Do Corgis Shed? (Yes, But You Can Manage It)

Do Corgis Shed? The short answer is yes, Corgis shed. And to be completely honest with you, the shedding can be really bad. Corgis are a type of dog breed that sheds hair all year long. The shedding will be worse when the seasons change, but you also won’t get much of a break from it during the rest of the year.

The good news is that there are some things you can do to help manage the shedding. In this article, we’ll look at some frequently asked questions, and then I’ll share my favourite tips to keep corgi shedding under control. Let’s get started.

How bad do Corgis shed?

Compared to lots of other dog breeds, corgi shedding is bad. I’d personally give it a 9 out of 10 bad. And the only reason they’re only scoring a 9 is that corgis are only medium-sized dogs. So, for example, a samoyed will shed more than a corgi because it’s bigger than a corgi, so there’s more fur. But for a medium-sized dog, corgis are amongst the worst dog breeds for shedding hair.

Corgi looking at the camera
Image: Timur Garifov on Unsplash

Can you get a Corgi that doesn’t shed?

This is a common question that people have, and unfortunately, the answer is no. You cannot get a Corgi that doesn’t shed. All dog breeds shed hair, some more than others. But if you’re looking for a dog breed that doesn’t shed much, then I’m sorry to say that corgis may not be the best choice for you.

How do I stop my Corgi from shedding?

You can’t ‘literally’ stop your corgi from shedding, but you can do a few things that will significantly reduce the amount of dog hair floating around in your home.

I find the below three options have the biggest impact:

  1. A regular brushing routine
  2. A robot vacuum cleaner
  3. No fabric couches or armchairs if you allow your dog on the furniture

1. Brush your Corgi frequently

Ideally, you want to brush your corgi every day. But as you probably know, real life doesn’t always allow us to follow our own advice. In reality, I would say that you should just do it as often as you can. By brushing your dog frequently, there’ll be more hair going into the brush and less hair floating around in your home. Plus, if you brush your dog frequently, you can keep the grooming sessions much shorter than you’d have to if you’d brush your dog only once a month or so.

2. Getting a robot vacuum cleaner

Corgis shed, and you can’t stop them from shedding. But you can drastically reduce the amount of hair in your home with a robot vacuum cleaner. It works by moving around the house on its own and sucking up all the excess dog hair that’s floating around in your home. Honestly, I think every family with a dog should have one of these – they’re just such a game-changer for keeping dog hair under control.

When it comes to robot vacuums, there is a wide range in price. You can find really expensive ones, as well as more affordable ones. The more expensive ones are typically smarter โ€“ they will bump into objects less, and they can even clean themselves. But the cheaper ones can do a good job too, theyโ€™re just a little more annoying and less efficient.

3. Consider replacing your fabric furniture

If your fabric furniture is always full of dog hair, you have the following options:

  • Cover it with a dog blanket
  • Remove the dog hair frequently with lint rollers (I personally prefer a silicone roller, rather than the traditional sticky lint rollers)
  • Replace your fabric couch with a (faux) leather couch



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