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The Corgi Husky Mix Dog Breed: Your Complete Guide To The Enchanting Corgsky - PawSafe
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The Corgi Husky Mix Dog Breed: Your Complete Guide To The Enchanting Corgsky

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Written by Tamsin De La Harpe

The Corgi Husky Mix Dog Breed

Few people have ever seen a Corgi Husky mix, or Corgsky, as these are one of the rarest designer breeds you can find. Mixing the energetic Husky with the fun, loaf-like Welsh Corgi results in a medium-sized dog with quirky but adorable traits. But always do your research on any crossbreed, since Corgi Husky mix puppies are not for everyone.

These mixed dogs boast of intelligence, loyalty, and playfulness. Active households suit them best as they are extremely energetic and prone to barking and howling. They need physical activities and mentally stimulating snuffle mats to stay engaged, or you’ll have trouble with dogs barking at nothing and wondering if they ever get tired of making a ruckus. You can forget dull days with these mixes because they inherit the most gripping personalities from the parent breeds. 

Before looking for Corgskies for sale, it’s best to dig deep into the breed’s personality, maintenance, and characteristics. We have consulted George Hoppendale’s guide on Corgi Huskies to get the most helpful information on the mix. 

Both parent breeds are extremely interesting dogs, from the unique, wolf-like Husky looks to the possible merle coats in Cardigan Corgis. You can therefore expect nothing less from the mixed Corgsky descendants. 

These dogs are known for their playful nature, boundless energy, and love for socializing. With their captivating appearance and lively disposition, Corgi Husky mixes capture the hearts of dog enthusiasts everywhere.

History of the Corgsky: Where Did The Corgi Husky Mix Come From?

Unlike several Husky mixes like Pomskies with a fairly elaborate history, the exact origins of Corgskies are a bit murky. The origins of the Corgi Husky mix are not well-documented, as designer breeds are new and the Corgsky is particularly unusual (although not as rare or even impossible like the Chisky). 

However, it is believed that the intentional breeding of Corgis and Huskies began around the late 1990s or early 2000s when breeders sought to create a unique combination of the two beloved breeds. Most crosses are probably unintentional though, so be careful of supporting backyard breeders if you see Husky Corgi mix for sale. Though the exact history of these mixes is unknown, we’re happy they made it here.

As for the parent’s history, the American Kennel Club reports Corgis were used as cattle drivers. The history of Corgis dates back many centuries and is closely associated with the Celtic people of Wales. There are two distinct breeds of Corgis: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

What you have in mind when you think of a Corgi is a Pembroke Corgi as they are more popular. Cardigan Corgis are the older of the two breeds, dating to around 3000 years ago, while Pembrokes date to about 1000 years ago. 

Farmers highly valued Corgis for their herding skills and were often found driving cattle to market or guarding the homestead. The breed’s low stature was advantageous as it allowed them to nip at the heels of the livestock without being kicked.

Huskies, on the other hand, were sled dogs. This breed originated in the northeastern Siberia region, primarily developed by the indigenous Chukchi people, who depended heavily on sled dogs for transportation. 

In the early 20th century, the Siberian Husky caught the attention of outsiders when a team of these dogs completed a challenging 658-mile journey delivering life-saving diphtheria serum to Nome, Alaska.

Since then, both breeds have grown in popularity, and even their mixes, such as Cowboy Corgis and Mini Huskies.

What Are The Physical Characteristics Of A Corgi Husky Mix Dog

What Does a Corgsky Look Like?

The Corgi Husky mix is an adorable and eye-catching breed that can inherit looks from either parent. They have a combination of a Corgi’s low-set body and a Husky’s striking facial features and coat to create a unique and charming appearance. They typically look like a Corgi with their elongated bodies but with the Husky’s wolf-like coats and eyes.

Corgi Husky mixes typically have a fox-like face with expressive eyes that can be brown, blue, or a mix of both. They may inherit the erect, triangular-shaped ears of the Husky, or they might have the upright and rounded ears of the Corgi. Either way, their ears should stand upright no matter the genes as both parent breeds have erect ears.

Coat and Colors

These mixes often possess a dense and thick double coat, similar to that of a Husky. Their coat colors often resemble a Husky’s, and they include:

  • White and agouti
  • Black
  • White
  • Gray
  • Red or sable
  • Cream
  • Brindle
  • Merle (if bred to a Cardigan Welsh Corgi)

How Big Do Horgis Get?

Corgi Husky mixes are usually medium-sized dogs, falling between the smaller Corgis and larger Huskies. They typically stand at around 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm) tall at the shoulder.

Temperament Of A Corgsky 

Corgi Husky mixes are known for their sunny personalities and are social, affectionate, loyal, and intelligent dogs with a fun, goofy side to them. You may be in for some proper barking since this chatty mix seems to never tire of the bark. They are extremely vocal in general, also howling and “talking” happily to tell you when it’s dinner time.

So these are not dogs for places where they may bother the neighbors with their noise or for owners who want a quiet dog.

They are not ver trainable dogs, as the Corgi is very intelligent but also independent with a mind of their own. Likewise, the Husky is one of the hardest dogs to train as they are difficult to bribe with food and lose interest quickly. Thus the Corgski is quite a smart dog, but not a very trainable one and they take a lot of consistent reinforcement.

They love to chase anything that moves (and bark at it) and will usually take off the second you let them off leash. They can be escape artists and figure out how to get out of any yard or home. Corgskis are also courageous and energetic, and will happily take on a bear on a hike so even with their little legs, we recommend keeping them on leash in public. 

Their intelligence makes them require mental stimulation like snuffle mats and puzzles. You can read our article to discover what to add to your dog’s lick mat.

One point to remember about them is that they are extremely energetic dogs, despite their shorter legs. They need a lot of daily activity and exercise.

Health Issues With A Corgi Husky Mix Dog

Corgi Husky Mix pups enjoy what is called “hybrid vigor,” where they’re typically healthier than the purebred parents. However, they are still susceptible to health issues prevalent in the parent breeds, especially certain back problems. According to research, some of these issues are:

  • Hip Dysplasia – Both Corgis and Huskies are prone to hip dysplasia, a condition where the hip joint doesn’t develop properly. This can lead to lameness and arthritis.
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) – Corgis are susceptible to IVDD, a spinal condition that can cause pain, paralysis, and loss of coordination. There is a chance of this being inherited by the Corgi Husky mix. Research has found that IVDD risk rapidly increases in short-legged dogs, and this includes Horgis.
  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM ) – Huskies are predisposed to DM, a progressive spinal cord disease that affects the dog’s mobility. An abstract showed that hereditary factors influence DM prevalence in Huskies. While slightly less common in Corgis, it may be present in a Corgi Husky mix.
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease causing an issue with the clotting of the dog’s blood
  • Eye issues like cataracts
  • Heart problems like Patent Ductus Arteriosus, where the vessel between the aorta and the pulmonary artery fails to close at birth. 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Common health issues like allergies, dental problems, a sensitive stomach, and skin and ear infections 

Training & Exercise Needs Of A Corgi Husky Mix Dog

Adult Siborgis or Corgi Husky crosses need approximately 1-2 hours of daily exercise and mental stimulation. Owners who have the time and resources will gain from this devoted, playful companion. Note that over-exercising these breeds with short legs can worsen joint troubles.

These are highly energetic dogs, so introduce them to many activities suitable for their back and legs, including jogging, swimming, and even slow biking.

Feeding And Nutrition Requirements For A Corgi Husky Mix Dog

A Corgi Husky Mix Dog needs a balanced diet, including high-quality protein (25 to 30%), vitamins, and fatty acids. Factors like age, size, activity level, and health conditions influence their nutrition requirements.

They can quickly become obese. So ensure proper portioning and avoid overfeeding them. Low-calorie snacks or veggies can help maintain their weight. Your vet can help you choose meal options suitable for their sensitivities or allergies to certain grains or proteins.

Grooming And Maintenance Of A Corgi Husky Mix Dog

Corgi Husky Mix dogs need special care and attention to their grooming needs. A thick coat needs regular brushing to avoid skin infections and matting. Here’s how:

  • Brush their fur with a pin or slicker brush, based on the texture, at least twice a week.
  • Bathe them every month with a gentle shampoo.
  • Trim their nails to prevent overgrowth and pain.
  • Check their ears bi-weekly and use ear solution to clean excessive buildup.

Are Corgi Husky Mix Good With Kids and Other Pets?

Horgis are great around children and other pets, especially when properly socialized. They shouldn’t be left around kids unsupervised to prevent unforeseen accidents. 

A Suitable Home For A Corgi Husky Mix Dog

  1. Child supervision when the dogs are around kids
  2. Non-allergic homes since these pups shed
  3. People who don’t mind a bit of noise 
  4. Owners with a moderately active lifestyles
  5. Owners prepared for plenty of deshedding

Pros And Cons Of Owning A Corgi Husky Mix Dog

Upsides:

  1. Adorable and sociable
  2. Great with kids and other animals (when socialized)
  3. Good indoors and keeping up with active households
  4. Unique and exceptional good looks

Downsides:

  • Independent and difficult to train
  • Lots of grooming – they shed a lot!
  • Can be loud given to barking or howling
  • High energy and needs lots of activity

How Much Does A Corgi Husky Mix Dog Cost?

If you’re thinking of getting a Corgi Husky Mix pup for sale, it’s important to consider the cost. It can range from $300 to $1,500. It’s best to look into adoption for this breed to avoid supporting backyard breeders if possible.

Plus, you’ll have other expenses. Food, toys, grooming supplies, training, and medical care all add up.

Pro Tip: Get pet insurance before bringing the pup home. That way, you’ll be financially ready in case of any unexpected medical costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the lifespan of a Corgi Husky Mix?

The lifespan of a Corgi Husky Mix is usually between 12 to 15 years. Getting the dog from a reputable breeder, proper nutrition, exercise, and health care allow Corgskies to live their longest lives.

Is the Corgi Husky Mix Hypoallergenic?

A Corgi Husky Mix has a medium-length double coat that sheds moderately, so they’re not hypoallergenic. They require regular brushing and occasional bathing to keep their coat healthy and clean. Additionally, their nails should also be trimmed regularly.

Do Corgi Huskies Bark A lot?

Corgskies bark a lot, coming from breeds that are pretty loud. Most people are familiar with the Huskies howling (more like screaming) that the Corgsky can inherit, but the Corgi is a breed known for being an exceptionally loud barker.

Final Thoughts On The Corgi Husky Mix Dog Breed

The Corgi Husky Mix is a unique combination of two different dogs. Loyal, obedient, and playful, this pup is gaining in popularity! The short stature and thick coat make it both adorable and formidable.

Owners must provide proper training, socialization, and exercise. Keeping it in a cool, well-ventilated space can help regulate its body temperature. Regular grooming is also necessary for its double-coated hair.

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Tamsin De La Harpe

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Tamsin de la Harpe has nearly two decades of experience with dogs in rescue, training, and behavior modification with fearful and aggressive dogs. She has worked closely with veterinarians and various kennels, building up extensive medical knowledge and an understanding of canine health and physiology. She also spent two years in the animal sciences as a canine nutrition researcher, focusing on longevity and holistic healthcare for our four-legged companions. Tamsin currently keeps a busy homestead with an assortment of rescue dogs and three Bullmastiffs.

Tamsin de la Harpe has nearly two decades of experience with dogs in rescue, training, and behavior modification with fearful and aggressive dogs. She has worked closely with veterinarians and various kennels, building up extensive medical knowledge and an understanding of canine health and physiology. She also spent two years in the animal sciences as a canine nutrition researcher, focusing on longevity and holistic healthcare for our four-legged companions. Tamsin currently keeps a busy homestead with an assortment of rescue dogs and three Bullmastiffs.