Have you heard of Corgi Husky mixes? If not, then you’re in for a real treat! These adorable dogs are sure to steal your heart!
In this article, we’ve put together information about these dogs including their breeds and how they mix, their characteristics and temperament, and more!
Corgi Husky Mixed Breeds
Corgi Husky mixes, sometimes called Corgskis, are a mix of the Siberian Husky and a Welsh Corgi (or a Pembroke or Cardigan Corgi)! These dogs are beautiful and have the most unusual eyes. These dogs are also known as Siborgis or Horgis.
The Corgski is a cross between two purebred dogs—usually a male Corgi as the father, and a female Siberian Husky for the mother. The reason is because there can be problems when breeding a larger dog with a smaller dog, such a crossing a Corgi mother with a Siberian Husky father. The puppies may be too large, making it difficult for the mother to give birth, etc. The Corgi Husky mix is not recognized by any official dog breed organizations.
The Corgski looks exactly like small Husky! Who could not love such a little bundle of cuteness! Corgskis are small dogs, which have a body that strongly resembles a Corgi. They have short legs, and big ears, with round faces and almond shaped eyes that resemble their Husky mother. Corgskis generally weigh about 20 to 50 lbs and stand between 13 to 15 inches tall. Their average lifespan is from 12 to 15 years. And they have very fuzzy coats.
Their coat colors can include:
The dogs may be one color, or even tricolored; in fact, puppies from the same litter can look completely different from one another.
The Corgski’s coat may either take after their Corgi father, or their Husky mother. If your fur baby is more like his Corgi parent, then he may have long, straight fur. On the other hand, your Corgski’s coat may be shorter and thicker like his Siberian Husky mother. These dogs can also have a double coat, meaning they will have longer top fur, and a thick, short undercoat.
Corgi Husky Mix Temperament
Keep in mind that it can be difficult to determine the personality and temperament of a mixed breed puppy. And puppies from the same litter can have quite different personalities. There’s really no way to predict exactly if a Corgksi’s temperament will be more like the Corgi side or take after the Husky. Having said that, most Corgski’s have lovely personalities! They are known for being gentle, friendly, loving and playful. They’re rarely aggressive towards strangers, and they love to be with their pet parents all the time. These are devoted dogs who will be the happiest when they are near you.
This wonderful companionship trait does have a downside, however. Corgski’s do suffer from separation anxiety when away from their pet parents. If they’re left alone too much, these dogs can chew, dig, scratch and more. However, if you hire a dog sitter or walker to visit your fur baby while you’re at work, this will be a great help.
These dogs are not good watchdogs. Corgi Husky mixes have tons of energy and have a very strong prey drive. They’re also knowing for having a tendency to nip and herd, making them not the best option for families that have young children. This is because the dogs are very strong and don’t realize their strength when playing. This and their tendency to herd make them not a good choice if you have little kids.
And because of their strong prey drive, Corgski’s are not recommended for households that have other pets. If you have older children and no other pets, you won’t find a better playmate then a Corgski! They have enough energy to play for hours!
Corgskis & Health
These are generally healthy dogs, but they can suffer from several health issues including:
- Achondroplasia (a type of dwarfism)
- Obesity (can be an issue if the dog doesn’t receive enough exercise)
- Retinol atrophy
- Canine glaucoma
- Corneal dystrophy
Your fur baby will need at least 60 minutes of daily exercise, more if possible. They enjoy jogging and running, as well as other outdoor activities. When it comes to grooming, Corgskis need to be brushed at least once a week to keep their fur from matting and snarling. They also shed seasonally, so you’ll want to groom them more often at those times of the year. And your Corgski will need a bath on a regular basis, especially if he’s been out and active!
Because of their coats, Corgskis need to be bathed in a certain way. Experts advise only using dog shampoo when the dog is really dirty. This is because their fur is resistant to water, trying to rinse shampoo out of their thick fur could be a huge problem. Their fur also takes a long time to dry if the coat has become soaked.
Corgskis love their food, and because they are so energetic, they require about 900 calories each day, which means you should aim to feed your canine companion 2.5 to 3 cups of food day, split between two meals, or evenly between three or four meals a day.
Training Your Corgski
When it comes to training, Corgskis are the puppies of two working dogs. So, you can expect they’re highly intelligent and strong willed. While they love to please their pet parents, they can be a handful. For this reason, Corgskis need an experienced pet parent who knows how to properly train them.
When it comes to training, you’ll need a lot of patience; however, your fur baby will thrive on high value treats such as chicken, liver or steak. Save these for those times he may distracted or bore—then you’re sure to gain his attention.
Corgskis thrive, too, under positive reinforcement training methods, including clicker training. They’re very sensitive, and don’t take punishment or scolding well. As you can see, a Corgski can truly be the furry love of your life! If you adopt a Corgski, expect to be constant companions and best buds for years to come!