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. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed-breed dogs in shelters and breed-specific rescues, so remember to adopt! Don’t shop! These adorable pups make great apartment dogs for active adults and seniors. They are best suited to small or single-person households, but can also do well in larger family environments. Be warned, they have a tendency to be yappy. If you are looking for a fierce, huge dog personality that comes in a tiny package, a watchdog who will alert you to any visitors, burglars, and mail carriers, and a friend who will love you unconditionally, the Shorkie just may be the pup for you. See below for all Shorkie facts and mixed dog breed characteristics!Shorkie Mixed Dog Breed Pictures Shorkie Mixed Dog Breed Pictures, Characteristics, & FactsInitiate Gallery Additional articles that will interest you:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog
Key Vitals of Shorkie Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Shorkie Dog Mixed Breed Dogs 6 to 14 inches 5 to 15 pounds 11 to 16 years