You’ve probably seen pictures of some very sweet Corgi mixed dogs on the internet lately, including the Corgi Husky mix.
It’s true, Corgis mixed with breeds like the German Shepherd, Beagle, and Dalmatian are undeniably appealing.
And the Corgi Husky mix is one of the cutest Corgi crossbreeds of all!
But is the Corgi and Husky mix the right dog for you?
In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know if you’re interested in a designer mixed breed dog.
Then we’ll take an in-depth look at the Corgi Husky dog, often called the Corgsky (or Corgski), Horgi, or Siborgi.
Cute names for a cute pup, but what is it really like to have one of these dogs as a pet?
Before we look at the Corgi Husky breed, here are a few important facts about mixed breed dogs.
Designer Mixed Breeds
Mixed breed is another term for mutt. The random mating of two dogs of different breeds will produce a mixed breed mutt.
Mutts have been our canine companions since the earliest domesticated dogs.
A designer mixed breed is the intentional crossbreeding of two purebred dogs to create a hybrid that combines features of both parent breeds.
Designer mixed breeds have become increasingly popular among dog lovers over the past few decades.
Many people think that mixed breeds are inherently healthier than purebreds. Is this true?
Designer Mixed Breeds Versus Purebred Dogs
According to canine genetic experts, so-called hybrid vigor is a deceptive term.
While it is true that certain purebred dogs can be less healthy and unfit due to inbreeding, a designer mix isn’t automatically healthier than a purebred.
A designer mix dog can be unhealthy if the genetic lines of both of its parent breeds are unhealthy.
This is why it’s so important to use a reputable breeder who tests the health of their breeding stock.
Another important aspect of the purebred vs. mutt debate to keep in mind is cost.
The trendiest designer mixes can be just as expensive as any purebred.
Price is based mostly on popularity and desirability and not on the overall health and quality of the dog.
Many popular breeds suffer from serious health problems, so finding a trustworthy breeder is a must. This applies to both the Corgi and the Husky, as we’ll see.
What types of dogs go into the Corgi Husky cross? Here’s an overview of both of the breeds that go into this popular mix.
Origins of the Corgi
There are two distinct breeds of Corgi: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
The Pembroke tends to be more popular than the Cardigan and is more frequently used in crossbreeding.
As the names imply, Corgis are originally from Wales.
Both types of Corgi are herding dogs —originally bred to herd cattle.
And their short stature makes them expert heel nippers, perfect for keeping the cows in line!
Origins of the Husky
The Husky is also called the Siberian Husky.
However, the dog known as the Alaskan Husky is a mixed breed sled dog and generally not used in the Corgi Husky mix.
The Siberian Husky is a working sled dog first developed in Northeastern Asia.
A Spitz-type dog, it is well-suited to cold climates, similar to the Alaskan Malamute, Akita, and Samoyed.
The Siberian Husky Corgi Mix
The Corgi Husky Mix is most often the result of a planned crossbreeding between a Siberian Husky and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
While the chance mating of a Corgi and Husky may have produced an accidental Corgsky at any point in history, the designer Corgsky only dates back a few decades.
Many people post adorable Horgi puppy images on the Internet.
But undoubtedly, potential owners are also interested in learning what their Corgi Husky mix puppy will look like when it’s fully grown.
How big does a Horgi get? What will the coat be like? Let’s find out!
Size, Height, and Weight of the Siberian Husky Corgi Mix
The Siberian Husky is a handsome medium-sized dog, weighing 35 pounds for the smallest females to 60 pounds for larger males.
The Husky is between 20 and 23½ inches high at the shoulders, with females generally shorter than the males.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis weigh between 25 and 28 pounds for females and 27 and 30 pounds for males.
Corgis are short and sturdy, measuring 10 to 12 inches in height, with little difference between males and females.
How big will a half Corgi half Husky get?
There is no official breed standard for the Corgi Husky mix, and individual Horgis can favor either parent breed in size or be a combination of both.
Generally, a Corgi Husky mix is a small to medium dog weighing 20 to 50 pounds.
The height of a Corgi Husky is often listed at around 13 inches, but this can, of course, vary from dog to dog.
Welsh Corgi Husky Mix Coat
Both the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Siberian Husky are known for their attractive coats. So what kind of coat does a Husky mixed with a Corgi have?
The Corgi has a medium-length coat, consisting of a short thick undercoat and longer top coat. The hair can be longer in certain areas, like the ruff and hindquarters.
Like the Corgi, the Husky also has a medium-length double coat. The undercoat is soft and thick, and the outer coat is straight and smooth.
Because the coats of both parent breeds are similar, your Siborgi will have a medium-length double coat.
Welsh Corgi Husky Mix Color
The AKC-recognized Pembroke Welsh Corgi coat colors are fawn, sable, red, black, and tan. White markings on certain parts of the body are also acceptable.
Huskies come in a wide range of colors, although the AKC formally recognizes just five colors mixed with white, plus all white.
Distinctive markings on the face and head, called masks, are common.
Many potential owners are interested in a Corgi Husky mix with classic Husky coloring.
A wide variety of colors, often mixed with white, are possible. Remember though, your dog could favor one breed over the other or be a combination of both.
Will your Corgi Husky mix have blue eyes?
Siberians may have blue or brown eyes or one of each color.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have brown eyes (and some merle Cardigans have blue eyes).
It is possible for a Corgi Husky mix to have one or two blue eyes, but it’s important to bear in mind that brown is the most common eye color for dogs.
(Just in case you had your heart set on blue eyes!)
Grooming Requirements of the Corgi Husky Mix
The undercoat of the Corgi sheds seasonally, and weekly grooming is required.
Like the Corgi, Huskies shed their undercoat in warm weather and also require weekly grooming.
Therefore, expect a fair amount of shedding, especially when the undercoat sheds in the spring.
And as with both the parent breeds, regular weekly grooming is necessary.
Temperament and Behavior of the Corgi Husky Mix
What kind of personality can you expect your Corgi Husky mix to have?
Fans of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi love the breed’s alert, intelligent, and kind nature.
As a working breed, the Corgi is an active dog that requires a good amount of physical activity.
Corgis do very well in organized canine activities like agility and herding trials.
The Siberian Husky is a friendly, active, and alert dog.
Huskies are high-energy dogs that require a good amount of regular exercise.
Siberians are not always recommended for first-time dog owners or people who spend long hours away from home.
A bored Husky in the house can do a lot of damage, and a bored Husky in the yard can be a talented escape artist!
Your Corgi Husky mix may have the personality traits of both parent breeds or favor one over the other.
Since both are active and energetic breeds, originally bred as working dogs, a Horgi is likely to inherit these characteristics.
Training and Exercising Your Corgi Husky Mix
In general, expect your Siberian Husky and Corgi mix to be alert and outgoing.
Regular play and exercise sessions, in addition to daily walks, are a must with this breed.
To ensure your Siborgi puppy grows up into the kind of adult dog that you want, proper training and socialization from an early age are essential.
If your Corgi Husky mix inherits some of that Husky naughtiness, it’s important to seek out expert obedience training, especially if you are a novice dog owner.
Corgi Husky Mix Health
Virtually all purebred dogs have some inherited health conditions. This applies to both the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Siberian Husky.
Let’s look at the health issues of both breeds, as well as the overall health of the Corgi Husky mix, and discuss how you can ensure your new puppy is healthy.
The most important thing to know about the genetics of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is that it’s classified as a true dwarf (chondrodysplastic) breed.
This means that the Corgi’s famously short legs are a result of genetic skeletal growth and development abnormalities.
What does chondrodysplasia mean for the health of the average Corgi?
Their legs are very short and often curved, and they are prone to hip dysplasia, as well as arthritis as they age.
Short-legged breeds like Corgis and Dachshunds can suffer from a spinal condition called intervertebral disc disease (IVDD).
The spinal discs can protrude or rupture, causing pain and even paralysis.
If your dog’s IVDD is serious, surgery to decompress the spine is required. Permanent paralysis is possible in severe cases.
The two most common inherited health issues of the Husky are hip dysplasia and eye problems.
Hip dysplasia is a genetic deformity of the hip joint that can cause your dog significant pain.
Reputable Husky breeders will test for dysplasia, and the results will be certified by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
There are three genetic eye conditions common in Huskies:
- juvenile cataracts
- corneal dystrophy
- progressive retinal atrophy (PRA).
Heritable cataracts are the most common, affecting 8% of all Huskies.
Reputable Siberian Husky breeders work closely with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
They examine dogs and ensure that only dogs with healthy eyes are used for breeding.
Potential buyers should ask to see eye exam reports.
Corgi Husky mixes can inherit the genetic disorders of one or both of its parent breeds.
Since hip dysplasia is common in both, it is especially important to ensure that your Horgi breeder tests for it.
Since chondrodysplasia is inherent in the Corgi, your Corgi Husky mix will have some degree of dwarfism.
IVDD can occur in Siborgis, so watch for signs of pain, weakness, and difficulty walking. Fast treatment is essential for IVDD.
A Husky’s inherited eye problems can be an issue in a Siberian Husky and Corgi mix.
It’s important to ensure that all Huskies in your new puppy’s genetic line are health tested for cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and PRA.
How to Find/Pick a Corgi Husky Mix Puppy
How do you find healthy Corgi Husky puppies from good breeders?
Since the Horgi is not an AKC-recognized breed, you won’t find an official breed club with a list of members.
This means it may take a little more work on your part to find a reputable breeder.
Since the Corgi Husky mix is a popular hybrid, use caution when choosing a Corgi Husky mix breeder online.
The safest option is to find a small local breeder in your area who welcomes potential buyers into their home and kennel.
You should insist on viewing the living conditions of the dogs and meet the parents and siblings of your puppy.
Reputable breeders will provide you with all health test records for both the mother and father of your puppy.
What Is the Price of a Corgi Husky Mix?
Beware of unusually low-cost puppies (under $400), as this can be a sign of a large scale puppy mill.
The average price for a Corgi Husky mix puppy from a good breeder is around $700 to $800, although this can vary by geographic location.
How about Corgi Husky mix adoption? It is possible to find a Siborgi available for adoption, particularly if you are interested in adopting an adult dog.
Check with your local Husky and Corgi breed-specific rescue groups. If a Corgi Husky mix is not available immediately, let them know you are interested in one.
It’s also possible to find a Corgi Husky mix at your local animal shelter.
Most shelters try to identify the mixed breed dogs in their care, so you can do a targeted search on pet adoption websites like Petfinder.
Is a Corgi Husky Mix the Right Dog for You?
It’s easy to fall in love with adorable Corgsky puppy pictures online.
These cute, perky pups have captured the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.
If the Horgi is your dream dog, here are a few final tips to keep in mind.
The parent breeds of the Corgi Husky mix are working dogs that like to keep busy.
Don’t expect your Horgi to sit quietly on the couch all day while you’re away from home.
They are active dogs that need plenty of stimulation and exercise.
Huskies tend to be better with children and other dogs than Corgis.
This is important to bear in mind if you have young children and other pets.
It’s always best to supervise interactions between any new dog and kids or other pets.
Proper training and socialization are key to a well-behaved dog, particularly active, energetic dogs like the Corgi Husky mix.
Novice owners should seek professional assistance with training, starting with puppy kindergarten classes.
Remember that all dogs are individual, and there is no guarantee of what your Corgi Husky mix puppy will look and act like as an adult dog.
A dog is a lifetime commitment, so make sure you’re prepared to care for your Horgi over its entire lifespan!
References and Further Reading
Beuchat, C. 2014. The Myth of Hybrid Vigor in Dogs… Is a Myth. The Institute of Canine Biology.
Parker, H.G., VonHoldt, B.M., Quignon, P., et al. 2010. An Expressed Fgf4 Retrogene is Associated with Breed-Defining Chondrodysplasia in Domestic Dogs.” Science.
2015. The Blue Book: Ocular Disorders Presumed to be Inherited in Purebred Dogs. 8th edition. Genetics Committee of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.