The Dachshund originated in Germany in the 1500s and was known for their small game hunting ability. In fact, they were so good at hunting badgers that they used to be called Badger Dogs. There are several varieties of Dachshund. The original was the smooth variety from crossing the French Basset Hound, Pinscher, and Braque. The wirehaired and longhaired varieties were created by mixing the Dachshund with Terriers and Spaniels. With their long body and strong little feet, they were easily able to dig into badger holes. In the 1800s, people started keeping them as family pets instead of for hunting and they became very popular with the European royalty like Queen Victoria’s court. Because they were being kept as pets, the Miniature Dachshund was created. The breed became popular in the United States in the late 1800s and became registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1885. There are two breeds of Welsh Corgis, which are the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They both originated in the United Kingdom but the Cardigan was first known in 920 AD and the Pembroke was recorded around 1100 AD. The breed is thought to have been bred from mixing the Finnish Spitz, Norwegian Elkhound, Chow-Chow, Samoyed, Pomeranian, Schipperke, and the Keeshond. They were popular with royalty as well, with both Queen Elizabeth II and King George VI owning one. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was registered with the AKC in 1934 and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi was registered in 1935. Your Dorgi will be a cute mix of the parent breeds, with a spunky personality thrown in.