The Corgi Husky Mix also known as a Horgi is a mixed Dog Breed between the Corgi and the Siberian Husky. This is a smaller dog, eager to please and quite gregarious. He is very friendly and outgoing. He loves to be around people. His small size makes him ideal for an older person or for living in smaller areas. He is suitable to live in smaller spaces like apartment as long as he still gets daily exercise. Continue reading below to learn more about the powerful and majestic Corgi Husky Mix.
You might ask yourself, what is the price, how much, and where can I get a corgi husky mix? While we really recommend that you acquire one through a Corgi Husky mix rescue, we understand that some people might go through a Corgi Husky mix breeder to get their Corgi Husky Mix puppy. That is, if they have any for sale or the rescue has a Corgi Husky mix adoption. Always screen your breeders as much as possible to ensure that you are getting as high a quality dog as is possible.a
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The Horgi is the offspring of either the Pembroke Welsh Corgi or the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Siberian Husky. Both parent breeds have a history of being working dogs. These two are bred together in order to create a smaller, designer dog. This has led to an increase in breeders and of course Puppy Mills. Please sign our petition to ban Puppy Mills here. If you want a hybrid dog make sure you find a good breeder. Since most of these dogs do not have origins, reasons for breeding or any details known about them the best way to see where the Horgi comes from is to look to the parents.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi lineage has been traced back as far as 1107 AD. It is said that the Vikings and Flemish weavers brought the dogs with them as they traveled to reside in Wales. As far back as the 10th century, corgis were herding sheep, geese, ducks, horses, and cattle as one of the oldest herding breed of dogs. As you can see, this is one of the oldest working/herding breeds around.
The Siberian Husky is a medium size working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia, Russia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family and was originally bred to pull sleds over long distances rather quickly. They are known to be escape artists that will dig themselves out of the strongest fence. Being that they were bred to pull things you can imagine that they aren’t the easiest dogs to walk.
Height: 20 - 23 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 35 - 60 lb.
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Height: 10 - 12 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 22 - 30 lb.
Lifespan: 12 - 14 years
The Horgi is nice, sweet dog, They have a nice temperament and are friendly and alert. They would make a great companion dog for any family. They are an active dog, going back to the working breeds of both parents so they will need to be exercised. They will need to be walked a couple of times a day and played with. They enjoy throwing a ball and having a job, such as agility work. They are an intelligent dog that is easily trainable. They don’t make the best watchdog as they tend to get along with about everyone. It is important to socialize all dogs and puppies as much as possible. Proper socialization will help them get along much better with other dogs and all of life’s situations.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Husky mixed with Corgi might be prone to Eye problems, skin problems, DM, epilepsy, back problems, PDA, Von Willebrand's Disease, Hip dysplasia and obesity.
Do not purchase a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of health problems that affect the breed. A careful breeder and one who truly cares about the breed itself, screens their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens. One of the most common health problems with dogs is obesity. Keeping this under control is your responsibility.
The Shepherd mixed with the Corgi is going to shed all year round. So get ready to have a vacuum ready and brush him a few days a week. Give him baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out his skin. I’ve already talked about how he needs a fair amount of exercise. Other than these requirements he is a pretty easy keeper.
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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