Is the Corgi Husky Mix your idea of a perfect puppy?
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.
So let’s take a look at what a Corgi mixed with Husky looks like.
Their temperament, health needs, and whether or not one would be right for you.
What is a Corgi Husky Mix?
Corgi mixes come in as many shapes and sizes as the breeds you can combine them with.
But the Corgi Husky mix is something quite unique.
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!
Corgi Husky Mix Temperament
Due to the fact that the Corgi Husky Mix isn’t a pure breed, its temperament is typically a combination of the Corgi’s temperament and the Husky’s 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 Husky Mix Weight
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.
Corgi Husky Mix Colors
As we mentioned earlier, the result of crossing one dog breed with another can be pretty unpredictable.
This concept holds true for the puppies’ coloring.
They may be born with a mix of their parent breeds’ characteristics, or they may take after one parent breed.
For siberian husky corgi puppies, 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.
Corgi Husky Mix Coat
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.
Corgi Husky Mix 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, Corgi husky puppies will also be heavy shedders.
It’s imperative that you brush a Corgi Husky Mix at least once weekly in order to prevent a buildup of excess fur.
During shedding season, you may need to brush them even more.
Corgi Husky Mix 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 these traits, whether it is in a pedigree dog or a cross breed.
This is something you will need to consider when thinking about buying a puppy that is mixed with a dog with health problems.
These back problems may 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.
How Long do Corgi Husky Mixes Live
You can expect a mixed breed puppy to live about as long as its parent breeds.
Thus, the Corgi Husky Mix can be expected to live for approximately 12 to 15 years.
Corgi Husky Mix Breeders
Are there many Corgi Husky Mix breeders to select from?
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.
Corgi Husky Mix Price
So, how much can you expect to pay for a Corgi Husky of your own?
The Corgi Husky 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.
Corgi Husky Mix Adoption
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 a Corgi Husky Mix.
Is a Corgi Husky Mix Right for Me?
There are a few things to consider before deciding to purchase a Corgi Husky Mix.
The Corgi Husky Mix 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.
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The Happy Puppy Site Team are concerned about the practice of breeding from animals with conformational disabilities. Such as flattened faces, restricted leg length, excessive wrinkling, extreme size, screw tails etc. Please think carefully before purchasing your new friend and read our guide to choosing a healthy puppy here.