Corgi Borzoi Mix

Corgi Borzoi Mix

Borzoi and headstrong, elegant sight hounds that originate from Russia. Corgis are adorable, playful dogs from Wales, UK. Although you get different types of Corgis (Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi), we will be focusing primarily on Pembroke Welsh Corgis as they are more popular and common.

When a Corgi and a Borzoi are bred together through artificial insemination (the Borzoi must always be the female due to the size difference), a Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix is born.

While both dog breeds are naturally friendly, when they are bred together, their personalities can vary a lot. This is because, despite their similarities with friendliness, they are almost opposite in many other ways. However, any dog that is well-trained and raised in a loving home will be a great pet.

With that being said, let’s get into the Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix.

The History of the Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix

While all dogs are hybrids in their own right, new hybrid breeds like this one are not documented very well. There is little history to go on, as over the last 20 years it has become pretty common to create new breeds and mix them up.

In many cases, this mixing was most likely accidental, resulting in many dogs ending up in shelters and unwanted. We do not know when the first Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix was bred or why, but we are glad it happened.

The Personality of the Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix

Corgi Borzoi Mix
Borzoi

Like all puppies, the Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix is inquisitive and wants to be involved with everything. Generally, this mix breed is very friendly but can be strong-willed, making them difficult to train.

You can expect your Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix to take on a lot of the traits of their mother or father, or be a wonderful mix of the two.

When it comes to mixed-breed dogs, you never really know what to expect until you have them, as their temperaments and personalities can vary a lot.

The Health of the Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix

The benefit of having a mixed breed dog of any kind is that they are usually more hardy and are resilient to genetic diseases that their purebred parents might have to deal with. Of course, every dog is susceptible to disease and illness, but there is less to worry about with mixed breed animals.

This unlikeliness of illness means that your vet costs will be a lot cheaper, but this shouldn’t be something that makes or breaks your choice in the end. On top of that, mixed breeds usually live longer than their purebred counterparts, so that is itself is a great reason to consider getting one.

Wherever you get your puppy, you should always make sure that the breeder offers a health guarantee for their puppies. Breeders that are reputable will always be honest about any common health problems that a breed might experience and how they usually come about. These things only ensure that your puppy will be happy and healthy, which is priceless when it comes to our animals.

Common problems that Borzoi experience include:

  • Degenerative myelopathy (disease of their spinal cords which results in decreased mobility)
  • Dental issues (this is due to their mouth shape)
  • Heart disease
  • Wobbler syndrome (a neck condition)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive retinal atrophy

Common health issues that Corgis experience include:

  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Canine hip dysplasia (CHD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Degenerative myelopathy (disease of their spinal cords which results in decreased mobility)
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Retinal dysplasia
  • Persistent pupillary membranes

A mixed-breed is unlikely to suffer from all the mentioned conditions, but there is the possibility that they will experience some that are shared between the breeds.

For example, a Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix might experience hypothyroidism and degenerative myelopathy. These health issues are experiences among many breeds, however, and should not be a factor that puts you off getting one of the dogs for yourself.

Caring For A Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix

Corgi Borzoi Mix
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Every dog breed has its own set of care requirements and expectations. These are here so that we know what the dog needs in order to stay comfortable and healthy. If you have a Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix, you can expect to:

Groom Them Weekly

Being a mixed breed, this does depend on whether they shed a lot or not. If your puppy sheds a lot, you will want to keep on top of grooming and bath them when they need it (as long as it is not too often, as they need the oils for healthy fur).

If you have a light shedding dog, you can get away with grooming them once a week or possibly less, depending on the time of year and personal needs.

Give Them Plenty of Exercise

Even though this breed will be smaller than a purebred Borzoi, they will have high energy levels that need to be depleted in order for them not to destroy your furniture. Taking them for super long walks and hikes will help them be better behaved when they are inside.

Be patient when training this dog

The Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix is intelligent and likes to do as it pleases in its own time, much like a cat. You need to be firm with them and make sure to have daily sessions to ensure they are well-trained and well-behaved.

Having shorter training sessions every will be a good thing for this breed, as is positive reinforcement. It is important to remember that dogs always respond well to positive reinforcement and this will help them get trained.

If you can exercise your dog enough, they will be a lot easier to train, so that is something to always remember.

Always Socialize Them Early

Because of the tendencies of the Borzoi, it is always best to socialize your puppy as soon as you are able to. Introduce them to other dogs, people and animals and take them to the park or doggy day care so that they can get used to being in the world.

This will reduce violent tendencies and make for a much happier dog that is also easier to manage.

Final Thoughts on Borzoi Pembroke Welsh Corgi Mix

This is a great dog and one you should definitely consider getting if you live in the appropriate place and are used to training animals.

They are not the best fit for first-time dog owners due to them being a pain to train correctly. All of that worth pays off, though (if you can pull it off).

Overall, this breed is a very friendly and loyal dog, but will give you a run for your money if you are not prepared to put the time and energy into training and exercising them properly