The Borgi is a medium-sized cross between two purebred dogs, the Border Collie and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This resultant designer dog has the desirable traits of both its parent breeds and is a good watchdog, companion and herding dog. Brog is are known as Bordigan, Cardigan Welsh Borgi, Pembroke Welsh Borgi.
Border Collie x Pembroke Welsh Corgi = Borgi
The Border Collie Corgi Mix may inherit physical traits from both its parents. They are medium-sized dogs. The average height for the Borgi may range around 10-22 inches and may weigh between 28-40 pounds. They have short and stout legs, erect and pointed ears, a black average-sized muzzle and dark brown eyes and a triangle-shaped face like a fox.
They usually have a double-coat with a thick undercoat and a longer topcoat with medium or short hair. Since both, the parents come in various colors, the offspring Borgi’s coat may be black, white, brown, sable, fawn or a combination of any two colors.
Quick Information of Borgi Dog Breed
|Other Names||Bordigan, Pembroke Welsh Borgi, Cardigan Welsh Borgi|
|Color||Black, White, Gray, Fawn, Sable, Red or a combination of two.|
|Coat||Short to Medium coat. Smooth and rough at times.|
|Breed Group||Herding Group|
|Life Span/Life Expentancy||13-16 years|
|Temperament||Active, Intelligent, Alert, Loving, Protective|
|Barking Level||Occasionally (white herding or guarding)|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Other Dogs||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DRA, IDCR|
The Borgi is a fun, active and playful breed. They are intelligent, hardworking, and alert. These dogs are quite lovable and love to receive attention and may suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long hours. Though they are energetic, they love their in-between sleeping and nap sessions. They would love not to be disturbed when resting.
Owing to their parent’s lineage they have herding characteristics. They may have a tendency to herd pets, small children. So it’s always advisable not to let very young children be left with them without adult supervision.
Apart from this, they are good family dogs that are well-behaved with children and playful with other pets. Just make sure if there will be children or other pets, they should be properly socialized from early puppy days to make them even-tempered. This dog is great for people who live in apartments who also want a companion dog.
Care – Exercise
Both the Border Collie and the Welsh Corgi are high-energy dogs, so you can expect the Borgi to be a fairly energetic dog as well. Borgi needs lots of physical and mental exercise.
Walking, fetching games and swimming are activities can keep them physically and mentally stimulated. Make sure to channelize their energies as they may tend to be destructive when they get bored. A daily walk and enough playtime are recommended for this active pooch.
The Borgi maybe an above-average maintenance dog breed owing to its long and double coat inherited from its parents. Brushing their hair a few times a week is usually enough for this breed to keep their coat free from dirt and debris. However, during the shedding season, daily brushing is required to remove the dead hair.
Shedding: The amount and times Borgi sheds greatly depends on its coat type. They may shed heavily twice a year and an average amount throughout the year or shed their entire coat once a year.
Bathe your dog only when necessary, to keep his natural oils intact which will keep his coat shiny. You should brush your Borgi’s teeth at least three times a week for good dental health. Clipping his nails regularly is recommended.
Being crossbred, Borgis are generally believed to be healthier than their parent breeds. This breed is prone to some serious health conditions and is susceptible to progressive retinal atrophy, epilepsy, and hip dysplasia.
You should regularly clean and check their erect ears, for infections and allergies. Then there is the minor risk of skin complaints and allergies.
It is advisable to buy your dog from a trustworthy breeder who can provide passed health evaluations for the parent dogs as this can help reduce the risk they may occur in the puppy.
These dogs are smart, agile and are easily trainable as they are good in picking up commands. Exposing the dog to new animals, people, and situations from a young age will help them socialize well, and adapt to situations.
Positive Reinforcement: Training and handling your pooch with love, encouragement and a positive attitude is the best way to handle them and remove their stubbornness. This will make you his friend and he will obey you happily.
Obedience Training: Giving basic obedience training to your dog from a young age is the responsibility of the pet parent. Teaching your dog to reliably respond to basic commands such as “sit,” “down,” “come,” and “stay,” will make your furry friend an even-tempered one.
Socialization: The first step is to socialize your dog with your family and friends. This is best done with patience and helps your pooch come out of his shyness. Taking your dog to dog parks and watching other pets will make him well-behaved with kids and other animals.
The Borgi a high-energy dog who needs high nutrition and good quality of dog food. You can feed him 2.5-3 cups of dry dog food split into 2-3 meals. Make sure your dog doesn’t overeat, as obesity can be a real problem with them. Consult a veteran for supplement and vitamins which are necessary to keep your dog healthy.