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Shorkie Tzu

Shorkie Tzu

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:13-16 Years

Shorkie Tzu Build Information

A hybrid of Yorkshire Terrier and Shih Tzu, the Shorkie Tzu is a small, friendly and energetic dog, ideal for apartments or small homes. They vary in size from about 6 to 13 inches tall and 7 to 14 pounds, and they have long, silky fur that comes in a variety of colors.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Shorkies can be anxious and excitable, although they don't bark as much as other small dogs. Because they become very attached to their owners, they don't do well when they're left alone for long periods of time; Shorkies want to accompany their owners everywhere. They love to chew on toys and play fetch, are good with children and are excellent lapdogs. Like their parent breeds, they need to be groomed frequently in order to maintain their soft fur.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Shorkie Tzu Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Dutiful Watchdog:Yes