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Corgi cross Husky: a guide to the Horgi!

Corgi and husky advice
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Love huskies but think they’re just a little too big? Enter the Corgi cross Husky! A mix between the petite Corgi and the beautiful, striking Husky dog, this crossbeed is loveable, friendly and outgoing whilst still being a manageable size

By Alice Lang

You might know this super cute breed as the ‘Horgi’, the ‘Siborgi’ or maybe even the ‘Corgski’. And no matter which name you choose, one thing is for sure - it’s impossible not to love the adorable Corgi cross Husky.

Lots of people know the Horgoi as the compact Husky - and that’s exactly why this cross was created. Many people adore the striking looks of a Husky but need a smaller dog. Horgi's are full of energy, friendly, great in severe weather (from their husky parent) and extremely adaptable.

Physical attributes of the crossbreed

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Height: 13-15 inches
Weight: 20-50 pounds (variable depending on dominant genes)
Life expectancy: 12-15 years

A Corgi cross Husky, is quite literally (in the physical sense) a tiny Husky. Horgi’s often have a mixed grey and white coat with black accents, but variations of beautiful cream, black, red, orange and brown colours are possible too.

They normally have a cute, curly tail characteristic of their Husky parent. However, they get their tiny height and adorable, short legs from the Corgi side. Facially, a Corgi cross Husky is similar to a puppy Husky - round faces, almond eyes and erect ears.

You’ll know how strong and enduring Husky dogs, who were bred as working dogs, are. They’ve got a double-coat which can withstand seriously cold temperatures. Considering the Corgi breed have a thick and weather-proof coat too, the Horgi is pretty much guaranteed to have a thick, durable coat.

Temperament of the corgi cross husky 

The Corgi cross Husky is known to be easy-going, sociable and gentle by nature.

However, with the Husky being a working dog and the Corgi breed often used on farms, it’s no surprise that the Horgi is an alert and intelligent yet slightly protective pooch. For this reason, not all Corgi cross Huskies are a good fit for families with young children - but with training and early socialisation, it could work.

The Corgi x Husky mix is a fantastic companion dog who will love being right by your side. You’ll need to be able to spend lots of time with a Horgi puppy, as they don’t cope well spending too much time alone. But if you’ve got the time to dedicate to this breed, you’ll be rewarded with a loyal, affable and undeniably cute pet.

Exercise

A Siborgi puppy or dog will need an owner who enjoys getting outside and will take it for lots of long walks. They’re little bundles of energy - and if there’s nowhere for that energy to go, you’ll end up with a bored and frustrated pooch.

One long daily walk or two shorter walks, as well as regular playtime in the garden, is a good amount of exercise for the Corgi cross Husky. If you love outdoor activities, play a sport which a dog could get involved in, or have a huge yard for constant ‘fetch’ games, the Horgi might be for you.

To put it simply, the more exercise your Horgi gets, the happier your Horgi will be! If you skip walks for a day or two, prepare for some bad behaviour.

Training

They might be an intelligent breed, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to train! Coming from the herding and working group on both sides, the Corgi x Husky can be rather stubborn at times. Your best bet is consistent yet gentle training and socialisation with plenty of positive reinforcement. Don’t give up - they’ll get there eventually. Patience is key.

Grooming

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you’ve got dog allergies, the Corgi cross Husky probably isn’t a good match for you - these pups shed all year round! You’ll need to vacuum up after your Horgi pup and brush him every single day to keep on top of the shedding. Try to bathe your pooch once a month, too - this will help remove any loose fur, reducing shedding within the home.

Check your Horgi’s ears once a week and clean them if necessary, brush their teeth at least twice a week (though daily would be better!) and clip nails as soon as they get long.

Health of the corgi cross husky

Pretty much all dog breeds are more at risk of developing a certain disease or condition than others - but it shouldn’t put you off getting a lovely new Corgi cross Husky pup.

Horgi’s are particularly prone to putting on weight and becoming obese - which can turn into a whole host of other problems! They have a great appetite and will eat anything left for them, so keep a close eye on their weight. Plus, with their long backs and short legs, Horgi’s are prone to developing painful back problems. That’s another reason to keep the weight down - extra weight makes back problems way more likely.

At the end of the day, who wouldn't want a miniature husky with the loyal, cute and sociable nature of a Corgi? Good luck with your Horgi adventure!