The Dorgi is a hybrid dog which was developed by crossing the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Dachshund. It has a unique small body which is larger in length as against the height. Essentially light brown in color with a white chest, DOrgis have erect ears, fine coat, and short legs.
Facts About Dorgi
|Breed Group||Hounding, Herding|
|Country of Origin||NA|
|Other Names||Dorgie, Corgi Dachshund Mix|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, IDCR, DDKC, ACHC, DBR|
|Colour||light brown/golden, dark brown/chocolate, brown and white, black and tan, black|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Coat||Medium-length, soft, wiry|
Temperament and Personality
The friendly, social and loyal personality makes the dog excellent for family, and they make great companions for their owners. They are tolerant towards other pets and can do well with small children if brought up properly. Since it is protective, alert and courageous, it develops into an excellent guard dog. Its hunting instinct is ideally suited for watching activities. They do not like to be left alone for an extended period and can develop separation anxiety. Their sweet nature will try to please everybody but can be strong willed and hard to pull back.
The Dachshund corgi mix needs plenty of regular exercises that includes 30 minutes of daily activity in the form of a leash walk or off-leash play. Insufficient amount of exercise can make the dog restless and drowsy. Let them play with balls and other dog toys in an enclosed area or yard.
It requires a moderate amount of grooming session which includes brushing its coat two-three times a week, trimming its nails when grown, cleaning its teeth and bathing them every three to four months. It may shed heavily during seasonal shedding times, so brush its coat frequently during that time.
Since it is a designer breed, it does not have any specific health concern. It might lead to disorders like joint and bone dislocation, eye problem and skin allergies. Take the pet dog to a vet for an occasional check-up to keep it in good condition.
It is an intelligent breed, so it will be easy to train them, but they require a firm and consistent trainer. Train them to be obedient and social from puppyhood to avoid aggressive behavior. The puppy borrows stubbornness from its parent breeds, so they need positive techniques like rewards, treats and plenty of love.
Provide an adult with ¾ to 1½ cups of high-quality dry dog kibbles split into two meals every day. Also, include low-fat snacks like canned food. However, give in moderate amount along with apples or carrots occasionally.