The offspring of the purebred Golden Retriever and the purebred Corgi, the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix is one of the most fascinating dog breeds today. A combination of two of the world’s most favorite dog breeds, the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix is a dog breed packed with love, affection, and intelligence. Here, we will look at the origins, appearance, personality, health, grooming, training, and exercise needs of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix. So, let’s begin!
The Origins of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix
Although the mix breed has been around for quite some time now, the exact date and place of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix origin are not yet known. Perhaps, the best way to understand the origins of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix is to look at take a close look at its parent breeds.
Just like other designer breed dogs, it can be difficult to tell which parent breed genetics and traits has the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix inherited. However, it is likely that the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix has inherited some genetics, traits, and physical attributes of both its parent breeds. Therefore, it is important to understand the origins of both the Golden Retriever and the Corgi breed.
We will start with the origins of the Corgi breed. Today, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are categorized as two separate dog breeds. However, this was not always the case. Both breeds originated from the same parents and were considered as one breed up until the late 1800s.
A breed coveted by the royalty and nobles during medieval times, the Corgi breed was a symbol of wealth and ‘eliteness’ at the time. However, the original Corgi breed was famous for more than just its appearance.
It was also an intelligent and perfectly sized dog breed. In fact, the original Corgi breed was often used for driving cattle due to their build. Their small frame allowed them to avoid rough terrains and act quickly enough to keep the cattle in order. Despite of this, the Corgi breed could not get rid of its ‘royal’ tag. In fact, the original Corgi breed is famous today for being a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II, who kept a Corgi with her since she first came across the breed in 1933.
So, that’s all about the origins of the Corgi breed. Now, we come to the origins of the Golden Retriever, the other parent breed of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix. A dog breed that originated in Scotland, the Golden Retriever is the successor to many ancient dog breeds. These include, but are not limited to, the Irish Setter, Bloodhound, Yellow Retriever, and Tweed Water Spaniel.
For many years and decades, the Golden Retriever had been a favorite of hunters. This is because there was a time when this dog breed was known for its resilience, ruggedness, and ability to handle and get through the harshest of terrains. It wasn’t too long ago that the Golden Retriever would successfully hunt down a prey for their owners.
The Golden Retriever that we have today is a dog breed that went through a rehab of sorts for a good 50 years between 1840 and 1890. The chief architect of this rehabilitation project was Mr. Dudley Marjoribanks, a Liberal politician and a Scottish businessman. Banks is accredited with founding the modern breed of the Golden Retriever because he polished and perfected the dog breed.
In 1908, the Golden Retriever travelled from Scotland, the place of its origin, to the United States, a country where the breed did not take long to become a favorite of families, hunters, and breeders. The instant popularity of the Golden Retriever was due to it loyal, affectionate, and intelligent nature.
Today, the Golden Retriever is mostly used as a family pet and it ranks among the top three dog breeds out of 194 dog breeds listed by the American Kennel Club.
Appearance of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix
The difference in the appearance of the parent breed means that the appearance of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix may vary from one dog to another. Another reason for the difference in appearance is that a Golden Retriever can be bred with either a Cardigan Welsh Corgi or a Pembroke Welsh Corgi to form the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix.
For the above reasons, we could easily have two Golden Retriever Corgi Mix dogs that looks completely different from one another. For example, the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix could inherit the small size and light weight of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi or it could inherit the big physical structure of its Golden Retriever parent.
Additionally, while one Golden Retriever Corgi Mix could have the ears of the Retriever and legs of the Corgi, another could have the coat of the Retriever and the tail and face of a Corgi. Basically, what we mean to say is that while a Golden Retriever Corgi Mix will inherit some of the physical features of both its parents, the physical attributes of the parent breed that are inherited is likely to vary from one dog to another.
Another important thing to note here is that while the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix can inherit the legs of its Corgi parent, its legs will never be as short as the parent breed. Also, depending on which parent’s physical attributes it inherits, the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix may not have short legs at all.
If you want to get a good idea of the exact size of the legs of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix puppy, then you’d do well to talk to a good breeder. They will provide you with all the answers you need. However, while the breeder might be able to tell the puppy’s leg length, they won’t know for sure how tall the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix will be until they’re fully grown.
As for the color of the coat of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix, it is always some shade of golden. However, the exact color of the coat will depend on the Golden Retriever parent because the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix gets its coat from this parent breed.
Personality of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix
If you talk about the personality of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix, then it is a highly intelligent, social, affectionate and loving, and loyal dog breed. The Golden Retriever Corgi Mix is a highly intelligent dog and it gets this trait from both its parents: The Corgi and the Golden Retriever. The intelligent nature of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix makes it an easy to train dog breed.
Not only is the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix an intelligent dog, it is also very social. This dog breed loves to show and get affection from as many people as possible. The social nature of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix makes it a great dog to have around kids and even other pets. This dog breed thrives on love and attention and will make everyone around it feel comfortable and special.
The affectionate and loving nature of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix makes it a great pet for the family. The dog breed loves to cuddle and will always stay loyal to its owner and the family. This is something the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix has inherited from its Golden Retrieve parent. Lastly, the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix does not have any guarding instincts and can be easily introduced to a variety of people, animals, and situations.
Health of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix
Compared to its purebred parents, the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix is overall a much healthier dog breed. The fact that it has originated from a much larger gene pool than their parents makes the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix less likely to inherit genetic defects.
Although the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix is less likely to develop health issues than its parents over the course of its life, there are some health concerns associated with this dog breed. This includes the intervertebral disk disease, pigmentary uveitis, hip and elbow dysplasia, and a few others.
When it comes to grooming of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix, one of the most important things is brushing the dog regularly. Additionally, it needs to undergo the same grooming regime that all other pet dogs do. This includes cleaning of ears, regular hair brushings and baths, brushing of teeth, and trimming nails.
Training and Exercise Needs
It is recommended to train the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix early on. The good news is that this dog breed inherits the trainability of its Golden Retriever parent and the ‘agreeableness’ of its Corgi parent. This makes it is an easy to train dog breed.
However, if you want to turn your Golden Retriever Corgi Mix into a well-behaved dog, then you must conduct daily training and obedience classes for it. The exercise needs of the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix are plenty. This is because the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix is an active dog breed that loves to engage in physical and outdoor activities. Therefore, you will need to give your Golden Retriever Corgi Mix it daily dose of activity to keep it healthy and happy. However, make sure that you do not overwork the dog or it will simply burn out.
The Golden Retriever Corgi Mix is a great dog breed to have as a pet simply because it inherits all the good qualities of its parent breeds: The Corgi and the Golden Retriever. This should be reason enough for you to bring the Golden Retriever Corgi Mix home.