Country of Origin
United States. The Shorkie is a mix between the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier.
Since the Shorkie is a mixed breed, the size can vary depending upon the breeds it is mixed with. The adult Shorkie will weigh between 7-16 pounds and will reach a height between 6-11 inches.
The coat of a shorkie is usually long and silky.
Shorkies are loving dogs. They are affectionate and become attached to their owners.
Shorkies may be leery of young children and young children must be taught how to properly interact with any dog.
The Shorkie should be bathed when needed and brushed regularly.
Shorkies need a consistent, persistent but gentle trainer. They can be difficult to housebreak.
The Shorkie enjoys spending time with their owner. They enjoy short walks and/or play time in the yard. They are not very active dogs and enjoy their time indoors.