A man’s best friend does not have to be the typical dog build that you may envision when you think of a fluffy companion. In fact, one of the best companion breeds you can have in your life is a Corgi Husky mix.
While this dog breed is born with quite the disproportional body size—small legs and a normal-sized body—their personalities make up for whatever it is people think they may have less of.
With so many designer breed puppies going into the homes of many homeowners, it’s not surprising that cute, snuggly breeds like the Corgi Husky mix get looked over. However, this mix is certainly one of the most well-rounded breeds that will leave you with not only a striking personality but also an interesting look that is sure to turn heads (in good ways, of course)!
If you’ve never heard of a Corgi Husky mix dog breed before, let’s explore if one of these adorable pups could make their way into your home soon.
What Is a Corgi Husky Mix?
This is a great question that so many curious future pet owners want to know. The mix is comprised of a Welsh Corgi and a Siberian Husky. When these two dogs are bred together (mind you, they must be purebred dogs to begin with), you get a Corgi Husky mix. This mixed breed is known for their herding abilities and their unusually unproportioned bodies.
Personalities & Temperaments of a Corgi Husky
Knowing that the breed is a mix of a Welsh Corgi and Siberian Husky may not do much for your knowledge about what kind of dog a Corgi Husky mix actually is. These adorable pups bring about a new level of personality that you will not find in any other dog!
One of the most notable features of a Corgi Husky mix’s personality and temperament is their loving and sweet personality. It is unlikely that you will find a Corgi Husky mix that is shy or aggressive, but keep in mind that all dogs are products of their environment.
While this mixed breed may not be aggressive by nature, if their environment breeds aggression, you may find a Corgi Husky mix that goes against the typical odds.
Some other notable personality features are:
If you are needing a dog with a much more subdued temperament, the Corgi Husky mix may not be the right fit for you. Small children, less-than agile housemates, and other people not interested in an energetic and free-spirited dog in their life may not be looking for a Corgi Husky mix to add to their family.
However, if you want to add some excitement into your family, bring life back into your home, or simply need a dog to get your kids out of the house and playing in the yard, the Corgi Husky mix is the perfect choice!
Full Grown Corgi Husky Mix: What to Expect
As with any dog, the puppy stage is definitely one of the cutest stages of all.
Falling in love with a Corgi Husky mix puppy may lure you into believing that the mix may look a certain way in the future.
But, as with any puppy, they do grow into full grown dogs. The Corgi Husky mix grows to be about 20–50 pounds, depending on the genetic makeup from the other two purebreds the mix was a product of.
This mix tends to lean more towards the Corgi features, including the size. However, if you find a dog that is a Husky Corgi mix, you should be aware that the size will and other attributes of a fully-grown dog will lean more towards the Husky breed.
As far as coloring is concerned, a Corgi Husky mix will vary in coloring (as do any mixed breed pups). When a dog is bred from purebreds, the color will be dependent on which of the parent dogs gave the puppy the dominant traits.
If your Corgi Husky mix has more of a red, sable or tan coat, you may have a pup with more Corgi dominant traits. If your mix has a grey or black coloring, you have a pup with more Husky dominant traits.
Most of these mixed breeds will have what dog lovers call a Husky “mask” which refers to the white markings found all over the body (and could be seen on both parents – Huskies or Corgis).
Grooming your Corgi Husky Mix
Bringing a Corgi Husky mix into your home requires upkeep and maintenance, as does any animal. There is something rather special about Corgi Husky mixes and their fur coats.
As a puppy, a Corgi Husky mix will have a medium- to a long-length fur coat. This will largely depend on which parent pup the puppy took after.
When the puppy grows older, the fur coat will transform into a medium length coat that is also weather-proof and thick. This is great for colder weather climates, which is why the Siberian Husky is known for their double-coat.
Therefore, if your Corgi Husky mix takes after its Corgi parent, their coat will be medium-length and thick. But, if the mix takes after the Siberian parent, their coat will be heavy and double-coated.
Because of the thick nature of a Corgi Husky mix’s coat, you will find that these dogs need much more grooming and deshedding than other dogs.
This dog will certainly shed a lot, which can be quite the undertaking if it’s your first experience with thick coat shedders.
You will find that both purebred Corgis and Huskies are heavy shedders; therefore, your Corgi Husky mix will certainly be bound for large amounts of shedding, too. What does this mean for your grooming bill?
You’ll need to take your Corgi Husky mix into the groomers at least once a week in order to keep the shedding and the buildup of excess fur to a minimum. You can combat some of the shedding issues at home by brushing your mix more frequently and ensuring that you’re using the correct brush for shedding issues!
Understanding a Corgi Husky Mix’s Health
Before committing to bringing a new dog into your family, you should always understand their health needs first.
No matter what type of dog you get, you may or may not get a dog that has specific ailments that their parent breeds are known for. For example, the parent breeds may be known for certain health concerns like eye diseases, skin allergies, and/or bone or muscle weakness.
One of the biggest benefits of having a mixed breed is that they don’t typically suffer from the same genetic ailments that their parents of purebred decent do.
Siberian Huskies and Corgis are known for gaining weight easily, which can definitely become a health concern quickly. And due to the unique body structure of a Corgi Husky mix, this can be even more dangerous.
Short legs, long bodies, and weight issues can all lead to stress on the bones/joints and back problems if not addressed quickly.
You can easily curb this danger by ensuring that your Corgi Husky mix does not become overweight. Watch what it eats, make sure it gets enough exercise, and keep a close eye on the food you’re feeding your pup! All of these strategies can help you keep your Corgi Husky mix at the perfect weight!
It may also be beneficial to get genetic testing done on your Corgi Husky mix to understand more thoroughly the health concerns you may face with your new pup in the future.
Reasons to Get a Corgi Husky Mix
- They’re massively adorable and squishy!
- This mix is highly intelligent and will prove to how smart he is in no time.
- If you live in a cold climate, this is the perfect dog for you! They love the cold!
- This mix is a great choice for smaller spaces such as apartments (because they’re small, too)!
- They have super great personalities and will show you what true love really is.
Things to Consider Before Getting a Corgi Husky Mix
- They gain weight easily; therefore, their diet will need to be closely monitored.
- This mix is known for back and spinal issues due to their small legs and long bodies.
- Due to other health risks, a high-quality diet is required to keep the health concerns at bay.
- They shed a lot. A lot!
- Training your new Corgi Husky mix may be a little difficult at first, but it is definitely doable with patience.