Chorkie Dog Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

Basic Information - Chorkie for Sale

Group:
Toy
Origin:
United States
Height Male:
5 - 9 cm1 - 4 inches
Height Female:
4 - 8 cm1 - 4 inches
Weight Male:
6 - 9 kg13 - 20 pounds
Weight Female:
5 - 8 kg11 - 18 pounds
Life Span:
10 - 12 Years
Litter Size:
3 - 5
Size:
Toy
Other Names:
Chiyorkie • York Chi • Yorkie-Chi • Yorkchi • Yorkiechi • Yorkiehuahua
Colors Available:
brown to black, white to tan, beige to grey.
Coat:
variable – long/silky or short/smooth
Shedding:
Moderate
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Courageous, Energetic, Friendly, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing
Grooming:
Low Maintenance
Trainability:
Moderate
Hypoallergenic:
No
Kids Friendly:
No
New Owners Friendly:
No

History - Chorkie for Sale

The Chorkie is a very popular little dog but he is not a purebred. The Chorkie was developed by crossing the Yorkshire Terrier with the Chihuahua. Probably the most popular Chorkie ever was the Taco Bell dog in the 1990s. This hybrid is a young breed created in the late 1900’s. These small, toy dogs are great lapdogs. It’s not possible to know the exact heritage of the Chorkies but the initial crossing of the two breeds occurred in the early part of the 20th century.

The Chorkie makes a great indoor pet best suited for the single or elderly person. Not because the Chorkie does not like children but because they are so small they can be easily injured by children. They are continuing to grow in popularity all the time among those who enjoy the new designer dogs.

Description - Chorkie for Sale

As mentioned previously the Chorkie is a mix between the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) and the Chihuahua. They Tend to look more like the terrier than the Chi with a small head carried high on a well-proportioned body, with the long silky hair of the Yorkie. Their head carried the shape of the Chihuahua. Like the Chihuahua, they have mostly pointed ears although some Chorkies have droopy ears. The Chorkie coat is silky, long, and can be in a variety of colors. The ears are either fringed like the Yorkie or smooth like the Chihuahua.

Health Problems - Chorkie for Sale

Chorkies can have any of the health issues of any toy dog but they are known to be prone to allergies and skin issues. They are susceptible to injury from children or rough play including possible tracheal collapse.

Caring The Pet - Chorkie for Sale

Feeding

These small dogs have a lot of energy and need to eat a food that is high in quality calories. No empty calories for these guys. Feed them at least twice a day and no more than a fourth of a cup of dry food for the entire day. They can become overweight easily so do not overfeed.

Health issues

Additional health issues might include knee cap dislocation leading to arthritis or lameness and a tendency to develop low blood sugar.

Exercise and games

Again, these are high energy little dogs. They need to be exercised or at least have brisk play inside the house. They excel at competitive games such as barn hunt, agility and obedience.

Characteristics - Chorkie for Sale

Remember that the Chorkie is a cross breed and not a purebred. Its temperament is that of a mixed breed dog which is usually laid back and mellow. The Chorkie might bark a lot as both the Yorkshire and the Chihuahua are known to bark. It can carry the traits of either or both of its parents.

The Chorkie is a great lap dog though he can be stubborn and wear their owner out with all their energy. They are playful and willful and need strong leadership despite their small size. They will bark at anything they find to be suspicious. Despite their size they are highly intelligent and very loyal, affectionate dogs. They love their people and will not like it if you leave them alone very often. They are quite brave to the point of being reckless and can be aggressive toward dogs a lot bigger than they are. Due to their courage and their barking they are great family dogs.

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