Do Corgis Like to Cuddle?

No, corgis do not like to cuddle. Even corgi puppies dislike being cuddled. Corgis are very active and energetic so they prefer to bond with you through play and activities. As adults, some may accept being cuddled, but it’s not unusual for a corgi to try and struggle free, or to run and hide in order to avoid being held.

This aversion to cuddling is nothing personal. Due to their heritage as herding dogs, being able to move freely at all times was key to them avoiding injury, and they still retain this instinct. Corgis show their love in other ways as they’ll love to entertain you with games and play, and will be ready to stay by your side wherever you go.

If you’re looking for a lapdog that will happily relax in your arms and share loving kisses, a corgi is not the best breed to choose. If you’re looking for a more independent pet that doesn’t want to share the sofa or climb onto the bed with you, then a corgi is a breed to consider.