The German shepherd corgi mix or The corgi German shepherd mix, which is also known as the Corman is without a doubt, one of the cutest and beautiful dogs in the world right now.
When we talk about dog lovers, it is basically a dream dog for them because of its extraordinary beauty and intelligence, which is actually inherited from its parent breed, The German Shepherd.
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Now let’s have a deep look at its characteristics such as its temperament, appearance, diet, health concerns and some other facts. But, before all that things first, we need to know that what is a Corman actually?
So let’s begin …………
So what it is basically?
The German shepherd corgi is basically a mix of the German shepherd and Welsh Corgi and is formed by crossing these two different breeds. This breed is commonly known as the Corgi Shepherd.
Well, to the casual observer this might sound a bit weird or unusual seeing that Welsh corgi is such a small breed and German shepherd is quite large.
Unfortunately, The crossbreed of both of these dogs is the Corman. Although, the corgi get’s the best characteristics which are present in both of the breeds.
Like the German shepherd is an intelligent dog, so the corgi is also one of the most intelligent dogs.
Just like that, it has got the coat and pace of the German shepherd, while maintaining other desirable qualities that both of these dogs have.
Moreover, the high activity and energy level is also such trait which the Corman has inherited from the Alsatian (German shepherd dog).
As both of the breeds are actually herding dogs, so it’s obvious that the dog which forms by crossing both of these must be a clever one.
You will be also glad to know that the German Shepherd Corgi mix is a loyal and devoted dog and can be one of the great family pets because of it’s easy going nature.
Moreover, it’s a quiet dog and has low bark frequency. You will also be glad to know that this beautiful creature is also easy going with other household pets such as cats or birds, which makes it ideal for being a family pet, in addition, you don’t have to worry about its activities every time.
When we talk about training, we come to know that the Cormans are easy to train because of their extraordinary learning skill.
In addition, you just don’t need a big yard for their living, just a bit space is enough for them to be happy in.
General Appearance of German shepherd Corgi mix
Normally, The Corman is a short to medium-sized dog, which is approximately 12 to 15 inches in height as compared to larger breeds such as German shepherd which is 22 to 25 inches tall.
Commonly, the German shepherd Corgi mix is golden in color, with markings of black and white littering the coat at different places.
Just like the German shepherds, the coat of this mix reed is dense, with thick hairs that are generally between short and medium length.
Because of this reason, it needs grooming session at least once a day and is also a moderate shedder as compared to other Dog Breeds.
Physical traits of Corman
In the above paragraph, we just talked about the general appearance of this dog breed, now we will talk about those physical traits which are only unique and specific to this dog.
Well, to prevent such condition which can make you fall asleep, we would like to break them down into smaller pieces which are easy to digest.
When we talk about the coat, we come to know that the Corman is a perfect mix of both of the dominant dog breeds. the coat colors include black shades, white shades, Golden and brown, depending on the parents.
But if we talk in general, Golden and brown are however more common.
As we said above, the coat is of medium density with shorter hairs noted. Shedding is moderate as compared to most of the dog breeds. Which makes it easy for the owners in regards to grooming.
In this particular Section, we shall just look at the body, neck, and topline of the dog.
We will take the start with the neck. SO, the neck of the Corman is fairly long and balances wit5h the overall length of the dog.
It is clean, slightly arched and blends well with the shoulders of the dog. A breed having some problem concerning the shape must have very short neck or rather very long thin neck.
if we talk about the body, then it should have a well-sprung rib cage that has a moderately or normal long egg-shaped look. apart from that, it should also taper slightly at the end of the dog’s loin.
Bad crossbreed has short loin, round or flat rib cage and also a distinct lack of brisket.
The top line should be firm and level. A bit depression behind the shoulders is acceptable. This is generally caused by having a heavy neck coat that bends into a shorter body coat.
You should also keep in mind that the top line should also be not riding up or falling away from the coup.
Other Appearance Qualities To Be Checked
Well, all the things that we haven’t mentioned above are included in this segment.
The only difference is, that lumping all those things together would make it difficult for the individual for whom it is first time looking at a corgi shepherd mix, to notice certain things. Although, a list will make it much easier.
So let’s tell you about those features………
- The head of the corgi shepherd mix looks like a fox’s in both shape and appearance.
- The muzzle qualifies for neither dish-faced nor roman-nose.
- Skull is flat between the ears and can be considered fairly white.
- Corman generally has a broad chest that tapers into a deep brisket that let down well between the front legs.
- The body of the dog should look a bit heavy for it but not so heavy that it looks a burden that makes the dog lose its agility.
- The hindquarters should look like they have the power to make sure the low dog breed makes it over the obstacles.
- The feet are slightly smaller and straight ahead.
- The front taper’s into an oval shape.
However, this breed of dogs is one of the most beautiful dogs you can possibly witness with your eyes because of it’s stunning looks and beautifully balanced body. The legs may be short but however, it makes it cuter.
To make you understand them easier, let’s tell you everything point to point…………
- They have a calm demeanor and great temperament.
- They are easily trainable and very intelligent dogs.
- Cormans are very active, bold and happy dogs.
- They should not be left untrained and unsocialized, as it will harm their behavior.
- Should not be left alone for long.
- Tries to keep itself occupied which results in the destruction of household items such as a couch and chewing of appliance cables.
- The dog is incredibly loyal and devoted and is one of the sweetest, happy companion.
- Loves attention.
- Very well with other pets and loves to play with them.
- A PERFECT FAMILY DOG
Some Facts about Corman
- She’s so much loyal, sweet and very loving.
- Sometimes, she can be stubborn.
- In the department of looks, she is such an exceptional beauty.
- You’ll need to put some effort to keep her looking her best.
- She’s sure to keep you active on your toes.
- You’ll need to be a pack leader to train your Shepherd Corgi Mix.
- She can be a great guard dog when it comes to watching over your home.
- She’s an awesome family pet.
- Well, you’ll be surprised to know that she has a huge appetite and can be greedy.
- She’s normally a healthy pup.
- Owning her isn’t cheap, but it won’t break the bank for sure.
- She has many doggy cousins, big and small.
The German shepherd corgi mix is generally a healthy dog, but as we know that everything has its weaknesses. Same goes with the Cormans and they too suffer from some health problems.
In this particular paragraph, we will talk about some health issues of these cute creatures.
Some of the diseases are listed below :
- Back pain
- Joint problems like hip dysplaisa, elbow dysplaisa.
- Problems with eyesight that manifest with age.
Here is the detail about these diseases………
Comes from the Corgi heritage of the cormans. Occurs when the dog’s stomach twists at various points.
This leads to extreme pain for the dog that is characterized by wailing. Symptoms include restlessness and irritability.
Joint problems manifest in the form of dysplasia, a very painful condition for the dog. The joint usually pops in and out of the place, which leads to extreme discomfort and irritability.
The common symptoms of this disease include lameness and poor balance of the body while walking.
Sometimes, your dog can suffer from eye diseases. Such condition is called cataracts.
The problem starts at birth and develops with the age of the dog and makes things worse and worse for him. When the disease develops completely, your dog will become blind.
And in the last, we will talk about the allergies, which is indeed, one of the big problems for your German Shepherd Corgi Mix. Allergies can be caused by several things which include environmental changes, dust, chemicals, and pollens.
The symptoms of allergies will be much of that like humans, harder to pinpoint. Although, you will come to know automatically if allergy occurs in them.
Diseases with a smaller occurrence rate
SDS (Slipped Disc Syndrome) is one of them. In this disease, the disc in the spine slips out of out of its place which causes acute pain in the legs and back region of your dog.
Care tips for your Corman
In terms of care, the German shepherd corgi mix also requires some things to be looked after. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s have a look at the following factors………..
Being an offspring of the German shepherds and corgis, The Corman is an extremely active dog, which means more exercise and long walks are required for it.
However, they are perfect jog buddies for many as they don’t get tired that much quicker and likes to be active at any place and any work.
If we have to suggest to you that how many walks they require daily, we would say that carrying them on a morning walk with you daily would work.
They should be vaccinated against diseases like rabies and various pathogens. Vaccination is required for those dogs whose age is between 8 and 10 weeks.
Booster shots are administered 12 months after their first vaccination.
Feeding your Corman
The German shepherd corgi mix enjoys Dry dog food. Since this is a small dog, the feeding requirements are not that much stringent. Your dog will typically consume between 2 to 4 cups of dry dog food a day.
You should also keep in mind that feed them with a moderate amount of food, too much feeding can cause some health issues.
To prevent diseases that are caused due to overfeeding, a diet plan is necessary for your doggy.
The optimum feeding plan for your German shepherd corgi mix is to make sure that 2 to 4 cups of dry dog food is served into portions and the portions should be divided into thirds, throughout the day.
Is it a right breed for you?
Ok, so that’s the real question that is it a right dog for you or not?
Let us clarify some things for you if you are up to buy this little cute dog. So, if you are a person who is at work all the day and cannot give time to a family pet, then it’s not the right breed for you.
Also, if you are living in an apartment, then it’s also not the right breed for you to choose because it needs fairly a big yard to run and play in.
Moreover, I will also not recommend this breed for those people who are allergic because of her shedding.
In addition, with brains as well as energy, you need some time to exercise and play as well as the time to groom her and vacuum.
Although, if you are much active, a natural leader, and can be firm with your dog, and also, if you are looking for a joyful, beautiful and cute dog which can serve as a guard dog as well as a family dog, then German shepherd Corgi mix can be the breed you are looking for.