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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:13-16 Years

Torkie Build Information

The Torkie is a toy mixed breed that is a cross of a Toy Fox Terrier and a Yorkshire terrier. These are small dogs that typically weigh only 3 to 7 pounds. They have a short to long silky coat which requires occasional brushing. The colors they come in are black, black and tan, blue, brown, and white.

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

Behaviour and Personality

While they make great agility dogs, they can be difficult to train and are probably not the best choice for an inexperienced dog owner. They are great for families with kids as they are lively, outgoing dogs and they love to play. The Torkie is also known for being intelligent and alert and is suitable for apartment dwellers as they don't need much exercise.

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


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Chocolate, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Torkie 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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