Tan Corgidor (Labrador x Corgi)

Corgidor Dog Breed

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

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
10 - 13 yrs.
12 - 21 in.
35 - 55 lbs
OverallFamily FriendlyChild FriendlyPet FriendlyStranger Friendly
Easy to GroomEnergy LevelExercise NeedsHealthShedding Amount
Barks / HowlsEasy to TrainGuard DogPlayfulnessWatch Dog
Apartment DogCan be AloneGood for Busy OwnersGood for New OwnersIntelligence

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 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 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.

Corgidor Health Concerns

Below are potential health concerns associated with Corgidors.

Addison's disease
Hip dysplasia
Ear infections
Von willebrand's disease
Patellar luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Cold tail
Bladder stones
Skin allergies
Eye infections
Heart problems
Fatty tumors
Back issues
Intervertebral disc disease

About this Article

Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:January 29, 2018