The Shorkie is a mongrel dog, a cross between the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier breeds of dog. Small, fierce and loyal, these puppies inherit some of the best qualities of their two parents.Shorkies also go by the names of 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 rescues, so remember to adopt. These adorable puppies make excellent flat dogs for active adults and seniors. They are best suited to small or single-person households, but can also work well in larger family settings. Please note that they tend to be very affectionate. If you are looking for a fierce and huge dog personality that comes in a tiny package, a watchdog that will alert you to any visitors, burglars or postmen, and a friend who will love you unconditionally, then the Shorkie may be the puppy for you.


Shorkies are mixed breed dogs. The main colours of Shorkies are blue, black, brown, fawn, red and white, as well as any combination of these colours. Shorkies usually have a smooth, medium-long coat and are considered a good choice for allergy sufferers. These dogs get along well with all members of the family, although they are small and can easily be injured by children playing roughly. Children should be instructed on how to play safely with small dogs and should always be supervised during playtime.Shorkies have a big personality and tend to forget their own size. They will not back down from larger dogs, so be sure to keep an eye on your puppy so he doesn’t get into a fight or get hurt.


The Shorkie dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Shih Tzu with Yorkshire Terriers in the 2000s in the US This breed has gained the most popularity in Great Britain. Britain and Ireland. Breeders began mixing the two parent breeds to create the ultimate lovable companion dog. They continued to create Shorkies as the demand for mixed breed puppies increased. While they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club, shorkies are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (Shorkie Tzu). Additionally, Shorkie owners can register their dogs with the International Designers Canine Registry. Although the Shorkies started out as a designer breed, some ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. Consider adoption if you decide this is the breed for you – check your local shelters, look for Shorkie rescues, or check with breed-specific Yorkshire Terrier and Shih Tzu rescues as they sometimes help relocate mixed breeds.

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Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 6 to 14 inches
Weight: 5 to 15 pounds
Life Span: 11 to 16 years

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