Of all the dog breeds in the world, Corgis may be one of the most adorable! And the most likely to elicit squeals of joy from kids and adults alike. We can’t help it – just look at how they run!
It’s always delightful to find out about Corgi mixes. When mixed with another breed’s gene pool, Corgis contribute more than a dash of cuteness. Here are three of the best Corgi breeds and mixes to make your day:
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
This outgoing Corgi breed has made a great pet for centuries. After all, it’s been around for about a millennium! The Pembroke Welsh Corgi differs from his close cousin the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. For example, he has a docked tail whereas the Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a full tail. There is a little variation in the color of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s coat as well. It may be red, sable, fawn, or black and tan.
You can expect this breed to be happy and playful, even into his old age. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are friendly and affectionate.They have a tendency to try to herd, which you can modify with the right training and socialization.
The Siborgi, also known as a Horgi, is a mix between the Siberian Husky and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Siborgis tend to take a bit more training due to their intelligent and spunky nature, but they love to please their human families. Early socialization is important for any dog breed and will make a big difference in how easily this mix gets along with other animals, children, and strangers.
The Siborgi has the Corgi’s body type with the coat of a Husky. This coat is impressively durable, as it is a double layer and resistant to cold and water. You’ll want to brush this mixed breed daily to help maintain a healthy coat and reduce shedding.
The Dorgi is a mix between a Dachshund and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi (almost too cute to stand!), so it will have characteristics of both breeds. Usually, a Dorgi will be taller than a Dachshund and around the same size or slightly smaller than a Corgi, even though Dorgis have a Corgi’s short legs. Dorgis will also have longer snouts.
They are affectionate and sociable breed. They get along quite well with children. Due to the Corgi in the mix, you’ll want to keep an eye out for any herding tendencies when it comes to small children and other animals. Early socialization and training will help curb those tendencies. Both Corgis and Dachshunds are lively breeds that tend to maintain a puppy-like character their entire lives.
If you’re thinking of adopting a puppy, the most important thing to do is to educate yourself. Check out the characteristics of each breed of the mix you’re considering. Talk with your family, and think about what kind of dog will fit into your family’s home, lifestyle, and routine.
How much exercise does a certain breed need? How good are they likely to be with kids? How much grooming is required? How will your dog’s temperament mesh with that of your new puppy?
These are all good questions to ask when researching breeds to find the right one for you.