With its parent breeds coming from Wales and Japan, Shiba Corgi is a truly cosmopolitan designer dog. Loved for its attractive appearance and friendly personality, Corgi Inu makes a perfect family dog. If you’re looking for a devoted and energetic companion, this little red fox will definitely brighten your days.
Shiba Inu and Corgi Mix appearance
Corgi Inu or Shiba Corgi is a mix between Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Shiba Inu. Since there is no true breed standard when it comes to hybrid dogs, their appearance can differ. This applies not only to Shiba Inu and Corgi Mix, but also to Shiba Inu and Husky Mix, whose eye color can vary from brown to blue, depending on the parent they take after.
So what does a Corgi Inu usually look like? Its coat is ginger orange and white, with a range of other colors such as black, brown and golden. The colors can be solid or appear in a mixed pattern. Their fur is smooth and quite thick, which helps our fluffy friends stay warm during the winter. However, such dense fur requires daily brushing. Corgi Inu sheds a lot, so you might want to keep that in mind in case you suffer from allergies.
Shiba Corgies have pointed, erected ears and dark eyes. Their tails can be curly, like Shiba Inus’, or curved upward.
Shiba Inu and Corgi Mix weight and size
Corgi Inu is a medium-sized dog with the short legs of a Corgi. Males are between 12-15 inches tall, while females stand between 10-12 inches. When it comes to mass, males weigh from 19-25 pounds, while females weigh from 17-22 pounds.
Shiba Corgies have a tendency to gain weight, so you should follow a strict feeding schedule and limit their daily amount of treats. At least an hour of physical activity a day would be very beneficial for your dog, as it prevents obesity and other health complications. Good health means longer life, and Shiba Corgies’ lifespan is 12-15 years.
How do Shiba Corgies get along with kids?
Shiba Corgies are very affectionate and protective when it comes to their families. They are a great addition to families with older children. The reason why they might not be the best choice for families with toddlers is that they don’t tolerate rough play. They get on well with all household members, but at the end of the day, they like having their own space to rest.
How do Shiba Inu and Corgi Mix get along with other dogs?
As we all know, Shibas behave quite reserved toward other dogs. To act friendly, they have to be properly socialized. That’s why it’s extremely important to start teaching your dog to spend time with other dogs from an early age. Take your Shiba Corgi to dog parks, and let him hang out with your friends’ dogs.
On the other hand, Corgies are playful, outgoing, and tenacious so we can expect that the mix of these two breeds will be a good match. You need to provide your furry friend with just a little excercise in order to become an obedient pet.
Shiba Inu and Corgi Mix personality and temperament
Corgi Inu is an intelligent, independent and confident dog. And by intelligent, we also mean occasionally stubborn. If you notice that your furry friend is testing your limits, the best you can do is ignore it. It is only by persistent counter conditioning that you can manage any kind of misbehavior.
Shiba Corgies are also very friendly, energetic and devoted. They are quite protective of their territory, and that’s why they’re excellent watchdogs. With a Shiba Corgi around, you can forget about boredom. They are famous for their innate smiles, which make them look cheerful around the clock.
Shiba Corgi maintenance
Besides regular grooming, Shiba Corgi owners should pay a special attention to their ears. Both Shiba Inus and Corgies have wide opened ears so you gotta daily check them for dirt, plant pieces and environmental allergens. We can say that the ears are the most sensitive body parts on their bodies. They are prone allergic reactions, so you have to clean them with an ear cleaning solution and clean wet cloth.