan Corgis are slightly less social than other breeds, so you might see your Corgi Greyhound Mix be wary of others.

This can be helped by early socialization and training. Without this, their loyalty might turn into aggressive behavior.

Corgis are known for barking, so they make good watchdogs.

However, Greyhounds are very quiet dogs and you’ll rarely hear them at all! Whether your dog barks or not all depends on the traits your Corgi Greyhound Mix inherits.

Corgis are known for their herding behavior, so while they’re good with children, they might confuse them for cattle and nip their heels.

Corgi Greyhound Mixes love cuddles and would often prefer to stay curled up in their owners’ laps all day.

They don’t like being left alone and can suffer from separation anxiety, so would be best suited to owners who have lots of free time in the day.

Corgi Greyhound Mix Health

  • Predisposed to some illnesses inherited from parents.

  • Vet checkups are needed at least once a year.

All mixed breeds have an advantage over their purebred parents, and that is that they have minimized health issues thanks to having only 50% of each pure breed’s genes.

Purebreds tend to have a higher risk of certain health conditions due to overbreeding.

Both Greyhounds and Corgis are considered healthy, but here are some health issues a Corgi Greyhound Mix might be predisposed to:

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Gastric Torsion, or bloating
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Bone Cancer
  • Joint Dysplasia
  • Heart Murmurs

Make sure that you keep up to date with your dog’s vet checkups, as these can diagnose and treat things quickly. For Corgi Greyhound Mixes, these checkups should be at least once a year.

Corgi Greyhound Mix Training

  • Easy and fun breed to train.

  • Early training and socialization are a must.

  • Use positive reinforcement only.

Corgi Greyhound Mixes are relatively easy to train thanks to the fact that both parent breeds are highly intelligent.

They are both working dogs, so they’re eager to please and follow commands. They won’t often have an issue with you being the alpha – they’ll just appreciate the mental and physical stimulation.

Early socialization is vital for these dogs. They can be fiercely loyal and therefore need to be around dogs and other people from a young age to prevent this from becoming an issue.

Many Greyhounds have been placed into shelters after a career in racing.

These dogs need extra care and socialization after this, and reputable breeders should pay attention to their temperament after adoption.

If your Corgi Greyhound Mix puppy is bred from an unsocialized Greyhound, and then spends time with them after birth, they can pick up these antisocial behaviors.

This is one of the reasons why it is so important to use a trusted breeder.

Corgi Greyhound Mix Exercise Requirements

  • Easy and fun breed to train.

  • Early training and socialization are a must.

  • Use positive reinforcement only.

Corgi Greyhound Mixes don’t need as much exercise as you might think, and they’re more than happy to omit exercise altogether if it means they can have extra cuddles with their owners!

However, exercise is important to keep all dogs healthy, so you should aim to offer this dog 40 minutes of exercise a day. Two 20-minute walks in the morning and night will be fine for Corgi Greyhound Mixes.

Mentally stimulate them by playing games. They will enjoy a yard to run around in, but they can also live in an apartment.

Corgi Greyhound Mix Diet & Feeding

  • Offer a medium-sized dog food formula.

  • Give them small meals throughout the day.

As they don’t need much exercise, Corgi Greyhound Mixes don’t need a high amount of protein in their diet. Feed them food formulated for medium-sized dogs.

As they can suffer from bloating, feed them smaller meals throughout the day rather than one large meal.

Corgi Greyhound Mixes are somewhat couch potatoes, so it is imperative that you don’t overfeed them. This can lead to obesity. Only feed them enough for their current weight.

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Corgi Greyhound Mix Cost

  • Cost between $400 and $3,000.

  • Choosing a reputable breeder is imperative.

There isn’t a set price for Corgi Greyhound Mixes as they are so uncommon.

However, you can expect them to cost around the same as their parent breeds. Corgis cost between $500 and $3,000, and Greyhounds cost between $400 and $700.

Some people will use the Pembroke Welsh Corgi to breed these puppies.

While this is still a Corgi Greyhound mix, the results often aren’t as desirable as when a Cardigan Welsh Corgi is used. Reputable breeders will know the difference and use the correct Corgi, while backyard breeders might not.

For this reason, and many others, it is always advisable to use a trusted breeder and pay the extra cost.

Ongoing costs include food, toys, crates, and vet bills.