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The 12 Best Toys for Corgis to Get Your Little Loaf

Corgi puppies and the Queen of England go hand in paw like fish and chips. Of all the types of dogs in the world, the monarch chose the small-but-mighty Welsh herding pup as her best canine companion. Intelligent and friendly, the royal favorite makes an excellent pet. 

Corgis easily stand out in a crowd with their distinctive body type. Their long, low body and stubby legs combine with their intelligent eyes, saying, “Hi, let’s play.”

According to dog breed organizations, corgis date back a thousand years or more. They’re Welsh and their name comes from a mashup of Welsh “cor” meaning “dwarf” and “ci” meaning dog. 

The Difference Between the Pembroke Welsh Corgi vs. Welsh Cardigan Corgi 

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At first glance, the two breeds look the same. The biggest difference to most of us is the tails. 

The Pembroke Corgi (the royal favorite) has a stubby tail while the Cardigan Corgi has a long fluffy tail. 

Traditionally, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s tail was cut when they were puppies so it wouldn’t be a herding hazard but these days, that cropped tail is part of the breed standard. This means if you buy a Pembroke Welsh Corgi from an AKC breeder, that pup will have a docked tail.

On the other hand, a few Pembroke Corgis are born naturally tailless – maybe the DNA is getting the message? 

Best Dog Toys for Corgis 

Corgi dog owners know this is a lively and energetic breed. They’re smart and highly trainable,  which means they need plenty of attention, or you’ll find them making their own fun.

Corgis love playing fetch, tug-of-war, and finding treats (or dog food) hidden in interactive puzzles. Let’s look at some of the types of toys dogs love. 

Best Chew Toys for Corgis

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Dogs explore the world with their mouths, meaning they taste (or chew) first and ask questions later. As a result, every dog needs a good chew toy (or 3 or 4.) Plus, they’re good for dental health because chewing on something helps clean the teeth. 

Some dog chew toys squeak, and some have space for dog treats. No matter which you choose, giving your pup a few fun chew toys can help keep them away from your table legs. 

Petstages Cutie Chewies Hedgehog Dog Chew Toy

A hedgehog chew toy is cute but paired with your Corgi pup; it’s adorable. The hedgehog chew toy has spiky textures that help clean the tartar from your dog’s teeth, and it floats, so you never have to worry about it sinking to the bottom of the water. Perfect for teething corgi puppies.

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Carrot Treat-Dispensing Dog Chew Toy

Play fetch with your corgi with this carrot chew toy. Fill it with treats or kibble, and you can use it as a treat-dispensing toy that rewards your doggie. Made-in-the-USA, these food-shaped chew toys will be a favorite toy.

Petstages Ruffwood Wood Alternative Dog Chew Toy

Your dog will love this alternative to sticks if they are an aggressive chewer. The Ruffwood chew toy is made with a blend of natural wood and synthetic, so it won’t splinter yet, it offers your pup a similar smell and texture as wood. 

Outward Hound Naturals Crepe and Rope Elephant Dog Toy

This eco-friendly rope toy has multiple textures good for massaging your dog’s gums. The jute rope is excellent for cleaning tartar. This dog chew toy is best for gentle chewers and puppy teething. 

Best Plush Toys for Corgis

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Many dogs love the squeakers in their plush toys. As in, they find it great fun to destroy the soft toy to find the squeaker. If your corgi pup is one of these, you’ll be happy to discover some of Outward Hound’s favorite plush squeaky toys. 

Outward Hound Fattiez Cow

This fun line of Outward Hound plush toys comes with squeakers that match the toy. From grunts, chirps, and other sounds, these plush toys come in a pig, a sheep, a chicken, and other animals. Your Corgi will love carrying these dog toys around or snuggling up for a nap. 

Invincibles Gecko Plush Dog Toy

The Invincibles line holds up to aggressive chewers. With double-stitched seams and a Dura-Tuff inner lining, these plush toys have no stuffing to rip out, but they do have squeakers and come in two sizes. They also come in various animal shapes, such as a reindeer, moose, dogs, and others. 

Fetch Toys 

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Bred as working farm dogs, corgis are a bright and energetic type of dog. Regular playtime like fetch with a ball launcher or frisbee is a great outlet for their energy so they can cuddle up with you later and rest.

Crack N’ Fetch Stick

Dogs go wild for this fetch toy thanks to its unusual crackle sound. You can twist it and hear the crackle to catch your dog’s attention, then let it fly. Your pup will bound off to retrieve it. It also floats and bounces, and the multi-colors help it stand out in the grass. 

Orbee-Tuff Fetch Ball With Rope Dog Toy

This is a tug-of-war toy and fetch toy in one. You can hold one side of the tug toy and play tug-of-war while your dog has the rubber ball in his mouth. Then, you can use the “handle” to toss the ball and let your pup bring it back to you. 

Squeaker Ballz Squeaky Tennis Balls

Why not add some fun-colored squeaker tennis balls to your fetch game? Dogs love chasing balls, and because these come in a multi-pack (and different sizes to fit your pup’s mouth,) you’ll always have at least one to pick up and toss for your dog. 

Interactive Puzzles 

best toys for corgis

Smart dogs like corgis require a lot of mental stimulation to be great pets. With playtime and dog puzzles, you can ensure your pup has the enrichment they crave with high-quality, interactive toys. 

Hide a Llama Plush Puzzle

Featuring an adorable barn and three stuffed llamas, this two-in-one puzzle toy provides your pal with essential mental and physical stimulation—simply stuff the barn with the llama friends, toss it, and watch your pal’s instinctual hunting drive kick in as he digs them out!

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Smart Interactive Dog Puzzle

Smart pups love a puzzle toy. In these interactive puzzles, you can hide your dog’s favorite treats and let your pooch use its nose to sniff out the rewards. This is a Level 1 puzzle toy, so when your corgi has figured it out, you can graduate to a more complex puzzle. 

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Brick Interactive Dog Puzzle

Corgi figure out the Level 1 puzzle toy? Here’s the next step up. There are three different treat hiding spots to challenge your pup, and you could even vary the treats. Include peanut butter in some of the hiding spots and watch your dog search it out. 

Many dog toys mentioned above are non-toxic and some feature natural rubber and other eco-friendly materials.

The Best Toys for Corgis

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Corgis may be small dogs but don’t let their small size fool you into thinking they don’t need much exercise or mental stimulation. Bred to work, corgi owners need to give them plenty of mental stimulation and exercise through walks and playtime with the right toys. This variety of dog toys offers some of the best toys for corgis, and they’re long-lasting.

Which ones will you try? You can find these toys and more on our website, Amazon, or your local independent pet shop.