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Why is my Corgi so small?

Why is my Corgi so small?

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Last Updated on January 23, 2024 by May Jones

If your Corgi is smaller-than-average, it’s typically because of their genetics. This doesn’t mean that anything’s wrong with your dog, but if you have any concerns it’s always best to speak to your vet about it.

When your Corgi is smaller than other Corgi’s you meet, it could simply be that your dog’s parents were smaller than the other Corgi’s parents.

But even within the same litter of dogs, they can be different in size. For example, the runt of the litter will often be smaller than the other puppies.

What’s the average size of a Corgi?

The average height:

  • Cardigan Corgi: 27 – 32 cm (11 – 13 inches)
  • Pembroke Corgi: 25 – 30 cm (9.8 – 11.8 inches)

The average weight:

  • Cardigan Corgi: 14 – 17 kg (31 – 37 lbs)
  • Pembroke Corgi: 11 – 14 kg (24 – 31 lbs)

When it comes to the weight of your Corgi, it’s best to ask your vet about what ideal weight you should try to maintain for your dog.

Keep in mind that unfortunately many people overfeed their dogs, and dog obesity can be a serious health concern.

How much should you feed a Corgi?

To find the best food for your Corgi, it’s best discuss the topic with your vet or a qualified vet nutritionist.

Often the one-size-fits-all guidelines (about how much to feed) that come with dog food aren’t applicable to all dogs.

Depending on your dog’s health condition and activity level you may need to feed more or less compared to what is recommended.

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It also helps to understand what the ideal weight for your dog is, so your vet really is the best person to talk to about this.

What age is a Corgi full size?

Most say that the average age for a Corgi to reach its full size is 18 months, but many (including ours) won’t reach their full size until much later. Our youngest dog recently had a growth sprint when he was just under three years old.

So, expected your Corgi to be full size at roughly 1 1/2 years, but don’t be surprised if your dog keeps growing until it’s three years old!

Can Corgis stay small?

Yes, some Corgis can stay small. The reason for this could be that they’re the runt of the litter, or they could simply come from small parents.

That said, if you’re concerned about the size of your dog, it’s important to speak to your vet about it, so you can rule out any potential underlying health conditions that could be the reason for your Corgi to stay small.

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