Corsengi

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20-25 lbs
11-13"
United States
Welsh Corgi
Basenji
Basorgi

The Corsengi has the best of both the Welsh Corgi and the Basenji. They have the herding mentality of the Welsh Corgi and the cleanliness of the Basenji. In fact, they will sit and clean their feet until they are sparkling clean if they get them the least bit dirty. They also have the friendliness and gracefulness of the Basenji while retaining the sporty fun attitude of the Welsh Corgi. They are usually about 13 inches tall and weigh about 24 pounds on average. They have short to medium length thick and coarse fur that is usually brown, white, black, tan, or any combination of these. This depends on whether the Welsh Corgi is a Pembroke or Cardigan variety.

Purpose
Family pet
Date of Origin
2005
Ancestry
Welsh Corgi and Basenji

Corsengi Health

Average Size
Male Corsengi size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 22-28 lbs
Female Corsengi size stats
Height: 11-13 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Fanconi Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Persistent Pupillary Membrane
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • Eye Examinations
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Tests

Corsengi Breed History

The Welsh Corgi has two varieties but they are both from Wales. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is believed to be one of the earliest breeds in the British Isles and they were brought to Cardiganshire, Wales by Europeans. Many believe this breed came to Wales with the Vikings in the 800s and were related to the Swedish Vallhunds but others claim the Celts brought these little dogs with them in 1200 BC and were related to the Dachshund. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is thought to have been brought to Pembrokeshire, Wales by Flemish weavers in the 1100s. Both breeds were used primarily for driving cattle because they were able to roll away from the cow’s kick due to their small size. Once they were not being used for cattle driving anymore, they almost became extinct because many could not afford them until Queen Elizabeth II and King George VI made them popular again. The two Welsh Corgi varieties were considered one breed until 1934 and 1935 when the American Kennel Club (AKC) registered them both separately. Now, the Pembroke is the 18th most popular and the Cardigan is the 69th most popular dog breed in the United States. The Basenji originated in Central Africa in ancient times and is well known for being barkless. They do not bark. This breed became popular in Egypt where they were given as gifts to the Pharaohs as a sign of loyalty and respect. It was also known for being an excellent hunter of rats and mice. They are very hygienic and act similar to a cat, constantly grooming themselves. The AKC accepted the Basenji in 1943 and they are the 88th most popular dog breed in America.

Corsengi Breed Appearance

The appearance of your Corsengi can vary depending on the variety of Welsh Corgi used in breeding. The Cardigan Corgi is a bit larger and has a much more coarse coat that is usually black and white rather than brown and white like the Pembroke Corgi. They may have a curly tail that is the trademark of the Basenji or the straight, thick tail of the Welsh Corgi. Their long muzzle is pointed as are their upright ears. They may have short legs like the Welsh Corgi or long legs like the Basenji but will most likely be something in between.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Corsengi eyes
Brown
amber Corsengi eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Corsengi nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
sable Corsengi coat
Sable
fawn Corsengi coat
Fawn
black Corsengi coat
Black
brown Corsengi coat
Brown
white Corsengi coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Corsengi wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Corsengi Breed Maintenance

The Corsengi is a low maintenance dog that grooms themselves excessively due to their Basenji bloodline. However, it is recommended that you brush them with a wire brush at least two or three times a week to increase blood circulation, which keeps skin healthy. They do not need to be bathed unless it is absolutely necessary. It is also recommended that you brush your Corsenji’s teeth several times a week with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste made specially for dogs. Clean their ears once a week with a soft cloth and mild cleanser to prevent ear mites, wax buildup, and ear infections. In addition, you should trim their nails when needed.

Brushes for Corsengi
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Corsengi requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Corsengi Temperament

The Corsengi does not take well to strangers so they do make good watch dogs, but are not so great when you have people over. They will go above and beyond to protect their owner. They have catlike habits such as constant grooming and aloofness at times. Although they may not bark, they do know how to express themselves by making different vocal noises that some say sound like yodels or howling. They are not always good with small children and need to be supervised with any child under 10 years old. Even though they are small, they are very brave and will pick fights with other dogs much larger than themselves.

Corsengi Activity Requirements

The Corsengi loves to herd and hunt; if you have a fenced yard, letting her out to play for a couple of hours a day is wonderful. However, you should also spend at least 45 minutes to an hour of time with her every day. Take her for a long walk or jog around your neighborhood or a hike in a park. You could also go to the dog park but you have to make sure your dog is socialized well enough to get along with others before you do that. The Corsengi also likes agility and discipline training and may be good in competitions.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Corsengi Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1 - $2
Monthly Cost
$30 - $60

Corsengi Owner Experiences

Honey Doo
7 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing ball and she loves chasing squirrels up i
Best little dog ever never has destroyd anything in the house or pottied in house when left very loyal loveable and territorial too ❤️
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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