A delightful cross between corgis and German shepherds, corman shepherds are simply too cute to be true. These energetic pups have inherited some of the very best traits from each of their parent breeds. They are loyal, loving, incredibly smart, and super playful. Corman shepherds make excellent pets for individuals and families who have previous experience caring for and training intelligent working dogs.
Corman shepherds are one of a number of new hybrid breeds created specifically to be pets. The parent animals of these designer dogs are selected based on their appearance, personality as well as other traits valued in companion animals.
Cormans differ considerably dog-to-dog but are generally around 12 to 15 inches in height and weigh 20 to 70 pounds. This places them somewhere between the medium and large dog categories.
Corman shepherds are highly friendly breed. When properly socialized, they get along well with all family members. However, cormans can sometimes be a little too protective. This may seem like a desirable quality in a dog, but it could lead to them becoming aggressive towards strangers and other animals if their behavior is not carefully managed.
With two highly intelligent parent breeds, corman shepherds are relatively easy to train. German shepherds, initially bred as herders, have adapted to a wide variety of roles in security, law enforcement, and the military, to name but a few.
However, there is a little tendency towards stubbornness, which comes from their corgi side. This can cause issues if there is something they really want to do. For instance, Cormans have inherited a herding instinct that can be quite tricky to train away.
Corman shepherds are high energy dogs. They require about an hour of exercise each day and the ability to run whenever possible. They should also be given plenty of opportunities to play and engage in other lively activities. Cormans can adapt to living in small places like apartments and condos, but will need more frequent walks and playtime to make up for the smaller living space.
Cormans can tolerate being alone for long periods. However, these smart dogs can quickly become bored if not kept busy. This could result in them displaying a whole host of negative behaviors, including chewing, digging, and generally damaging the furniture.
The right training can help cormans to get used to being left home alone, as can receiving plenty of attention at other times of the day. Games of fetch help keep negative behaviors in check while providing much-needed exercise and mental stimulation.
Corman Shepherds have inherited a pretty strong prey drive from their German shepherd ancestors. They love running after squirrels and rabbits in the park when given the chance. Cormans are not naturally aggressive dogs, though; they are merely acting out their hunting instincts. It's still probably better to keep them on a leash, though, when out and about around animals that they may consider prey.
Corman shepherds love to use their mouths in one of two ways: chewing or barking. If not given boundaries early on, they will happily nibble away on just about anything they can.
The corman's barking instincts are great for those who like being alerted to the presence of people at the door, but not so good for those who value their peace and quiet. With patience and proper trainigng, barking and chewing can be managed.
When it comes to grooming, Cormans are fairly high maintenance. Their short-to-medium coat has two layers, and the undercoats can be incredibly dense. This makes them well able to endure colder conditions, although they may suffer a bit in warmer ones.
Cormans’ coats are seasonal, which means they have periods of heavy shedding. These often coincide with the changing of the seasons from summer to winter or winter to summer.
Cormans can live for anywhere between 10 and 15 years, although they can suffer from some of the same issues as the parent breeds. This includes joint dysplasia, bloat, cataracts, allergies, obesity, and back issues. Corman shepherds are more prone to obesity than some other popular breeds. They require a carefully controlled diet and regular exercise.
As cormans require quite a bit of looking after in terms of managing their coat and providing them with a sufficient amount of physical and mental stimulation, they may not be ideal for those who have never had a dog before. Experienced dog owners may feel more prepared for the training, diet, and exercise requirements for this special breed.
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