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Corgi Husky Mix (Horgi): Owner’s Guide

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Corgi Husky Mix aka Horgi aka Siborgi

The Horgi, also sometimes called Siborgi, is what is referred to as a designer dog breed or a mix between two popular breeds. The Horgi is a mix between a Siberian Husky and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

This unique pairing results in an incredibly friendly, intelligent, and active dog who just happens to be a little bit closer to the ground!

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Key Questions Answered

What is a Corgi Husky Mix called?

A Corgi Husky Mix is called a Horgi.

How much is a Corgi Husky Mix?

The cost of a Horgi will typically land somewhere between $800 to $1,800.

Where to buy a Corgi Husky Mix?

Corgi Husky Mixes can be hard to find for sale online. Your best bet is to Google ‘Corgi Husky Mix for sale’ or call your local dog rescue/shelter.

Corgi Husky Mix Traits & Characteristics

  • Intelligent 
  • Playful
  • Family-friendly
  • Athletic 

Traits Summary Table

TraitsCorgi Husky Mix
Eye ColorBrown, blue or one of each!
Coat ColorBlack, white, tan, red, fawn and sable.
SheddingHeavy shedding
Height~15 inches
WeightUp to 50 pounds
TemperamentSocial butterfly!
Lifespan12-14 years
IntelligenceVery intelligent
Physical ActivitySmall size but big energy!
Good With Kids?Great with kids
OriginHorgis were first bred in 90's as a designer breed.
Price$800 to $1,800
PROSHighly sociable and friendly, incredibly smart and highly active.
CONSProne to separation anxiety, prone to obesity and may be stubborn!

Appearance

These cuties are short and stocky but with long bodies. They may have a straight tail or a tail with a bit of a curl in it. Both parent breeds have ears that stick straight up but depending on the pup, its ears may be more pointed at the top or more rounded. 

Color

Horgi pups will most likely inherit the black and white patterning of the Husky, but they could also get some tan or red from the Husky, too. The Corgi parent may contribute black and tan, fawn, red, or sable, and white markings. Horgis can have either brown or blue eyes but they sometimes can have one of each!

Corgi Husky Mix Color
This Horgi has a coat color similar to a husky. Image from @crisper_the_horgi

Coat & Shedding

Both parent breeds are double coated. The Corgi has short and thick fur, while the Husky has fur that, though also thick, is more medium to long in length.

Both parent breeds can be described as heavy shedders, especially as the seasons change, so frequent brushing will need to become a part of your daily or weekly routine. It may be best to invest in a good vacuum! 

Size

The Corgi stands between 10 and 12 inches tall and can weigh between 25 and 30 pounds. Huskies are about double the size of Corgis and stand at about 20 to 23.5 inches and weigh 35 to 60 pounds. A Horgi will likely be somewhere in the middle, standing still low to the ground at about 15 inches tall, and can weigh up to 50 pounds or so.

Corgi Husky Mix Size
Compare the size of a Horgi to a husky. Image from @crisper_the_horgi

Temperament & Personality

The Horgi is best described as a social butterfly. These dogs make good watch or alert dogs and will be sure to tell you if someone is at your door or on your property. But more than likely, they will ask for pets from whoever walks through the door! 

Lifespan

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi’s life expectancy is between 12 and 13 years of age. For a Husky, the average lifespan is somewhere usually between 12 and 14 years.

The average lifespan for a Horgi will probably be somewhere around 12 to 14 years.

Keep in mind though, that to provide a dog with a long and healthy life, proper nutrition, exercise, and preventative health care will be necessary. 

Further reading: How old is my Husky in humans years? 

Intelligence

Horgis are very intelligent dogs. They are always eager to learn and will do just about anything for a treat. Sometimes the Husky nature and tendency to be a bit stubborn can come into play.

But despite this, they are high performers in areas like agility, obedience, dock diving, hunting and retrieving, or really any athletic competition that requires some smarts!

Further reading: How smart is a Siberian Husky?

Activity Level

Horgis are high-energy and love to run, jump, zoom, and play. Though they are small, lots of exercise and fun activities is a must for this breed!

Corgi Husky Mix Activity Level
This Horgi loves playing outside in the snow! 🏂 Image from @harukathehorgi

Are Corgi Husky Mixes Good with Kids?

Horgis are really good-natured and kind dogs that do well with most other dogs and children. However, there is always a chance their herding instinct from the Corgi side will kick in, and they will try to herd kids.

Training the dog early on will be a must. Some herding dogs have a tendency to nip a little bit at the person or animal they are trying to herd, so you’ll want to teach your dog that this is inappropriate and work on bite inhibition as a puppy. 

As with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.

Teach your child never to approach any dog while they’re eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away.

Horgies Are Great With Other Dogs And Kids
Horgies and great with other dogs and kids. 😍 Image from @kirathesiborgi

Speed, Strength & Endurance

Though they may be small, these pups are strong and athletic. They are also quick and agile. In fact, some describe them as being extremely athletic dogs, even with their stocky build and low profile.

They will happily participate in all kinds of dog sports like dock diving, agility, obedience, Frisbee, and more. More than anything, you’ll definitely see some Horgis get some good zoomies throughout the day! 

Behavior

Because this breed is quite intelligent, they can also be too smart for their own good sometimes and get themselves into trouble! Boredom is truly one of the leading causes of behavioral problems, so start training early on and consider enrolling in behavioral courses with dog trainers. 

Another way to help ensure good behavior is to try to keep your dog mentally stimulated as well as provide adequate exercise. Mental stimulation can take the form of learning a new trick, playing puzzle games to find treats, or playing other sorts of interactive brain games.

For more info, visit our Husky Behavior hub. 

Corgi Husky Mix Behavior
This is Haruka, a cute Horgi looking out for their hooman! Image from @harukathehorgi

History & Origin of the Corgi Husky Mix

History of the Corgi

It is believed that the Corgi originated as a herding dog from the area called Flanders, which is now northern Belgium, in medieval times. It is documented that in the year 1107, Henry 1 of England asked the famous weavers that were local to the area to bring their skills to fill a need in southwestern Wales.

And like any dog lover would do, they brought their dogs with them! They used their dogs, the ancestor of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, as cattle and herding dogs. But more than that, these dogs were also their faithful companions!

They continued to grow in popularity throughout the years, and even Elizabeth II made room in her home for multiple corgis throughout her long reign. 

History of the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is believed to have originated some 4,000 years ago in northern Siberia. A tribe known as the Chukchi bred these dogs to not only be working dogs that would help them survive but also to be companions.

In addition to cuddling up with the Chukchi people to keep warm, Siberian Huskies would pull sleds full of food and equipment long distances as the Chukchi people traveled. In the early 1900s, the Siberian Husky made its way to Alaska, where it continued to grow in popularity.

Breeding the Corgi Husky Mix

Though these pups are incredibly cute, they are not altogether common. The Corgi and the Siberian Husky have only been purposefully bred together in the last 20 to 30 years or so.

Finding a reputable breeder may take some extra time and research. Don’t be afraid to check at local rescues and shelters, as some do end up there. 

Corgi Husky Mix History
Thoughout all history, Horgies and Huskies have slept like this. 😂 Image from @kirathesiborgi

How to Take Care of a Corgi Husky Mix

Nutrition

Because this hybrid can be prone to obesity, a diet with limited fat is usually best. Horgis are good eaters who really love their food, so it will be important to avoid overfeeding and avoid nutritionally empty foods that have filler ingredients like soy, wheat, and corn.

It is also best to avoid foods with additives, byproducts, artificial flavors, and colors. For an adult Horgi, about 2 to 2.5 cups of food will be a good starting point, but they may need more or less depending on their size and activity level. 

For more info about nutrition, visit our Husky Nutrition hub.

Exercise

At the very minimum, these active puppers should get an hour of exercise every day. But they would much prefer to have more! Having a fenced-in backyard for them to go play and explore without as much supervision can help, so you don’t have to dedicate hours of your day to their exercise.

Further reading: How much exercise does a Husky need?

Horgi Exercise
This Horgi loves exercise outdoors smelling all the nature smells! 🌳 Image from @smolerocket

Grooming

If the Horgi takes after the Corgi parent more, a soft bristle brush, a de-shedding brush for short fur, or a rubber curry brush will be staples in their grooming kit.

If the Horgi takes after the Husky parent more, a comb, pin/slicker brush, and a de-shedding rake would be the best to include in their grooming kit. A good de-shedding bath, blow-out, and brushing will be a perfect spa day.

And don’t forget about regular ear cleaning, teeth brushing, and nail trimming! 

Training

Training your Horgi will be a top priority. They are eager to please but can have moments of independence. Horgis need consistency and patience when being trained. Rewards based training is often most successful with this breed. Be sure to remain calm and never punish your Horgi, as they will only become more resistant to training if you do.

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time, but it’s important to remember that early socialization and obedience training will be necessary to help them grow into a well-mannered dog. If you’re worried about teaching an old dog new tricks, don’t be – the Horgi is an incredibly smart breed and can learn new things at any age.

For more info about training, visit our Husky Training hub.

Horgi Training
Horgi training to bring food! Image from @lauethegoof

Horgi Puppies

Horgis are known for being a little mischief-makers, but this is what makes them so much fun! Sticking to the routine of potty training and sleep time will help you get through these frustrating puppy stages.

Give your pup plenty distractions between naps with play sessions in between those times. And remember how unpredictable life as an adult can be! Sometimes we think our puppies have mastered skills like potty training only weeks ago (or even days!), only then find out they haven’t yet perfected everything two months later!

Further reading: Why does my Husky sleep so much?

General Health

The Horgi is a generally healthy pup. However, there are some health problems that they may be more prone to experiencing.

From the Corgi parent’s side, a Horgi could develop dry eye, intervertebral disc disease, obesity, and degenerative myelopathy.

From the Husky parent’s side, concerns such as elbow and hip dysplasia, cataracts, and progressive retinal atrophy could become concerns. 

For more info about about health, visit our Husky Health hub.

Corgi Health
Walkies are key to Corgi health! Image from @bonsaibucky

Corgi Husky Mix Price

The cost of a Horgi will typically land somewhere between $800 to $1,800. If the breeder does health screenings for hip and elbow dysplasia and other health concerns, the cost will likely be towards the higher end.

You can also try your luck at a local shelter/rescue. They might have ended up there because they are naughty, but they deserve a second chance!

For info about the maintenance cost of Huskies, visit our Husky Price hub.

Horgi Pros & Cons

PROS: Highly sociable and friendly, incredibly smart and highly active.

CONS: Prone to separation anxiety, prone to obesity and may be stubborn!

Corgi Husky Mix Alternatives

Here is a list of other small Husky mix breeds:

Recommendation

The Horgi is a great mixed husky dog breed for those who have an active lifestyle and love to keep busy. Whether you and the dog go to work together outside every day or if you go for runs and adventures, the Horgi ultimately just wants to be by your side.

And, of course, don’t forget to give your Horgi lots of snuggles every day!

Have you got a Horgi?

Share your love for them in the comments below!

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Max Jacobs is the owner and lead author of Husky Gifts. He loves spending time with his family, who have two huskies. Max loves to write and is passionate about creating interesting and engaging content. To learn more, visit the team section of the about page.

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