A Corgi Husky Mix is the result of breeding a purebred Welsh Corgi with a pedigree Siberian Husky. They are short and stocky with a sturdy build, little legs, a medium coat and big personalities. These clever dogs are lively, playful and great watch dogs. Although too energetic to make great lapdogs or apartment pets, they have the potential to be a good family pet for active homes with time to commit to training, exercise and grooming.
- What do Corgi Husky mixes look like?
- Coats, shedding and grooming
- Are they family friendly?
- Corgi Husky mix puppies
A combination of bravery and brains, in a cute little package? Otherwise known as as a Horgi, Siborgi or Corgski, this mix isn’t always what you’d expect.
What Does A Corgi Husky Mix Look Like?
The Corgi and Husky cross will often look like a shorter legged version of the Siberian Husky. Ears will be upright, fur thick and straight, and the tail will usually be raised and bushy. Size may vary from one individual to another but most Corgskies will be quite a bit smaller than a Husky
The Welsh Corgi is a member of the herding group of breeds. Corgis have a stout, medium-sized body and generally are about 30 pounds or smaller when full-grown. They are held aloft by their trademark short legs, and are also well-known for their large ears, alert eyes, and expressive personalities.
The Siberian Husky is a member of the working group of breeds. A much larger dog than the Corgi, the Husky will generally mature to 35-60 pounds. As they were bred to work and pull sleds, their legs are much longer than the Corgi’s. But they have the same large ears and alert eyes as Corgis.
They are similarly expressive in their personalities, and are even known to be a bit mischievous!
The Corgi Husky Mix tends to take after the Welsh Corgi’s size. They are typically 20-50 pounds when full grown. This makes them a popular choice for people who want a Husky, but cannot manage a purebred Siberian Husky’s size.
Note that if a Husky corgi mix exhibits traits closer to that of the Siberian Husky, then it may mature to be closer to 50 pounds than 20 pounds. And vice versa if it exhibits more Corgi traits.
Coats and Colors
A Corgi Husky Mix is almost guaranteed to have a thick coat. With the medium-length, weather-proof, thick coat of the Corgi and the heavy double-coat of the Siberian Husky. Depending on which parent a puppy takes after, it may have a medium- or long-length coat.
Their coloring may be primarily the red, sable, fawn, or tan coat of their Corgi lineage. Or they may exhibit the grey, black, or agouti color of their Siberian Husky lineage.
They may have a Husky mask and will most likely have white markings characteristic of both parents.
Grooming and Shedding
For those who aren’t accustomed to a dog that sheds a lot, a Corgi Husky Mix may be a bit overwhelming to take care of. Because Corgis and Huskies are both heavy shedders, these hybrid puppies will also be heavy shedders.
It’s a good idea to brush your dog at least twice a week in order to prevent a buildup of excess fur. Daily would be better, and of course grooming is a great way to bond with your dog and teach them to stand still while being handled. During shedding season, your dog will need daily grooming with a good shedding rake.
Corgi Husky Mix Temperament
The Corgi is a very sweet and personable breed that is rarely shy or aggressive. As such, they do not make very good watch dogs – they tend to be very friendly with everyone they meet! The Siberian Husky is also a very friendly breed, but it is primarily known for its high energy and alertness. Some people find the breed to be a little too spunky for their living situation.
It’s important to remember that with any mixed breed, the temperament may be influenced more so by one parent breed than the other. When breeding for a Corgi Husky Mix, note that the temperament and trait outcome can be very unpredictable.
Corgi and Husky Health
As with any dog breed, mixed or pure, the Corgi Husky Mix may be born with or eventually develop common ailments. Fortunately, many mixed breeds do not suffer the same genetic ailments that their purebred parents are often prone to.
However, in the case of the Corgi Husky Mix, it’s important to remember that both the Siberian Husky and the Corgi are known to gain weight quite easily. With its shorter legs and longer body, the Corgi Husky Mix is prone to back problems.
Dogs that have been bred with short legs can have spinal problems, which may cause distress or suffering.
Many veterinarians and pet owners are concerned about the risks of encouraging traits such as very short legs, whether it is in a pedigree dog or a cross breed. If breeders find a ready market for their mix breed pups, they are likely to breed again in the future. This is something you will need to consider when thinking about buying a puppy that is mixed with a dog with health problems.
A good way to avoid encouraging the breeding of puppies with health issues built-in, is to find your Corgi mix in a rescue center or animal shelter. Both Corgi and Siberian Husky breed rescues usually have mixes available from time to time. So it’s well worth asking around
Back problems in Corgi mixes will also be exacerbated by excess weight. Therefore, one way to prevent some ailments in the corgi cross husky is to ensure it does not become extremely overweight or obese.
If you’re working with a breeder to obtain a Corgi Husky Mix puppy, it’s important that the breeder utilizes genetic testing on both the sire and dam. Genetic testing may help decrease the likelihood that Husky corgi puppies will be born with any of the diseases that Corgis and/or Husky purebreds often suffer from.
Corgi Husky Mix Breeders
Because a Corgi Siberian husky mix is not a pure breed, you may have a harder time locating a breeder. Designer breeds have only become popular within the last few decades, so they are not often found in breeders’ circles.
Carefully assess the breeder’s motivations for crossing their two dogs. And make sure that you meet the Siberian Husky as they can be bad tempered when not well bred.
A puppy may cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to well over $1,000, depending on the quality that the breeder places on the purebred parents.
It may be easier to find a mixed breed dog for adoption at a local shelter or animal rescue than at a breeder’s. The same holds true for this mix.
Is a Corgi Husky Mix Right for Me?
There are a few things to consider before deciding to purchase this cross breed. The Corgi X Husky can be a loveable, friendly, and outgoing dog that looks like a Husky, but in the more management size of a Corgi.
Make sure that you meet the Siberian Husky parent. As these large dogs can on occasion have temperament issues when not well bred, which you do not want passed on to your puppy.
They have a thick and often water-proof coat to keep them warm in cold climates. But because they shed quite heavily, they do require regular grooming, or brushing, at minimum.
Since both Corgis and Huskies are energetic breeds, the Corgi Husky Mix requires daily exercise or play and will not do well being cooped up.
Furthermore, the low stature of the breed makes it prone to back problems. It is up to you to decide how you feel about the risks and moral implications of this.
If you do decide to buy a Corgi mix puppy, it’s advised that you don’t allow them to jump on or off of furniture. Or do any other activity that might risk damage to their back.