Things You Didn’t Know About The Corgi Akita Mix

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The Corgi Akita mix is one of the cutest dogs you’ve ever seen! Learn all about breed including common health problems, how long they live, how much they will weigh, and if they play well with kids!

brown, white, and black akita corgi mixed standing in grass next to the woods

Have you ever seen a dog who looks like a fox?

If not, check out the Corgi Akita mix!

This hybrid dog is a mix of the ancient Akita and the short-legged little Corgi. Also fondly known as a “Corgita” these fluffy orange dogs have an undeniably foxy appearance. Doggie HQ is excited to introduce this cute (and unusual) breed to our readers.

So, without further ado…

Here is everything you need to know about the Akita Corgi mix.

Breed History

The history of the Corgi Akita mix is a bit fuzzy. Like many designer dogs, this breed is relatively new to the canine scene. Today you would be hard pressed to find a Corgita for sale in pet shops – they simply don’t exist there! That’s because the breed is not officially recognized by any kennel club. However, both parent breeds have long and interesting histories.

Let’s begin with the Akita.

small akita dog standing in the grass

According to the Akita Club of America, Akitas are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Originally, these were hunting dogs who lived in the rugged mountains of Northern Japan. The famous Helen Keller was the woman responsible for introducing the breed to the United States in 1937 after being gifted a puppy. Now, they are mostly pets.

Interestingly, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is also an ancient breed! Corgi ancestors can be traced all the way back to medieval times. But it was Queen Elizabeth II who made Corgis fashionable. “Dookie” was the name of her very first Corgi puppy who she got in 1933. Today, they are a sweet and cuddly companion loved by royals and families alike!

small Welsh corgi sitting in the driveway

Facts about the Corgi Akita Mix

Being a brand-new breed, the Corgi Akita mix could potentially differ enormously in size, weight, etc. However, most Corgita owners can expect to see the following:

  • Size: approximately 12 – 25 inches
  • Weight: 25 – 100 lbs
  • Temperament/Personality: Loyal, family-oriented, stubborn, playful, affectionate, mischievous, protective  
  • Lifespan: 10 – 13 years
  • Unique Qualities: Under no circumstances should a Corgi Akita mix be left unsupervised with small animals or pets. This is a breed with an extremely powerful prey drive. On one hand, this makes them excellent hunting dogs, however care must be taken if ever let off leash.
  • Do they shed: Yes
  • Hypoallergenic: With all fluffiness, certainly not!
  • Family Friendly: Moderately. Corgitas are most kid-friendly when raised as a puppy alongside children and socialized properly.
  • Health Issues: Even though mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier than purebreds, the Corgi Akita mix is still susceptible to some health problems. Chiefly, canine hip dysplasia (CHD). Their short legs and “dwarf” genetics unfortunately put them at risk for spine and intervertebral disc issues.
  • Classification: No official breed classification. Since they are a mixed breed they are not classified into an AKC group.

What Does an Akita Corgi Look Like?

One word: fox-ish!

The Akita Corgi will often be an orange, reddish, or brown/black color. A splash of white around the muzzle is common. Coats are thick. Many Corgitas have the classic Akita tail which curls upwards over the rump.

Ears are triangle-shaped and erect. 

An adult Corgi Akita mix will also sport a black button nose and dark eyes. But most recognizable of all is, of course, those wee legs…Don’t let them deceive you, however! A Corgita is an energetic dog considering its low to the ground body shape. 

Is Shedding a Problem?

Looking for a hypoallergenic pooch? Does doggy dander make you go sneeze?  If yes, avoid the Corgi Akita mix. Akitas blow out their undercoats twice per year, whereas the Corgi are heavy shedders year-round. This is a high shedding dog breed.

Therefore, a powerful vacuum is a must.

a corgi akita mixed puppy sitting outside

Diet and Nutrition

One of the easiest ways to keep your Corgi Akita healthy is by feeding it properly. When it comes to Corgita diet and nutrition, a poor diet will most certainly lead to serious health concerns. That’s because Corgi Akitas are a mix of two distinct breeds that also have special dietary needs.

To start, let’s talk about feeding an Akita. Centuries ago, these dogs lived off a diet of rice, plants, and sea fish. Nowadays, it is fine to feed dry kibble. However, to prevent digestive disorders it’s recommended owners choose a food that is low in starches and filler such as corn. We suggests foods that list protein (like salmon, turkey, or chicken) as the first ingredient.

Also, watch out for bloat. Corgi Akita mixes inherit the Akita’s deep chest. Unfortunately, Akitas are prone to this life-threatening condition. Limit exercise around mealtime, always.

Corgis are a little different. How?

Well, Pembroke Welsh Corgis can get chubby! Unlike the athletic Akita, modern-day Corgis are happy to lounge around the house in between spurts of energy. Weight management is always a concern. So, feed a diet that is packed with essential nutrients, but be careful not to overfeed. Be mindful of how many treats a Corgi gets, too! This includes table scraps like fruits and drinks like Powerade and oat milk.

A good rule of thumb for Akita Corgis is to feed 2 – 3 meals per day.

How Do You Groom Them?

It takes effort to look this good!

Corgitas require consistent grooming due to their long hair. Weekly brushing is a must. To groom a Corgi Akita mix, first assess their coat type. Think, long canine hair will need to be bathed and trimmed more often than a shorthair breed to avoid mats and tangles from taking root.

Remember, Corgis have double coats. So do Akitas. Therefore, the spring and fall will be seasons where loose fur is – literally – shedding everywhere! It’s especially important to brush your dog daily (preferably outside) during these times.

Other than that, Corgitas also need special ear care. They are prone to skin allergies that can result in infections. Gently clean the inner ear with a veterinarian-approved solution every 1 – 2 weeks.


There you have it.

Everything prospective fur parents need to know about the Corgi Akita mix. Overall, this is a fiercely loyal breed with a uniquely fox-like appearance. Charming, protective, and sometimes goofy, the Corgita is a paw-some match for the right family.

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