Getting the perfect backpack for your corgi is a little tricky. Knowing the correct sizing to go for as well getting your corgi to feel comfortable in the backpack, is all a bit complicated (at least at first).
Thankfully, this article runs through everything you need to know if you’re interested in getting a backpack for carrying your corgi.
Is Your Corgi Safe In a Dog Backpack?
Let’s address an important question first: safety. Is your corgi even safe in a dog backpack?
I speak to many owners about this, and after having tried them multiple times myself (with different breeds), in my experience, they are safe.
But I don’t want to sugarcoat anything here. The truth is that this ultimately comes down to the brand you opt for, the materials used, how your corgi fits in the bag, and their weight.
A dog backpack will be safe for your corgi so long as it’s used properly. It’s also important to correctly position your corgi inside, make sure they are not too heavy, and allow for ventilation.
I strongly recommend owners test the backpack’s durability and give it a thorough inspection of the seams and stitching before putting your corgi in. You might also want to load it with weight and hang up the backpack for 30 minutes or so.
However, if you opt for the recommendation below, you’re in safe hands.
Best Corgi Backpack At The Moment
For those interested in puppy carriers, skip down a little! But for adult corgis, read on.
The overall winner by far is the K9 Sport Sack Knavigate. This is easily the best carrier on the market for any breed, and has been for a while. The reviews speak for themselves, not to mention I use this one too.
Note* It comes in grey or black and can be customized with a name tag.
Each size is carefully crafted and altered to ensure maximum safety and comfort for all breeds within that sizing category.
According to their sizing instructions, which happens to use a corgi as reference! the best size for a corgi adult is a small (but measure your corgi first!)
🎯 Key features of this backpack carrier:
- Internal frame for guaranteed strength
- Leg/paw pockets to prevent your corgi from squishing up (important for comfort)
- Strap belt to make it comfortable for you to wear
- Developed by a professional dog trainer with veterinary supervision (so it’s completely vet-approved)
- Both sides are fully ventilated to keep your corgi cool and comfortable
- Dog lumbar support straps
- Bottom rest pad for your dog to remain comfortable when sitting
And that’s just a few of the great features. Much more on the product page.
We’ve tried many dog backpack carriers and received hundreds of messages from owners with their honest reviews of virtually all the brands we know of. And the one that consistently receives the best reviews (with almost zero negative feedback) is this one.
We could keep rambling on about this but it’s probably best if you check out the reviews and product page for yourself.
What about puppies?
For those only concerned about carrying their corgi as a puppy we suggest the Kurgo Nomad. It’s much cheaper than the K9, and is equally as well-made. It’s just that a fully grown corgi will push the weight restrictions for this carrier.
How Your Corgi Feels In a Backpack
We can’t skip past this… Owners must consider how their corgi feels in the backpack.
You might have the best dog backpack carrier out there but if your corgi doesn’t feel comfortable in it or gets too stressed then it makes no difference.
In my experience, most corgis are fine for a short period of time, but might stress out after about 30 minutes. But this does vary.
Perhaps the most crucial element is getting off to a good start with the carrier. This means making your corgi feel positive and confident around the carrier and when being put inside for the first few times.
🎯 Tips to get your corgi comfortable with their carrier:
- Start young. Getting a puppy corgi used to a carrier is much easier than an adult
- Build positive associations with the carrier right from the start
- Use treats and plenty of praise when your corgi first sets eyes and inspects the carrier
- Praise and reward your corgi when you first put them inside
- At first only put them inside for short durations, but always ensure they learn to calm down whilst inside the carrier before taking them out.
- Always talk to your corgi and reassure them with your tone of voice
- Make sure your corgi is sitting comfortably and correct in the carrier (legs and paws especially)
Why Use a Dog Carrier For a Corgi?
Are you wondering if you actually need one in the first place?
Of course, most dogs don’t go in dog carriers but that’s because most owners never associate a medium or large dog inside a carrier.
The beauty of having a small-medium-sized dog is that they don’t weigh too much and they can actually fit in such things like a backpack.
This allows us to bring our dogs with us to places we wouldn’t usually be able to.
And this is huge!
The fact that you can bring your corgi with you more often instantly reduces the time they spend alone, which is perhaps the single biggest problem with the average dog’s daily routine today. They just spend far too long alone. And this has several adverse effects, even if it is not immediately noticeable.
While using a dog backpack carrier is not a necessity, if it allows you to spend more time with your corgi then in our opinion it’s a must.
After speaking to hundreds of owners who use these backpacks, not a single one of them goes on to regret it once they iron out the initial kinks of using one.
From our testing and extensive research, the K9 Sport Sack Knavigate is the best backpack carrier for a Corgi. It’s extremely well-made, veterinarian-approved, and comfortable for both the dog and owner.
When using a dog backpack carrier it’s crucial to choose the correct size, ensure adequate ventilation, and position your corgi inside correctly.
We hope this short guide has given you everything you need!