Shorkie Bio

Description:

The Shorkie is a mixed breed dog — a cross between the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier dog breeds. Small, fierce, and loyal, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. Shorkies also go by the names Shorkie Tzu, Yorkie Tzu, and Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix. Shorkies truly are a designers breed

History

The shorkie dog breed is a recent phenomenon. While it's highly probable that unintentional Yorkie and Shih Tzu pairings occurred naturally throughout history, the two breeds weren't intentionally crossed in the U.S. until the 2000s, with the goal of breeding an adorable companion with the spunk and tiny size of the Yorkie and the sturdiness and loyalty of the Shih Tzu. The American Canine Hybrid Club recognizes this breed as the Shorkie Tzu, and they can also be registered with the International Designer Canine Registry.

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BEHAVIOR

Temperament

Spunky, playful and energetic, one thing that's commonly said about shorkies is that they don't know they're small. They're also loving, affectionate and fiercely loyal, and love to curl up in a lap and cuddle. Shorkies tend to get along with the whole family, but they form the tightest bonds with their primary caretaker and will often stick to that person like glue

Barking

Barks If Necessary

Disclaimer

The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors

Adaptability

Adaptability to apartment living

Good for novice owners

Tolerates being alone

Tolerates cold weather

Exercise needs

Energy level

Exercise needs

Playfulness

Trainability

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