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Auggie Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Auggie so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States United Kingdom
Other Names
What other names does the Auggie have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Australian Shepherd and CorgiAugiAuggiAugieAussie-Corgi
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Auggie recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Auggie recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Auggie breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Auggie puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Auggie price:
600-800
If you choose to purchase the Auggie, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Auggie for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Auggie gets to a happy place.

History

History of designed cross-breeds

Designed crossed-breed have only rea dogs really become more popular in the last two decades, and their names usually sound strange and cute like Chiweenie, Cavapoo, or Yorkipoo. Although these names may sound silly they actually make sense, usually, they allude to the breeds they are designed from.

History of Auggie dog breed

The Auggie is also a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Australian Shepherd and Corgi, and typically, the Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Sometimes they’re also known as Aussie-Corgi. The two breeds both associated with herding dogs, which are recognized for their intelligence and endurance.

Just as in the case of Chiweenies or any other type of designed mix-breed dogs, it is hard to pin down the exact timing of its origin, but many believe they appeared in the 19th century.

The Australian Shepherd is a relatively recent purebred from the 1800s. It is originated from North America when the cowboys bred Australian sheepdogs with other hard-working stock dogs. They were often mixed with Basque shepherding dogs that traveled from Australia to America in those days. Basque shepherding dogs, most likely Pyrenean Sheepdogs that had been crossed with a Collie type breed were brought to America from Australia and are believed to be the foundation stock.

The Corgi is an ancient dog, dating back at least to the 11th century in Wales. It has two major types, now which only began to get differentiated in the 1920s: The Cardigan and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. While the Cardigan and has feet that point directly forward rather than pointing slightly outward the Pembroke is slightly less heavily boned and are considered more extrovert and affectionate  These dogs were developed and employed as sheep and cattle herders as they were low enough to the ground to nip at the heels of livestock but agile enough to move out of the way before being kicked. This combination of breeds generally results in an energetic, friendly animal with a playful nature and a strong herding instinct which makes them come out well and protect kids and other animals.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Auggie size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Auggie weigh? Auggie weight:
20-30 pounds (9-14 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Auggie? Auggie average weight:
25 pounds (11.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Auggie? Auggie height:
10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Auggie average height:
11.5 inches (29 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Auggie have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseSilkyLong
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Auggie's coat?
TricolorBlackTanBrownWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Auggie and how often?
Advanced: The Auggie requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Auggie a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Auggie, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Auggie dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Australian Shepherd and Corgi? Auggie shedding level:
Auggies are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Auggie have? What characteristics does the breed have?
EnergeticPlayfulAffectionateCuriousFriskyAlert
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Auggie? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Auggie is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Auggie dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Auggies are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Auggie is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Auggie sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Auggies don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Auggies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Australian Shepherd and Corgi need? Auggie social needs:
Auggies need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Auggie dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cross between the Australian Shepherd and Corgi bark?
Average to high: The Auggie is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Auggie good as a watchdog?
Auggies are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Auggies will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Auggie dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Auggies are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Auggie bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Australian Shepherd and Corgi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Auggie? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Auggie has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Auggie do?
Auggies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Auggies need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Auggie to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Auggie roam?
Auggies have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Auggie have high prey drive?
Auggies have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Auggie good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Auggies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Auggies don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Auggies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Auggie dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Auggies are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Auggie dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Auggie and children:
Auggies are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Auggie dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Auggies are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Auggie good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Auggie dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Auggies are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Auggie can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Auggies good office dogs? Do Auggies make good office friendly dogs? Can Auggies be office dogs?
No
Auggie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Auggie dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Australian Shepherd and Corgi temperament with senior people? Are Auggie dogs good for elderly owners?
Auggies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Auggie dogs get along with other pets? Are Auggie dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Auggies are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Auggie breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Auggies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Auggie be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Auggie is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Auggie be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Auggie is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Auggie be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Auggie is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Auggie be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Auggie is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Auggie be a boat dog?
Not really
Auggie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Auggie be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Auggie is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Auggie dogs have health problems?
The Auggie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Auggie breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Auggie breed? Health risks of Auggie:
ObesityEpilepsyDeafnessBlindnessBack IssuesUrinary StonesJoint DysplasiaDrug SensitivityEye ProblemsDegenerative MyelopathyVon Willebrand's DiseaseProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy
How long do Auggie dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Auggie be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Auggie breed hypoallergenic?
No
Auggies don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Auggie have?
Auggies are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Auggie dogs require per day?
Auggies need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Auggies don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Auggie need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Auggie risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Auggie's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Auggie's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Auggie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Auggie has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Auggie drool?
The Auggie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Auggie could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Auggie. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Auggie pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Auggie pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Auggie: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Auggie have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Auggie have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4 to 6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Auggie

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Auggie is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Auggies are easy to train.
  • Drooling tendency: The Auggie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Auggie has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Auggies are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Auggies are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Auggies are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Auggies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Auggies don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Auggies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Auggie requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Auggies are heavy shedders.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Adaptability: Auggies don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Auggies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Auggie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Auggies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • Scott

    Nov 16, 2020, 4:08:39 PM:

    Very cute, mine doesn't shed a ton but I don't know about anyone else.