About the Dorkie
The Dorkie is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Dachshund and the Yorkshire Terrier. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Dorkie is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Dorkie has a long, smooth coat that is usually black and red. The legs are short and the body is long. The coat is easy to care for and is generally fluffy and soft. The profile is low.
Dorkies, because they are part Daushaund are very good at barking. Although they may be a small breed, they have a very loud, short, deep bark. The Dorkie loves to be a lap dog and craves attention. They are known to burrow under covers and love to go for ride alongs in the car. This breed is very smart and easy to train. They are great for first time dog owners. Some tend to be picky eaters and it may take awhile to find their preferred diet. Dorkies often become very attached to one person but still do well with others in the family. They are good with kids and are very gentle. They do well in apartments or a house as well as with large families. Most are not hyper and may sleep close to 18 hours a day. Although, some may be very hyper. When children are present, they love to play. They need several leash walks a day or to be let loose in a large yard.
It is likely that a Dorkie will be long-bodied and usually a bit taller than a Dachshund; however, not as tall as a Yorkshire Terrier.
They are generally a healthy breed, but may be prone to genetic diseases present in Yorkshire Terriers and Dachshunds.
Dorkies are very low maintenance dogs. The occasional nail clipping and grooming is necessary. Some Dorkies do have longer coats than other that may need to be trimmed, but other than that, no other major maintenance required.
Dorkies ideally like to be inside. They like to be comfortable and to be around people. They are a wonderful apartment dog and love kids. They have moderately high energy and need daily exercise. They enjoy long leash walks, meeting other dogs and riding in cars.
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- he eats food of ground
i was jest woundering why does he food of the ground i really love him but he been to sick to to play with what do i do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
- in heat
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- Dorkie problem
I have a Dorkie that is a hear and a half in age. Is 7 pounds. Sweet and loving but can not get on a schedule to do his business outside. He will go out and pee then come in and poop on the carpet. When he needs to go out he sits...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
- Getting my dog fixed
How old should your dorkie be to get fixed.?Asked by Anonymous - Array answers