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Shorgi

Shih Tzu / Corgi Hybrid Dogs

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Shorgis

"These are our two boys, Brewster and Baggins (the more Corgi-looking ones) and their sister, Leilani, the puff-ball at 13 months old. Mom was a Shih Tzu and dad was a Cardigan Corgi. Instead of Shorgis, I often (to my wife's dismay) call them Shidigans. It covers the breed combination and their active excretory systems...and it makes me laugh. At 13 months, all three weigh about 17 pounds. They're all very active, but not what I'd call "yappy dogs." They do bark when alarmed, but are usually fairly quiet. The boys wrestle and play together all day...allowing plenty of time for naps! The boys live with us and their sister lives with my sister-in-law. When they get together, it's a riot to watch.

"Other notable behaviors are lots of licking and chewing. They will eat anything and have chewed a hole in the drywall in one part of our kitchen, along with gnawing several table and chair legs and numerous throw rugs. I think their favorite treat is gobbling up the Milk-Dud sized poops that our goats and alpacas create. We try to keep them out of it, but they invariably get a "bean" or two.

"Interestingly, none of them have the "ears up" aspect of their Corgi dad. Brewster had one up/one down for a while, but now all three have both ears down. Still cute as can be, but it would have been fun to have one with ears up, one with ears down.

"Other than that, all I can say is that they are adorable. They're big cuddlers and crave attention. And boy, can they give love. All in all, a great combination. Your readers may be amused to hear that their birth was a bit of a fluke. The owner of the Shih Tzu mom is a lawyer who works with my wife. He couldn't understand how the male Corgi across the street got her pregnant...after all, he had installed an invisible fence! Oh brother. Lawyers!"

Description

The Shorgi is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Corgi. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Pembroke Welsh Corgi x Shih Tzu = Shorgi

Designer Breed Registry = Pembroke Welsh Corgi x Shih Tzu = Shorgi

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Pembroke Welsh Corgi x Shih Tzu = Shorgi

International Designer Canine Registry® = Pembroke Welsh Corgi x Shih Tzu = Shorgi

Brewster, Baggins and Leilani, Shih-Tzu /Cardigan Corgi hybrids as young puppies

Brewster, Baggins and Leilani, Shih Tzu / Cardigan Corgi mix breeds as young puppies

Baggins, the Shih-Tzu /Cardigan Corgi hybrid as a puppy

Baggins the Shih Tzu / Cardigan Corgi mix breed as a puppy

Brewster, the Shih-Tzu /Cardigan Corgi hybrid as a puppy

Brewster the Shih Tzu / Cardigan Corgi mix breed as a puppy

Leilani, the Shih-Tzu /Cardigan Corgi hybrid as a puppy

Leilani the Shih-Tzu / Cardigan Corgi mix breed as a puppy

 

 

Brandy, the Shorgi at 14 years old. "Still active (hyper) and health has been impeccable."

Brandy the Shorgi (Shih Tzu / Corgi mix breed dog) at 14 years old—"Still active (hyper) and health has been impeccable."

Brandy, the Shorgi (Shih Tzu / Corgi hybrid) at 14 years old

Brandy the Shorgi (Shih Tzu / Corgi mix breed dog) at 14 years old

Brandy, the Shorgi (Shih Tzu / Corgi hybrid) at 14 years old

Brandy the Shorgi (Shih Tzu / Corgi mix breed dog) at 14 years old

 

 

Willie B, the Shorgi puppy at 4½ months old

Willie B the Shorgi puppy at 4½ months old—"He was named Willie B because we didn't know what he was going to look like when he was older. His mom was a Corgi and his dad was a Shih Tzu. He lives in Kansas with 2 Great Danes, 3 English Bulldogs and 6 Chihuahuas...all inside and he holds his own."

Willie B, the Shorgi puppy (Shih-Tzu / Corgi hybrid) at about 6 weeks old

Willie B the Shorgi puppy (Shih-Tzu / Corgi hybrid) at about 6 weeks old

 

 

Newborn Shorgi puppies—their mother is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and their father a Shih Tzu.

Newborn litter of Shorgi puppies—their mother is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and their father a Shih Tzu.

Newborn litter of Shorgi puppies—their mother is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and their father a Shih Tzu.

Newborn Shorgi puppies with their Corgi mother Koda

Newborn litter of Shorgi puppies with their Corgi mother Koda

Newborn Shorgi puppies with their Corgi mother Koda

Newborn litter of Shorgi puppies with their Corgi mother Koda