Corgi Husky Mix: Facts About This Interesting Breed
There is no denying that intentionally mixed dog breeds are gaining popularity, and one of these mixes is the Corgi Husky mix. It is known by different names, such as Horgi or Siborgi, which is a typical way mixed dogs are named. It is fascinating how a Nordic sled dog blended with a Welsh herding dog.
There are still many strange things when it comes to mixed dog breeds. There are some big questions that future dog owners would love to know the answer to, especially if they have kids or busy schedules. When you get a pureblooded dog, one of the best things about them is their predictability.
Pureblooded dogs have a known set of characteristics, both physical and psychological. We know what we can expect of them or how much energy they have. Unfortunately, that is nearly impossible to know when it comes to mixed dog breeds, but based on the existing dogs, here is what we found out about the adorable Husky Corgi mix.
What kind of a pet is the Corgi Husky mix?
The Horgi is a mixed “breed” and the result of breeding a pureblooded Siberian Husky and the Welsh Corgi. The Corgi is a reasonably small breed that has been used for herding for several centuries, so their character is an energetic, curious, and brave one. Huskies are Nordic sled dogs with a crazy amount of energy they need to spend each day. Both of these breeds are fairly popular in the US, and pureblooded dogs can make great family pets.
The Corgi Husky mix is a combination of the two. The exact temperament and looks are virtually unknown until they are born, and you actually get to see how the dog acts in specific situations. Based on dogs we could study, Horgis are energetic dogs that are affectionate with their families. They can make excellent family dogs as long as their physical needs are met.
One of the downsides of getting a Corgi Husky mix is that it’s impossible to know how big the dog will actually get. It is reasonable to expect the Horgi won’t be smaller than the Corgi and bigger than the Husky, but individual puppies can be quite different. Although that seems odd, it completely fits into the picture.
Most Horgi or Siborgi puppies are usually 13 to 15 inches tall, but individual puppies have grown to 20 inches. They can weigh anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds, depending on which parent genes are dominant. If the puppy takes more after the Corgi side of the family, you can expect a smaller dog with a thick, medium-long coat. If the Husky family ends up being dominant, it is safe to expect bigger puppies with straight, double coats and possibly blue eyes.
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Each puppy’s temperament is also unfortunately unknown, and you can never be sure how each puppy will end up. Even puppies from the same litter can look and act completely differently. There are just too many possible gene combinations to be able to accurately guess.
What we could notice about these dogs is that most of them are willing to please their owners. They are affectionate and can be more or less stubborn, especially in their “teen” period.
These dogs are rarely shy or aggressive, and no matter which side of the family is more dominant, they should never display aggression. The good news is that genes are not the only thing that influences a dog’s behavior. Most of their character and temperament will be defined by their owners. Here is what you need to know about developing a mixed breed’s character.
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All dogs require training, some more and some less. If you want to have a well-behaved dog, you must put in time and effort into training. You don’t need too much experience, and you can find plenty of interesting articles here that can help you raise a well-behaved dog.
Most dogs are very food-motivated, and if you are interested in training them - involve plenty of treats and praises. Positive training methods will go very far, even with the most stubborn dogs. Here are some helpful articles that can help you train your dog;
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- Getting started with clicker training
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Dogs that are not socialized can develop behavioral issues. It doesn’t matter which dog breed is in question; they need to be socialized. This process will teach them how to react in different situations or while meeting other people and dogs. You wouldn’t want your Corgi Husky mix being unfriendly. As soon as they receive all the necessary shots, start introducing them to different things.
Socialization of your Horgi should be a fun process. These dogs will probably have a lot of energy, and socialization should include meeting other dogs and playing with them. That will teach your puppy how to handle new dogs and strangers while they are in different situations.
You can also take your dog to different busy places where they can learn to act while being surrounded by things they might find unnatural. Cars, buses, bikes, or just a busy street can quickly become overwhelming for dogs that are not used to it.
Taking care of a Corgi Husky mix
Besides training and socialization, your new Corgi Husky mix will need several other things to remain healthy and happy. Make sure you put them on a well-balanced diet. There are industrial options, or you can prepare the food at home. Whatever you pick, make sure your Horgi gets all the necessary nutrients from their food. Here are some of the best dry dog foods available on the market - Best dry dog food.
The second thing your Corgi Husky mix will need is quite a bit of grooming. Both parent breeds have thick, double coats, and all of the puppies we have seen end up having the same. That means there will be plenty of shedding, and if you want to control the hair, you will need to brush your Horgi at least three times a week.
They will need a bath every 10 - 12 weeks, maybe more if they live inside with the family (their preferred living arrangement). You will also need to brush their teeth to prevent tartar and plaque buildup.
Getting a Corgi Husky mix
Getting your hands on a Corgi Husky mix might be a bit problematic. There is no official breeding club or cynology association that registers mixed dogs, so finding a responsible breeder could be difficult. The best thing to do is ask the existing Horgi owners for assistance and advice on where to get one.
These puppies can only be produced by artificial insemination, so their price might reflect that. You can find them from $700 - $1.500, depending on the parent’s pedigrees and the breeding quality.
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