Corgidor Dog Breed

Tan Corgidor (Labrador x Corgi)

Pronunciation: [ Core•ghee•door ]

The Corgidor is a hybrid dog whose purebred parents are the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever. These dogs are believed to have been around for a very long time. It's said that these mixed breed dogs were not intended to be produced but that the two parent breeds tend to mate, and while the puppies are accidental, they are greatly beloved by many people.

Corgidor Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid10-13 yrs.12-21 in.30-55 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

There is no formal classification for the Corgidor as it is a mixed breed dog. They are definitely working dogs, however, if not herding dogs. They are not for first-time families as they can be extremely temperamental. Some might even say they are only for people who understand Corgis. There are many things you should know about these dogs. It's best to start by thoroughly understanding both Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Labrador Retrievers so you know how these dogs can be.

Here are some of the many things you should understand about Corgidors:


  • Extremely high energy
  • Can learn new tricks endlessly
  • Bonds strongly with family members
  • Will train quickly for the right person
  • Tends to have a high tolerance for children
  • Can be easily managed with food as a reward


  • Can be stubborn
  • Must be socialized
  • May be very dominant
  • Can easily become obese
  • Might shed a great amount
  • Long list of possible health problems
  • Requires very early, firm and calm training
  • Non-stop desire for food can be frustrating
  • May bark at any sound, movement or item out of place
  • May be persistent in herding kids, other dogs and everything else

Corgidor Breed Description

The Corgidor can come in a great many shapes. Some may have the body of a Lab and the head of a Corgi, and others may have the opposite. Even within a litter, this vast disparity has been known to occur. What you can expect is a brilliant, hard-working and perhaps obstinate dog. There is a lot of Corgidor info available in book form as well as online.

The Corgi is one of the world's smartest dogs, and the Labrador is known for being intelligent too. Your Corgidor will be a sharp dog, and they will use that brain power to pursue food, toys and, at times, your attention.

Barking, nipping, and bossiness are habits that these dogs may exhibit. Then again, they may have a Lab mentality and be patient and amicable. For the right person, however, they will definitely be loyal. Be prepared for most anything.

As puppies, Corgidors will be extremely hyperactive. With training, they may mellow out like Labs do. If they are like Corgis, they may continue to be very active. In either case, you will want to follow a significant daily exercise regime so as to maintain control, prevent them from becoming obese and keep them from becoming upset or destructive. These dogs can turn out significantly different from one another, and before adopting one, you should learn as much Corgidor information as you can.

Corgidor Coloring

Corgidors come in a few colors, and those colors tend to be in pairs. There are some single color dogs, however, and while the yellow ones are pretty, the black Corgidor is a sight to see. These dogs usually have a Corgi body with a Lab head, and being covered in all black tends to make eyes pop at the odd mix of Lab and Corgi.

The coat colors of Corgidors are:

  • Red
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Chocolate
  • Dark brown
  • Black and tan
  • Black and white

Corgidor Size

Just as every other aspect of the Corgidor can vary widely, so too does this dog's size. Full-grown littermates may even differ in size by as much as one dog being near twice the height of the other. Because some of these dogs get one body or the other of two extremely different parent breeds, the Corgi Lab mix full grown can be somewhat small yet heavy or rather tall and about the same weight. Most photos you will find online are of the shorter, Corgi-bodied Corgidors, but there seem to be a fair amount of Lab-sized Corgidors too.

As such, these dogs may be anywhere from 14 up to 23 inches tall. Weight tends to not be so wide-ranging, however. Once grown, Corgidors weigh 40 to 65 pounds.

Average Adult Height

12-21 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

30-55 lbs

Corgidor Temperament

The Corgidor temperament is one that can run the gamut from sweet and loving (like the Lab) or surly and sleepy (the worst of a hugely displeased Corgi), or anywhere between these two. All hybrids are like this; they can inherit most any ratio of their parents' personality. You'll only know the demeanor of your dog when she is maturing. If she is more like a Corgi in any way, you should understand that her constant barking and seemingly needless nipping is bred into one of her parental bloodlines. If she is more like a Lab, she'll be friendly with everyone and perhaps not the best watchdog.

The collision of opposite traits in the Corgi Lab mix temperament is one that you must be prepared to endure if you want one of these dogs. Perhaps the one thing that should be managed and prevented is aggression, as it can be expressed regarding food, other dogs, and people. The Corgidor is simply one of those dogs that you really must contemplate and be are ready for whatever temperament they may be born with.

Corgidor Photos

Below are pictures and images of the Corgidor.

Tan Corgidor (Labrador x Corgi)

Corgidor Health

Corgidors are said to have been around for a long time. They are believed to be a very healthy hybrid dog despite their parents having a number of health issues. The Lab parent is particularly prone to a lot of concerns. Be sure to learn as much as you can about the parents' health histories, the other puppies, and the health of your Corgidor via health tests and vet certificates. Despite the hybrid vigor that tends to help prevent a lot of problems, you should be aware of the many possible things that can develop:

  • Bloat
  • Tumors
  • Cancers
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Cold tail
  • Skin issues
  • Eye problems
  • Back problems
  • Heart disease
  • Ear infections
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Urinary stones
  • Joint dysplasia
  • von Willebrand's
  • Patellar luxation
  • Addison's disease
  • Blood-clotting diseases
  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

The Corgidor has an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years.

  • Addison's Disease
  • Back Issues
  • Bloat
  • Cancer
  • Cold Tail
  • Diabetes
  • Ear Infections
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Infections
  • Fatty Tumors
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Joint Dysplasia
  • Obesity
  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Skin Allergies
  • Urinary Stones
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
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