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About The Breed

The Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever is recognized by the Dog Registry of America. The Corgidor is a much-loved hybrid, combining the popular Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever, two huge favorites. It is thought that this hybrid has been around for a long time and the result of accidental cross breeding between the two parents. The loyal lover and dutiful watchdog qualities of the Welsh Corgi and the even tempered, intelligent, calm disposition of the Labrador are some of the traits breeders look to capture in their Corgidor puppies.

BREED INFORMATION
The Corgidor is a dutiful watchdog and family protector who doubles as a fantastic family companion. They make great additions to almost any family with a moderate-to-active lifestyle. Also, if you like the outdoors, this pup may be your new favorite companion. They’re easygoing, good-natured, and loyal to a fault.

Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog and was first developed in Canada to assist fisherman. Surprisingly, this breed nearly faced extinction in the 1880s when female Labradors were culled from litters in Canada due to their high tax rates. Thankfully, the Labrador was imported to England and America by this time and was gaining popularity as a hunting companion and retriever. The Labrador’s happy, easy going disposition make him an ideal family dog who has stayed top dog in the US, Canada, and England for several decades.

QUICK FACTS
•Weight:  40–55 lbs.
•Height: 12–23 Inches
•Life Average: 10 To 15 Years

COLOR
• Black
• Brown
• Red
•Tan

IDEAL COMPANIONS
• Affectionate Family
• Incredibly Kid Friendly
• Dog Friendly
• Friendly Strangers

TEMPERAMENT
• Very Loving
• Patient Children
• Watch Dog
• Social

TRADEMARK TRAITS
• Playfulness
• Easy To Train
• Family Oriented
• Watchdog
• Intelligent

PERSONALITY
Corgidors get their personalities straight from their parents. Corgis are protective and alert, while Labradors are friendly and lovable. Corgidors tend to make great family pets, as they are friendly toward strangers, but protective if their loved ones are threatened. The Corgidor thrives on family outings. If you go on hikes, you’d better not leave this one behind. They really thrive in a big house with a yard and space to run. While not overly yappy they are very loving and patient with children of all ages.

TEMPERAMENT
This pooch is typically loving, social, loyal, alert, and friendly. With a mix, nothing can be said for sure; your dog’s personality traits can vary from another Corgidor’s.  A Corgidor is extremely loyal to the family, and will bark if they or their family is threatened. It is known to bark at anything suspicious, thereby making a good watchdog. True to the Lab nature, it is also friendly, and loves people. This is a family-oriented canine and is good around children, loves to play, and has a very sweet and positive disposition.

This hybrid does very well with children and shows a lot of patience, love, and protection for children of all ages. The Labrador parent adds more elements of friendliness toward strangers, but the Welsh Corgi parent will keep the Corgidor alert and protective. Both parent breeds are intelligent and easy to train. The Corgidor is eager to please their owner and is to develop a strong bond with the Corgidor as well as socialize him with other dogs, people, and places. Both parent breeds bring a lot of energy to the Corgidor, but the Labrador has more endurance and higher intensity needs than the Welsh Corgi.

BEHAVIOR
The Corgidor is parented by two active breeds with high energy that require daily exercise. A fenced in yard or a dog park where they can run and fetch is ideal. Task oriented play will also keep their mind sufficiently stimulated and help prevent destructive behaviors from developing while they are left alone. Playing fetch with a tennis ball is an excellent way to exercise your Corgidor but be sure to give him your attention and get excited with him. This breed can be sensitive to human emotion and needs a positive, excited owner to share time. The Corgidor is an all-weather dog capable of living in a wide range of climates. However, hotter climates are less tolerable, and this hybrid is more prone to overheating than others. Always have fresh, clean water available for your dog and shade, especially during the summer months. Houses with back yards or country living are far more ideal environments for this hybrid.

TRAINING
This mix may display an independent streak, courtesy the Corgi. This can make training a little challenging; as compared to the overly happy-go-lucky Lab, training a Corgi can take time. So if your Corgidor is proving a little difficult to train, then you need a little patience, a lot of consistency, firm handling, positive reinforcement, and a gentle tone. Do not yell, it will make no difference except scaring your dog and creating a negative association with training in his/her mind.

CHILDREN/PETS
The Corgidor is sturdy, yet gentle and makes an ideal pet for just about all ages and personality types. That said, as with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling, as well as roughhousing on the part of either party.

When it comes to other pets, Corgidors can get along with other animals if they are introduced slowly and calmly, and early socialization will help this go smoothly. Corgidors would do well with a second or third dog in their families to have constant companions and playmates.  Corgidors can be a perfect combination of the parents. Always be cautious introducing new dogs to each other.

Corgis can be nippy with animals that are not family members, while Labs are typically very friendly with all dogs and people. Nose to butt is a good sign. Eye to eye staring is not, and if that happens, the dogs should be separated immediately.

CORGIDOR OWNER EXPERIENCE

Willie
Willie is the best dog. He is a rescue that was listed as a lab mix. I did the DNA my dog year because I was curious what he was mixed with. The results came back as lab and corridor as well as small amounts of other breeds. He is 11 years old and weighs about 45 pounds. I then looked up lab corgi mix online and found several pics that look just like him. He is inquisitive, curious, silly, playful, quirky, affectionate, protective, and great with people and animals. He is always getting into something. He has the best personality.

Oliver
Corgidors are great. They have a high energy level, they are very affectionate and loyal, they are incredibly smart and quick to learn, and they have an extremely outgoing personality. My Corgidor, Oliver, looks like a young yellow lab with short legs and a long body. He is 5 years old but people still think he is a puppy when they see his cute face. He is the best companion I could ever ask for!

Charlie
“Our Corgidor is the offspring of a full-breed Corgi mother and a full-breed Labrador father. He was an oops!! The owners of the parents were Lab and Corgi breeders. His name is Charlie. He’s got a funny way about him of making lots of “noises.” Charlie is the most vocal dog we’ve ever owned. Not barking so much as just noises. He’s very, very friendly and loves pretty much everyone he comes in contact with. His tail wags constantly! He loves roughing around with our kids and also playing fetch. He also loves our black Labrador, whom he drags everywhere by her collar. He’s been a good addition to our house and we all are happy to have found him!”