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Dachshund / Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix

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Is the Dachshund / Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix right for you?

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Other name(s): Dorgi

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation Dorgi is a cross between a pure Dachshund and a pure Pembroke Welsh Corgi, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix.

Appearance / health:
They may vary in appearance depending on their ancestry. They are short-legged. The ears may be pricked or hang in loose folds. Some may or may not have a tail.

Shedding may vary from dog to dog. However, some may shed heavily twice a year though shedding is average during the rest of the year. Regular brushing is sufficient to keep the coat in good shape.

Moderate exercise keeps the them healthy and happy. Daily long walks are suitable. Strenuous physical activity may need to be avoided, especially when the dog is still a puppy.

Obesity is a problem seen in both Corgis and Dachshunds, which may lead to damage to the joints. Owners need to avoid exerting their dogs, as it can cause a strain to their spinal cords leading to degenerative myelopathy, a spinal cord disorder commonly seen in Welsh Corgis.

Behavior / temperament:
They are as loyal as their Corgi and Dachshund ancestors are. Some may be stubborn. When kept alone for too long, they may exhibit problem behavior seen in many other breeds. Good training and socialization is necessary to help prevent excessive barking and biting.

Owners may need to keep their dogs busy. Some may tend to be protective of their homes and families.

Some may be stubborn, requiring a lot of patience and kindness from the trainer. Early socialization and obedience training is necessary.

Training methods using positive reinforcement may work well with the Dorgi.

Some may be noisy and bark a lot.

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