The Auggie, or Aussie-Corgi, is a cute and playful dog that adores the attention of its people. They love to play and will bring their favorite toys right to your feet to give you some encouragement to join them. These adorable doggos are a mix between the Australian Shepherd and the Corgi, typically a Miniature Australian Shepherd and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Their size can vary depending on the size of their parents, but they generally weigh between 20-30 pounds.
The origin of this dog breed is not entirely certain, but it is believed that they have been intentionally bred since the late 1800s. The Auggie has a strong herding instinct, and the trait descends from their parent breeds, who are both herding dogs. These doggos will love to chase after small animals as their way of ‘herding’ and may sometimes even nip at the heels of children, which is a characteristic of their Corgi parent.
These medium-sized dogs are extremely lovable and will be the center of attention in any social setting. People will be instantly drawn to their playful nature, and the Auggie will enjoy all the attention they receive. They have happy-go-lucky personalities that are hard not to adore. They will want to be with their family members all the time and will even sometimes give you a nudge with their nose while you are doing chores. This nudge is their way of ‘helping’, and it also derives from their instinct to herd.
Something to keep in mind before bringing an Auggie home is their high level of energy. They will require exercise daily and love playing with other dogs in an off-leash area. The Auggie is also a very intelligent animal and can be trained extremely well. Despite being smart, they have a stubborn side to them too, which can even lead to some mischievous behavior. Even when they decide to destroy a sock or two, their fun, happy personalities make it hard to stay mad at them for long!
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