Our animal of the day is the Horgi. This adorable little dog breed mixes the Welsh Corgi and the Siberian Husky. They’re known for their goofy side and love for affection. Bred for companionship, Horgis have a socially outgoing nature. They tend to be very active due to their high-strung Husky DNA.
This crossbreed was introduced about 25 years ago. It’s considered a designer dog because it’s a mix of two purebreds, a hybrid possessing the most desirable qualities of the Husky and the Horgi. They’re loyal, great with kids, and small enough to be house pets in apartments.
Some more facts about Horgis:
- They’re brilliant dogs, which comes from their Husky side.
- Due to their thick double-coat of fur, Hargis require high maintenance grooming. Their shedding is moderate to high and increases as the seasons change. Their coat comes in black, cream, red, fawn, and light brown.
- Another name for Horgis is Siborgis. They’re not easy to train but remain loyal to their owners. As watchdogs, their conservative nature drives them to protect the home and family members.
- Despite their loyalty and protectiveness, Horgis aren’t hostile to visitors. They enjoy being the center of attention, interacting with guests freely.
- As both Huskies and Corgis are energetic dogs, Horgis requires at least an hour of daily exercise to keep them from wreaking havoc inside the house.
- Adult Horgis grow up to 15 inches tall and weigh 50 pounds. Their lifespan is between 12-15 years.