Viral Video of Corgi-Husky Mix Sparks Breeding Debate

A dog owner took to TikTok to show off their beloved dog Luna, a corgi-husky mix, and the video quickly went viral. However, it also sparked a debate about dog breeding among online commenters.

The video was posted to the social media platform on Saturday by @lunathehuskycorgi. So far, the post has amassed more than 9 million views and nearly 2 million likes. And despite how "cute" many viewers found Luna to be, others believed Luna's mere existence is "irresponsible."

"Have you ever seen a husky x corgi?" the video's text overlay read.

Throughout the 20-second clip, Luna's owner zooms in on Luna's various features—such as her paws and her ears—before revealing Luna's full appearance.

The dog, which looks like a miniature husky, is finally seen barking at the end of the video, prompting her owner to laugh.

"Twice the sass," read the post's caption.

Many commenters were charmed by Luna and expressed wanting their own corgi-husky mix.

"I want one!" exclaimed Stephanie Grime.

"I want one where can I find one," asked Janel Acosta.

Others, however, were "sad" for the dog and some expressed concern that it would eventually develop health problems.

"That's just not right and everyone thinks it's 'cute,'" said one commenter.

"Irresponsible people bred this. So sad. [She's] gonna have so many problems," added Jess.

According to Psychology Today, a 2011 survey revealed that 53 percent of all dogs in the United States are mixed-breed dogs.

Writing for the American Kennel Club's website, veterinarian and breeder Dr. Jerry Klein said that "pretty much any dog can get sick" regardless of pedigree.

"All dog owners need to be prepared for that possibility because the fact is that dogs, like people, suffer from a number of hereditary diseases. That is true of all dogs—both purebred and mixed-breed," Klein said.

"The best way to minimize the risk of serious illness is to do your homework. If you decide on a purebred dog, be aware of what the breed club recommends in terms of health testing," he advised. "If you select a dog from a shelter, learn about the animal and its possible breed mix."

Responsible breeders, said Klein, test dogs for specific diseases before mating pairs.

In response to all the criticism they received, Luna's owner explained that they were not responsible for breeding Luna. In fact, they are Luna's third home.

"I was Luna's [third] home by the time she was eight weeks. She was separated from her mom at four weeks and put into a second home, where they didn't get her vaccinated. The [second] home decided they couldn't handle her and put her up to be rehoused," the owner wrote in the post's comments section.

"I picked her up as soon as I could, asked questions about her history [they didn't know anything other than the mom was a husky and dad was corgi]," they added.

In a separate comment, they also explained that Luna was likely a result of accidental breeding.

"Anyway...she's happy, healthy and loved," wrote Luna's owner.

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A dog owner took to TikTok to show off their beloved dog Luna (not pictured), a corgi-husky mix, and the video quickly went viral. However, it also sparked a debate about dog breeding among online commenters. MirasWonderland/istock