Facts & Origin
Corgi Schip (Corgi and Schipperke mix)
The Corgi Schip is a mix of two breeds with strong characters: the Corgi and the Schipperke. This mix combines the sturdy endurance and strong herding instincts of the Corgi with the alertness and independence of the Schipperke.
Suitability and Husbandry
Corgi Schips are adaptable dogs that do well in both apartments and houses with gardens. However, they require regular exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. They are known for their love of children and do well with other pets. Their need for companionship and activity means they are best suited to active families who are willing to indulge their energy and play instincts.
|Origin||England - Belgium|
|Life expectancy||12 - 18 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
A blend of two active and intelligent breeds, Corgi Schips are energetic, lively animals. They are very alert and attentive, which makes them excellent watchdogs. Their considerable intellect makes them easy to train, but they can also be headstrong, requiring a patient and consistent hand. The Corgi's affectionate, sociable nature balances the Schipperke's somewhat more reserved nature, making this mix an excellent family dog.
Overall, the Corgi Schip is a lively, affectionate, and loyal companion. With proper care and sufficient love, this mix will undoubtedly become a memorable member of any family.
Grooming and health
Grooming a Corgi Schip includes regular brushing to keep the dense coat clean and free of tangles. Regular ear cleaning and dental care are also important. In terms of their health, Corgi Schips can be prone to some of the same conditions that affect their parent breeds , such as hip dysplasia, eye problems and certain skin conditions. It is important that they receive a balanced diet and have regular vet checkups.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Corgi Schip is a small to medium sized dog, typically 25 to 35 cm tall and weighing between 10 and 20 kg. They exhibit the recognizable stature of a Corgi, with short legs and a longer body, but also some traits of the Schipperke, such as the thick, black coat and pointed ears. Coat color can vary, although many have a mixture of black, brown and white.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
The metabolic disease diabetes often occurs in overweight dogs.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)
Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.
The average Corgi Schip grows between 25 to 35 inches tall.
These mixed breeds are very active and curious dogs that love to walk, jog, swim, interact with their humans and are usually a very good companion for various outdoor activities.
As a very active and intelligent hybrid breed, they require at least half an hour of physical and mental stimulation daily.
Yes, these mixed breeds are usually very people friendly and nice, especially towards children and other pets.
Being a hybrid breed, it is not always easy to predict what health problems they may have. However, common diseases that occur in the two parent breeds are to be expected.