The Corgi Goldendoodle mix is a small Doodle breed with short legs and a fluffy coat.
Honestly, I was surprised to learn that this mix even existed. Both the Corgi and the Goldendoodle are popular dog breeds, so it makes sense that they’ve been crossed.
I’ve decided that the cross between a Goldendoodle and a Corgi is called the Golden Corgidoodle.
What is a Golden Corgidoodle?
The Golden Corgidoodle is a mix between a Goldendoodle and a Corgi. More specifically, it is a cross between a Mini Goldendoodle and a Corgi. This small Doodle dog inherits qualities from the Golden Retriever, Poodle, and Corgi.
The Golden Corgidoodle can be a mix of a Goldendoodle with either the Pembroke Welsh Corgi or the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. A Corgi-Goldendoodle mix can also be called a Golden Corgipoo.
However, it should not be confused with a Corgidoodle or Corgipoo, which is a mix between a Poodle and a Corgi.
Where did the Corgi Goldendoodle mix come from?
The Golden Corgidoodle does not have a definitive history or origin. This is common to most designer mixes and Doodles in general. It is likely that a small backyard breeder intentionally crossed a Goldendoodle with a Corgi.
It is also possible that it happened by accident. Accidental breeding occurs all the time in the dog world. Get your pets fixed, people!
History of the Parent Breeds
Luckily, the parent breeds of the Goldendoodle-Corgi mix have an extensive history. Let’s look at each breed better to understand the inherited qualities of the Golden Corgidoodle.
Corgis originated in Wales more than 1000 years ago. Their name translates to “dwarf dog” in Welsh. They were bred to be cattle herders.
The Welsh wanted a dog that could herd but wouldn’t take up too much space in the home. Their small size allows them to run close to livestock without risking getting kicked. They are surprisingly fast and nimble, allowing them to weave quickly in and out of a herd.
There are two separate breeds of Corgis: Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The naming is based on each breed’s geographic region in Wales. Both breeds are very vocal and have prominent personalities despite their size.
However, the two breeds differ in a few ways besides the name.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cardigans, or Cardis, are the older of the two Corgi breeds. They hail from Cardiganshire, a historic county in the west of Wales.
Perhaps the most notable difference between Cardis is their tales. They have long, bushy tales. They are heavier than Pembrokes and have rounder ears.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke originated in Pembrokeshire, a region in the southwest of Wales. The Pembroke is the most popular of the two Corgis. They descended from the Spitz type of dogs, which tend to be more foxlike in appearance.
The late Queen Elizabeth II was very fond of Pembroke Welsh Corgis. She owned more than 30 throughout her lifetime.
Pembrokes are more narrow or slight than Cardis. Their tale is docked. Some owners claim that Pembrokes are a bit higher-strung than their counterparts.
The Goldendoodle lacks any documented history. After years of writing about Goldendoodles, I’ve realized that any “history” is really just a guess. Some claim that Monica Dickens (yes, the granddaughter of Charles Dickens) was the first to introduce Goldendoodles to the world.
I know that Wally Conron intentionally bred Labradoodles to create hypoallergenic service dogs. This inspired the Doodle movement. Given the popularity of Golden Retrievers, it only made sense that Goldendoodles were to become popular amongst dog lovers.
Many sources agree that the Goldendoodle started to gain popularity in the 1990s. Now, Goldendoodles are one of the top mixed breeds in the world.
Don’t believe me? Please take a walk around the block; I bet you see one!
Now, you can’t tell the story of the Goldendoodle without starting with the parents: Golden Retriever and Poodle.
The Golden Retriever is of Scottish descent and was first bred in the mid-1800s. Lord Tweedmouth is credited as the founder of the Golden Retriever breed.
He first bred a black Wavy-Coated Retriever with a Tweed Water Spaniel. In later renditions of the breed, Irish Setters and Bloodhounds were added, which resulted in the yellow (or golden) dog we are familiar with today.
Golden Retrievers were bred for hunting. They were used as gundogs in Scotland and eventually throughout the world.
They are widely used as service, guide, and therapy dogs. Their friendly dispositions make them an excellent addition to any household. This is why they consistently rank in the top most popular dog breeds.
Poodles were first bred in Germany in the 1600s. They were bred for waterfowl hunting. Their iconic Poodle cut helped keep them warm while they retrieved game in cold rivers and lakes.
As the Poodle’s popularity spread across Europe, the French nobility liked the breed. This is how the infamous relationship between France and Poodles developed. They were adopted as France’s national dog.
There are three sizes of Poodle: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. The Standard Poodle was the original breed. It was later bred down in size to create the Miniature Poodle.
The Mini Poodle was brought to America and further bred down to create the Toy Poodle.
Poodles of all sizes are a popular dog breed today. They rank as one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world. Their hypoallergenic coat has made them a popular choice amongst designer dog breeders.
The Golden Corgidoodle is quite a funky-looking dog. Not to say they aren’t adorable; they just combine two vastly different shaped breeds.
The Corgi is long and stout with short legs. They look like a large dog that has legs that forgot to grow. Of course, this is what gives Corgi their distinctive look.
Goldendoodles, on the other hand, are athletic, full-size dogs. Both the Poodle and Golden Retriever have a lean and muscular build. The Goldendoodle inherits the curly or wavy hair of the Poodle.
The combination of the curly coat of the Goldendoodle and the thick, double coat of the Corgi produces a dog that has a mix of both. The Golden Corgipoo’s coat will likely have waves or curls and a rough texture.
You can expect their coat to be medium-to-long in length. It should be pretty hypoallergenic and low-shedding. This is due to the Poodle’s genetics in the mix.
The generation of Goldendoodle parent (F1, F2, etc.) will affect the Golden Corgidoodle’s coat. The coat is likely to be curlier if the Goldendoodle was backcrossed to a Poodle.
The best part of mixing three breeds is you get a full range of possible coat colors. The Golden Corgidoodle’s coat color will likely depend on the parents.
The Corgi Goldendoodle mix can have the following coat colors:
- Brown (Chocolate)
- Café au lait
The Golden Corgidoodle’s coat may also have unique coat patterns such as merle, phantom, tuxedo, or parti. Their coat may be one solid color or a mix of two or three. Markings such as white or black might also be found throughout their coat.
The Golden Corgidoodle is a small to medium-sized dog. It is assumed that a Mini Goldendoodle is used as the sire or dam. A larger Goldendoodle, such as a medium Goldendoodle, can be used.
For the remaining sections, I will assume that a Mini Goldendoodle and a purebred Corgi are the parents.
The Golden Corgidoodle should stand between 12-17 inches tall. They can be shorter or taller depending on the parent’s size.
The Golden Corgidoodle should weigh between 25-55 pounds.
Traits & Characteristics
Temperament and Personality
The Goldendoodle-Corgi mix inherits great personality traits from both parent breeds.
Corgis are often known for their ability to watch over the family and alert them if there is any trouble. They can be good with children but could be better for families with small pets or other animals.
Corgis can be very energetic and need plenty of exercise each day.
Goldendoodles are typically very friendly, outgoing, and social dogs. They are great with family members, especially young children. They can be a bit wary of strangers.
They make excellent watchdogs because they bark at the sight of any potential intruder. Goldendoodles have an average energy level and require daily exercise.
The combination of both the Corgi and Goldendoodle gives the Golden Corgidoodle the following traits:
- Easy to train
- Good with children
- Good watchdogs
- Happy to meet new people and dogs
Common Health Issues
Purebred dogs are at risk of inheriting breed-specific diseases. Luckily, the Golden Corgidoodle is a mix of three different dog breeds. This doesn’t mean they are free from risk but have a mitigated risk.
Awareness of the different illnesses common in their parent breeds is still essential. These genes may pass on to the litter.
Below are the following health concerns to be aware of for your Golden Corgidoodle:
- Addison’s disease
- Eye disorders
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Back issues
A reputable breeder will have the dam and sire screened for health issues. Frequent checkups with your veterinarian will help keep your pup in tip-top shape.
The average lifespan for a Corgi Goldendoodle mix is between 12-18 years.