Last Updated on December 28, 2021 by Marco
Corgis are a small yet hardy working dog from Wales, which was developed to herd cattle by nipping at the heels of the cows they worked.
The Corgi has been crossed with the Siberian Husky in recent years, in keeping with the current trend for ‘hybrid dogs’.
The idea behind a hybrid dog is to try and bring together the best traits of each breed, or to use features of one breed to either strengthen or soften certain traits in the other breed.
Today we will explore the question: What is a Husky Mixed with a Corgi?
The Corgi Husky Mix
This mix makes for a hardy dog. Many dogs of this mix have the head size and shape of the Husky, yet with the shorter legs of the Corgi.
This makes it conceivable that breeders have developed this hybrid in order to keep the husky good looks, but in a smaller dog.
There certainly are some similarities between the Husky and the Corgi. Both have triangular erect pointed ears. Both can have blue or brown eyes. And their coats come in similar colors – white with markings of darker colors like black or brown. They may also throw some of the Corgi tan in their markings.
Plus they are both working dog breeds so the Siberian and Corgi mix will be happiest if they have a job to do. They both have high energy levels and they are both smart dogs.
If you are keen on the Corgi Husky mix then you may be wanting to know how much they cost.
How Much Is A Corgi Husky Mix?
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All jokes aside, what we are trying to say here is that it is impossible to give a specific price for the cost of a Corgi Husky mix pup. Different breeders charge according to various things, such as demand – if many people want their dogs then this pushes the price up. If they have spent that little bit extra of top-quality vet care and dog food, then again the price per pup will increase. And the best-looking dogs that are the most physically appealing, and pups with the best temperaments – confident but not aggressive, nor too timid – are priced at top dollar too.
According to vet technicians who work with these hybrid dogs, the price of these puppies starts at 300 dollars and goes up to 800 dollars. So that is quite a spread.
The Siberian Husky And Corgi Mix At Home
Corgis are known for being kid UNfriendly. Many people have stories of being bitten by this dog when they were a child! Corgi enthusiasts attribute this to them being a herding breed, therefore making them unsuitable as pets for kids under the age of 8 years.
This is very different from the Husky, which is a dog that loves kids and is generally pretty good with them.
So if you want to buy a Corgi Husky mix, and you have young children, you may wish to reconsider. You can never be sure how a hybrid dog is going to turn out until it is older and then you have already brought the dog into your home. Whether a hybrid dog will throw to one side of their parentage or the other is really anyone’s guess.
This hybrid will have high energy levels so will need exercise each day in the form of a vigorous walk. They may also enjoy a brisk trot, but do not expect them to be able to run the way a purebred Husky can.
Be careful not to overfeed this hybrid dog, as they can gain weight rather rapidly due to their Corgi genes.
Siberian Husky Corgi Mix Appearance
The Corgi Husky mix will be 13 to 15 inches tall and weigh 20 to 50 pounds.
Their coat will definitely be thick, but the length could vary from short to mid-length. They may have the double coat of the Husky which means that they will need plenty of brushing to remove the undercoat.
Learn more about: The English Mastiff Husky Mix
Siberian Husky Corgi Mix Training
To train this hybrid dog, you will need a firm and consistent approach. Huskies are known to be headstrong and somewhat difficult to train because they are not motivated to please their owners! But you may be able to hone in on the Corgi side of this mix and appeal to their herding instincts as a means of engaging them in some kind of training.
Siberian Husky Corgi Mix Health
This mix may be prone to eye problems, thyroid problems, and hip dysplasia, due to their Husky genes. From their Corgi genes, this dog may be prone to the following:
- Back problems
- Von Willebrand’s Disease
If well cared for, the Corgi Husky mix can live from 12 to 15 years.
More About The Purebred Corgi
This dog has two types – the Cardigan Corgi or the Pembroke Corgi. They are an ancient breed that dates back several centuries. Despite their short legs and stocky bodies, they were and are the perfect breed for moving herds of cattle.
They are short because of selective breeding encouraging the dwarf gene – they are in fact achondroplastic. Their name is Welsh for ‘dwarf dog’. They are the smallest of all the herding breeds.
They are famous for being Queen Elizabeth II of England’s favorite dogs! She has owned a man of them over the years. The first Pembroke Corgi was brought to the USA in 1933.
The Takeaway: A Husky Mixed With A Corgi
If you like Huskies but are concerned that you cannot give them the vigorous exercise they need, or have the confidence to train them, or do not have the space required for one, then the Corgi Husky mix might be a good option for you if you are single, a couple, or have older children.
The Corgi Husky mix will cost around 300 dollars to 800 dollars, depending on the breeder. People who own this mix say that they are playful, energetic, and outgoing. They will need a daily walk and regular brushing, to stay in tip-top condition.