Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
Posted January 28, 2015
Corky was a rescue, found on the side of the road and suspected to have been tossed out of his previous owners car. Even so, it didn't stop him from being the sweetest little lap dog that I've ever had.
He may have more of the Dachshund features and love of lap sitting, but he definitely has the athletic and hyper personality of the two breeds combined into one little dog. Dorgi's have a lot of energy since both breeds are well known for their hunting and even herding abilities, and require regular exercise to burn it off. Corky's favorite thing to do on the farm was herding together the chickens!
They can be a rather loud breed, depending on the dogs personality, and love to bark at any noise that they hear (real or imagined). When Corky finally settles down though, he's always got to be by my side, and has very strong lap dog qualities, as well as a fierce loyalty and a strong want to please, making my experience in training rather easy, even taking into account his age.
Things to watch out for with a breed of this mixture though concerns the problems that longer bodied dogs have with back injuries as they age, and must be taken into account when considering this mix. Otherwise, the dorgi is a loving, fun little dog to have as a companion!