Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Shorgi

Shih Tzu / Corgi Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Three brown with white and black Shorgis are sitting on an ottoman that is placed on the end of a bed. They are all looking up and forward. Two dogs are short haired and one has longer fringe hair around its face and feathered off of its ears.

"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

Three Shorgi puppies are laying down on a bed. The bed has toys all over it. One of the puppies is chewing on a rawhide stick.

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

The front right side of a brown with white Shorgi puppy laying across a bed and it has a chewy rawhide stick toy in its mouth.

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

Close up front view - A brown with white and black Shorgi puppy is laying across a carpet and it is looking forward. Its eyes are glowing blue from the lighting and its v-shaped ears are small and folded over to the front. There is a pee pad in front of it.

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

Close up - The front left side of a fluffy brown and black with white Shorgi puppy that is laying across a carpeted surface, it is looking forward and its head is tilted to the right.

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

The left side of a short-legged, low to the ground, wavy, thick-coated, tan with white Shorgi dog that is standing across a tan tiled floor looking forward with its mouth open and its tongue out looking happy. Its dark eyes are round  and it has a long tail with longer hair on it.

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

Close up - The front right side of a tan with white Shorgi dog that is standing across a tan tiled surface with its mouth open. The dog looks like it is smiling, it is looking up and to the right. It has a black nose and medium wavy hair.

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

Front side view - A tan with white Shorgi dog is standing on a tiled surface, it is looking up, its head is slightly tilted to the left, its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. Its front paw is in the air.

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

Close up head shot - A brown and white Shorgi puppy with its ears sticking straight out to the sides. Its mouth is open and its tongue is sticking out. It has longer straggly looking hair coming out from under its eyes covering them up slightly. Its nose is black.

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."

View from the top looking down at the dog - A brown and white Shorgi puppy is standing across a tiled floor, it is looking forward, its head is slightly tilted to the right and its mouth is open. The pup looks happy.

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

A litter of three newborn Shorgi puppies are laying on top of each other. Their eyes are still closed.

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

Topdown view of a litter of 4 Shorgi puppies nursing.

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

Close up - A litter of Shorgi puppies that are laying in a pile and on the muzzle of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Newborn litter of Shorgi puppies with their Corgi mother Koda

A tan with white Pembroke Welsh Corgi has its head on top of a pile of Shorgi puppies

Newborn litter of Shorgi puppies with their Corgi mother Koda