Your Complete Guide to the Corgi German Shepherd Mix [10 Facts]

Welsh Corgi with a white German Shepherd

Look at these two handsome friends!

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There is no cuter dog breed than the Welsh Corgi and no braver one than the German Shepherd. So, you wouldn't be surprised to know that the mix of these two is an adorable, beautiful pooch. Of course, the cross of these two might seem a bit unusual to you. Not only are the Welsh Corgi and the German Shepherd completely different physically, they also have different temperaments. This, though, is what makes their mix (called the Corman Shepherd) so fascinating.

Extremely smart, the Corgi German Shepherd mix is one of the most fun mixed breeds to keep around. He is also a good herder, and without good training, he might even try to herd you or your children. Nonetheless, this dog’s qualities exceed his faults, and he is truly a delightful companion to keep around.

Loyal and great around children, the Corgi German Shepherd mix makes the perfect family dog.

But, before we get to know more about this mixed breed, let’s learn about his purebred parents, shall we?

There we go, folks! Get comfortable, grab a tea and some snacks, this is going to be quite the ride.

Who are the Corman Shepherd’s parents?

Before learning about any mixed breed, it is always good to know more about the parents. This might give you an idea of your hybrid’s temperament and looks, even though every dog is unique.

The Welsh Corgi

Happy Corgi in the outdoors

LOOK AT THIS CUTIE!

Active, intelligent, and completely adorable, the Welsh Corgi was first bred for herding. This beautiful pure breed is great around children and other pets as well, which makes him a family favorite. Highly trainable, the Welsh Corgi is definitely one of the most popular small dog breeds out there.

Back in the days, Welsh Corgis were bred and trained to be working dogs, usually as herding pets. Today, though, they are mostly seen as family pets and companions. Loving, smart, affectionate, and happy, they are beautiful little pooches with a heart of gold. But, they are also famous for their strong character, and most importantly, their stubbornness and independence.

Still, Welsh Corgis are some of the easiest dogs to train, although they are everything but submissive. This is a dog who likes to think for himself, and nothing will convince him otherwise. Well, nothing else but food. This tiny four-pawed wonder is a glutton and will definitely listen to you if you use treats to “convince” him (I’d use the word “corrupt” honestly, but I don’t want Welsh Corgis to be mad at me).

This is the reason why a Welsh Corgi should have a strict diet. Left to himself, this dog is bound to become obese.

But, the Welsh Corgi is not just a family pet. He also makes a great watchdog. He is usually aloof to strangers and wary of them and will definitely bark if he senses a threat.

Of course, like every other dog breed, the Welsh Corgi has to be socialized early in his life. When he is exposed to different people, pets, sights, and environments, he will grow up to be a mentally healthy and well-rounded dog (more than I can say about myself).

All in all, the Welsh Corgi is a cute, playful, friendly, and loyal companion. With enough training and socialization, he will make the perfect canine best friend.

If you wish to learn more about the Welsh Corgi, click here.

The German Shepherd

German Shepherd with amber eyes

This dog is a proud one!

The German Shepherd is one of the most popular dogs in the United States, and probably in the world. Smart, loyal, and versatile, he is one of the most hardworking pets out there. This dog is famous for his work ethic and his courage, which makes him the perfect choice as a military, police, or rescue dog.

The German Shepherd is a devoted pet. Loyal to a fault, he sees his owner as his biggest job and will do anything to keep you safe. Even if that meant dying while completing his duty to protect you (man, dogs are great).

But, this does not mean that this breed is for everyone. The German Shepherd needs a devoted owner. He needs someone who is ready to change their Sunday pajamas for running pants if you know what I mean. An attentive and active owner is the best match to this overly-energetic dog. This dog needs to work, or at least to be active most of the day. If he isn't, he's going to get bored, and thus, express it by destroying your furniture (and your precious leather shoes).

The German Shepherd, just like the Welsh Corgi, is a perfect watchdog. And unlike the small pooch, the German Shepherd actually has the built to protect you against danger. But, because of this, he needs to be socialized, and early on. If you don’t socialize your German Shepherd, he might start seeing everyone as a threat. And this is going to be an inconvenience for everyone.

All in all, the German Shepherd is a beautiful and proud canine. Smart and loyal, he is perfect for people who are looking for a great guard dog.

If you wish to learn more about the German Shepherd, click here.

Now that we know more about the Corman Shepherd’s purebred parents, let’s learn some facts about this fascinating hybrid. Here we go!

The most important facts you should know about the Corgi German Shepherd mix

Of course, before adopting a purchasing a Corgi German Mix puppy, you will have to learn more about this beautiful designer dog. So, here are the most important facts you need to know to start a beautiful journey with this dog.

The Corgi German Shepherd mix is a cute, good-looking fella

Happy Corgi German Shepherd mix

This cute fella is definitely up to no good!

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Like every other mixed breed, it is usually quite difficult to guess how your Corman Shepherd will look like as an adult. But, usually, there are some things that you can be sure of. The Corgi German Shepherd mix is considered a medium-sized to a large dog breed. Standing tall (between 12 and 15 inches), he looks as handsome as his purebred parents. The Corgi German Shepherd mix usually weighs between 40 and 70 pounds (which is quite a lot, now that I think of it). Strong and muscular, this hybrid has a flat head, long ears that give him the appearance of a fox, and almond-shaped black eyes. His dark tipped muzzle and broad skull give him an endearing look.

His coat is usually golden with black or white markings. It is quite low maintenance since it's dense and short.

Grooming your Corman Shepherd will prove to be quite easy

As I’ve already stated, the Corgi German Shepherd mix is quite low maintenance, especially when it comes to grooming. The coat is dense and sheds moderately, which means that you will have to give your dog a quick 10 minutes brushing every single day. This will help get rid of dead skin and loose hair as well. It will also help keep your dog’s coat in shape and looking fancy.

As for bathing, you will need to give your adorable pooch a bath every 2 or 3 months, even more, if necessary. This hybrid breed is quite active, which means that your dog will sweat a lot and get dirty easily. Always remember to use a shampoo made for dogs instead of normal human shampoo. This will help keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy.

Clip your dog’s nails once a month, or every time you see that they got too long. Use special clippers for that so you don’t hurt your best friend. If you don’t know how to do that, then I recommend hiring the services of a professional.

Brush your dog's teeth at least 3 or 4 times a week to keep them healthy. Use either a commercial toothpaste for dogs or make one yourself (it’s easy, cheap, and organic!).

Finally, don’t forget your dog’s ears. Pets are usually prone to ear infections, so inspect your pooch’s ears once a week, and give them a cleaning. You can follow our guide to cleaning your dog’s ears. Check it out here.

The Corgi German Shepherd mix is an active and happy dog

Corman Shepherd puppy

Whatever breed they are, puppies are always cute!

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With this hybrid, you are bound to never be unhappy or depressed. Both this mixed breed’s parents are famous for their good temperament and calm demeanor, which makes the Corman Shepherd a true winner in the dog world.

Intelligent, bold, and friendly, the Corgi German Shepherd mix makes a great family dog and gets along with pretty much everyone around him. But, because both his parents are herders, you will need to train him and socialize him early, or he might try to herd you, and the people around you.

This crossbreed is also extremely active, and thus, shouldn't be left alone for a long time. If you leave a Corman Shepherd alone, he will get bored, and try to keep himself occupied by chewing on your furniture or just destroying everything around him.

The Corgi German Shepherd mix is naturally a sweet and happy mixed breed. Dedicated and loyal, he still demands attention from his owner. And, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t give this dog the attention he deserves? He is just too cute to be left alone. He also fares well around children, especially if he has been around them since puppyhood.

The Corgi German Shepherd mix also does very well with other household pets, as long as they are not dogs (and especially not dogs of the same gender). If you have a cat, a turtle, or even a lizard, don’t worry, your Corman Shepherd will love being around him!

Just look at this one having fun in the snow:

The Corman Shepherd is also great around children, even smaller ones

The Corgi German Shepherd mix is a dog who fares well with children, especially if he has grown up with them. Thanks to his sweet and active nature, he makes the perfect child companion. Make sure to socialize and train your dog early on, so he knows how to deal with small kids though. After all, he is still a dog. Always monitor your dog’s first interactions with your kids, an accident can easily happen.

Another thing you will have to do is to teach your kids how to interact with dogs in general. They have to treat them gently and respect them so everyone can live happily together.

Training your Corgi German Shepherd mix is easy, as long as you impose yourself as the leader and take control of the situation

Happy Corman Shepherd

If this doesn’t make you smile, then I don’t know what will.

Usually, the Corman Shepherd is one of the easiest mixed breeds to train. This dog is extremely smart and intelligent and will pick up orders quit easily. But, sometimes, this hybrid dog can be quite the stubborn pet. If you show signs of weakness or meekness, he will definitely try to take control and be the leader of the pack. Of course, you can’t let that happen. So, make sure to stay firm and consistent with your training.

Housebreaking your Corgi German Shepherd is important, and the best way to do that is crate training. Obedience training is also important to make your dog listen to your orders. This breed usually doesn’t respond to harsh or negative training ways, so use positive reinforcement, treats, and praises to make him listen to you, while also staying firm and dominant.

To bring out your dog’s herding tendencies, you will also need to socialize him early into his puppyhood. This will also make it easier for him to interact with other people and pets.

Exercising your Corman Shepherd is of the utmost importance

First of all, you have to know that this mixed breed, just like his Welsh Corgi parent, is prone to obesity. So, exercising your dog is of the utmost importance. Since the Corgi German Shepherd mix is a very active dog, your pooch will need at least two or three long walks a day, plus playtime, and trips to a dog park nearby.

Your best friend will need to burn off his excess of energy. If he doesn’t get the chance to do so, he will become destructive and have poor behavior at home.

Your Corgi German Shepherd mix will need space to be happy

And this is not just because the Corman Shepherd is a medium to large-sized dog. Because he is extremely active, the Corgi German Shepherd mix needs a lot of space to run around and play by himself. Giving him a toy and letting him run around in the backyard will make this dog very happy. So, if you live in a small apartment, it is better to adopt another breed of dog.

You will have to keep your Corman Shepherd on a strict diet if you don’t want him to be obese

The key word here being “strict”. The Corgi German Shepherd mix is prone to overeating. If you don’t watch out, he might find the treat stash you are hiding from him and go full savage on it. Keep your Corgi German Shepherd mix on a strict diet so he can stay healthy and fit.

Two servings of 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food plus some healthy treat are the perfect combination for this mixed breed. Adding some fruits and vegetables to your dog’s diet isn’t a bad idea either, just don’t make them the main part of his diet. Instead, use them as treats, and feed it to him when he’s being a good boy.

Like every other dog, the Corgi German Shepherd mix is prone to some health issues

The Corman Shepherd is usually quite a healthy dog, with a lifespan of 12 to 14 years. Still, this beautiful pooch might inherit some health issues from his purebred parents. Here is a list of the ones that you should be on the lookout for:

Keep your dog on a healthy diet, exercise him regularly, and don’t skip his visits to the vet. This way, he will live with you for a long time and give you all the love you need.

Finally, a Corman Shepherd is not expensive

Usually, a Corgi German Shepherd mix costs between 250$ and 700$, depending on the pedigree and on the breeder. Always make sure to go to a reputable breeder if you want to purchase a puppy. You can also adopt a rescue dog from a shelter, such as The Corgi Rescue of Arizona.

Conclusion

The Corgi German Shepherd mix is a smart and active dog. He gets along with children and elderly alike, which makes him an excellent family pet. He is a loyal and sweet companion who wants nothing more than your love, so be sure to give it to him.

About the Author Houda Laabadi

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