I love me some dogs. Big dogs, small dogs, blind dogs, deaf dogs, fuzzy dogs, fat dogs, even some really mean dogs. BUT- above all else, I love rescued dogs. Nothing’s better than a nice story of people opening up their homes to an animal that otherwise wouldn’t have one. And for that reason, I also really love mutts. There’s some absolutely fantastic rescued full-breed dogs, trust me, but mixes are gaining popularity in recent years with the “designer dog” trend, so people are looking to shelters for lovable, one-of-a-king pups. I love it! (But also, if you want a designer dog, don’t pay $1200 from a breeder for a bichonpoo or chipom or whatever- check out a shelter and save $800, will ya?)
1. Corgi + Dachshund
This one’s totally meant to be. There’s only a few kinds of dogs with the long body and stubby legs- doxies, corgis, bassetts- so how could it not be super cute if two of them got together? I found this little cutie in an article on BuzzFeed, so I perused the internet for more half weiners to see if it was a fluke of cuteness, but apparently it wasn’t. I want them all.
2. Corgi + Golden Retriever
For almost four years I was a cashier at Petsmart and met two of these guys in person. Apparently their parents had them shipped in from a breeder halfway across the country (to each their own, I guess!) but they seem to be a pretty popular cross. And I don’t see why they wouldn’t be; they looked exactly like golden retrievers with half the legs. Long, golden hair, face like a goldie, absolutely stunning. Who couldn’t love this mutt?
3. Corgi + Australian Sheperd
Another mix I fell in love with at Petsmart was the Aussie/corgi mix. A couple came in with two unrelated rescued mutts that were so well behaved and so stupidly smart, it was crazy. They’re both super goofy breeds so it’s no wonder that they have a lot of personality. AND LOOK AT THIS PUPPY.
4. Corgi + Pomeranian
I feel like crossing anything with a pomeranian, you’ll just get a bundle of fuzz and “aww” everytime. My assumptions were correct.
5. Corgi + Collie
This one’s new for me, but oh gosh, that face. That little girl is named Lily Belle and is for adoption in Stroudsburg, PA. Apparently she’s great with dogs, cats, and kids, and is now a healthy heartworm survivor. If you’re in Stroudburg, PA, Newton, PA, or Hagerstown, MD and you’re looking for a great dog, you’ve found her! So go check out her page on Petfinder.
6. Corgi + Husky
I myself have an Alaskan malamute so I go absolutely nutty for the Arctic dogs. However, if you’d have told me about mixing a husky with a corgi and have it look not only passable but totally charming? Stop. Plus you’d get to use my favorite joke that I’ll let you borrow for this very specific circumstance: “my dog’s not fat, he’s just a little husky!” #killingit Keep in mind that there’s a legitimate breed many people aren’t aware of that look similar to these dogs. Often they’re miscaptioned as being corgi/husky mixes when they’re actually the Swedish vallhund.
7. Corgi + Chow Chow
This is another mix that sounds ridiculous in theory but surprisingly works. Look at how classy this guy is!
There’s seven super awesome corgi mixes, but really, Google literally any dog breed with “corgi mix” after it and you’re sure to see more unique looking dogs. If you dare!