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Horgi Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Horgi so you can get to know the breed more.

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Horgi
OriginRussia Wales
Other Names
What other names does the Horgi have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Corgi and Siberian HuskyCorgskySiborgi
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
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.
Price
How much does the Horgi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Horgi price:
400-600
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.

Horgi History

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 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, 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, 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.

Horgi General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Horgi size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Horgi weigh? Horgi weight:
20-50 pounds (9-23 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Horgi? Horgi average weight:
35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Horgi? Horgi height:
12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Horgi average height:
13.5 inches (34 cm)

Horgi Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Horgi have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Double
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Horgi's coat?
BlackCreamSableFawn
Grooming
How to groom the Horgi and how often?
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 to 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 Cross between the Corgi and Siberian Husky? Horgi shedding level:
Horgis 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.

Horgi Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Horgi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulEnergeticActiveCompanionable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Horgi? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Horgi's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Horgi dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Horgis are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Horgi is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Horgi sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Horgis don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household 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? Are they affectionate?
Horgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog 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 Cross between the Corgi and Siberian Husky need? Horgi social needs:
Horgis are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Horgi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cross between the Corgi and Siberian Husky 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 same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Horgi good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Horgis 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 an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Horgis 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 his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Horgi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Corgi and Siberian Husky? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Horgi? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Horgi do?
Horgis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Horgis need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Horgi to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Horgi roam?
Horgis 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?
Horgis 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 Horgis are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Horgi good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Horgi kutyafajtát. Kertben érzi magát a legjobban, ha mégis lakásban szeretnéd tartani, akkor napi szinten hosszabb sétákkal alaposan le kell mozgatni, így a napi rutinok beiktatásával megoldható Horgi tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Horgis 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
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Horgis 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Horgi dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Horgi Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Horgi temperament with other people:
Horgis are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Horgi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Horgi temperament with children:
Horgis 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?
Horgis 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? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Horgis 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.
Office Friendly
Are Horgis good office dogs? Do Horgis make good office friendly dogs? Can Horgis be office dogs?
No
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 Cross between the Corgi and Siberian Husky temperament with senior people? Are Horgi dogs good for elderly owners?
Horgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
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?
Horgis are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Horgi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Horgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Horgi be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
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?
Not really
This breed 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 to 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?
Not really
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?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Horgi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Horgi be a boat dog?
Not really
Horgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Horgi be a drafting dog?
Not really
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.

Horgi Health Factors

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 IssuesHip DysplasiaDegenerative Myelopathy
Life Expectancy
How long do Horgi dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Horgi be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Horgi breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Horgis 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.
No
Horgis don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher 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.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Horgi have? What is the activity level of the Horgi?
Horgis 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 activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Horgi dogs require per day?
Horgis 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 this fido need?
Horgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Horgi need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
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's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & 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.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
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 for 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.

Horgi Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
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.
How often can the Horgi have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Horgi Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Horgi's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Horgis are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Horgis do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Horgi is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Horgi has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Horgis are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Horgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Horgis are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Horgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Horgi kutyafajtát.
  • Shedding Level: Horgis shed above average.
  • Mouthiness: Horgis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Horgis don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Horgis 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: Horgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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