When an American pit bull terrier and a Welsh corgi mix, you get an adorable breed called a corgi pit! Are you looking to add one to your family? This article will tell you everything you need to know about this adorable dog.
History of the Pit Bull and Corgi Mix
While the pit bull and corgi are both popular breeds, the mixture of the two is pretty rare. The first cross between these breeds is thought to have happened in the 1990s, and they’re quickly gaining popularity! These dogs tend to be medium-sized, with an average weight of 30 to 50 pounds and a height of around 12 to 18 inches. They’re a sturdy breed with a unique appearance and a lifespan of about 12 to 15 years.
Caring for a Pit Bull and Corgi Mix
Their coats are short and sleek, so they usually don’t require much maintenance when it comes to grooming. But keep in mind that each coat will be unique! Much depends on which genes they inherit from their parents. They may have floppy or erect ears or a natural bobtail!
This is not a hypoallergenic breed, so you can expect them to blow their coats with two significant shedding periods in the spring and fall. It’s during these periods that you should expect to spend time brushing them. These pups could develop skin sensitivity if you bathe them too often.
Nutrition for a Pit Bull and Corgi Mix
Your dog deserves high-quality food. Both of these breeds are prone to obesity, so it’s critical to ensure that you’re giving them the right amount of calories per day. A good range for these dogs tends to be around 600-1000. Having proper feeding times will lead to a healthy relationship with food. Here are some human foods to include in their diet:
- Sweet potatoes
Temperament and Training of Pit Bull and Corgi Mixes
Training a pit bull and corgi mix is easier than you might think. Starting socializing and training when they’re puppies is crucial. Many owners attest to their affectionate, attentive, and playful nature. While the American pit bull has a bad reputation for being aggressive, you can rest assured that this mix isn’t naturally hostile. Some owners have said they can be stubborn, so keep that in mind regarding training.
However, it’s crucial to remember that this mix does tend to have a high prey drive. That means they might get triggered by smaller animals around your home. Regardless, they are highly intelligent and very curious about their surroundings. That’s why providing them with plenty of mental stimulation is essential. Consider using a puzzle toy with hidden treats or teaching them new tricks!
Common Health Issues of a Pit Bull and Corgi Mix
Many breeds come with different sorts of health issues. Your dog will specifically inherit issues from their parents. Here are some known health problems with corgis and pit bulls:
- Hip dysplasia
- Heart disease
- Von Willebrand disease
- Dental disease
- Luxating patella
- Thyroid disease
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