The Corgi Siberian Husky mix is a hybrid dog that was first bred during the 1990s.
This Corgi mix blends the intelligence and working-nature of Corgis with the independence and energy of Huskies. They are very clever and make great companions for a morning run!
They are affectionally known as a Corgski but are sometimes known as a Horgi too.
A mix between the Siberian husky and Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the perfect pet for anyone with an active lifestyle and a love of training.
Could it be the perfect dog for you? Read on to find out more…
Contents and Quick Navigation
- What Is A Corgi Husky Mix?
- Corgi Husky Mix Puppy
- What Does a Siberian Husky Corgi Mix Look Like?
- Corgi Husky Mix Temperament
- Known Health Issues
- Care Guide (Grooming, Feeding & Exercise)
What Is A Corgi Husky Mix?
The Horgi is a cross between a female Siberian Husky and a male Corgi.
There are two types of Corgis so the Cardigan or Pembroke Welsh can be used for this Husky mix. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the more popular choice.
This hybrid dog was first seen in America in the 1990s but is not recognized by any breed groups or kennel clubs.
A Corgi Husky Mix is a very active but compact breed that is known for being very energetic and loyal.
The hybrid is perfect for someone who does not have the space for a larger breed but wants the energy and activity levels of a large breed.
As a crossbreed there is limited information available for how popular this breed is when compared with its parents. However, since 2008 their popularity has increased 10-fold. This mix is very popular with dog lovers but relatively unheard of by the general public.
The history of both the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Siberian Husky is heavily documented and can help us to better understand this hybrid.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgis originate from Pembrokeshire in South Wales (United Kingdom). They were used to herd sheep and protect them from poachers or predators. So they are both a livestock guardian and herding breed.
These dogs may be small but they are very energetic!
Their small size was selectively bred to keep them safe by ensuring they were below the sheeps’ bone-breaking kicks!
Corgis were first imported in the United States in the 1930s and have remained popular since.
Siberian Huskies were first bred over 12,000 years ago by the Chukchi people. Unlike the Corgi they were used as a sledding dog to transport supplies and food.
Huskies rose to popularity during the early 20th century when sled racing became a popular sport in Canada and Alaska.
As a result of their increase popularity from sled racing they became a very popular breed for families.
They are now the 15th most popular breed of dog in the United States and live happily alongside active families.
Why We Love The Corgi Husky
- Their endlessly energetic nature!
- These little dogs are constantly on the go.
- They love their owners and are known to be friendly dogs.
- This breed loves to spend time with their family.
- Their natural intelligence means they are quick to learn.
- The Horgi’s friendly nature extends past their owners to all people. These loving puppies welcome any new face into their lives.
- Their constant energy means they are always playful. They love games of chase and anything that involves a ball!
20 to 50 pounds
12 – 15 inches
$300 – $1,000
10 to 15 years
Corgi Husky Mix Puppy
This puppy is not very common, so finding a reputable Horgi breeder can be difficult. Do not be surprised if the breeder you find has a long wait list. That is very common for this hybrid.
Due to the size difference between the parent breeds a reputable breeder will always use a female Husky and a male Corgi.
When purchasing a Corgi Husky Mix you will need to do a lot of research:
- Make sure to ask all the questions you have about puppy ownership.
- Check the breeders license.
- You should be able to meet the mother of the puppies and get information about the father if he is a stud dog.
- You should be able to visit the puppies multiple times before bringing one home.
How Much Is A Horgi?
A Siberian Husky Corgi Mix can cost between $300 and $1,000 depending on what part of the country you purchase them from, which breeder you use, the pedigree of the parents and the generation of the puppies.
Second or third generation puppies (i.e. F2 and F3) are normally more expensive than first generation.
See Related Topic: Do Corgis Shed? Basic Facts You Should Know
Where to Adopt
Unfortunately, this Corgi mix does not have a breed-specific rescue service. This is partly because they are not recognized as purebred dogs, and do not have a breed group or standard.
They are also very rare. You are unlikely to find one at a local shelter.
If you have your heart set on rescuing this hybrid you should try either Husky or Corgi-specific shelters. Though they are uncommon it is not unheard of to find a rescue.
What Does a Siberian Husky Corgi Mix Look Like?
Predicting the appearance of a Corgi Husky can be something of a struggle! This is true for many Corgi mix breeds.
The beauty of a hybrid dog is their unique appearance.
Normally they have the body of a Corgi with the physical characteristics of a Husky (e.g. bushy tail, long snout and blue eyes).
This means they will have a Corgi’s short legs and a long body with a Husky’s face, coat and tail.
The complete opposite can also be true. Some may appear to be more like a husky then corgi.
How Big Does A Corgi Husky Mix Get?
Due to the huge difference in size between the two parent dogs it is incredibly difficult to predict the height and weight of this mix.
A simple way is to take both parents’ size and height and calculate the average.
This will produce a height of 12 to 15 inches. However, they can be shorter like a Corgi or taller like their Siberian Husky parent.
The same applies to their weight. On average the Corgi Husky Mix will weigh between 20 and 50 pounds.
Coat and Color
The Horgi inherits their Husky parent’s thick, straight, double-coat. This coat helped to keep the cold arctic winter at bay.
Unfortunately their coat is heavy shedding and as a result is not hypoallergenic. This hybrid is therefore not suitable for allergy sufferers.
They mainly come in five different colors:
Like both of their parents they will usually be a combination of two or more colors (as opposed to one block color).
Corgi Husky Mix Temperament
- Extremely playful
- Very high prey drive
- Constant energy
- Nipping and herding
Despite being the size of a typical lapdog you are unlikely to find this mix curled up on your lap. They are very high energy and much prefer to spend their time chasing squirrels, playing fetch or trick training!
These dogs have a friendly, loving, gentle and playful temperaments.
It is very rare for them to be aggressive or nasty towards strangers.
The Corgi Husky Mix loves their owners very much and enjoy spending time with them.
Unfortunately their loyalty can lead to separation related problems if they are not desensitized to their owners departure. From the day you bring your puppy home make sure you are preparing them to be independent.
They are also very easily excited which can make their greetings quite exuberant.
If bored or seeking attention, this little puppy will exert their very loud bark. This may be something to consider if you have neighbors in close proximity – nuisance barking is very common in Huskies.
Finally, despite both parent dogs’ working history this mix is not a good guard dog. The husky corgi mix is naturally friendly and will more likely welcome strangers than ward them off.
Are They Good Family Dogs?
Yes this corgi mix is a playful and loving dog that will happily engage in games like tug or fetch for hours! They make a fantastic pet for active families with older children.
This mix is a boisterous and exuberant dog that is very strong. They can forget their own strength and as a result are not well suited to homes with small children.
Their Corgi parent was bred to herd sheep.
This means they enjoy chase games and will be inclined to chase small furies within the house! This trait can be passed onto this Corgi mix so they are not recommended for homes with other pets.
Even the most placid Horgi will nip at a child’s ankles when overexcited in an attempt to herd them.
Known Health Issues
The Corgi Husky Mix is a very healthy and happy dog hybrid with an average lifespan of for 12 and 15 years.
As a mixed breed, they tend to inherit the better health-qualities from each of their parents and can suffer from fewer illnesses.
However, there are two health issues you should be aware of.
They can suffer from a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia which Corgis also suffer from. This is what causes their shorter legs and long bodies! This makes them look adorable but also causes spinal issues.
There is no cure for achondroplasia. It is difficult and dangerous to attempt to correct this surgically. As a result, many vets will choose to medicate with pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication.
The Corgi Husky Mix is also known to suffer from Uveodermatologic syndrome. Dogs suffering from this condition will often go blind.
Treatment of this condition usually involves intensive corticosteroids. However it is very aggressive and progresses to total blindness within three months.
Care Guide (Grooming, Feeding & Exercise)
This mix can make an excellent apartment dog because of their small size.
They are also just as happy living in the suburbs in a family home with older children!
The Siberian Husky Corgi Mix is not recommended for first time owners as they are known to be very independent thinkers. Both Corgis and Huskies are intelligent and tenacious breeds who will give their owners the run around if given the opportunity.
Though not suitable for first time owners they are great pets for experienced dog owners.
|Daily Food Consumption|
|Cups of Kibble|
Both the Husky and Corgi are working dogs that require lots of high-quality food. This muscular and active hybrid is no different.
These dogs do best on a high quality kibble.
If your dog is very active you may wish to feed a high protein diet specifically formulated for working breeds to help them maintain their muscle mass.
Owners should feed one cup of kibble day.
This mix has a relatively strong stomach so they can eat dry, raw or wet meals.
Be careful not to overfeed your puppy. Overfeeding will put unnecessary strain on their back and hips.
This breed is described as always on the go. It is best suited for active homes who enjoy being outdoors and busy!
They are very active and need at least one hour of exercise every day. Any less than this will result in a destructive dog that enjoys nuisance barking.
The Corgi Husky Mix loves a game of fetch because they are natural herders. They love to chase and will happily spend hours playing with a ball!
They can have excellent recall when trained. It would be unwise to allow an untrained dog off the lead in an open space – especially one with such a large prey drive. With the prey drive of the Corgi and the stamina of the Husky it is unlikely they will stop chasing an animal.
This Corgi mix does not only require physical stimulation, but mental stimulation too.
They are intelligent dogs and will grow bored if left to their own devices. Playing scent work games in your garden is very effective. You can also use food and puzzle toys.
This Husky mix responds best to positive reinforcement dog training.
These puppies are very intelligent and with a tasty reward and training plan there is very little you can’t teach them. Once they understand a task you will never have to teach them again.
Unfortunately training is not always easy.
Huskies are very independent and stubborn dogs.
Their refusal to do tasks can be frustrating at times. It is important not to lose your patience as it can damage your relationship and bond.
Stick to short bouts of training for 5 to 10 minutes each day.
The Corgi Husky Mix has a thick double coat that can be tedious to groom.
It is important that you brush them from nose to tail once every two or three days. During the summer and winter months you may wish to brush them daily to minimize the shedding.
Sometimes it may seem tempting to clip your dog’s coat during the summer months. This is the worst thing you can do as their double coat is naturally set up to regulate their temperature.
Unless your dog rolls in something smelly you will only need to bathe them every two months. This will not only help to remove dirt and dander but will help to remove shed hair that’s deep within the coat.
It is important to ensure their coat is dry after bathing as a damp coat can lead to mold.
The Corgi Husky Mix is a high energy loving dog.
They make a great match for families with older children or an active single or couple.
This hybrid needs an experienced trainer and lots of exercise, but apart from that, they are relatively easy to care for.
If you would like a Corgi mix, but are still not sure if the Horgi is right for you, there are many other Corgi mixes! Equally, there are many other Husky mixes available.
Do you have this dog at home? Are you thinking about getting one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!