Cowboy Corgi, more than a designer breed

cowboy corgi

If you like intelligent and headstrong dog breeds, Cowboy Corgi might just be the dog for you. Learn more about this unusually looking breed.

What is Cowboy Corgi?

cowboy corgiThe Cowboy Corgi is a crossbreed between the Welsh Corgi and the Australian Cattle Dog (also known as Blue Heeler or Queensland Heeler). The hybrid of these two breeds inherited the overall look of the Corgi dog (short legs being its most notable feature) and the grey spotted coat typical for the Australian Cattle Dog.

It is a “designer” breed but besides its unusual looks it inherited also the exceptional intelligence of both breeds.

Appearance, Temperament and Health

Appearance of the Cowboy Corgi

Height: 33-50 cm/13-20 in

Weight: 12-17 kg/26-38 lb

Sizewise the Cowboy Corgi is somewhere between the Welsh Corgi and the Australian Cattle Dog. From its Welsh predecessor it inherited the long and barrel-shaped body and large erect ears. The fawn color of their short and coarse coat is the Australian heritage. They tend to shed a lot throughout the year also heavy shedding can be expected twice a year.

Temperament

cowboy corgiIt is sometimes said that if you want to know what it’s like to have a dog smarter than you, you should get a Cowboy Corgi. They are herding dogs and as such they are also highly energetic. They need a lot of exercise and also mental stimulation. This breed is one of the most intelligent ones and in combination with its herding instincts it comes as no wonder that it likes taking its own decisions.

They are definitely dogs for active owners. If they don’t get enough exercise they might behave in a destructive way. They learn very fast although a 100 % obedience can’t be expected from them.

These short-legged cowboys are also loyal to their family and protective and they don’t hesitate to bark of they get suspicious.

Although the Cowboy Corgi is suitable for families, early socialization is an absolute must.

Health

The average life expectancy of the breed is 13 – 15 years.

Cowboy Corgis suffer less hereditary problems than other large breeds. Regular checks for elbow and hip dysplasia is recommended. Corgis can also get overweight very fast when inactive and overfed so the owners have to take care of both suitable activity and healthy diet.

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