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8 Corgi Haircuts & Grooming Styles in 2024

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Corgis have luxurious double coats that make them look extra fluffy. While most Corgi owners opt to keep their pet’s coat at a medium length, there’s an array of stylish haircuts that complement this dog’s petite build and standout features.

In this post, we’ll share eight of our favorite Corgi haircuts!

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The 8 Corgi Haircuts

1. The Summer Trim

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As the weather gets warm, a modest trim will help to keep your Corgi cooler. In addition to keeping your Corgi cool during hot weather, this cut won’t require as much maintenance. Be careful, however, not to remove any of your Corgi’s undercoat, which is used as insulation against both hot and cold weather.


2. Classic Corgi

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The classic Corgi cut is the one that most people think of when they picture a Corgi in their mind. The coat is cut to a uniform medium length all over the Corgi for an overall neat and tidy look. Stray hair around the Corgi’s ears, paws, legs, and backside is trimmed away, leaving the Corgi looking clean and dignified.


3. Super Fluffy

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Left to grow naturally, a Corgis hair can become something wild and beautiful. This look will need more grooming than a shorter cut, of course, but if you don’t mind spending a little extra time on grooming and cleaning up dog hair, letting your Corgis hair grow naturally will result in a truly majestic look!


4. Heart Tail

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A popular modern look for Pembroke Welsh Corgis, this trim leaves your Corgi’s fluffy backside with a neat heart-shaped tail! This look can be difficult for beginners to pull off, but a professional groomer should be able to do it for you. Whether you choose the heart tail or not, it’s a good idea to keep the coat on your Corgi’s backside trimmed to prevent long hair from catching dirt—including poop!


5. The Corkscrew Corgi

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This fancy haircut will leave your Corgi’s coat with an eye-catching spiral pattern! You’ll probably need the expertise of a skilled groomer to achieve this one, but the result—in our opinion—is totally worth it. If you’re looking for a hairdo that will make your Corgi stand out, then the spiral haircut is a top contender!


6. The Lion Cut

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Corgis are known for their gentle and affable nature, so it’s difficult to imagine them as ferocious beasts. Yet, this fact only serves to make them look even more adorable with a lion haircut. As the name suggests, the lion haircut is achieved by trimming your Corgi all over his torso and body up to his shoulders. His neck and head are left with long hair, giving them the appearance of having a lion’s mane.


7. Fluffy Bat Ears

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Everyone loves the adorable Corgi bar ears, so why not help them stand out? For this haircut, your Corgi’s hair is trimmed short all over his body, except for his ears—where the hair is kept long and fluffy. This cut is perfect for the late spring and summer when a shorter cut will help your Corgi keep cool.


8. Fluffy Tail

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To meet AKC standards, most Pembroke Welsh Corgis have their tails docked as puppies. But for Cardigan Corgis and Pembroke Corgis with long tails, this haircut will accentuate their majestic fox-like tails! For the fluffy tail ‘cut, simply trim the hair on your Corgi’s body, but leave the hair on his tail to grow to its natural length. Your Corgi will need regular grooming with this look—but if that’s not something you mind, then it’s definitely worth the effort!

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Do Corgis Shed a Lot?

Corgis have a thick double coat that does tend to shed all year round—especially during spring and fall. Daily grooming will help to collect clumps and prevent mats from forming. Additionally, it’ll encourage new hair to grow.

How Often Do Corgis Need a Haircut?

You don’t need to give your Corgi a haircut! At least, not all over his body. You can trim the excess hair around his ears, eyes, backside, and paws for health, safety, and sanitary purposes, but other than that, you just need to make sure you implement a regular brushing routine. Brush your Corgi at least once a day and give them a bath around once every six weeks.

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Should I Shave My Corgi?

You shouldn’t shave a Corgi unless it is necessary—for example, if your dog has a skin condition or needs to have surgery. Corgis use their undercoat to regulate their body temperature and to protect themselves against sunburn.

If you do shave a Corgi, it’s possible that the undercoat and guard coat will matt together and grow back in an uneven or patchy way.

When you are trimming your Corgi’s hair, make sure you don’t trim their undercoat.

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Conclusion

Corgis are adorable, no matter which hairstyle you choose to give them. Avoid cutting your Corgi’s hair too short, as it can lead to more problems. If you’re not sure whether a particular haircut would be good for your pet, take him to a professional groomer who should be able to offer advice.

Corgis have medium-length hair that looks naturally adorable. A regular trim around their eyes, ears, feet, and backside will keep them safe and looking great!


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