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.
Why are you looking for a breed that most likely come from puppy mills! You really should be adopting not looking for a breeder. Look up puppy mills on the internet see the pictures. Look up how the females are kept. Breaks my heart.
Hey there. My family and I are are trying to get an autistic child used to dogs (or any animal type for that matter). So far, my mother’s terrier has helped him get used to small dogs so he lets the terrier jump up next to him and sleep by him. He can’t handle medium or large dogs because he runs away screaming with tears. My mom’s terrier is ok for now but we need our own, so we are looking for a Corgi Husky with a good white/black or silver/black or silver/black/grey coloration and a pronounced husky head. Corgi size and legs. Also, not spayed or neutered.
Hi! Thanks for all the information! I have a corgi husky mix of my own. I adopted her from the Humane Society . She is very smart, loves playing tug and going on runs with me. She loves herding our chickens, sometimes she thinks she can heard my family as well. She is a very playful puppy. To not forget, she has a very strong sense of protection towards me and my boyfriend. Her name is Luna. Luna’s unique ability I’ve noticed is that she is a very good jumper, and when she is in defense mode, her back hair raises very high like a cat. Its very intriguing to watch. she is super adorable and photogenic. If you wanna see an example of a corgi husky mix (luna), I’ve recently made her an instagram page. @r.wluna
shalandra Riley says
I have a husky and corgi mix she will be a year old in 2 more weeks she is very energetic,very playful ,smart,and does the most amazing things she just got out of her chewing up every thing stage she do go to bed at a good time and sleep all night she learns very fast and for her size she thinks she’s a baby and still wants to be held in your arms. Her name is bella
Martin Simanis says
Just adopted a Corgi/Husky yesterday morning. She is polite, loving (or at least appreciative), and gorgeous. 1 year old, apparently house-trained (no problems so far). Would love to share some photos.
Hi Martin, How exciting! You are welcome to share photos to [email protected] and if you are happy to give permission we may then include them in the article. Best wishes, Lucy
Stephanie Honderich says
We are looking for one. Do you mind sharing where you got her?
Stephanie Honderich says
Do you mind sharing where you got him. We’re looking as well.
Monika Wiley says
We just adopted our 8 week old corgi husky last week! So far he’s an absolute dream! Calm loving, great with the kids, potty trained. He has such a docile temperament that I pray stays!
Looking for Corgi Husky in Wisc
I am looking for a corgi husky mix near VA / DC area.
John Mitchell mitchell says
wherecan i get a corgi husky puppie in New jersey? looking for my daughter
Joseph moore says
Looking for a corky with brain power in a Siberian husky because I used to have a big Siberian husky corgi Siberian mix but I don’t want to pay the prices total pet store I’d rather buy from a breeder and know that I get a healthy dog he’ll be happy in my home for years not good with email but I’ll try Joseph more
I have a husky Corgi mix that I have had since he was 5 weeks old. He is very friendly, hyperactive and loves children to death. He is the color and size of a corgi but has the face,eyes,ears and most definitely the husky tail. He is very close to the immediate family and takes a minute to take to strangers. All in all he is a very loveable dog. Also his best friend is our family cat Rex.
If you dont mind my asking where you got him/her and how much.
I have to admit they’re pretty cute, but I’m not sure how I feel about crossbreeding two breeds that are so very different like this. I think if you’re going to crossbreed it should be with two breeds that are similar in size, weight, etc.
Nonsense, Golden Retriever Mastiffs are incredible and hold up well.
Judy Reeves says
My Corgi/Husky cross is very good tempered and friendly, adores children, and is laid back in temperament. He is likes routine and can be quite easily ‘thrown’ if we deviate from it. He is not keen to chase a ball, but loves to chase other dogs who are up for a game. He is loving, but has taken a while to bond, as he came was rescued from people who saw fit to shut him up in a kennel day and night, and he had to learn everything like a puppy when I first had him. I see some Husky traits in him in that he needs to be clear that he is NOT top dog, and it has been quite hard work, though rewarding, to train him. He has a great sense of humour, and likes moving things around and then watching me to see if I have noticed. He gets hot easily and adores the snow! He is Corgi size and colour with Husky face, ears and tail and very attractive, provoking lots of comment from people we meet.
Theresa Revoir says
I rescued a what I think to be Corgi huskey chow chow mix from a horrible abusive home.
I was told that he was 5 months old only to have found out at his first ever vet visit that he is actually a year and a half. He was so very skittish at first and cowered down even when we gently put a leash on for potty breaks– this of course broke my heart and with lots of love and reassurance he has started to come out of his shell and is becoming a goofy silly dog. My vet has told me that other than the emotional scars that we’ve got to overcome, he is very healthy and tested negative on every canine test available. He’s actually at the vets again today getting neutered and a pedicure. We have named him JAX and love him to pieces.
I’d love to send a photo if there is a place to do so and get others opinions on what they think he may be. I’ve even kicked around the idea of getting a canine DNA test.
Michelle Ickes says
I recently (well about 9 months ago now, sheesh) adopted what I was told was a husky/corgi mix. He came from a home where the guy was trying to invent his own breed. He lived his whole life (which they are guessing to be around 4ish years) in a garage with 20 other “failed” attempts at this breeding. When they finally rescued all of these pups, I fell in love with him, even though he didn’t know what people, grass, sunlight, or anything was. He didn’t even know how to be a dog. But to me he doesn’t look like what you are describing. I have a Siberian husky also and they have a few of the same traits, but different ones as well.