You may have heard the term ‘corgski’ and might be wondering what on earth a that is. A corgski or siborgi is a hybrid of the Siberian husky and Welsh corgi (either Pembroke or Cardigan). This mixed breed is becoming widely renowned as one of the cutest dogs and is steadily gaining popularity.
As with most mixed breeds, you can expect that your corgski will resemble both of his parents. They will look like a mini version of the Welsh corgi, as well as the miniature Siberian husky. Nonetheless, you can expect your siborgi to come in a wide variety of colors and features that are unique from the rest of the litter.
Due to the ancestry of both parent breeds, the corgski is recognized as a working breed. Corgis were originally bred to herd dogs, although they have become associated with royalty due to the English monarchs owning them as palace pets.
Huskies, on the other hand, are sledding dogs that are well-adapted to cold environments. If you’re an avid movie or TV watcher, you’ve probably seen a few huskies on your screen. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was first recognized by the AKC as a herding breed in 1934, while the Siberian husky in 1930 as a working category.
Despite the fantastic heritage of their husky parent, corgskis have higher herding tendencies than sledding, demonstrated by their high energy levels and attentiveness. Siborgis are designer dogs initially bred to bring out all the husky qualities but bundled into a smaller package. Their small statures, therefore, come from the corgi parent. You can breed your corgski from either Pembroke Welsh corgis or Cardigan Welsh corgis.
Welsh Corgi Overview
Corgis are bright and sensitive dogs who love nothing more than playing with their human family, along with lots of affection. These dogs also respond well to training. The Pembroke Welsh corgi was originally bred to herd cattle. For such little dogs, they have a pretty ‘big dog bark’ and are fearless and independent. Despite their size and stature, they are also surprisingly agile dogs.
Corgis come in a wide variety of colors, including fawn, red, brown, black, and tan. It is also not uncommon to find others with white markings. Corgis are well known for their large and upright ears, which are bat-like in appearance due to their size. Their even-tempered nature, combined with their high energy levels and zest for socializing, makes them loyal, fun, and loving pets.
Siberian Husky Overview
Siberian huskies are graceful medium-sized dog breeds, known for their stunning ice blue eyes and seemingly effortless gait. However, it is not surprising to find a husky with pure brown eyes or one of each eye color.
When it comes to character traits, some huskies may display clownish antics. What is common though for almost all huskies, is their mischievous expression, high energy levels, and an innate friendliness. Despite their wolfish appearance, they’re more likely to clobber a stranger with affection rather than harm them.
Huskies grow up in packs and thus enjoy large family setups. Although they get along with other dogs, they are highly energetic and may be unable to resist chasing smaller animals. Siberian huskies are also naturally clean pups. This is a great advantage, especially for fur parents who are sensitive to doggy odor. Despite their sweet and loyal nature, huskies can be quite stubborn when it comes to training, and may often run off and disappear if they are off the leash.
Characteristics of the Corgski
Now that we know all about the corgski parents let’s dive right in to find out more about this mixed breed.
Adult corgskis can weigh between 20 and 50 pounds, and get as tall as 15 inches. They can be medium-sized or small, depending on their genetic makeup. Ordinarily, they stand low to the ground, similar in stature to their corgi parent.
Siborgis have rounded heads with pointy ears, and their coats are textured to resemble either parent or somewhere in between. If your corgski leans more toward the husky parent, then their coat will be thicker than most dog breeds. Typical corgski colors range from white and off-white to orange, red, blue, brown, and black. While their bone structure appears to be heavy for their size, their mobility is not affected.
The temperament of a corgski can vary depending on their parents’ personality, and their subsequent genetic inheritance. However, most of these pets are friendly and devoted to their families; thus, they don’t make good watchdogs by any means. Corgskis are intelligent and full of energy and are generally athletic dogs. They will, therefore, need at least one fast-paced walk daily, along with playtime with the family.
Since they are small in size, they are well suited for both palatial homes and apartment life. Needless to say, regardless of the size of your home, you will still need to keep your pup consistently active. You may find that without meeting their daily exercise requirements, your pooch will become destructive and disobedient. These behaviors can quickly frustrate even the most patient fur parent. Luckily, simply keeping your dog happy is sure to save you the unnecessary headache.
They’re also really friendly toward most people that they encounter, so they don’t have a good reputation as a watchdog by any means. Corgskis tend to get along with their other dogs and smaller animals, especially if they grow up with them. Nonetheless, it is best to socialize your corgski from a young age to avoid embarrassing situations for you in their adult life.
Training and Grooming
Due to the stubborn nature of their husky parent, corgskis can become somewhat problematic when it comes to training them. It would be best if you established yourself as the leader, while still remembering to be patient, firm, and consistent with them in their training. Housebreaking can be tedious too, and it would be best to incorporate crate training during this time.
As for their grooming needs, well, corgskis shed incredibly. You should equip yourself with a vacuum and be prepared to use it regularly. You can brush their coat daily to reduce their shedding.
If you think that corgskis are right for you, always ensure that you take your time to do lots of additional research and look for reputable breeders. Don’t just opt for the first breeder that you come across; you should contact multiple breeders that you are interested in. Don’t shy away from asking any questions you may have. After all, you’ll be taking up the responsibility of becoming a fur parent.
Some of the questions to ask include what foods the puppy enjoys, what their temperament is like, what their parents’ personalities are like, and if you can see the puppy’s mother. If you can, it’s a good idea to visit the puppies in person before purchasing. This way, you can see their living conditions for yourself and get to know them better.
It’s best to avoid buying a puppy whose mother isn’t present with them as this is an indicator that the seller is a third-party seller and not an actual breeder. To ensure that you’re getting a healthy, well-looked after puppy, you should avoid breeders whose dogs have not had health checks or any screening tests.