Horgi Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Horgi so you can get to know the breed more.
Compare the Horgi With Other Dogs |
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Other Names |
What other names does the Horgi have?
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
|Cross Breed Corgi and Siberian Husky mix|
Is a Horgi small, medium or large dog?
How big do Horgi get?
What is the average size of a Horgi?
How much does the Horgi weigh? How much should a Horgi weight? What is the normal weight of a Horgi? How much does a full-grown Horgi weight?
|20-50 pounds (9-23 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of a Horgi?
|35 pounds (16 kg)|
How tall is the Horgi? Horgi height:
|12-15 inches (30-38 cm)|
Average Height |
What is the average height of a Horgi?
|13.5 inches (34 cm)|
How much does the Horgi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Horgi in the United States? How much money is a Horgi?
Where to buy a Horgi with a good pedigree?
If you choose to purchase the Horgi, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Horgi for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Horgi gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Horgi? How many Horgi are there in the world?
Average: The Horgi is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.
Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Horgi? Is the Horgi breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Horgi dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
The Horgi is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.
Are Horgi dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Horgi?
Horgi dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Horgi good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Horgi dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Horgi dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Horgi dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Horgi dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
What kind of personality does the Horgi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Horgi sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Horgi dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.
They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Is a Horgi a good family dog?
High: Horgi dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Corgsky need? Horgi social needs:
Horgi dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Horgi to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Horgi roam?
Horgi dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Horgi have high prey drive?
Horgi dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Horgi dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
How playful is this breed?
The Horgi is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Horgi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Corgsky bark?
Average: The Horgi barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.
Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Horgi good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Horgi in an apartment?
It is not recommended to keep the Horgi breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Horgi indoors by introducing daily routines.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Horgi dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
How long can a Horgi be left alone? How long can you leave a Horgi alone?
Horgi dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Bite Force PSI |
Does the Horgi has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Horgi? How much bite force does a Horgi have? How strong is a Horgi bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI ⏺
Horgi bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Horgi measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of a Horgi is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Horgi bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Horgi bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train a Horgi puppy not to bite from an early age.
The Horgi, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.
However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
In conclusion, while the Horgi bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, a Horgi can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.
Biting Potential |
Do Horgi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Corgsky? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Horgi? Why do dog bites happen?
The Horgi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Horgi do?
Horgi dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Horgi dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Horgi dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Horgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Horgi breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Horgi breed? Most common health risks of Horgi:
|Back Issues Hip Dysplasia Degenerative Myelopathy|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Horgi breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Horgi see the vet?
The Horgi should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Horgi dogs live? How old can a Horgi be? What is the age limit of the Horgi? How many years can the oldest Horgi live?
What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Horgi?
How long is the lifespan of a Horgi?
The average lifespan of Horgi: 13 years
Weather and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
| Prefers average to cold weather conditions |
The Horgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Horgi have? What is the activity level of the Horgi?
Horgi dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much exercise does a Horgi need? How much exercise do Horgi dogs require per day?
Do Horgi dogs need a lot of exercises?
Horgi dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does the Horgi breed need?
Horgi dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does a Horgi need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Horgi breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Horgi? How much food should I feed my Horgi?
|2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Horgi risk for obesity:
Average: The Horgi has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.
If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Horgi weight regularly.
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Horgi have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Horgi coats?
|Black Cream FawnSable|
How to groom the Horgi and how often? How often should I take my Horgi to the groomer?
Average: The Horgi requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.
Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.
Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.
Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.
If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Horgi, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.
Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Horgi dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Corgsky? Do Horgi dogs shed a lot?
Horgi dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Horgi breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Horgi need a bath? How often should you give a Horgi a bath? Can I bathe my Horgi every day?
| 3-4 weeks |
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.
Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.
Is the Horgi breed hypoallergenic?
Horgi dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Horgi dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Horgi has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency |
Does the Horgi drool?
The Horgi is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Horgi could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Horgi.
If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Horgi dogs get along with other pets? Are Horgi dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Horgi dogs are generally with other pets.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Horgi temperament with other people:
Horgi dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Horgi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Horgi temperament with children:
Horgi dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Horgi dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Horgi breed live with a cat?
Horgi dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Horgi good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Horgi dogs get along with other dogs?
Horgi dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Horgi can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Horgi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Horgi breed suitable for first-time owners?
Horgi dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Horgi dogs good office canines? Do Horgi dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Horgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Horgi dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Corgsky temperament with senior people? Are Horgi dogs good for elderly owners?
Horgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Horgi be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Horgi is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Horgi be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Horgi be an emotional support animal?
This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.
Horgi is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Horgi be a sniffer dog?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Horgi is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Horgi be a search and rescue dog?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.
The Horgi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Horgi be a boat dog?
Horgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Horgi be a drafting dog?
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.
Horgi is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Horgi dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long is a Horgi pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Horgi breed is pregnant?
Reproductive cycle of the female Horgi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.
During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.
The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.
The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.
The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.
The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Horgi have in a litter? How many puppies can the Horgi breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Horgi have? How many puppies can a Horgi give birth to?
AKC Group |
Is Horgi recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Horgi recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Horgi breed?
|Not recognized by any clubs.|
Horgi Pros and Cons
- Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Horgi dogs have great intelligence.
- Trainability: Horgi dogs are easy to train.
- Hypoallergenic: Horgi dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
- Drooling Tendency: The Horgi is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
- Stinkiness: The Horgi has a low chance of bad smell.
- Watchdog Ability: Horgi dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
- Child Friendly: Horgi dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Horgi dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Horgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
- Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Horgi breed in the home.
- Shedding Level: Horgi dogs shed above average.
- Mouthiness: Horgi dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
- Adaptability: Horgi dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Horgi dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
- Office Friendly: Horgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Good For First Time Owners: Horgi dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
The Horgi, also known as the Siborgi, is a relatively new hybrid breed, which is thought to emerge during the late 1990s. The trend of creating new hybrid breeds started around the middle 20th century, in North America and in Canada, with cross-breeding purebred dogs with each other, in order to create new, hybrid breeds. These designer dogs were an instant hit, because they always inherited the best and most desirable qualities and traits of the parent breeds. Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we are certain about every detail of the hybrid breed’s ancestry, and the intention which led the breeder to develop these dogs.
The Horgi was developed by cross-breeding the Siberian Husky">Siberian Husky with the Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Due to the fact that there is not much documentation, nor enough information about the Horgi’s initial development, or about the motive behind its creation, we have to look at its parent breed’s histories in order to have a better understanding of the Horgi. Firstly, there are two separate varieties of the Welsh Corgi, the Cardigan, and the Pembroke. Moreover, until the 1930s, these two varieties were not officially considered separate breeds. It is thought that the Cardigan Corgi is one of the oldest European herding breeds, it is believed that the breed has been in Wales for 3,000 years now, herding cattle. The Pembroke Corgi was also developed to be a working breed, on the Welsh farms. The real fame came for the Corgi after the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, showed off her pack of Corgis running around Windsor Castle. Regarding the Siberian Husky">Siberian Husky, it is thought that the breed comes from the Siberian nomad tribe of Chukchi and that the Husky is one of the oldest breeds in the whole world. The Husky was created in order to help people in the harsh Northern environment, to pull the sleds, and to be companions, who kept them warm during the long and cold nights. The breed became quintessential during the early 20th century when the Gold Rush hit Alaska.
At first, sight, mixing the large Siberian Husky">Siberian Husky, with the small-sized and long Corgi might seem a little strange. Usually, this mix allows the puppies born out of the same litter, to be very different from each other in physical appearance. However, the behavioral traits, the herding instinct is usually really strong in them. Originally that was the breeders’ intention; to create a small-sized, miniature Husky, a small herding puppy. Even though the Horgi’s herding instinct is undeniable, the breed is mostly kept as outgoing, active, and intelligent family companions.
Meanwhile, both of the Horgi’s parent breeds are long recognized by all the major kennel clubs, like any other designer breeds, the Horgi is not recognized by the major kennel clubs yet, with the reason of lacking homogeneity and consistency. Nonetheless, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the American Canine Hybrid Club, International Designer Canine Registry registered the breed. Thanks to the climbing popularity of the hybrid breeds, and the fact that the Corgi is an ultimate English favorite, the Horgi is facing increasing demand.