Dorgi is a wonderful dog, a cross between Dachshund and Corgi. It’s amazing how such a medium-sized animal contains so much love, cheerfulness, sociability, and devotion to man. This designer dog breed is getting more and more popular every year!
The first mestizo Dachshunds and Welsh Corgi appeared in the palace of Elizabeth II in Great Britain, then the puppies were handed out in good hands. But years later, after two dogs died of cancer, Dachshund and Welsh Kogri were crossed deliberately in order to improve the gene pool. Eventually, a designer breed appeared, called Dorgi.
Representatives of the breed have a small long body, relatively large erect ears, and short legs. The coat is short, it can be soft or hard, mainly light brown in color with a white spotted chest. There are also black, black-brown individuals. The height of the dogs is 22-30 cm, and the weight is 6.8-12.7 kg.
The designer breed is friendly and outgoing and needs communication with a person, strongly attached to family members. Animals are interested in everything that the owner is doing, they are happy to spend time with children and other animals. but representatives of the breed are not suitable for people who lead an inactive lifestyle. After all
Dorgi is a lively, energetic dog that loves to run, play, chase moving objects. Required to satisfy their physical activity needs daily for at least 30 minutes per walk.
Despite the fact that Dorgi needs communication and company, most representatives breeds prefer to remain independent. However, Dorgis do not tolerate loneliness. Prolonged stay without communication leads to destructive behavior.
Loving and affectionate by nature, Dorgis are very loyal, they strive to please the owner, and in cases of danger, show courage to protect family members. Dorgis have inherited from parents a tendency to bark. The wrong approach to teaching leads to the fact that dogs bark often, especially when left alone. However, even with the proper approach
for training, representatives of the breed can bark when they hear any suspicious noise, traffic. In the tendency to bark, you can also consider its advantages, for example, Dorgis always warn about the approach of strangers.
As an intelligent breed, the Dorgis are capable of learning but begin training follows at an early age. Stubbornness is characteristic of the breed. parents and this fact should be taken into account when teaching. The success of the training depends on the firmness of the owner, consistency, positive reinforcement in the form of treats,
praise. Smart dogs can learn tricks, they can participate in sports competitions, and perform security functions.
Regular care to keep the coat clean and tidy consists of combing wool. Representatives of the breed do not shed profusely, so enough comb the coat once a week. However, Dorgis love to dig in the ground, so get dirty and need frequent washing. Although this circumstance may not have meaning if the pet lives on the street. Ears should be checked and cleaned regularly to avoid developing infectious diseases, as well as cut claws as they grow back. Dorgis love to eat, so it is important to control the amount and calorie content consumed in food to prevent obesity.
Animals quickly get used to any conditions of life, be it a small apartment or a country house. If you live in a city apartment, try to provide your pet with good physical activity. Setting up a dog’s place is not difficult. For this, any unnecessary pillow is suitable, on which you can put on a pillowcase and change it as it gets dirty. If this option does not suit you, purchase a special house for your pet at the pet store.
In terms of diet, many breeders suggest opting for premium dry food. If you decide to give preference to natural products, then it should be remembered that the main task is to provide your pet with a balanced diet. The diet must include meat products (with the exception of poultry), cereals, eggs (at least twice a week), low-fat cottage cheese. It is better not to use legumes (lentils, peas) and pearl barley for feeding Dorgi. Remember to include vegetable dishes in your pet’s diet. It is unnecessary to remind you about the constant availability of clean water.
To raise a healthy and active dog, you need to follow several recommendations regarding their nutrition:
- Dorgis have an excellent appetite and are prone to overeating, so you need to feed them small amounts of food at a specific time. If the dog hasn’t finished eating its portion, remove the bowl until the next meal. Even if your pet wants to continue eating, you should not follow his lead, later this will negatively affect his health: back problems may begin.
- It is not allowed to mix natural food and dry food for Dorgi nutrition. Natural and drying have different digestion times. This can cause the dog to develop stomach problems.
- It is advisable to feed the dog with the food that the breeder will recommend to you. This will help to soften the adaptation of the dog in the new home and will not lead to various disorders.
- All fatty foods should be excluded from the dog’s diet, as they negatively affect the health of Dorgi.
- Dorgi needs to be fed after walking or exercising. If the dog eats prior to exercise, digestive and stomach problems may occur.
Dorgis is a healthy breed, but, nevertheless, there are a number of diseases to which dogs are predisposed. Sometimes representatives of the breed suffer from partial or complete deafness, eye diseases, obesity, hip dysplasia,
degenerative myelopathy, osteogenesis imperfecta, epilepsy.
Dorgis are curious pets with a mischievous face. They are perfect for families with children and single people. Dogs are accustomed to serving a person and obediently following him, therefore they are quickly trained.
Dorgi activity involves regular training and adequate walking of the dog.
Dorgi grows in early socialization. The habitat is not the main thing for her, short walks in the fresh air and the attention of the owner are important for her. A seemingly cute animal must be educated and taught to recognize its own. It is important to wean her from barking in the early stages of development. During training, you must not raise your voice or somehow offend the animal. The best motivation for a pet is a kind word and a piece of cheese.