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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Shorgi Build Information

Shorgis can be black and white or tan and white. They are usually not much more than 40 pounds, but can be as small as 20 pounds, and they stand about a foot tall. Grooming is also an issue, with their thick, curling fur, but fortunately, these friendly dogs usually enjoy being groomed.

Length (Male):19-25 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:26 - 40 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

The Shorgi is a mix of Shih-Tzu and Corgi--either Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi--and as such is a smart, smaller-sized dog with a lot of energy. Generally, the Shorgi inherits the short Corgi legs and the Shih-Tzu's fur and head. Shorgis tend to need plenty of exercise, and they can be protective of their owners. Intense, early training helps Shorgis tolerate other dogs and strangers.

Activity Level:Moderately Active
Affection Level:Moderate Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Moderate Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Shorgi Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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