Breed group : Toy
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GENERALBreed group: Toy Type: Hybrid
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 08-15 pounds Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Black & Brown, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 10-15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Chorkie is a hybrid dog breed. It is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier purebreds. They are refereed to as hybrid dogs. They are small size dogs weighing around 8-15 pounds. They may have long or short legs and a small body. Their ears are longish and pointy. They are very loving, affectionate, lively, active, bubbly, goofy type of dogs that are loved by every one in the family.
They are found in gray, white, brown, black, tan and red colours.
They have long coat that can be soft or coarse.
The Chorkie dogs are happy and fun dogs. They are very loyal and protective of their family. Due to their protective instinct, they may show aggressive behavior towards strangers. They are very social dogs and like to be with their owners most of the time. They make great companion dogs. They may not be suitable around small children. They do not like to be stared and may respond by snapping. They become easily afraid. Early socialization is necessary to curb this behavior. They are good with older children.
Due to their protective nature, they should be on a leash when taking them outside in a park. They may show aggressive behavior towards strangers.
They are highly trainable dogs that learn easily.They are not difficult to train.
Despite their small size, these hybrids are very active and lively dogs and need ample activities indoors and outdoors. Regular long walks and playing sessions are recommended for these dogs.