Popular Science notes that when you look at corgi mixes, the dogs tend to look like the other dog breed with the usual proportions, but then with shorter legs.

There's a genetic rationale for this doggie cuteness — they've inherited achondroplastic dwarfism from their corgi parent, PopSci adds.

The first dogs with short legs cropped up randomly about 300 years ago, it notes, with breeders then deliberately passing the trait along.

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