10 Things You Need To Know About Corgi French Bulldog Mix
It is always tricky to get a mixed breed dog in your family. Being a product of two entirely different breeds, you can never be sure of what traits it will carry from which parent. And when the breeds are poles apart, it becomes all the more unpredictable for the owners to know anything.
One such mixed breed is Corgi French Bulldog Mix. This is a designer breed that comes from hybridizing French bulldog and Welsh Corgis. But on the contrary to its belief, this breed is much friendlier and attached to its owners.
Before knowing more about this breed, let’s read a little about both the parents.
French Bulldogs (also known as Frenchies) are one segment of the popular breed ‘Bulldog.’
Having a history of living in England, this breed was carried to France post the Industrial Revolution. So maybe that is how their name was originally derived. French Bulldogs are very friendly, intelligent, and companion lapdogs. This breed of bulldogs also generally has “bat” ears that cannot be seen in bulldogs.
The other parent breed of this mix – Corgis – was known as herding dogs used to scare the herds away from the farms. This breed has a history of coming from Wales.
This breed in itself has two intra-breeds: the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. However, if you look closely, you might be able to stop the difference between them. The Cardigan has a tail, and Pembroke’s tail is docked.
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Now that we know about the parents, let us have a look at some interesting facts about the offspring too:
The average life of a French Bulldog Corgi mix is about 10-15 years.
2. Physical appearance
French Bulldog Corgis make a beautiful puppy. In various colors: Red, Sable, Fawn, and Black/tan, this breed might or might not have Brindle, Piebald, Black masks, Black shadings, White markings on them.
The puppy can inherit the short legs of Corgis and French Bulldogs’ flat faces with wrinkled skin and short snouts.
Corgis weigh around 25-38 pounds, and French bulldogs weigh up to 28 pounds. So, a mix will likely weigh between 20 and 40 pounds.
3. Behavioral traits
Easily adapting to their new environment, French Bulldog Corgis are extremely friendly dogs. If you socialize them properly in the initial years of their lives, they can be the ideal dog for your surroundings. Compared with other Corgi mixes, this breed is a little low on excitement level and does not like to bark that much. You can term them as ‘lazy corgis.’
4. Health issues
Even this breed of Corgis is susceptible to some health problems like the other Corgis. For example, their short legs make them prone to back issues; also, they have high chances of having an issue in their eyes. They might also have hereditary deafness, reverse sneezing, brachycephalic syndrome, head shakes, hip dysplasia, skin problems, tail problems, to name a few.
Grooming for Corgis is easy and accessible. Just the hair shedding makes it a little problematic for the owners. So, keep brushing their coat and sliding out the excessive hair. Also, you can give them baths sometimes. However, if your puppy carries French bulldog’s genes, then even shedding won’t be that big of a problem.
6. Training & Exercise
Being a small breed with short legs, French Bulldog Corgis might not need a heavy physical training routine daily.
Don’t tie your dog outside the house; it might hurt his training and make him rigid. This breed can be a little aggressive and dominating sometimes. In that case, you need to be the one taking charge and making them understand it, not the other way round. Pampering and reinforcements always work wonders while training.
To make your dog comfortable around strangers, kids, and other animals, you should help them in the socialization process from their early days.
Small breeds get bored easily, so that you can make some changes in the daily exercise routine. You can also get some toys for your dogs to keep them engaged while you are not around.
Also, for them interacting with other dogs is important. So, once you have passed the socialization training, you can also take your dog to parks and open his leash. Again, they would love to fetch, run and interact with other dogs.
7. Food and Diet needs
Smaller breeds like French Bulldogs and Corgis are prone to various health issues, and obesity is one. So please do not feed your dog too much as it won’t do good to their health in the longer run.
Your dog must have a well-balanced diet that helps him grow properly and fulfills his hunger too.
8. Families dogs
As we have noted earlier, that French Bulldog Corgi mix is a friendly and loving breed. Therefore, they are safe for your home set-up too.
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What else does your Frenchie mix need?
– Comfortable harness for your dog.
– Bed support- Since French Bulldogs have a flat face, your Corgi mix has chances of inheriting that too. In that case, please get a supporting bed for them because they would sleep better, propping themselves upright.
– Getting your dog a collar with your name and details would be good.
So, with this, you have all the information you need about the French Bulldog Corgi mix breed. And, now you can decide if you are ready to get one home or not. But, they are still very new, so talk to the breeder and get proper guidance about taking care of your little one in the new environment.