Borgi – Owner’s Guide

By Julie •  Updated: 09/16/22 •  6 min read
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Are you ready to adopt a dog but are stuck choosing between two dog breeds? That can be really hard, especially if you’re considering a Border Collie or a Corgi! These are two great dogs, so how can you possibly choose one or the other?

Well, what if we told you it was possible to combine both dog breeds into one? Would you believe us? We’re happy to say that it is possible! Why not consider the Borgi? Read on to learn more about these amazing dogs.

We’ve put together information about the Borgi so you can decide whether this is the right dog for you and your family. Let’s get started!

What is a Borgi?

The Borgi is a hybrid dog breed that’s a cross between a purebred Border Collie and a purebred Corgi! That may seem an unlikely pairing, but these dog breeds do have some characteristics in common. The Borgi is a fairly new dog breed, so there’s not much information about these dogs. However, we can learn more about them by taking a look at both purebred parents.

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A Quick Overview of the Border Collie

The Border Collie originally comes from Scotland and England, where they were bred to herd sheep. The dogs have a keen intelligence and are highly active. This is a dog that has the durability and stamina to travel 50 miles in a day, herding his sheep all the way! (Sorry for the rhyme—it was not intended!).

The Border Collie is considered to be one of the most intelligent dogs in the world. And when you watch them herd sheep, you will be amazed. These medium-sized dogs are great working dogs that can easily outsmart their pet parents!

The dogs tend to have a strong work ethic and are happiest when they have work to do. This is not a dog that likes to snuggle on the couch. They would rather be out working. In addition, they have also been known to “herd” family members, including kids and seniors. These dogs may also herd other pets in the home!

The Corgi

The Corgi is another highly intelligent working dog that comes from England. These dogs were bred to herd sheep. This can be surprising when you first see a Corgi. The dogs are short with long bodies and you may wonder how their short legs can keep up with cattle! But these are hardy, durable dogs that were bred to herd in all types of terrain.

Corgis are still used as working dogs today, though they also make great family companions. They are happy dogs that are loving and active, though they can also be somewhat stubborn and independent. And no wonder when these dogs were bred to herd sheep. They needed to be able to think on their own.

Even so, Corgis are eager to please and love to eat. One of the downsides of a Corgi is that he loves to eat. For this reason, they have a tendency to become overweight if not given plenty of exercise.

With parents like these, how could a Borgi go wrong!

The Borgi usually stands between 10 to 22 inches tall and weighs between 25 to 55 lbs. They have a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years.

Borgi Appearance

The Borgi is a hybrid dog, so there’s not a standardized appearance for this dog breed. They can either resemble their Border Collie parent or their Corgi parent. However, in most cases, the Borgi has a long coat that comes in a wide range of colors, including red, sable, black, tricolored, white, or fawn. They usually have Corgi markings.

These are sturdy, strong dogs that are usually shorter than their Border Collie parent. However, their body may be more like either parent.

The dogs tend to have brown eyes, black noses, and adorable faces!

Borgi Temperament

As you can imagine, the Borgi is a highly intelligent dog, like both of his parents. These dogs tend to be friendly and love being with their families. They are not aggressive and usually look like they’re smiling.

Borgis may either be aloof like their Border Collie parent or more friendly like a Corgi. It depends on which parent the dog most resembles.

What’s more, the Borgi is easy to train and learns quickly! Don’t be surprised if your Borgi even finds a way to outsmart you on occasion!

Are Borgis Good Family Companions?

Borgis can make great family companions, and they love to be around kids. However, they have a strong instinct to herd and may try to herd the kids! The dogs are gentle and sweet, too.

However, Borgis are highly active dogs, which means they’re a good choice for active families.

Do Borgis Get Along with Other Pets?

Borgis are not aggressive and usually get along well with other dogs. They tend to be friendly and calm if they’ve been properly trained and socialized. They also get along well with other pets, though don’t be surprised if your Borgi tries to herd them into order!

Borgi Food Requirements

Borgis are highly active dogs that need plenty of high-quality dog food. They do best on dog food that’s formulated for active medium-sized dogs. The food should have plenty of protein to keep these dogs going!

Exercise

Borgis are active dogs that may be able to out-walk you! They need at least 2 hours of exercise a day. Exercise sessions can be split into walking, running, training, and more. The dogs love to play games of fetch, run, and herd other animals!

Grooming

Borgis can have thick, medium-length fur that needs to be brushed regularly. These dogs can shed quite a bit, so regular brushing can help manage shed fur.

Training

Borgis are very trainable dogs that are eager to learn and please! They require a pet parent who can commit to regular, consistent training sessions. This is a dog breed that loves consistency and doesn’t deal well with a change in schedule or routine.

Summing It Up

So, there you have it! Borgis are amazing dogs that are the result of crossing a purebred Border Collie with a Corgi! The dogs are highly intelligent, not known for being aggressive, and learn readily. They can make wonderful family companions, too!

We’re pretty sure if you choose to adopt a Borgi, you’ll have many adventures and lots of exercise for many years to come!

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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