Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesChi-Corgi, Chihuahua Corgi Mix, Chorgi
Scientific NameCanis Lupus Familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupToy Dog, Herding Dog, Companion Dog
Bred ForFamily Companion
Life Span12-14 Years
Ideal Weight10-20 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height7-12 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeLong, Medium or Short
Common ColorsWhite, Golden, Light Brown, Cream,
Black and Whte, Black,
Black and Tan, Blue
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToChihuahua

Chigi is the result of the combination of two popular breeds: Chihuahua and Corgi. It is a small-sized dog that is also known by the names; Chihuahua Corgi mix, Chi-Corgi, Chorgi.

Due to its small size, it is also suitable for apartment life as it does not need a big area to perform its regular activities.

Chigi appearance depends more on its dominant parent. It has a compact body with small to medium-length coat. The eyes and nose are dark. Their ears are usually erect and big.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Chigi is mixed of the two cute breeds. It is a well-mannered dog with a lively, friendly, and loving nature. It makes an excellent pet for people that are looking for a family pet.

Behavior: The Chigi is an active dog and although it does not need a big yard to play, a walk a day will be great for them. If they are not taking out sometimes to see the world, they can become depressed. Take them out for jogging at least once a day.

Personality: The personality of the Chigi is friendly, affectionate, and smart. They do great with their people and enjoy their company. As a smart dog, it catches on commands and instruction quickly, so it is easy to train. They are also great with other pets in the house but should be raised together from an early age.

Is Chigi Child-Friendly?

The Chigi gets along with children very well. They are playful and fun that makes them a great playmate for small children. However, small kids play a little rough sometimes by pulling and pinching that your Chigi might not tolerate.

So, they do well with older children that know how to handle dogs. Always supervise their interaction so there is no rough behavior from either party. Also if you are keeping Chigi with small children, it is important to teach kids to behave and handle the dog well.

A baby girl and Chigi playing
A baby girl and Chigi playing.
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Chigi is an intelligent dog that is not hard to train. They are quick at catching on instruction but they need a patient and consistent leader. Be gentle with them as harsh treatment can scare them and they might not be able to focus on the training.

Reward them with treats and also vocal praises as a source of motivation for them.


  • Chigi is a hybrid which has not yet been registered in any major Kennel Club.
  • It is originated in the United States when cross-breeding was in trend.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesPatellar Luxation, Progressive Retinal Atrophy,
Bloat, Hypothyroidism
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis,
Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parainfluenza,
Canine Distemper, Kennel Cough
SheddingLow Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingMinimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialLow
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%
Fat: 8%
Digestive Enzymes

Chigi is a hybrid breed so there is a possibility of it to inherit some health problems from its parents.

  • Hip Dysplasia: It is a condition where the hip joints of the dog are either dislocated or underdeveloped. It causes a sharp pain on the back making it difficult for your dog to move from one place to another.
  • Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormones, it causes hypothyroidism. Consult a vet and provide your dog with thyroid pill and other supplements recommended by the veterinarian.


Chigi comes in the following combination of the colors:

  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Light Brown
  • Cream
  • Tan
  • Black and White
  • Golden


Chigi puppy
Chigi puppy laying down.
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Cost: The average cost of the Chigi puppy is between $500-$700 USD.


Height: The average height od the Chigi is between 7-12 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Chigi is between 10-20 pounds.

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