Don't let their happy smiles and little hotdog bodies fool you! Dorgis are brave, loyal, alert and energetic. In the looks departments, they will certainly be longer than tall with dark eyes and ears that may stand erect or flop over. Although they are often a light brownish tan they can be many shades of brown and include areas of white or black (or both). Almost every aspect of the Dorgi will vary based upon what % Dachshund and Corgi he/she contains.
Members of this breed are intelligent and alert. Both parent breeds have long working dog histories so this breed is not afraid to get down to business. They can be taught hunting, herding, agility and, of course, obedience skills; they are quick learners! To sum it up, this breed should be no sweat for a first time owner.
Dorgis are loyal, loving and affectionate. You will have a little shadow that will enjoy doing whatever you're doing. If they happen to be out of sight they are likely patrolling the house, always ready to bark an alert if need be. These dogs are social and friendly with other pets and visitors, as well as excellent playmates for kids.
Your Corgi Dachshund mix will be small but exuberant. She needs to get at least 30 minutes of daily outdoor activity to keep her happy and at a healthy weight. Playtime in a fenced yard will be much appreciated by members of this breed. Their moderate exercise needs can be met with long walk, trips to the dog park, games with toys, agility and obedience training, and hunting activities.
We recommend visiting both the Corgi and Dachshund breed pages to supplement of hybrid Dorgi information!