The Dorgi is a designer dog produced by crossing the Dachshund and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This unique crossbreed has a small body, being comparatively larger in length than its height. Characterized by light brown color and a white spotted chest, the dorgis have relatively large erect ears, short legs, and a short fine coat.
|Other names||Dorgie, Corgi Dachshund Mix|
|Coat||Medium-length, soft, wiry|
|Color||light brown/golden, dark brown/chocolate, brown and white, black and tan, black|
|Group of Breed||Hounding, herding|
|Life span||12-15 years|
|Weight||15-28 lbs (6.8-12.7 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; 9-12 inches|
|Temperament||Affectionate, intelligent, energetic, social|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration||DRA, IDCR, DDKC, ACHC, DBR|
Dorgi Puppy Video
Temperament and Behavior
The dorgis with loyal, social, and friendly personality traits, make for an excellent family pet. Due to their loving nature, they are always interested in everything done by their owners and exhibit real companionship. If supervised properly, they become highly compatible with other pets as well as small children in the family. They might develop separation anxiety and even behave violently if left alone for long periods. Owing to their hunting and herding ancestry, dorgies are an energetic breed. Since they are alert and courageous, they are ideally suited for guarding and watching activities. On sensing anything unusual or spotting an intruder, they start barking and warn the owner.
Being an active breed, the dachshund corgi mix requires plenty of regular exercises. A minimum of 30 mins of regular exercise in the form of off-leash play and a leashed walk is necessary for preventing boredom. Allow your pet to play with balls and other dog toys inside a fenced yard, which would take care of their exercise requirements.
As these dogs shed a bit, they need moderate maintenance. Make sure your pet is kept clean and hygienic by brushing their teeth, trimming their nails, and bathing them every 3-4 months. Regular brushing of the coat is advisable, especially during the molting season.
Being a hardy breed, the dorgis are not known to contract any specific ailments or diseases. However, obesity can be a serious issue and may lead to disorders of bones and joints. Taking your pet dog to a vet for occasional checkups is recommended to keep it in good shape.
This intelligent breed is suitable for those looking to keep easy-to-train dogs as pets. Social and obedience training from puppyhood is crucial in developing a pleasant behavior. Since the puppies have the characteristic stubbornness of their parents, you need to adopt the firm, consistent training methods reinforced with treats, rewards, and plenty of love. You may seek professional help if you are a novice in handling pets.
As they are fond of eating, chances are your pet will gain weight. Therefore, you should keep an eye on its diet. Give an adult dorgi 3/4-1.5 cups of quality dry kibble regularly, divided into two meals. Low-fat snacks like canned foods can be provided in moderate amounts alongside the occasional carrots or apples.
- As a multi-talented breed, these dogs are used for guarding, herding, racing, sighting, and performing tricks.
- They are so popular even Queen Elizabeth has a dorgi.