The Beagle Mixed with Corgi: a Beagi or a Borgi?
What happens when you mix a herding breed and a scent hound? One high-energy dog that will keep you on your toes and laughing at all times! So, what are these two breeds that combine into a ball of food-loving, cat-chasing, squirrel-watching chaos? The Beagle and the Corgi.
Two adorable and distinctive but very different breeds, the Beagle and the Corgi mix to make the Beagi…or should it be a Borgi? A Corgle? Whatever you decide to call the mix, we promise you’re about to fall in love with their short legs and big personalities!
Meet 7 Beagle Corgi Mixes from Instagram
The most common Corgi in the U.S. is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, so most of the pups you’ll see here will be a mix of the Pembroke and Beagle. The Beagi/Borgi can be a mix of Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi—be sure to scroll through all of these cuties to see a stand-out pup at the end!
Look closely at these photos and see if you can pick out what traits these dogs get from each of their parent breeds. Certain traits are more dominant than others. For example, you’ll notice that most of these dogs have short legs like their Corgi parents but long folded ears like their Beagle side.
Quick and important note: these pups are rescues!
Lovely Cheyenne is a Beagle mix with Corgi from Ocean City, New Jersey! Cheyenne is a playful girl who loves to stay active. Whether she’s playing with toys, swimming, or going on a walk with her humans, Cheyenne is always happy to do something fun!
Daisy from Tampa, Florida is a sweet little Beagle Corgi mix who gets most of her looks from her Beagle side, but you can see the Corgi in there, too. Daisy used to be a shelter dog, but now she’s the queen of the castle!
Bechet is a Beagle Corgi mix with long ears like a Beagle and short legs like a Corgi! Living in Yokohama, Japan, Bechet is a spunky pup who loves the water, going for long walks, and doing tricks for delicious snacks.
Miss Ellie is an adorable, super-short Beagle mix with Corgi who is showing off a perfect “Corgi sploot.” Ellie has the classic Corgi butt, the short legs with white socks, and a saddle tan on red fur which she could have gotten from either the Corgi or Beagle side of her parent breeds.
Rylee is an adorable Beagle mix with Corgi whose life is full of adventure! Rylee goes camping and on vacation with her humans all the time, and luckily loves to go for car rides. Rylee likes pretty much everything, but she wants nothing to do with her mortal enemies: squirrels!
Bruno is a teeny tiny Corgi mix with Beagle whose coat and body type look a lot like a Corgi, but his ability to sing is all Beagle! Bruno’s beautiful coat colors and fluffy tail look a lot like a Corgi, too, but his long ears look more like a Beagle’s.
This smiling pooch is Astro, and he is a unique mix of Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Beagle. The rest of the pups on this list have been a mix of Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Beagle. Astro has IVDD—a back condition common in Beagles and Beagle mixes—and degenerative disc disease—a back condition common in Corgis and Corgi mixes. Despite some physical troubles, Astro is a happy pup with lots of enthusiasm for life!
Beagle Mixed with Corgi Basic Info
Learn how the Beagle and Corgi mix to create the Beagi! This mixed breed is a bundle of fun, but there are some personality traits and health problems you should know about before you commit yourself to one of these pups.
Beagle Corgi Mix Temperament
Beagles are a small scent hound bred to hunt and track small game. They have big personalities and won’t hesitate to tell you exactly how they’re feeling—these dogs are vocal. Corgis have the same determined one-track minds but are more watchful and suspicious than the Beagle. Corgis are a herding breed, and like Beagles they have strong prey drive and instincts to chase.
Corgis and Beagles (in particular) are food-motivated, bossy, and independent, and will happily get into the garbage or your cupboards and onto your counters to snag a treat.
“[My Beagle Corgi mix is] toothless now but still likes to chew and eat hard food. We have cats and she considers it her mission to steal any of their food she can,” says a Beagi owner in a Reddit comment.
Intelligent and trainable, Beagle Corgi mixes can be stubborn and may give inexperienced dog owners a run for their money. Beagis can be very affectionate and develop close bonds with their families. Some may be prone to separation anxiety, especially thanks to their Corgi parentage, so proper training, socialization, and stimulation are very important. These pups can be great family pets, but because they like to chase and boss anything that moves around, they might not be right for families with young children.
Beagle Corgi Mix Size
The typical Beagle Corgi mix stands around 12–15 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 15–30 pounds.
Beagle Corgi Mix Health
Mixed-breed dogs are often healthier than their purebred parents and are less likely to inherit genetic illnesses or extreme breed traits that often contribute to poor health. For example, purebred Corgis are prone to back problems thanks to their exaggerated length and short legs, but mixes may be less likely to develop these issues. This said, many Corgi and Beagle mixes still suffer from health problems like:
- Joint problems (e.g. elbow and hip dysplasia, patellar luxation)
- Back problems (e.g. IVDD, degenerative disc disease)
- Unwanted weight changes (e.g. hypothyroidism, prone to obesity)
Where To Find a Beagle Corgi Mix Puppy
Although some people have attempted to rebrand mixed breeds as “designer dogs,” there isn’t anything designer about crossing two breeds. Backyard breeders and puppy mills practice cross-breeding not to improve the health or well-being of a breed, but to try to create a dog that will earn them a handsome sum of money.
We do not recommend buying mixed breeds like the Beagle Corgi mix from a breeder. Instead, search for your new canine bestie at a local shelter or breed-specific rescue. The dogs we featured above are mostly—if not all—rescues, and they’re a fabulous example of how easy it is to find a Beagle Corgi cross for adoption.
Check out these resources to help you find a Beagle/Corgi mix:
Corgi Mixed with Beagle FAQ
There’s a lot to know about life with a Beagi, so don’t scroll away just yet! We’re answering the most commonly asked questions about this mixed breed right now.
What is a Beagle Corgi mix called?
Beagle Corgi mixes are mostly just referred to as, well, Beagle Corgi mixes. Some people also call them Borgis or Beagis.
What is the lifespan of a Beagle mix with Corgi?
The average lifespan of a Beagle Corgi mix is 12–15 years.
What is the best dog food for a Beagle Corgi mix?
The best dog foods for Beagles support an active lifestyle and be protein-dense without packing in calories. Corgi dog food should be similar since both breeds have high energy levels but are also prone to unwanted weight gain.
Borgis do best on high-protein diets made from fresh ingredients. Here are our top three recommendations:
What is the difference between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Despite similar names and physical features, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi are two different breeds. A mix of either breed and Beagle may be called a Corgi Beagle mix/Beagle Corgi mix, a Borgi, or a Beagi. Cardigan Welsh Corgis are uncommon in the U.S. so the majority of Borgis are Pembroke mixes. Here is a side-by-side comparison of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi (left) and a Cardigan Welsh Corgi (right).
Note: Both breeds of Corgi come in several colors—the photos above are to compare their physical differences.
Are there different kinds of Beagles?
No, but Beagles do come in two sizes. The AKC recognizes Beagles standing 13 inches or less and Beagles that stand between 13–15 inches at the shoulder. In England, Beagles must be a minimum of 13 inches and a maximum of 16 inches, and only one size is recognized.
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