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Best Dog Food for Corgis

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Karan French

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Karan is a senior researcher at the Dog Food Advisor, working closely with our in-house pet nutritionist, Laura Ward, to give pet parents all the information they need to find the best food for their dog.

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Updated: May 8, 2024

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Laura studied BSc (Hons) Animal Science with an accreditation in Nutrition at the University of Nottingham, before working for eight years in the pet food and nutrition industry.

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What’s the best dog food for Corgis?

Corgis are active and intelligent dogs that require a well-balanced and nutritious diet to support their energy levels and overall health.

When choosing a dog food for your Corgi, look for one which contains real animal-based protein sources as the main ingredients. Chicken, beef, fish, or lamb are excellent protein options.

Corgis are a small to medium-sized breed, so if you are opting for a dry dog food choose a kibble that is appropriate for their mouth size as this helps with chewing and digestion.

This breed also has a tendency to gain weight, so it’s important to control their calorie intake. Opt for a food that is formulated to meet the energy needs of a moderately active dog, and be mindful of portion sizes.

Corgis are also prone to joint issues, such as hip dysplasia, so a dog food that contains glucosamine and chondroitin is important as it can support joint health and mobility.

Another health issue which can impact Corgis is a sensitive stomach, so select a dog food that is easily digestible and doesn’t contain common allergens or artificial additives that may cause digestive upset. look for a dog food includes sources of omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil or flaxseed. These fatty acids can promote healthy skin, a shiny coat, and support overall well-being.

Remember, if you have any specific concerns or questions about your Corgi’s diet, consult with your veterinarian.

Our recommendations of the best dog food for Corgis, can help you too. Please see below.

You’ll also learn the answer to each of the most frequently asked questions we get about Corgis.

The Dog Food Advisor - Editor's choice

Best Dog Food for Corgis June 2024

Here are The Dog Food Advisor's best dog food brands for Corgis for June 2024.

  • 1. Wellness

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    The Reduced Fat Formula is one of 12 dry recipes included in our review of the Wellness Core Dry product line.

    Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Formula derives the bulk of its meat protein from turkey. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 36.1% protein, 10.9% fat and 45% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 30%.

    Read our review of the full Wellness Core Dog Food (Dry) range here

    Main Ingredients Deboned turkey, turkey meal (source of glucosamine), chicken meal (source of chondroitin sulfate), lentils, peas
    Texture Dry
    Type Grain-free
    Protein Percentage 36.1
    AAFCO Standards Adult Maintenance
    Best For Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "I had to put my dog on a low fat diet because of his eye issues and this food was great! He loves the taste and has lost weight and is now where he needs to be!"

    Read more buyer reviews at WellnessPetFood.com
  • 2. Canidae

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    Under the Sun Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Adult is one of 3 dry recipes included in our review of the Canidae Under The Sun product line.

    Canidae Under the Sun Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Adult derives the bulk of its meat protein from chicken. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 28.9% protein, 10.9% fat and 45% estimated carbs, resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 42%.

    Read our review of the full Canidae Under the Sun Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) range here

    Main Ingredients Chicken meal, garbanzo beans, chicken fat chicken, suncured alfalfa meal, flaxseed
    Type Grain-free
    Protein Percentage 28.9
    AAFCO Standards Adult Maintenance
    Best For Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "We are new pet parents after a couple years being petless. Through our research, we were led to Canidae Grain-free. We have been happy with this and our pup seems happy too. She adjusted really well to the food with little to no digestive issues with the change. We fully plan to continue using Canidae Grain-free for the life of our pup."

    Read more buyer reviews at Chewy.com
  • 3. Instinct Raw Boost

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    Healthy Weight Grain-Free Chicken & Freeze-Dried Raw Pieces Recipe is one of 12 dry recipes included in our review of the Instinct Raw Boost product line.

    Instinct Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Chicken & Freeze-Dried Raw Pieces Recipe derives the bulk of its meat protein from chicken. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 37.2% protein, 12.8% fat and 42% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 34%.

    Read our review of the full Instinct Raw Boost Dog Food (Dry) range here

    Main Ingredients Chicken, turkey meal, peas, tapioca, menhaden fish meal, chicken meal
    Type Grain-free
    Protein Percentage 37.2
    AAFCO Standards Maintenance
    Best For Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "I brought this food today after reviewing different sites for information on weight management food. She ate it all with no problem. I would highly recommend this food."

    Read more buyer reviews at InstinctPetFood.com
  • 4. Nutro

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    Natural Choice Small Breed Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe is one of 19 dry recipes included in our review of the Nutro Natural product line.

    Nutro Natural Choice Small Breed Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe derives the bulk of its meat protein from chicken. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 26.7% protein, 17.8% fat and 47.6% estimated carbs, resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 67%.

    Read our review of the full Nutro Dog Food range here

    Main Ingredients Chicken, chicken meal, whole grain barley, split peas, brewers rice
    Texture Dry
    Type Grain-Inclusive
    Protein Percentage 26.7
    AAFCO Standards Adult Maintenance
    Best For Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "I have been feeding Nutro dog food to my dog since he was a puppy and first adopted. I love that it is available anywhere to purchase and it comes in small bites. His coat is very shiny and smooth and I think it is due to him eating this food. Also, he has never had any digestive issues."

    Read more buyer reviews at Nutro.com
  • 5. Eagle Pack

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    Eagle Pack Reduced Fat Adult is one of 7 dry recipes included in our review of the Eagle Pack Dry product line.

    Eagle Pack Reduced Fat Adult Recipe derives the bulk of its meat protein from pork. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 26.7% protein, 6.7% fat and 58.7% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 25%.

    Read our review of the full Eagle Pack Dog Food (Dry) range here

    Main Ingredients Pork meal, de-hulled barley, peas, ground brown rice, oatmeal
    Texture Dry
    Type Grain-Inclusive
    Protein Percentage 26.7
    AAFCO Standards Maintenance
    Best For Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "After being told by the vet that my very picky dog needed to go on a low fat diet, I was worried we wouldn’t find anything she liked. After reading many many reviews of low fats foods, I bought this for her. She LOVES it. Def would recommend. And the price is excellent compared to other low fat dog foods."

    Read more buyer reviews at EaglePack.com
  • 6. Ollie

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    Fresh Turkey With Blueberries is one of 5 fresh recipes included in our review of the Ollie Fresh product line.

    Ollie Fresh Turkey With Blueberries derives the bulk of its meat protein from turkey. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 35.7% protein, 25% fat and 31.3% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 70%.

    Read our review of the full Ollie Dog Food (Fresh) range here

    Main Ingredients Turkey, butternut squash, turkey livers, oats, lentils
    Type Grain-free, fresh
    Protein Percentage 35.7
    AAFCO Standards All Life Stages
    Best For Puppies and Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "Lily has food sensitivities and needed to lose 2 pounds. Ollie’s fresh turkey recipe, with Lily's calories counted and portions predetermined, are just what we needed."

    Read more buyer reviews at MyOllie.com

Frequently Asked Questions

How big are Corgis?

Pembroke Welsh Corgis stand between 10-12 inches tall, with females weighing up to 28 pounds and males weighing up to 30 pounds. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is slightly bigger than a Pembroke Welsh Corgi – standing up to 12.5 inches tall with females weighing up to 34 pounds and males weighing up to 38 pounds.

What kind of fur does a Corgi have?

Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a thick double coat which is waterproof, consisting of a soft, light undercoat and a coarse top coat. They also shed often so need to be groomed daily. Pembroke Welsh Corgis can be black & tan, fawn, red, or sable with white markings.

Cardigan Welsh Corgis have a much wider variety of colors and markings, from brindle to black and white. Their double coat is heavy-shedding and consists of a medium, dense undercoat and a longer top coat.

What temperament do Corgis have?

Corgis make great companions and show the following traits:

  • Intelligent
  • Easy to train
  • Playful
  • Friendly
  • Happy with other dogs and pets
  • Good with children
  • Energetic
  • Highly vocal

How much exercise do Corgis need?

Corgis were bred to herd cattle so they are more active than other smaller dogs. They enjoy moderate daily exercise and activities which mentally stimulate them such as ball games, agility, herding, obedience, and tracking events. Due to their short legs they won’t be able to keep up a fast pace. Cardigan Corgis are also happy to lounge on the sofa at home.

It’s important to avoid jumping and stairs as this could cause a back injury.

Which health concerns do Corgis have?

Corgis are generally a healthy breed overall but should be screened for:

  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Eye disorders
  • Cardiac issues
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Ear infections
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
  • Degenerative myelopathy

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