Are you thinking about adopting a dog but can’t make up your mind between the Bulldog or the Corgi? We understand. These are both wonderful dog breeds! But what if you didn’t have to choose one of these dogs?
We’re happy to tell you it’s possible to have both of these dogs when you adopt a Bulldog Corgi mix! If you haven’t heard of this dog breed before, that’s OK. We’ve put together some information about these dogs to help you decide if this is the right dog breed for you and your family. Let’s get started!
What is a Bulldog Corgi Mix?
The Bulldog Corgi mix is a hybrid dog breed that’s the result of mixing a purebred French Bulldog with a purebred Welsh Corgi! This is a delightful hybrid dog that has the traits and characteristics of both parents.
While we don’t know much about the history of the Bulldog Corgi mix, we can learn about these dogs by taking a look at both purebred parents.
A Quick Overview of the French Bulldog
The French Bulldog originally came from England, where they were bred to create a toy-sized version of the Bulldog. These small Bulldogs soon became a favorite across Europe and in the US. These small dogs are famous for their Bulldog bodies and bat-like ears.
The French Bulldog is small but has a muscular build that resembles the full version of the Bulldog. They have short coats that are easy to take care of. When it comes to personality, the Frenchie (another name for the French Bulldog) has a lot of it! They love to play and have a laid-back attitude to life. The small dogs love to enjoy relaxing near their humans.
French Bulldogs are highly intelligent dogs that are usually easy to train. However, they can be free thinkers, so they’re not suited to dog competitions. Even so, these small dogs make loving companions and need to be with their families. For this reason, the dogs don’t do well when left for long periods of time. They tend to develop separation anxiety when they’re not with their pet parents.
The Welsh Corgi
The other parent of the Bulldog Corgi mix is the Welsh Corgi. Corgis originally come from England, where they were bred to herd sheep. So, right away, you know these are energetic working dogs! Corgis also have a unique body that’s low to the ground and long, with short legs. It’s amazing how these dogs can keep up with cattle on such short legs! But they do an amazing job and have the strength and stamina to go all day long.
Corgis are highly intelligent dogs that can also be somewhat stubborn. And they have a strong herding instinct that may cause them to nip at kids’ heels when playing. Corgis are very energetic and need plenty of playtime and exercise every day to keep them in shape and out of mischief.
Welsh Corgis can also make great watchdogs. They’re naturally wary of strangers and will bark if anything’s amiss.
So, with parents like these, you know the Bulldog Corgi mix is going to be a very unique hybrid dog!
The Bulldog Corgi usually stands between 10 to 16 inches tall and weighs between 22 to 53 lbs. They have a life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.
Bulldog Corgi Appearance
The Bulldog Corgi is a hybrid dog breed, which means there’s no standard appearance for these dogs. The dogs randomly inherit genes from both purebred parents. They can look like either parent or even a blend of both! You just never know!
However, we can say these dogs usually have a short, rectangular head with a muzzle that’s usually blended—it’s part Frenchie and part Corgi. The dogs may have a furrowed brow, like their French Bulldog parent, but not always. Bulldog Corgi mixes may have almond-shaped eyes and either bat ears or have a nose shaped like a rose (similar to the Frenchie parent’s).
The dogs’ bodies are usually compact and muscular, with a strong neck. They usually have short, sturdy legs. When it comes to their tails, these hybrid dogs may have a bobbed tail or one that’s long and furry.
Bulldog Corgi Temperament
The Bulldog Corgi is usually a very friendly dog that’s well behaved. They love nothing better than being with their families. They’re usually very loving dogs that respond best to positive reinforcement training methods.
The Bulldog Corgi also makes a great watchdog, but they can be somewhat stubborn.
Are Bulldog Corgis Good for Families?
The Bulldog Corgi mix can be a great family companion; however, they’re best for families that don’t have small kids. That’s because these dogs may have strong herding instincts inherited from their Corgi parent.
On the other hand, some of these dogs can be more laid-back like their French Bulldog parent.
Does the Bulldog Corgi Mix Get Along with Other Pets?
The Bulldog Corgi mix is usually very friendly with other animals and rarely becomes aggressive. However, they may have a strong herding instinct that makes them herd smaller animals, such as cats.
Bulldog Corgi Mix Food Requirements
The Bulldog Corgi mix is a small dog that’s very muscular. They usually need to eat plenty of food, so experts recommend dry kibble for these dogs. The kibble works to cut the plaque from the dogs’ teeth.
The dogs need about ½ to ¾ cup of food twice a day. And it’s not recommended that these dogs be free-fed because they have a tendency to overeat and really chow down on their food!
Bulldog Corgi Mix Exercise Requirements
The Bulldog Corgi mix usually requires about 30 minutes of exercise a day. That’s because these dogs may have a shorter muzzle, which can make it difficult to breathe. The dogs also should not be exercised in hot, humid weather as they can quickly develop breathing problems and heatstroke.
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! The Bulldog Corgi is a cute, small, muscular dog that is a nice mix of the French Bulldog and the Welsh Corgi. These dogs are loving, loyal, and can get along well with kids and other pets. However, they may have a tendency to herd young kids and small pets. For this reason, they should be properly trained and socialized from a young age. Even so, these dogs can make excellent family companions.
We’re pretty sure that if you adopt a Bulldog Corgi mix, you’re going to have plenty of adventures with a loving dog over the coming years!