Breed group : Hounding, Herding
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GENERALBreed group: Hounding, Herding Type: Hybrid
Talent: Guarding, Herding, Military work, Racing, Sighting, Tricks, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 15-28 pounds Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Dorgi is a mix between a Dachshund and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi purebreds. They are unique hybrid dogs that are small in size and longer than it is taller. The Dorgi dogs are short legged with erect ears and a coat that is short, fine and low maintenance. They are energetic, loving and eager to please dogs. They are amusing, intelligent and human loving dogs that enjoy the company of the family. They are generally good with all the members of the family. They bark a lot and will need to be trained to bark only to alert.
The Dorgi dogs are available in black, black and tan, brown and red or a mix of these colours.
They have short or medium length coat that is soft or wiry.
The Dorgis are alert, loyal, courageous and social dogs that make very good family pets. They generally get along well with other pets and dogs in the family and with small children but they should be supervised when they are around small children. They make very good companion dogs. They will make good watch dog as they will alert the family of any intruder or sensing anything unusual around them. These hybrids are fun-loving, intelligent and affectionate dogs though sometimes show stubborn behavior towards training.
They have a coat that requires low maintenance. These dogs do shed but this can be taken care of by regular brushing of the coat.
They are intelligent dogs and are easy to train but having Dachshund willful traits, they may sometimes show stubborn and willful behavior. This can be dealt with firm and consistent training sessions that can be reinforced with love and food rewards.
The Dorgi dogs have a working background and they will require to burn out their energy levels. They would need regular walks and playing opportunities to keep them happy and away from boredom.