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Shorgi Information

Name Shorgi
Other Name -
Mix of Pembroke Welsh or Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Shih Tzu mix
Build Type Medium
Life Cycle 12-15 years
Character Playful, lively and Even Tempered.
Height up to 13 inches (Depend on parent sizes) inches
Weight 20 to 40 pounds (Depend on parent sizes)
Color Black and White, Brown and White, White and Cream.

Qualities

Good with Kids Maybe Good, if proper socialized in early ages.
Cat Friendly Unpredictable
Child Friendly Can be good with children, if well introduce in early ages.
Dog Friendly Without socialization can be aggressive
Trainability Depend on handler (normally intelligent and needs firm and positive training)
Grooming/Care Easy to groom, with regular brushing.
Talent N/A
Exercise/Activity Moderate
Popularity Moderate
Hypoallergenic No

Shorgi

Overview

A mixed breed, the Shorgi is cross between the Pembroke Welsh or Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Shih Tzu. It can own Shih Tzu’s head and Corgi’s short legs and longer body. Its height can up to 13 inches and the weight can 20 to 40 pounds. Normally, the dog is human-friendly, but sometimes, can be aggressive toward children and other dogs. It tends to become suspicious of strangers, thus it needs early socialization and should train properly to prevent behavioral issues. These dogs may own the intelligence of their parents that makes them easy to train. It can be an even-tempered house dog of hybrid type. The lively and charming, the Shorgi can have a reasonable level of affection towards the master with a fun-loving nature. These dogs can eager to be around those they know, however; it can rough and rude when come across with the strangers. It can a protecting and territorial dog. He can very aggressive if feels himself at risk or danger is imminent to their owner. It would like to have a very solid, mindful, consistent and fair with a lot of patience pack leader who can provide it a consistent, patient and repeated training. The repeated and consistent methods will help it to understand the commands and to act accordingly. Being playful and somewhat energetic, the Shorgi dogs will need to have at least daily long walks. It needs daily exercise. It can adjust in apartment livings if sufficiently exercised. In addition, it would like to go outdoors for some extra activities including dog games in a dog park. It may own dense, medium length and smooth and shiny coat as like their Shih Tzu parents. It can have a fair shedding. The Shorgi will need to have regular brushing to prevent matting. It can be easy to groom.

Temperament

The even-tempered, the Shorgi may possess the best traits of its both the parents. Generally the Shorgi nicely behaves with people around him, however, sometimes aggressiveness toward other dogs and kids is seen. If it not trained properly may tenacious and willful. It is a playful and intelligent dog. It may come with innate intelligence of its parents that enables the dog to learn quickly with a good trainability. It would like to have human company so never left it alone, if left alone tend to roundness and roughness. In order to prevent behavioral disorder, it needs good training and early socialization. For more temperamental qualities, you should know the temperament of its both the parent the Corgi and Shih Tzu.

Owner Should Know

  1. Normally, the dog is human-friendly, sometimes can aggressive toward children and other dogs.
  2. It tends to become suspicious of strangers, thus it needs early socialization and should train properly to prevent behavioral issues.
  3. These dogs may own the intelligence of their parents that makes them easy to train, too intelligent to train easily.
  4. To avoid the behavioral issues, the firm, positive and correct application of training in conjunction with early socialization is must.
  5. Playful and lively, but needs moderate exercises, it can adapt apartment life when sufficiently exercised. It loves to go seldom outdoors for some extraordinary physical exertion.
  6. If the Shorgi dogs aren’t properly exercised can become destructive.
  7. The Shorgi may have easy to groom tendency, however; daily brushing is best practice.
  8. It may inherit some hereditary diseases so you should buy a hybrid dog/puppy only by those breeders who can offer you health clearance certificate for the puppy’s parents. Always prefer an honest breed when you are purchasing a puppy/dog.
Know About Parents
 Shih Tzu  Pembroke Welsh Corgi