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Also known as Chia-Yorkie, Yorkie-Chi, Yorkiehuahua.

The tail of the Chorkie may be docked. The most popular color for the coat of this breed is the golden color, although there are different colors as variations that may occur within this breed depending on the colors that are inherited from the Chihuahua background. It should also be noted that the color of the Chorkie’s coat may change somewhat as the puppy matures. This is because Yorkie puppies are typically born black and feature tan markings but those colors change as the dog ages and the colors become more golden. There may also be variations in the coat of this breed as well. The most popular coat is the long coat with no wave and is silky like the Yorkie. The ears of this breed may be either smooth or fringed.

The Chorkie is a hybrid or a cross breed between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Chihuahua. This breed is also sometimes known as the York-Chi. The appearance of this breed tends to look more like the terrier. They are often described as appearing intelligent and alert. The carriage of the head is typically high while the body is usually well-proportioned.

The coat can be long, full, wispy or almost hairless.

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Often described as bold and daring, this is a breed that becomes highly devoted to its family. It does not do well when left alone for long periods of time. While the Chorkie may exhibit some shyness or reservation around strangers, it does tend to warm up eventually. They make good watchdogs as they will alert their owners to the presence of strangers.

The character of the Chorkie tends to be loyal, loving and intelligent. This is a very playful dog that enjoys human companionship. It is also known for getting along well with other dogs and animals, provided they are of about the same size. Prospective owners should be aware of the fact that this breed can be somewhat fearless and may even have a tendency to challenge other animals that are larger than them. This is a great lap dog that loves to cuddle. While this breed may get along well with children, they are a small breed that could be easily injured by an overly energetic child. In addition, their fearlessness can cause injuries when they jump heedlessly off furniture or other high locations.

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5 inches
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7 pounds

5-9 pounds
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5-9 lbs
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General Health

The health of the Chorkie tends to be good, although this breed may suffer from problems that are common in toy breeds such as issues with small leg joints. Other problems may include hypoglycemia. When well cared for and provided with regular check-ups, the Chorkie has an average life expectancy of up to 15 years.

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The Chorkie is a designer breed that was originally bred to bring out the best features of both breeds, including the beauty of the Yorkie’s coat and the intelligence of the Chihuahua.

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When feeding the Chorkie, it should be kept in mind that this small breed will need regular feeding of small meals throughout the day rather than providing one large meal. If this dog skips meal, it may be prone to developing a sugar crash that can cause health problems. Ideally, the best way to handle this is to leave out food for the dog so that it can feed whenever necessary.

The Chorkie breed typically has a smooth coat that is non-shedding to low-shedding. Even so, regular grooming will be required to make sure that the coat does not become tangled and that it will flow freely. This means that daily brushing will be required. The amount of bathing that will be required will depend upon the dog. For the most part, this breed will need to be bathed about once every two weeks. It should be noted that bathing this breed can result in problems associated with dry skin. Dogs with a smoother coat may need slightly less grooming. Wiping the dog down with a damp cloth and a light brushing once per week may be sufficient with smoother coated varieties. The nails of this breed will need to be clipped on a regular basis, at least bi-weekly. In addition, the teeth of this breed will need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

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Ideal Environment

The Chorkie will do well in practically any environment, including homes, farms and apartments. This breed is an active breed, but it will do well with walking on a regular basis. Even providing a long hallway for this breed to exercise in will be sufficient. Owners should be aware that this breed tends to experience bursts of energy and then will be ready to settle in for a nap. Owners should be prepared for the regular grooming that is required to keep the coat of this breed looking attractive and healthy. When going for long walks, it is best for this dog to be carried.

My chorkie Jinx goes on 4 mi walks with me about 2-3 times a week. His vet said that the 4 mi. is completely fine. The Chorkie is a high energy breed especially on walks! I do carry him a little towards the end if I feel like it would benefit him to give him a rest but I just monitor him throughout the walk. If he is running ahead then I know he is feeling fine. Please don't feel you need to carry your Chorkie when i walks. They are stronger than you think!

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Should I expect any behavior changes? How long doesa menstrual last? What should I use as protection from leakage?

They make doggy diapers specifically for that for ALL different sizes of dogs! You just wash it when shes done and keep it on her while running free in your house and i believe when you take her out to poo it doesnt have an opening so you may have to take it off for that and put it back on. They are very en-expensive. Also her menstral's should not last more then a week or two i believe it is. I am not 100 percent on that but i know its either shorter then us humans or LONGER just can't remember which one. Google it, that should tell ya! Goodluck! :)


How often do you feed him and about how much? He is a picky eatter.

I feed Bentley (my 8 month old chorkie - 1/4 chi and 3/4 yorkie) twice a day a little less than 1/3 of a cup of Blue Buffalo Small Breed Puppy food. He seems to like it :)


my chorkie has long hair and short hair mixed he has really long hair around his eyes how do i keep it groomed

Your groomer should be able to trim him around his eyes. My chorkie gets trimmed about every two months.


My Chorkie has recently started vomitting a lot more; it's a yellowish-whiteish coloring. And he is scratching more and shedding more; keeping in mind he never sheds. My quesiton is there something medically wrong with him?

I also have a Chorkie and she vomit also a lot! I went to the doctor and he gave her some pills to de-worm her. Now it's better but some days it comes back. Maybe it's typical for the breed or stres-related? I really don't know!


My 5 month old male chorkie has a growth on the back lower part of his left ear. I noticed it about a month ago, thinking it was just a small scab one of the cats gave him, but now this mass has gotten bigger. Its about the size of the eraser on end of pencil. Please what could this mass be?

please take him to a vet for help

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