Welcome to our guide to the Corgipoo.
The Corgipoo is a mix of two different breeds, the Corgi and the Poodle.
Here is Zoe a 15 week old female Corgipoo from owner Darlene Michalik
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Corgipoo breed of dog.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Corgipoo you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Corgipoo – then see our list of Corgipoo breeders.
Here is a lovely letter we received from Corgipoo owner Darlene Michalik…
“Thank You So Much for sharing Zoe’s photo Although I’m kinda embarrassed to say we took Zoe to the vet turns out Zoe is a boy! LOL!
I have to say Zoe fits Corgipoo breed characteristics to a tee. He is so much fun however I do believe it was very important we spent a lot of our time with him when we first got him. We kinda missed the best age for training window for toileting. However my husband started training on his vacation and my daughter and I pitched in following vets advice to monitor sniffing and times after Fed Zoe was trained within 10 days.
Of course rarely he has occasional accident but he has just turned six months He is very intelligent and was easy to teach simple commands sit stay come gives paw etc. His adult teeth are ninety nine percent in so we are working on that.
Zoe fits the mischievous type and finds humor but a lot of attention to what’s appropriate and what isn’t through rewards, he is a joy in this area.
I am thrilled my daughter and husband chose a Corgipoo after we lost and I especially took it hard, an eighteen year old loyal lovable intelligent Bichon Poodle I love the playful side but again it takes a village to teach manners respect etc so THANK YOU AGAIN.
Darlene Michalik – Proud and happy owner of Zoe our lovable playful energetic precious Corgipoo.
Why Choose a Corgipoo?
What type of owners buy a Corgipoo?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Corgipoo breed?
Why do you think the Corgipoo is special?
What are your favourite things about the Corgipoo?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Corgipoo and not another breed?
How would you describe the Corgipoo temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Corgipoo over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Corgipoo?
About The Breed
What colors of Corgipoo are most popular?
What does the Corgipoo look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Corgipoo breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Corgipoo and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Corgipoo have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Corgipoo?
What is the breed standard/description for the Corgipoo?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Corgipoo that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Corgipoo breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Corgipoo?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Corgipoo breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Corgipoo match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Corgipoo – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Corgipoo puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Corgipoo home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Corgipoo, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Corgipoo weigh?
When the Corgipoo is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Corgipoo ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Corgipoo smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Corgipoo growth chart?
What breed group does the Corgipoo come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Corgipoo is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Corgipoo with children?
Do you think the Corgipoo is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Corgipoo get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Corgipoo owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Corgipoo or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Corgipoo be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Corgipoo during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Corgipoo?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Corgipoo breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Corgipoo puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Corgipoo?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Corgipoo cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Corgipoo and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Corgipoo owners?
What types of people are buying the Corgipoo and why?
Where can I buy Corgipoo rescue dogs or find a Corgipoo for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Corgipoo can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Corgipoo puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Corgipoo?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Corgipoo?
As a Corgipoo breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Corgipoo?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Corgipoo’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Corgipoo puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Corgipoo have popular names?
If my Corgipoo is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Corgipoo be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Corgipoo biting?
How do you prevent a Corgipoo chewing?
How do you stop a Corgipoo jumping up?
Does the Corgipoo have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Corgipoo keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Corgipoo dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Corgipoo and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Corgipoo owners?
As a breeder of the Corgipoo , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Corgipoo breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Corgipoo owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Corgipoo?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Corgipoo compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Corgipoo owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Corgipoo?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Corgipoo shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Corgipoo a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Corgipoo?
Can you offer new Corgipoo owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Corgipoo?
What started your interest in showing the Corgipoo?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Corgipoo – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Corgipoo and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Corgipoo?
What official organisations are there for the new Corgipoo owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Corgipoo, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Corgipoo out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Corgipoo special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Corgipoo and do you have any tips or advice for new Corgipoo owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Corgipoo home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Corgipoo to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Corgipoo sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Corgipoo owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Corgipoo?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Corgipoo have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Corgipoo have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Corgipoo vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Corgipoo for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Corgipoo be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Corgipoo spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Corgipoo is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Corgipoo not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Corgipoo?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Corgipoo dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Corgipoo?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Corgipoo?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Corgipoo – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Corgipoo dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Corgipoo or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Corgipoo.
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