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Corgi Size: How Big Do Corgis Get?

Corgi Size: How Big Do Corgis Get?

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Last Updated on April 26, 2023 by May Jones

So, you’re thinking about getting a corgi? Well, first things first, let’s talk about size. Corgis may be small in stature, but they pack a big personality punch. And when it comes to size, they’re like Goldilocks – not too big, not too small, but just right.

But just how big do corgis get? The answer is, it depends. Corgis come in two breeds: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. While both breeds are similar in size, there are slight differences.

Now, I know what you’re thinking – “Do I really need to know the difference between the two?” And the answer is yes, my friend, because it could mean the difference between your corgi fitting comfortably on your lap or not.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about corgi size. From average height to the factors that can influence a corgi’s size, we’ve got you covered. So, sit back, grab a cup of tea, and let’s talk corgi size.

How big is a full grown corgi?

A full-grown corgi typically stands about 10-12 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 25-30 pounds. That’s like having a sack of potatoes with legs running around your house. But hey, who doesn’t love potatoes?

Of course, there can be some variation in size depending on the breed type and genetics. For example, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi may be slightly smaller than a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. And if your corgi happens to be a mix, well then, all bets are off. It’s like playing genetic roulette.

But don’t worry too much about the size, just love your corgi for who they are – a cute, cuddly, potato-like bundle of joy.

Is there a bigger version of a corgi?

Oh, you bet there is! If you want a corgi that’s larger than the standard size, you might want to consider getting a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. These pups are a little bigger than their Pembroke cousins, with an average height of 10-13 inches and weight of 25-38 pounds. That’s still smaller than a Great Dane, of course, but hey, it’s something!

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Another option for a larger corgi is a mixed breed. There are plenty of corgi mixes out there, including corgi-husky mixes (aka “Horgis”), corgi-labrador mixes (aka “Corgidors”), and even corgi-golden retriever mixes (aka “Corgolden Retrievers” – okay, I made that one up, but you get the idea). These mixes can vary in size, depending on the other breed involved, but they may be a good option if you want a corgi that’s a little bigger than the norm.

Just remember, regardless of the size of your corgi, they’ll always have a big personality!

Is a corgi a small or medium dog?

Well, that’s a tricky question. Corgis are definitely on the smaller side, but they’re not exactly tiny either. So, are they small dogs or medium dogs? Let’s dive in and find out.

Generally speaking, most people would classify corgis as small dogs. They typically weigh between 20-30 pounds and stand around 10-12 inches tall at the shoulder. That’s pretty compact, if you ask me.

However, there are some who might argue that corgis are more on the medium side of things. After all, they’re not as small as Chihuahuas or toy poodles. Plus, they have a sturdy build that makes them seem more substantial than other small breeds.

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But here’s the thing: whether you consider corgis small or medium doesn’t really matter. What’s important is that they’re amazing companions who bring so much joy into our lives. And let’s be real, who cares about labels when you have a furry friend who loves you unconditionally?

So, whether you call them small or medium, corgis will always hold a special place in our hearts. And that’s all that really matters, right?

How do I know how big my corgi will get?

Unfortunately, there is no crystal ball to predict exactly how big your corgi will get. But there are a few factors that can give you a good estimate.

Firstly, take a look at the size of your corgi’s parents. Genetics play a big role in determining a dog’s size, so if your corgi’s parents were on the larger side, there’s a good chance your pup will be too.

Secondly, keep an eye on your corgi’s weight and growth patterns. If they’re consistently gaining weight and growing at a steady rate, it’s safe to assume they’ll end up on the larger side of the corgi spectrum.

But, as with any rule, there are exceptions. Some corgis may be genetically predisposed to be smaller or larger than the average corgi, so it’s important to remember that every dog is unique and will have their own growth pattern.

At the end of the day, the best way to know how big your corgi will get is to simply wait and see. Keep providing them with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, and enjoy watching them grow into the perfect size for your family.

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