Fun Auggie Dog Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Aug 06, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Gowri Rao
Interesting Auggie dog facts for kids can be really intriguing.

The Auggie dog is an Aussie mix between the Australian Shepherd and Corgi and is known for a variety of names, such as the Australian Shepherd, Pembroke Welsh Corgi mix, Aussie Corgi. Also known as the Aussie-Corgi, they are about 10 in-13 in tall with a broad and a round-shaped head that has a tapered muzzle.

They weigh around 20-30 lb. Their eyes are round shaped like a corgi or even in the shape of an almond the Australian Shepherd.

They often have tricolor or two colors which are mostly a combination of black and brown, or even tan, black and white.

These adorable and friendly dog breeds have a friendly, energetic aura around them. The corgi temperament is also known to be stranger-friendly.

However, they do not like being alone and prefer company most of the time. Despite being a designer dog, these dog breeds have the intelligence and herding instinct of the Australian Shepherd and the playfulness and friendliness of the Corgi.

If you'd like to know more about the different varieties of the Auggie dog breed, this article will provide you with a detailed description of this dog breed including facts about the Australian shepherd, Pembroke welsh corgi, Aussie Corgi breed and corgi mix, miniature Australian shepherd, Australian shepherd Penbroke Welsh, Shepherd Pembroke welsh corgi and other Auggie herding dogs of Auggie mix.


Auggie Dog Interesting Facts

What type of animal is an Auggie?

Auggie is categorized as a dog from the Canis genus and is classified as a mammal.

What class of animal does an Auggie dog belong to?

Auggie dog belongs to the class of Mammalia.

What is the history of the Auggie dog breed?

Many believe that the Auggie first appeared in the 19th century. The Auggie is a mix between the Australian Shepherd and Australian Corgi.

The Auggie is considered a herding dog because of its association with these breeds. The Australian Shepherd originated from North America when cowboys bred Australian sheepdogs with other stock dogs.

They were often mixed with Basque shepherding dogs. The Aussie Corgi is an ancient dog dating back to the 11th century. Aussie Corgi dogs originate from Wales and have two major types, which only recently became differentiated.

The two main types of Aussie Corgi dogs are the Cardigan Aussie Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This combination of Australian Shepherd and Aussie Corgi makes the Auggie breed energetic, playful, and friendly in nature.

How many Auggie dogs are there in the world?

They originated from the United States and the United Kingdom but there are many Auggie dogs in the world. The exact number of how many Auggie dogs exist in the world is unknown though.

Where does an Auggie dog live?

Auggie dogs can live in local shelters, rescues, and in domesticated houses. They are highly active and playful hence are not suited for apartment living. They need a yard to explore and play in at any time.

What is an Auggie dog's habitat?

They are domesticated animals and live in the same surroundings as human beings. They can live under the local shelters and they can be dependent on their human owners for food. Auggie dogs are very adaptable and friendly, so they get love from people.

They are highly tolerable to the cold. But they are moderately tolerable to hot weather. When the weather is too hot and humid, Auggie dogs need to stay under a shelter or indoors.

Who do Auggie dogs live with?

Auggie dogs may live with their mother when they are born. Dogs who lived with their family until at least six to eight weeks of age and played with their mates are more likely to have good canine social skills.

They can live in a group with other dogs because they are moderately tolerable to be alone. They are friendly and playful with other dogs as well and that makes them social.

How long does an Auggie dog live?

The average lifespan of an Auggie dog is only about 12-15 years. They grow and develop faster than humans and this is why their lifespan is accelerated.

Overbreeding is also an important reason why this species of dogs have a small lifespan. Size is also another factor. The lifespan of Auggie dogs is longer compared to some of these big dogs.

How do they reproduce?

Auggie dog is a mixed breed dog. Their reproduction process is crossbreeding.

An Auggie dog is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and Corgi, usually a Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. It is assumed that Auggie has the intelligence from the Australian shepherd and the playfulness and friendliness of the corgi. The mixed-breed Auggie is playful, active, friendly, and adorable.

What is their conservation status?

Their conservation status is Domesticated. This means there is no immediate threat to the survival of the species.

Auggie Dog Fun Facts

What do Auggie dogs look like?

Auggie breed dogs predominantly come in two color combinations namely, black and white and black and brown, and are adorable to look at with a coat of beautiful shaggy fur that makes them quite popular in the pet trade.

Auggie Dog

‍How cute are they?

The Auggie dog breed is known to be exceptionally cute and adorable. The fur of a newborn Auggie puppy is usually either tricolored, dual-colored, or even only one color which gives them a unique look.

How do they communicate?

They mainly communicate through vocalization and auditory communication. That includes barks, growls, whines, and whimpers. Not only this, but they can also communicate through gustatory communication, utilizing scent and pheromones.

One dog can touch another dog, lick each other to greet each other. Humans communicate with these dogs in many ways. To show affection to humans, the dogs usually lick a human's face and nod their tails when they become excited or happy.

How big is an Auggie dog?

An Auggie dog is considered to be a small dog because it is only 10-13 in (25-33 cm) long. But it is ten times bigger than chihuahua, the smallest dog in the world.

How fast can an Auggie dog run?

An Auggie dog can run pretty much fast. Suppose you are playing with an Auggie dog with a ball and you throw the ball in the yard.

The dog can run pretty fast to get to the ball. Running is considered to be a great exercise for them to keep them healthy and fit. Walking, running, playing for at least 60 minutes would be very good for them because this way they can avoid unwanted health issues.

How much does an Auggie dog weigh?

An Auggie dog's weight can range from around 20-30 lb (9-13.6 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

There are no separate male and female names of their species. They are just called the Auggie dog, both the males and the females. But they can have new names given by humans once a family takes them in.

What would you call a baby Auggie dog?

A baby Auggie dog is called an Auggie puppy and is as cute as their medium-sized parent breeds.

What do they eat?

The Auggie dog breed should be properly fed with cooked or raw meat, bones, raw and cooked carrots, a grain-free diet for dogs, etc. Even eggs can be healthy for dogs. The Auggie dogs can be sensitive to different foods and may develop allergies so it is better to observe how they react to food.

They should be fed foods with high energy. Their diet should include protein and healthy fats. The corgi has a tendency to overeat, so does the Auggie dog.

So they should be given a regimented amount of food to avoid obesity. Their diet changes from puppyhood to adulthood and also in their senior years. So their diet may change as well.

Are they slobbery?

Being slobbery and drooling is a part of being a dog but it is also true that some dogs drool a lot while some dogs do not drool much. The drooling potential of an Auggie dog is very low. The amount of drooling of an Auggie dog may help them to digest the food they eat.

Would they make a good pet?

Yes, they would make a perfect pet. Being a dog, it is their greatest ability to love deeply.

Once they do get attached to their owner, they can feel lonely when they are left alone for a long time. As a pet, they are exceptionally loyal and loving.

Except for that, they are very playfully active, friendly, charming, and adorable. Their petite size makes them very adaptable.

This breed is also very social and is adaptable to strangers too. A house that has a yard is just perfect for their exercise and well-being instead of an apartment and getting them a medium-sized bed is also wise.

Auggies are usually a healthy breed and they live around 12-15 years. But they also need exercise to avoid health issues like obesity.

Running is considered a great exercise for them. The Auggie dog breed may have health issues such as obesity, epilepsy, back problems, joint dysplasia, eye problems, blindness, deafness, and a few rare diseases like progressive retinal atrophy and IVDD.

Most Auggie dogs like the Pembroke welsh corgi or the Australian shepherd and other dog breeds of the Aussie corgi mix do have common health problems such as hip dysplasia. An annual vet checkup is needed to keep them healthy.

Even so, these affectionate, curious, adorable Auggie dogs would do their best with a family who can love them, care for them and give them the attention they long for. They are quite sociable, especially with kids, adults, and even strangers too making them a great pet.

Did you know...

They are also commonly known as herding dogs because of their strong herding instinct and are also kept as herding dogs on many farms. The presence of the tail of an Australian shepherd or the Auggie dog breed is a hit or miss in every litter.

Because of the excessive hybridization of this dog breed, they may be born with a partial tail, a full-length tail, or even no tail.

Characteristics and health issues

They have happy-go-lucky, friendly, energetic personalities that would put a smile on anybody's face. Auggie dogs love being around people and other animals as well.

Some dogs may appear aggressive to another dog but the Auggie dogs are different. They are friendly to other dogs as well.

Not to mention, they are intelligent and very easy to train. If they are being trained by a patient trainer, they would really surprise you in a good way.

When they have done a good job, they love to be cuddled, receive praise and treats. Their prey drive is moderate but the tendency to bark or howl is pretty much high. Their energy level is very high and they are healthy overall as well.

However, these dogs may have some health issues such as epilepsy, obesity, blindness, deafness, back problems, urinary stones, drug sensitivity, joint dysplasia, other eye problems, Von Willebrand's disease, degenerative myelopathy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), and the like.

It is important keeping up with annual vet check-ups to detect any health issues early rather than late because they are prone to health problems like hip dysplasia.

The Auggie breed can be smart but stubborn, too. Like other dogs, these dogs also shed moderately throughout the year.

But in the winter and summer season, they do shed quite a lot and grow new coats. Hence, they additionally need proper grooming and hygiene care to maintain their dense coats.

Getting your own Auggie dog

It is quite easy to get an Auggie puppy or a puppy from the breed of Auggie dogs or corgi mix and are easily found either at local shelters or in the pet shops, more likely at breed-specific shelters such as ones for Australian Shepherds and Corgis.

The average price of an Auggie is between $600-$800 USD in the pet markets.

The size of an Auggie is not so large. As they are only 10-13 in (25-33 cm) long, they can fit perfectly on the sofa or in the bed.

It is fine to keep an Auggie dog in a doghouse too.

They are quite playful and a doghouse in the yard is perfect for their personal space. However, leaving them alone for too long might put them under unnecessary stress.

They are smart and also very aware of their surroundings. Giving them the care and attention they need is important.

Thank you to Kidadler Marissa Perrin for providing the image of their pet Maverick, an Auggie dog, in this article.

Auggie Dog Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Cats, hamsters, squirrels

What Type of Animal were they?


Average Litter Size?


How Much Did They Weigh?

20-30 lb (9-13.6 kg)

What habitat Do they Live In?

local shelters, rescues

Where Do They Live?

united states, united kingdom

How Long Were They?

10-13 in (25-33 cm)

How Tall Were They?

25-30 cm (63.5-76.2 cm)







Scientific Name

Canis lupus familiaris

What Do They Look Like?

White & brown, white & black, black & brown, merie & brindle

Skin Type

Dense, medium length

What Are Their Main Threats?

coyotes, snakes

What is their Conservation Status?

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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