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Having a Corgi in the family is pretty much a recipe for happiness.

They are cute and playful dogs that have a lot of love to give to each and every human that they meet.

But there may come a time in which your furball is looking a bit slow and chubby.

Well, he has always looked a bit chubby; that’s just how Corgis are!

Hate to break it to you, but there is a good chance that your Corgi is overweight.

Having an overweight dog is not the end of the world.

There is no upside to gaining more weight for a dog.

Some people give their dogs too much food with an excuse like: well, I don’t want him to go hungry.

You never know how much food is enough, and your Corgi eats like it’s his last meal, every meal.

Is your corgi really always hungry?

Also, if your dog is already overweight, worry not!

People don’t really get an instruction manual once the little Corgi becomes a part of the family, which is a shame.

But we’ll try to give you a kind of a manual, as far as the weight is concerned.

Just remember to call your vet if you think that the overfeeding went a bit too far.

There are some serious consequences for your dog being an overweight Corgi.

How Much Should Your Corgi Weigh?

How much are Corgis supposed to weigh?

The weight of your Corgi depends on a couple of factors – but no two Corgis are the same.

All that we can give you is a number that groups all those unique Corgis into one average weight.

Your Corgi may be different.

We have to mention that it’s always healthier for dogs to be underweight than over.

On average, male Corgis should weigh around twenty-seven pounds.

Female Corgis are a bit on the skinnier side, with the average being about 25 pounds.

The difference does depend on the sex of the Corgi, just like with all dogs!

This doesn’t mean that you should worry if your Corgi’s weight goes a pound or two over this number.

Anything over that is a cause for at least checking the labels on their food – just to be sure that you’re not giving them more than recommended.

This brings us to another piece of advice – always know what your dog’s weight is!

Some Corgis are smaller than others.

Sure, the chance of them being significantly smaller than the other Corgis is very small – but present.

Knowing your dog’s weight at all times means that you’ll know as soon as the number starts going up.

There are two kinds of Corgis, and they’re not the same dog size-wise.

The Pembroke is usually the dog that people think of when they hear the word ‘Corgi’.

Not the most common version, but they are 100% Corgis!

The Pembroke Corgi

The Pembroke is the smaller of the two Corgis, which means that it weighs less.

You’re going to need to take a few measurements to figure out what the ideal weight for your Pembroke is.

The average healthy Pembroke weighs anywhere from 24 to 30 pounds.

Here are the numbers you need to figure out how much your Corgi needs to weigh:

The average Pembroke is 10 to 12 inches from the ground to the shoulder, with about 14 inches from shoulder to tail.

Now, if your Pembroke is closer to the ground, or if its little body is shorter than average – feel free to take off about a couple of pounds off that average weight.

In this case, your Corgi is just smaller, and the average weight that you’re aiming for should be adjusted.

The Cardigan Corgi

The Cardigan, like we already said, is the big brother – literally.

This breed is older than the Pembroke, and it’s famous for being quite a little worker!

They’re still low to the ground – it is a Corgi, after all.

The average height from ground to shoulder is about 12 and a half inches.

Sure, that’s not that much taller than the Pembroke.

Shoulder to tail length for a Cardigan is 20 to 24 inches.

That’s not so important – but we felt we needed to mention it.

The same rules apply for the Cardigan as they do for the Pembroke.

If your Corgi is smaller, take a couple of pounds of the weight you’re aiming for.

If it’s bigger, take the number up!

So how heavy are Corgis?

They’re little, but all that fur is hiding quite a bit of weight.

Corgi Exercises And Diets

The first thing most people think about when their Corgi starts looking a bit fatter than average is exercise.

That’s a pretty good start, so we definitely encourage it!

Corgis need a lot of exercise.

The Cardigan is famous for being a worker, which means that they need their fair share of running around.

Imagine having to work all day every day for about 3000 years, and then just being kept in a house or apartment for most of the time.

While Pembrokes may not have as many working hours (or centuries) under their belts – they still need to exercise too!

The best and easiest way for your Corgi to lose a couple of pounds – is to take them out and play fetch.

There is nothing that can get a Corgis heart pumping like a good old chase!

Jogging is always a possibility too, just don’t expect your Corgi to be the fastest runner on the street.

Those little legs don’t exactly make them sprinters.

Best Diets For Your Corgi

Why is my Corgi overweight?

This may seem like a simple question, but sometimes it may seem as if you’re doing everything right – and still, the pounds keep coming.

Your Corgi is just like any other dog.

But the kind of food that it eats depends on what he needs or what he’s used to.

A newborn puppy needs to eat foods that are specifically made for its age.

If you start over-feeding him straight away, you’ll make it harder to drop the amounts to normal later on.

Plus, there are very serious health risks with overfeeding your puppy.

Your dog will eat pretty much whatever you give it.

This is a big problem that people don’t think about, and that’s not good.

It’s simple; they’re not wolves anymore.

And while we suppose that your corgi could become a cute little hunter if he needed it, the chances of catching anything in your house are slim.

Your dog depends on the food that you give it, and it trusts you with this responsibility.

This is why you should always do your research and double-check every food you might be feeding.

Them depending on you also means that it’s quite easy to give him too much.

Your Corgi won’t exactly tell you that it’s a bit much for breakfast and that survival mode will make him clean the plate!

This brings us to the first rule of this whole Corgi diet business;

How Many Meals Should Your Corgi Have?

If you give your Corgi food four times a day, it will eat four times a day.

Sure, it won’t be able to empty the whole bowl every single time, but that doesn’t mean it won’t come back for seconds.

It’s pretty easy to find out how much food your dog needs.

If you know its weight and age, just check the label.

“But I know how much food my dog needs, darn it!”

We’re sure that you want all the best for your dog.

But going against the recommendation of the people that made the food you’re giving your dog – kind of doesn’t make much sense.

All those recommendations are based on the nutrition and calorie numbers of the food.

If your dog is getting plenty of exercise, then you should feed it more food.

But even then, you need to know when you’re going overboard!

Most of the dog foods you can buy at pet shops already assume that your pup is getting a moderate amount of exercise.

We recommend giving your dog two meals per day – plain and simple.

Some people feed their older dogs once a day.

While this can be normal for some breeds, we suggest sticking to the two-times-a-day rule.

We can’t be sure about your dog, specifically since there are health factors that could require a different approach.

All in all, two times a day will give your Corgi enough time to process the morning food before eating dinner.

And all those tasty and healthy substances will do their work quite well while the dog is sleeping.

So what kinds of foods are there, and what should you choose?

Well, here are the food types that you can get at any pet shop and some markets:

Dry foods are by far the most popular choice of dog food.

This food is processed at very high heat, which means that some nutrients can get lost during that burning.

This usually means that they are replaced with supplements.The quality of those supplements depends on the quality of the brand that you’re getting.

A veterinarian is the best source of advice for choosing a brand; after all, they know your Corgi better than anyone!It is quite easy to overfeed dry foods, so we recommend a kitchen scale.

These foods are usually packaged in big plastic bags with the instruction on the label.

But eye-balling it usually means that you’ll give your dog too much.

The second most popular (and the one we recommend for dieting purposes) is wet food.

These foods are still processed, but they have high moisture levels; this means that they will be much more palatable for your dog!Wet foods are packaged in smaller plastic bags or pouches.

Quality control is still needed, though.

It may seem like it’s better than the dry counterpart, But you still need to buy quality brands.

But the preparation that is needed sometimes means that people don’t add some essential nutrients and substances.

Even if your Corgi isn’t overweight, the planning means that you control how much and what the dog eats.

Fresh foods are like the middle ground between processed and raw foods.

They are lightly cooked, which means that they preserve important nutrients that are not present in dry foods.

As long as you follow the instructions on the label, the risk of overeating is very low.

This might be the most crucial factor for your Corgis weight.

Don’t feed them scraps.

Giving your dog a little bit of food now and then is a slippery slope.

If you start doing this, you will lose sight of how much food your dog eats.

You always need to keep sight of how much food your dog eats.

This is what we were talking about when we said that your dog relies on you for its food.

If your dog has been on its diet and getting the needed exercise but is still gaining weight – see a professional.

There is a good chance that your dog is suffering from a medical condition that is making him gain weight.

In this case, the diets won’t help, and you need to seek help from your veterinarian.

Well, the two most common conditions are Hypothyroidism and Cushing’s Disease.

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland isn’t working properly.

Well, just like with humans, the thyroid gland pretty much controls a lot of things in your dog’s body.

This gland controls the metabolic rate in your dog’s body; at least, that’s the part we’ll be focusing on today.

Your dog can have problems with hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

The first one means that the metabolic rate is too fast, the second one that it’s too slow.

Uncontrollable weight gain, with no signs of an increased appetiteLethargyIntolerance to cold weatherExtensive shedding and dry hairA thinned out coatDark pigmentationSkin and ear infectionsSlow hair growth after grooming, or complete failure to re-grow the hairHigh blood cholesterolA slow heart-rate

But don’t worry; with proper treatment, your dog can live a healthy and long life.

The dog is given a thyroid replacement hormone through oral administration.

This just means that you are giving your dog the hormone that its body can’t produce naturally.

This is a severe condition that affects middle-aged and older dogs.

Fortunately, Corgis are not on that list.

But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be affected.

The treatment of this disease depends on what caused it in the first place.

The excessive use of steroids can cause Cushing’s disease.

If you think that your Corgi may be suffering from Cushing’s disease, seek professional help immediately.

There are many health risks of your Corgi weighing too much or too little.

The famous Corgi body shape means that it can’t bear being too heavy.

Those tiny legs are not made for carrying too much weight!

Thinking that your dog is starving and then adding a little extra to each meal is where the most common problem lies.

That little extra accumulates over time, and if you are not careful, t can lead to a problem.

We know that your Corgi looks as happy as ever with a little extra weight.

It’s difficult not to get a big smile on your face once your chubby Corgi starts hopping around the house.

But we’ll let you in on a little secret – they’re always happy!

Sure they may give you a look when you give them a smaller than usual portion, but they’ll forget about it in a second.

Your Corgi is not having a good time if it’s overweight.

Because of their small bodies and tiny legs, their joints could suffer from the extra weight.

Not only that, if your Corgi becomes obese, the ability to walk freely may be at risk.

Morbidly obese Corgis usually have to be rolled or carried to their desired destinations, making exercise impossible.

See, if a German Shepard gains a lot of weight, you can still take him out for a long walk to burn off some calories.

Fat Corgis don’t have this luxury.

The average weight for the Corgi is between 20 and 30 pounds.

Obese Coorgis weigh up to 60 pounds!

Even if your Corgi went up to 40 pounds, that’s still double what they should weigh.

Because of their smaller bodies, Corgis are more prone to going overboard on the weight.

It’s just easier for them to gain weight, plain and simple.

We know that they don’t know better; they just like to eat.

Underweight Corgis

So we covered overweight Corgis.

This usually happens when the owner had a history of their dogs going overboard with their weight.

People then usually give their dogs less food than they need to be healthy.

They mean well, but this can be a serious problem.

Sometimes people just don’t think about their puppy’s age!

Feeding your dog baby foods longer than necessary can impact its growth and development.

If you are feeding your dogs the right amount and still can’t gain weight – you may be dealing with a parasite.

Parasites can be found in your dog’s gastrointestinal organs, and they can prevent your dog from actually processing the food you’re giving it.

Basically, you feeding the parasite, not your dog.

The easiest way to figure out if your dog has a parasite is to check if its stomach is bloated.

Because a diabetic dog can’t produce insulin, it can’t break down the food, and its little body starts getting the energy it needs by breaking down muscle tissues.

If you give your Corgi too much food, it will eat too much food.

Heck, if you keep giving them food all day long, they will eat all day long.

It’s up to you to control them and give them all the nutrients that they need.

Having a good meal plan and keeping up a routine that your Corgi can get used to is very important.

Sure, your corgi will give you the old stink eye once you lower the amounts, but if you get them used to a healthy dose from a young age – your relationship won’t suffer.

Well, if you’ve ever met a Corgi, you’d know that your relationship won’t suffer no matter what.

These are loving dogs that will be by your side as long as you need them to be.

Keep up a routine, and stick with giving your Corgi two meals per day.

Giving your dog some of your food here, and there can only lead to unnecessary weight gain.

Corgis need plenty of physical activity!

If your dog keeps gaining weight even though you’re feeding him the right amounts of food – see a professional.

If you do all these things, you’ll have a healthy and happy little Corgi by your side for a long time.

Corgis are considered the most affectionate and agreeable small dogs, making them a great addition to the family.

As a Corgi owner, you need to monitor their weight and height using a Corgi growth chart to ensure that they are ideal for their age.

On average, the height of an adult Corgi is around 10 and 12 inches while their weight is between 22 and 30 pounds.

Because of their thick coats, Corgis can add excess weight without being noticed.

This article will give you more information on what to expect as your puppy grows, factors that can impact their growth, how much they cost, and many more!

Are you wondering when do Corgis stop growing?

Corgis are a small to medium size breed.

These breeds tend to stop growing when they’re about one year old.

Dogs that receive a balanced diet and get a lot of exercise, can fill out as they grow older.

Although they are about full size when they are one year old, with exercise and good nutrition, they will reach their full size around three – four years.

Corgi Size Chart

You can consult the Corgi weight chart below to get an estimation what of your dog’s weight should be at different stages.

As you can see from the Corgi size chart, a Welsh Corgi Pembroke female should weigh between 9.6 and 12.1 lbs at three months.

At six months, the smaller Welsh Corgi Pembroke female weighs on average between 17.3 lbs and the larger dogs weigh around 22.1 lbs.

At one year of age, a Welsh Corgi Pembroke Female weighs between 22.1 and 28.4 lbs.

The smaller Welsh Corgi Pembroke females will stop growing around the age of 12 months and the bigger size dogs will stop growing at around 14 months.

Males are slightly bigger and weigh more than females.

You can see from the corgi growth chart that the weight of the Welsh Corgi Pembroke male should be between 9.6 and 12.9 lbs at three months.

At six months, the smaller Welsh Corgi Pembroke male weighs on average 17.3 lbs and the larger dogs weigh about 23.6 lbs.

Your Welsh Corgi Pembroke male should weigh between 22.1 and 30.4 lbs when he is one year old.

The smaller Welsh Corgi Pembroke male will stop growing at the age of 12 months and the bigger dogs will stop growing around 14 months of age.

Corgi Weight Chart

Corgi Growth Chart – What to Expect

From birth to two weeks, puppies are completely dependent on the mother for everything.

At this stage, the puppies don’t move about freely, they can only manage a slow crawl.

From two to four weeks, puppies start interacting with their mother and siblings.

During this stage, puppies begin to walk, and behave like dogs by barking and wagging their tails.

From four to six weeks, puppies learn to play and how to behave in a group, and where they fit in the social structure.

At around six weeks, you can start house training your puppy.

Around eight weeks is the time when puppies start experiencing fear.

During this period, puppies grow fast and they may look different to you from day to day.

Puppies are on the go all the time at this stage.

They have lots of energy, but be careful not to exercise your puppy too much since his bones are still growing.

Some puppies may experience another fear phase that can suddenly start and last for 3 or 4 weeks.

This is the adolescent stage, and you can expect your puppy to go wild with chewing, jumping, and digging.

It’s time to work on his socializing and to seriously consider obedience classes.

It’s important to socialize and train your dog, otherwise you will have continual misbehavior from him and you won’t be able to take him with you visiting.

Around 8 months is the prime time to teach your dog social etiquette.

Corgis are considered adults from one to four years of age.

Corgis are able to reproduce when they are one year old.

When he’s ready to mate, your male Corgi might become more territorial or more active and female Corgis that are on heat may come across as restless and may urinate frequently.

This is a good time to spay or neuter your dog, depending on its gender.

You will notice that your dog keeps filling out over these years, especially if he gets enough exercise and enjoys a nutritious diet.

Corgis tend to have problems with their joints, so it’s a good idea to take your dog for agility training.

Corgis are active and intelligent and enjoy learning new skills – he’ll love you for it.

Take care not to overfeed your dog, which is very easy to do as Corgis never seem to feel satisfied and will keep looking at you with pleading eyes for more food.

How Big Do Corgis Get?

Are you wondering how big do Corgis get?

If they are large, your puppy will be a large dog and they are small, your puppy will be smaller than average as adults.

The test is to give you details about your puppy lineage including the size of the relatives and parents.

As adults, corgis weigh between 22 and 30 pounds with a height of around 10 and 12 inches.

Will Neutering/Spaying Affect My Corgi’s Growth?

Neutering and spaying are the surgical procedures where the reproductive organs of dogs are removed.

Neutering is removing the testes for male Corgis while spaying is removing the uterus, fallopian tube, and ovaries of female Corgis.

Before spaying or neutering your Corgi, you should remember that the reproductive hormones play an important role in the growth and development of your puppy.

Therefore, it is crucial that you wait until your Corgi is sexually mature to spay or neuter them so that their growth is not affected.

This is between the ages of 6 months to 1 year.

Spaying and neutering are beneficial to your puppy in terms of reducing aggressiveness, preventing pregnancy and breeding, and reducing the risks of ovarian and testicular cancer.

Corgi Height Chart

Measuring your Corgi’s height will enable you to get them the right clothing, kennel doors, and useful if they participate in shows.

To measure your Corgi’s height, let them stand straight and find the withers.

Take a measuring tape and measure from the withers to the ground, and this is your Corgi’s height.

On average the height of a Corgi is between 10 and 12 inches.

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pembroke Welsh Corgi are very similar but completely different breeds.

They both have long, sturdy bodies, and large heads with upright ears, and very short legs.

The differences are evident in the tail, bone structure, and weight.The Pembroke’s tail is docked, while the Cardigan has a proper tail.

Male Cardigans can weigh up to 38 pounds, but Pembrokes usually reach 30 pounds at the most.

Pembrokes only have sable, red, or tricolor coats.

How To Properly Weigh And Measure A Corgi?

If your corgi is in a healthy condition, weighing them once or twice per year is fine.

However, if they are undergoing treatments due to health conditions, you should weigh them more frequently.

Corgi puppies need to be weighed every month when they are below the age of 6 months old.

Weighing your Corgi will help you calculate the number of daily calories they need to be fed.

You can use your bathroom scale to weigh your Corgi at home.

To find the weight of your puppy, hold them and step on the scale for a few seconds then record the number.

Next, comfortably put the puppy down, step on the scale, and record the number.

This is your Corgi’s weight.

For you to order the right size for your puppy’s collar, you should know the size of their neck.

To determine the neck size of your Corgi, you need a soft tape measure.

This is your Corgi’s neck size.

This is your Corgi’s neck size.

On average, the neck size of a Corgi is between 14 and 16 inches.

Corgi Body Condition Score (BCS)

Humans use Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine their ideal weight.

The animal alternative is the Body Condition Score.

This is an organized system that measures the level of fat in pets such as dogs and it has two scales, one ranging from 1 to 9 and the other ranging from 1 to 5.

To assess the BCS of your puppy, feel their ribs and look at their waist and abdomen.

If your Corgi’s weight is healthy, you will be able to see the waistline from above, the abdominal tuck when they are seated, and feel the ribs through a thin layer of fat.

The ideal Body Condition Score of a corgi is 3/5 or 5/9.

How To Help Your Corgi Lose Weight If He Is Overweight

Have you noticed that your Corgi has gained weight recently?

The first thing to do is to rule out any underlying health conditions with your vet before working on his diet and physical activity.

Although most of the weight gain can be caused by things that can be controlled such as exercise and diet, underlying illnesses like diabetes and hypothyroidism are still common causes.

The following are the steps you can take to help your Corgi lose at home:

Stop feeding your puppy table scraps.

Change to premium dog food.

Corgi Body Shape Changes

To keep your dog healthy and in the right shape, you have to take care to maintain its ideal weight.

You can gauge whether your dog is at his ideal weight by estimating his body condition score.

This you do by carefully observing your dog from the side and the top.

You can also perform a simple exercise, which involves feeling his ribs.

Simply use your hands to feel your dog’s ribs.

If you can’t feel the ribs distinctly and can’t count them one by one, your dog is overweight.

If his ribs feel sharp to the touch or can are clearly visible, then your dog is underweight.

When viewing your dog from the top you should clearly see a waistline, a thinning of the body just before the buttocks.

When viewing your dog from the side, there should be an abdominal tuck after his ribs.

If you don’t see this tuck (narrowing), then your dog is probably overweight and needs to go on a restricted-calorie diet.

Factors That Affect Corgi Puppy Growth 

How big a Corgi gets will depend on genetics.

The size of the parents will give a good indication of the size the offspring is likely to be.

If you have purchased a pure-bred pup, you will have a good idea of the size your pup is likely to grow to as you can judge by the mother’s size.

A female pup will likely be the same size as the mom and a male pup will be a bit bigger.

For your puppy, you can choose kibble, it’s a safe option for Corgi puppies.

Choose kibble that is especially for puppies and choose puppy kibble for small breeds so your puppy won’t struggle to eat it.

Around the age of 12 months, you can gradually switch your dog to an adult formula.

The best dog foods for corgis contain healthy proteins, fats, fruits, and vegetables.

Corgis need a lot of exercise otherwise they tend to put on weight due to their body built and their healthy appetite.

They need a high-quality, balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen to keep their ideal body weight.

Adult Corgis need at least an hour of physical exercise each day.

Keep in mind that Corgis are a herding breed, so they naturally have a lot of stamina and love to be active.

Also, remember that because of their long bodies and short legs, they can easily hurt their backs by jumping up and down furniture.

So it’s important to rather limit these kinds of activities.

How Long Are Corgis Pregnant?

Like other dogs, Corgis are pregnant for about 63 days, and like people, their pregnancy lasts over three trimesters of about 21 days each.

In the first few weeks, you might not realize that your dog is pregnant because you won’t be able to see any physical changes.

After a while, your dog might look as if she has gained weight and that would be an indicator for you.

It’s normal for expectant dogs to seem listless and lose their appetite.

Take your dog to the vet to make sure if you have a suspicion that she is pregnant.

What If My Corgi Is Not the Right Weight?

Corgis are known for their good appetite and they easily put on weight.

To tackle this problem you need to let your Corgi get more exercise and take care of his diet.

Corgis are a herding breed and naturally loves running and fetching.

You can even use him as your running partner, provided you don’t run so fast that his little legs can’t keep up.

The other important thing to do to help your dog get back to a healthy weight, is to feed him only two servings a day.

And never leave out a bowl of kibble as your dog will keep eating as long as there is food in his bowl.

What Is The Life Expectancy Of Corgi?

Small dogs like Corgis tend to live longer than larger dogs.

The average lifespan of Corgis are between 12 and 15 years, with females dogs living up to two years longer than male dogs.

Do the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have the same life expectancy?

How Much Does It Cost To Own A Corgi?

The cost of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi varies from $1,000 to $2,200 with the average being about $1,500.

The price for Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppies varies between $1,200 and $1,800.

To this number, you must add the cost of high-quality dog food, treats, veterinary visits, vaccinations, toys, bedding, dog license, training, and grooming costs.

Your dog may end up costing you around $1,500 per year, with a higher cost in the first year.

Corgi Genetics And Common Health Problems

One of the most common health conditions that Corgis suffer from is hip dysplasia.

This condition affects the development of the hip joint, which over time leads to restricted movement.

Too much weight and lack of exercise or too much activity can worsen the condition.

Corgis are also known to develop progressive retinal atrophy, or PRA.

Scientists don’t know what causes it and there is no cure for it.

The symptoms can be treated though, to make the dog more comfortable.

Another common health problem among Corgis is von Willebrand’s disease.

Corgis are fun-loving dogs that make great pets, especially for active households that are full of engagement.

They were bred as working dogs, so they don’t need much downtime and prefer exploring, playing, or adventuring rather than simply lounging around.

Whether you’ve just adopted a puppy or are considering getting one in the future, you may be wondering how big a Corgi might get.

We have all the information that you need right here!

Facts About Corgis

The name Corgi is translated from the Welsh phrase for “dwarf dog,” which seems to be a fitting name due to their short, stout legs and elongated bodies.

Here are a few other interesting facts about the Corgi that you may not know.

The Corgi’s expected lifespan is somewhere between 12 and 15 years, but this is not a fixed rule.

Some may not live as long due to health problems, while others might surprise everyone around them and live a couple of years longer than expected.

So, Corgis today have a natural ability to troubleshoot, and they get great satisfaction out of being able to put those skills to good use.

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The Queen Owned Royal Corgis

Queen Elizabeth II owned more than 30 Pembroke Welsh Corgis during her lifetime, which has attributed to the breed’s popularity in many places around the world.

Corgi Size and Growth Chart

There are two types of Corgis: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Corgi.

Cardigans lived on rough, rocky terrain, whereas Pembrokes lived on flat, even terrain.

Cardigan Welsh Corgis tend to be bigger and heavier than Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

Both breeds look alike but their tails are different.

While the Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a long tail, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a tail that is docked and close to their backend.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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Weight Range

Weight Range

When Does a Corgi Stop Growing?

When Does a Corgi Stop Growing?

The typical Corgi grows rapidly during puppyhood but starts to slow down in the growth department around 9 months of age.

Most Corgis are done growing by the time that they are about 1 year old, though they may continue to fill out for a year or two more.

By 3 years of age, your Corgi should have reached their full height and weight potential.

From there, they may gain weight only if they are overeating and/or not getting enough exercise.

Factors Affecting the Weight and Size of a Corgi

Several factors can affect the final height and weight of an adult Corgi, some of which can be controlled.

Here are the things that may play a role in a Corgi’s overall size and weight:

Genes: A dog’s genes play a major role in how big they will get and how much they will weigh when fully grown.

Another example is that a Corgi might have shorter or longer legs than the average Corgi due to their genetics, though the difference would be slight.

Sex: Female Corgis tend to be naturally smaller and lighter than males when they are adults.

This is true for most dog breeds.

Nutrition: What a Corgi eats, especially during the first year of their life, can affect their ultimate size and weight.

Puppies need more protein and overall nutrition than a grown dog does, and if they don’t get it, stunted growth could be the result.

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Ideal Diet for Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Corgis are small dogs but they are athletic and active.

Therefore, they need plenty of protein in their diet.

Other important nutrients that Corgis need for optimal health and growth are omega fatty acids, healthy carbohydrates, and superfoods like blueberries for immune health.

Their food should contain no artificial ingredients, as these could be harmful and don’t offer much nutritional value.

Wet or dry food is acceptable, but either way, look for food designed just for puppies until your Corgi is about 1 year old.

Then, they can switch to high-quality dog food made specifically for adults.

How to Measure Your Corgi

The best way to measure your Corgi’s height and length is to use a fabric measuring tape.

Start by holding one end of the measuring tape to the ground, and then hold the other end up to your dog’s neck, right where it connects to the body.

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Corgis are cute little dogs that usually don’t weigh more than 30–38 pounds when fully grown.

This size and weight chart provides a general idea of how much you can expect your Corgi to weigh and how tall you can expect them to get as they age into adulthood.

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