Hybrid Breed

Dachshund + Corgi


The Corgi-Dachshund mix, also known as the Dorgi, is a charming and lively mixed breed resulting from the cross between a Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a Dachshund.

Origin and history of the Dorgi

The history of this mixed breed begins with its most beloved proponent, Queen Elizabeth II, who was given her first Dorgi dog named Cider by her sister Princess Margaret. Her affection for this crossbreed has helped to increase interest in and popularity of this mixed breed.

Suitability of the Dorgis

Despite their small size, Dorgis are surprisingly active and require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. They are known for their friendliness and adaptability, making them ideal pets for families, seniors and singles alike. They are lively and curious, due to their Corgi heritage, but also quite stubborn, a trait they likely inherited from their Dachshund parent.

Although they do well in apartments, they still enjoy the open space of a fenced yard. They are very social animals and enjoy the company of their humans and other animals.

Overall, the Corgi Dachshund mix is an active, loyal and adaptable companion dog that fits well into a variety of lifestyles and living environments.

Alternate Name -
Origin Germany - England
Life expectancy 12 - 16 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Attitude and character of the Dorgis

Keeping a Dorgis, the Corgi and Dachshund mix, offers a unique and fascinating experience influenced by both parent breeds. They are known for their friendly and loving nature, which is enhanced by their loyalty and need for human companionship.

Family Friendliness and Activity Level

The Dorgi is an extremely family-friendly dog that goes well with children and other pets. They are active and curious, which makes them great playmates for young and old family members alike. However, their high energy requires regular activities and playtime to keep them mentally and physically balanced.

Temperament of the Dorgi

The mix of Corgi and Dachshund results in a dog with a balanced and adaptable temperament. Dorgis are known for their ability to adapt quickly to different living conditions, although they thrive best in a home with regular human companionship.

In summary, Dorgis are friendly, active, and adaptable dogs that fit well with many different lifestyles. Their love of companionship and need for regular activity make them a wonderful addition to active families.

As a mixed breed dog, the Dorgi is generally healthier than its purebred parents, the Corgi and the Dachshund. This is called "hybrid vigor" and is an advantage of mixed breeding. However, there is still a risk that Dorgis will inherit certain hereditary health problems from their parents. These can include back problems, eye disease, and hip dysplasia.

Regular health checks and care

It is important that Dorgis receive regular veterinary checkups to detect and treat potential health problems early. A healthy diet and regular exercise are also essential to prevent obesity, which can lead to additional health problems.

Breeding information about the Dorgi

Breeding Dorgis requires extensive knowledge and understanding of both parent breeds. Potential breeders should educate themselves on the health concerns and temperaments of both breeds and make sure to perform genetic testing to minimize the risk of hereditary health problems.

Overall, the Dorgi is a relatively healthy mixed breed dog that can live a long and healthy life with proper care and attention. However, potential Dorgi owners should always buy from responsible breeders who put the health of their dogs first.

The mix of a Corgi and a Dachshund, known as a Dorgi, is a small to medium sized dog with unique characteristics of both parent breeds. With its elongated body, similar to that of a Dachshund, and the short legs of a Corgi, the Dorgi is a charming and striking animal.

Build and size

A fully grown Dorgi usually weighs between 7 and 13 kilograms and reaches a shoulder height of about 20 to 30 centimeters. As with any mixed breed dog, the exact appearance of the Dorgi can vary, but generally they are characterized by an elongated body and short legs, similar to both parent breeds.

Coat and colors

The coat of the Dorgis is generally short to medium in length and can be straight or slightly wavy. Coat colors can vary greatly, including black, brown, white, and combinations thereof. Their ears can be either droopy like a Dachshund or erect like a Corgi.

Facial features

The Dorgi's facial features are a charming blend of the sweet, expressive eyes of a Dachshund and the pointed muzzle of a Corgi. The eyes are often dark and have a friendly, alert expression.

Overall, the Dorgi is an endearing and attractive little dog that combines the best physical traits of its parent breeds. Its unique appearance coupled with its friendly and lively personality makes it an ideal pet for many families.

Fur length short
Fur rough-haired - flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Standing Ears
Tail short - lang
Anatomy strong, hefty
Size ♀ 17 - 30 cm
Weight ♀ 7 - 12 kg
Size ♂ 17 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 7 - 12 kg
Suitable For -
  • Dachshund Paralysis

    By dachshund paralysis (discopathy) veterinarians mean paralysis of the limbs in dogs.

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Disc problems

    Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.

  • The main difference between a Dachshund and a Corgi is their size and build. Dachshunds are much smaller than corgis and have a long, thin body with short legs. Corgis are larger, have a strong build and longer legs.

  • There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on what you want from a dog. If you want a small, low maintenance dog, then a Dachshund may be a better choice. If you are looking for a larger dog with more energy, then a Corgi may be a better choice.

  • Yes, Dachshunds and Corgis can get along well. They are both friendly, intelligent breeds that are easy to train. However, since they are different sizes, it is important to socialize them early so they learn to respect each other's space.

  • Both Dachshunds and Corgis make great family dogs. They are loyal, loving and good with children. However, since they are different sizes, make sure everyone in the family is comfortable with both dog breeds before bringing one home.

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