|Country of Origin||United States|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Aussie-Corgi, Augie|
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Group||Herding Dogs, Hybrid Dogs|
|Bred For||Companion Dog|
|Life Span||12-15 Years|
|Ideal Weight||20-30 Pounds (male and female)|
|Ideal Height||10-13 Inches (male and female)|
|Fur Type||Dense, Medium length|
|Common Colors||Bi-color, Black and Brown,|
Merle and Brindle, White and Brown,
Black and White
|Suitable for Apartments||Yes|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Australian Shepherd|
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Auggie is a hybrid that is developed by crossing Australian Shepherd and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. It is a medium-sized dog that is also known as Aussie-Corgi, Augie.
They are adaptable and suits for an apartment life too with proper care and love. They also do well in a house with a yard as they can roam and play freely.
The combination of these two breeds can result in a different appearance of the Auggie. It has a compact body with a leg little longer than the Corgie. The head is broad and rounded with eyes that are can be almond-shaped like Australian Shepherd or round like Corgi.
Temperament, Behavior, Personality
Temperament: The temperament of the Auggie is active, hardworking, and sometimes stubborn. As both of its parent breeds has the history of working dog, Auggie also inherits that from its parents. It is an active dog that should be involved in activities like walking, playing.
Behavior: Auggie gets the herding instinct from both of its parents, so sometimes it tends to herd small pets in the house. So proper training is necessary and always keep them on a leash while taking out from home.
Personality: The personality of the Auggie is friendly, independent, and alert. They are good with people and are not likely to get aggressive so easily. They are friendly and welcoming of visitors in the house but if they find something wrong, they will bark to warn their owner.
Auggie has a mind of their own, so proper training is necessary and they should see you as their leader.
Is Auggie Child-Friendly?
Auggie does well with gentle nature kids and is playful, loving towards them. They do not tolerate harsh behavior so always teach your kids to behave around dogs and be gentle and loving with them.
Always supervise them while they are together so no accident happens from either of the party.
With the right owner, training Auggie is not a tough task to do. They are independent and can be stubborn sometimes but with a right and patient leadership, they can be trained without any difficulties.
Provide them with positive methods of training by rewarding them with their favorite treats and also with vocal praises. This will motivate them to learn new instruction and commands.
- Auggie is developed in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
- It is not a purebred so it has not been recognized by any major Kennel Club including the AKC.
Auggie can inherit some of the hereditary health problems from its parent breeds.
- Hip Dysplasia: It is mostly genetic that is caused due to underdeveloped or dislocation of the hip joints. If it gets worse with time, it can be very painful causing your dog difficult to move from one place to another. So before buying a puppy, always check their parent’s health problems.
- Patellar Luxation: The dislocation of the kneecap in your dog is called patellar luxation. It makes walking difficult due to the pain. Visit a vet for proper treatment before it gets worse.
The Auggie comes in the following different colors:
- Black and White
- Black and Brown
- Merle and Brindle
- White and Brown
Cost: The average cost of the Auggie is between $600-$800 USD.
Height: The average height of the Auggie is between 10-13 inches.
Weight: The average weight of the Auggie is between 20-30 pounds.
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