Shorkie is a small designer mix combining a Yorkshire Terrier with a Shih Tzu. These fun little dogs love toys and make great playmates for kids and adults alike. True companion animals, they are attached to their people and love to cuddle into your lap. Shorkie puppies are tiny, requiring extra care to keep them safe.
Always alert, they make great watch dogs but are too friendly to be good guard dogs. Shorkies tend to have a stubborn streak, so be patient with training. They like to make their people happy, so positive reinforcement and food rewards work well with them.
Shorkies can be expected to live between 12-15 years.
Size & Activity Level
Shorkies are a small designer mix who will mature to a size between 6-15 pounds. They love to play, and can meet their activity needs playing fetch in the house. Small but quick, keep your Shorkie safely on a leash or in a fenced yard.
Care & Grooming
The Shorkie coat is soft and silky. Like both Yorkies and Shih Tzus, Shorkies are nonshedding and low dander. They will need frequent brushing to avoid matting, especially behind the ears and under the arms. This mix is prone to dental issues, so feed a good quality hard kibble.