The best way to predict what a corgi German shepherd mix will look like is to have a base knowledge about the contributing breeds’ appearance.
Corgis are known for their short stature and long torso. This build is comparable to the dachshund also known as a sausage dog. Corgis also have very distinct head and facial features. They have equilaterally proportional triangular heads and medium, perky ears with rounded tips. They also either have absent or docked tails.
German shepherds on the other hand are large dogs that can grow up to 25 inches in height with a proportional build. Their heads are dome-shaped with large, perky ears. They also have very distinct facial markings known as the “black mask” which is most evident in tan or brown and black German shepherds.
Corgi German Shepherd mixes grow as large as 12 to 16 inches or taller and 20 t0 70 pounds in weight. Their short stature makes them significantly smaller than the German shepherd parent. However, the longer legs put them in a higher height bracket than the corgi parent.
More often than not, they take after the German shepherd’s facial features with a dome-shaped head and long snout. The ears are always perky and usually medium-sized like the corgi but may be larger.
When it comes to the coat and markings, most corgi German shepherd mixed doggies inherit the German shepherd’s traits with tan and black coat combinations. They also have the signature black mask to varying degrees with some having it over the whole face while others only over the dog’s snout.