Do you love corgis? Are you thinking of getting one? We have got the right goofball of a dog for you, the fluffy corgi.
Yes, you read it right. Corgis do have a fluff variety too.
We are talking about the epitome of cuteness and fuzz, the long haired corgi. But is it any better than the regular corgi? If not, what is the difference between both regarding price, shedding, training, grooming, and all the other basic needs?
And, mainly, which one is ideal to adopt?
Keep reading till the end to fill your corgi pet knowledge pot to a maximum!
When we hear the name of the long hair corgi, the first thing that comes to mind is whether they really exist? Well, to simply put, yes. They are an adorable reality.
And, no, they are not the usual standard corgis we see all over the social media but similar type of dogs with a coat mutation like panda german shepherd.
Now, the question arises,
What Exactly Is A Fluffy Corgi?
It is a regular corgi, either Pembroke Welsh or Cardigan with a fluffy coat. The long hair corgi is a result of a genetic mutation (recessive FGF5 fluff gene).
A corgi fluffy is a rare but popular puppy with evergrowing beautiful soft fur, tiny or dwarf legs, attractive long ears, and a docked tail (to meet the corgi breed standards).
What Is The Origin Of Fluffy Corgi Puppies?
They were herding dogs bred in wales, the United Kingdom. However, the history of welsh corgis, cardigan and Pembroke goes back to a wolf-like dog, the spitz breed.
Also, the fluff gene can occur in any two types of welsh breed. But, often, they are mostly found as Pembroke welsh corgi fluffies.
That doesn’t mean you can’t buy a fluffy cardigan corgi. All you need to is find a reputable breeder that breeds its litter.
Are Fluffy Corgis A.K.C Approved?
The American Kennel Club does recognize the fluffy breed but in a bad way. No, they are not any faulty dog with health issues but simply a unique version of the standard corgi.
Moreover, the authority has set standards on which they register a specific dog type. Sadly for corgies, the club only approves a regular corgi dog with no fluff coat.
However, two types of corgi, cardigan and Pembroke, are already registered as separate breeds by the club.
It is quite difficult for varied mutated purebred dogs like corgi fluffy or new and improved breeds like Lycan shepherd to register with any authorized clubs.
The reason being defined standard rules one dog type must follow and pass to be club approved.
Appearance of Fluffy Corgi
Corgi is not a new breed. In fact, this type of canines used to be royal dogs in the Queen Elizabeth II era.
And, as fluffy corgis aren’t any different from the standard breed, it means they were in the litter too back then.
They have a thick coat, short legs, docked tail, and big ears. The fluff, silky skin is so soft that you can’t get enough of their charming personality.
Similar to the other corgi dogs, they also come in different fluff colors for adoption:
- Tri-color Fluffy Corgi (Pembroke or Cardigan)
- Cardigan Brindle Fluffy Corgis
- Fluffy Sable Corgi
- Black Corgi Fluffy
- Red Fluff Corgi (Pembroke or Cardigan)
- Blue Merle Fluff Corgis (Exception)
- Bkack and White Fluffy
They are small puppies like a morkie poo with an average height of about 9 to 12 inches (23cm-31cm) and can weigh up to 27 pounds.
Also, male corgis are slightly larger than female fluff puppies.
So, how can you tell if a corgi dog is fluffy? And, mainly, what is the reason behind its fluffiness?
Purebred corgi fluffies with longer hair are breeds produced due to a recessive (fluff) gene mutation that causes the dog to have fluffy hair. This coat variation becomes visible after 4 to 8 weeks when the puppy is born.
Overall, it is a healthy dog like standard corgis.
A fluffy corgi is often compared with the regular corgis. Moreover, people often confuse the types of corgi when it comes to the fluff coat.
Honestly, the difference in appearance between the three is crystal clear. Don’t get it? Let us help you understand in simple words:
Fluffy Corgi Vs. Regular Corgi
Generally, fluffy corgis have a fuller look than the standard short hair corgis. Moreover, their soft coat grows like forever.
The regular corgi has visible thick hair on the shoulders, chest, neck, back of hindquarters, and stumpers (forelegs). However, the long coat of corgi fluff is evident in the feet, ears, underparts, hindquarters, legs, and chest.
Once the puppy is big enough, one can see the difference in the coats of both dogs. But, it becomes only noticeable after 4-10 weeks when a corgi is born.
Note: Fluff corgis are almost always long haired pups while, regular corgis may also have thin, short, or medium coats.
Here watch a cute video of Eevi, the fluffy corgi puppy, to see how fluffier it can be:
Type of Fluffy Corgi Puppies
Just like the regular corgis, fluffy puppies can also be a Pembroke welsh or cardigan welsh. No, both are not the same dogs but have clear differences that are explained below:
Fluffy Pembroke Welsh Corgi
It is a more commonly found variety as compared to the cardigan breed. The tail is almost invisible (docked) to match the standard of A.K.C.
They are smaller corgis with 9 to 12 inches in height and 24 to 37 pounds weight.
Fluffy Cardigan Welsh Corgi
It is a double-coated fluffy corgi with dense and thick hair. The size of the body and corgi tail (fox-like) is usually larger than a Pembroke.
These are heavier than the Pembroke, with a heigh and weight of about 10 to 13 inches and 30 to 35 pounds.
Personality of Fluffy Corgis
Fluffier corgis are a rare mutated coat variety of standard breeds like phantom poodles. It got popular in the canine world with the viral video of Maxine, the fluffy corgi who was roaming New York in its owner’s backpack:
The personality of a long haired corgi puppy is similar to the standard breed dogs. As you can see in the video above, they are human-oriented tiny canines who like to tag along with their favorite people literally everywhere.
The fuzzy corgi is a playful, funny, loving, and athletic dog besides having cute short legs. However, they can also be little mischievous aloof dogs that are up for causing trouble all the time.
They also need fun plush toys and daily activities for their steady behavior. With proper training, they can be the perfect pet companion for your family.
Care & Grooming of Long Haired Corgi
As these corgi puppies have a long haired coat than short hair corgi, they demand high grooming and care. So, if you are interested in fluffy corgi adoption, consider all its needs.
Their soft and fluffy coat can become quite dirty from all the debris and gunk from the outside playing, so slightly clean the fur with damp clothe to get rid of the dirt.
However, you should not bathe them regularly as it will strip all the natural oils and shine from the beautiful corgi.
It is also important to follow a brushing routine (3 to 4 times a week) to maintain the beauty of their fluffiness.
So, do fluffy corgis shed more?
Well, honestly, no. In fact, their shedding habit is a little less than the regular corgis that need to remove the upper hair for cooling off the body during summers.
Moreover, they might shed a little every day and more in the shedding season (summer, winter). So, make sure to keep a hair cleaning tool to avoid hair everywhere.
But, can you shave your fluffy puppies?
When it comes to food, protein-based (salmon) kibble can be a good option. You can also give certain human foods as treats to your puppy.
However, you must take your fluffy puppy to the vet once in a while to maintain its health.
Fluffy Corgi Exercise
These adorable puppies are energetic and playful dogs that are friendly and loving with children and family pets.
Their high energy level demands a daily exercise of 1-2 hours. You can take them for a walk, play ball fetching with them, or simply allow them to run in the yard to cool off their building stamina.
Overall, they are easy to train dogs, but sometimes they may act stubborn and goofy. However, with patience and daily training, they can be happy puppies who love making their favorite human smile with its cuteness.
Fluffy Corgi Health
A healthy corgi puppy can live up to 10 to 15 years. Generally, fluffy corgis are healthy dogs and don’t have any new registered issues other than those common in their standard breeds:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Cloudy Eyes (Cataracts)
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Ruptured Spinal Disc (Intervertebral Disc Disease)
However, these are not lethal diseases, and regular medical checkups can help diagnose these issues at the right time.
Fluffy Corgi FAQ’s
Here read answers to some of the frequently asked questions by dog owners who are interested in adopting fluffy corgi as their pet:
1. Are Fluffy Corgis Bad Dogs?
If we talk in terms of the American Kennel Club, they have a faulty coat, but that doesn’t make them a bad dog as it takes several years for a mutated variety of breeds to get recognized by the authority. The reason being the problems and issues that comes with the mutation.
However, there is no major health concern registered for the fluffy corgi dog.
2. Does the Coat of Fluff Corgis Stay Soft?
According to a real fluffy corgi owner, the coat has smooth and soft touch. It is as silky as a royal gown that’s made of expensive clothing.
As it is a coat variation caused by a natural mutation, it is most likely to stay soft even if the fluffy gets older.
3. Is It Difficult to Adopt a Fluffy Corgi?
It won’t be hard for a well-off person to adopt the corgi fluffy for an average price of $2500. However, it can be difficult for others as corgis have high grooming needs and demand regular vet checkups, making its cost even higher.
But, of course, it all depends on the long haired corgi breeders as fluffy puppies are not deliberately produced in the litter.
Fluffy corgi is a mutated coat variation of regular corgi dogs. They have a long haired beautiful fur that’s soft to touch.
However, except for the fluffy coat and high grooming, personality, training, and other needs are similar to standard corgis.
If you want to know more about such rare dog types, let us know. Also, don’t forget to visit our pets category to find unique pooches for your pet family.