Cowboy Corgi Puppies
A cross between the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Australian Cattle Dog, the Cowboy Corgi is also known as the Corgi Cattle Dog. With both parent breeds known for their high intelligence and having a long history of herding, this sweet tempered little cowboy will most assuredly be a perfect fit to any working ranch or farm.
Appearance and Grooming
Many Cowboy Corgis take on a strong resemblance to their Corgi parent, with a short stature and long body. If the Australian Cattle parent is more prevalent in your puppy they will likely have a tail, whereas if their closer in genetics to their Corgi parent they will have a docked tail. What we do know for certain is that all of them have an upright ear and double coats, which are great for staying warm during colder weather. With a double coat comes double the fur and so double the shedding. Regular brushing and bathes will help to keep your new puppy not only clean, but will minimize the amount of shedding considerably.
Since both parent breeds are highly intelligent, you can be assured that the genetics passed onto your new puppy will show for an exceptionally smart and eager to learn dog. Depending on each puppy, you may have a super loyal and alert Australian Cattle type of Cowboy Corgi, or a loving, affectionate Pembroke Welsh type of puppy. Either way, you’ll have a family-friendly and loyal dog that will make a perfect addition to your family.
Family and Companionship
These dogs are at their happiest in a working environment. Known for their skills of herding, these pooches are a great addition to a farm style life or with any owner that remains highly active. Because of their energetic nature they do not make good pets for apartment living or for homes that don’t have an adequate sized yard. After a long day on the job, you can assure your dedicated little pup will be curled up on your lap or right next to your feet.
These enthusiastic dogs are packed full of stamina and need plenty of daily exercise and activity. With both parent breeds having a long history of being working dogs, it only makes sense that these pooches will undoubtedly have an instinctive need for open spaces and an active lifestyle. Keeping your little cowboy healthy and fit means a lot of walks and a lot of play.
Training and Socialization
It is rare to find a Cowboy Corgi that isn’t eager to learn new tricks and commands, which makes training a simple task. One thing the owner must keep in mind during the training process, however, is that these are herding animals by nature and may try to herd not only other animals, but humans as well. Letting them know that you can be trusted and as such are the boss early on will gain the respect of this puppy at an early age and they will look to you for regular commands. Treat based training is not advisable, at least not in early stages, as they have the tendency to put on weight more quickly than other breeds. Socializing your puppy early on will also let them know that their natural instinct must be curbed in familiar settings.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Cowboy Corgi is a designer cross breed of a Welsh Corgi and Queensland Heeler aka Australian Cattle dog.
At full grown the Cowboy Corgi measures between 10 to 15 inches at the shoulder.
On average the Cowboy Corgi weighs between 25 to 30 lbs.
No, this bred sheds quite a bit so they aren’t the best match for someone who suffers from pet allergies.
The Cowboy Corgi is not high maintenance at all. They can be brushed once a week to control shedding and prevent matting and tangles. They can be bathed every 4 to 6 weeks to maintain a healthy and clean coat as well as have their nails trimmed every 4 to 6 weeks.
The average life expectancy of the Cowboy Corgi is between 12 to 14 years.
This breed is very active and energetic and requires a moderate amount of exercise each day. Daily 20 to 30 minute walks in addition to daily active play like fetch or tug is plenty to keep this one busy. They also love to romp around in open areas, a fenced in yard is perfect for them.
The most common health concerns associated with the Cowboy Corgi include, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, Intervertebral Disk Disease or Slipped Disc and Deafness.
This breed was developed as a herding dog.
Their coat colors are a pattern of white and fawn.
This active breed will require approximately 3 cups of food each day when they are full grown. This is to be separated into two separate meals. Preferably once in the morning and once at dinner time.
This breed can have brown or blue eyes, and sometimes you may have a dog with one of each.
Yes, they are also referred to as the Corgi Cattle Dog.
No. The American Kennel Club does not recognize mixed breeds.
No. This breed is filled with energy and needs room to run and play. Having a Cowboy Corgi in an apartment can lead to anxiety and destructive behavior. This one need to run and roam whenever it has the chance.
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