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  • Chorkies are without a doubt one of the cutest designer dog breeds available to the modern

  • dog fancier.

  • A relatively new breed created in the early 1990s, a Chorkie is the result of acrossing

  • a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua.

  • Sometimes refered to as a Chia-Yorkie, Yorkie-Chi, or Yorkiehuahua, he is a high-energy dog between

  • 8 -10 pounds with a confidence and self-assuredness of a dog ten times his size.

  • Hi, welcome to Animal Facts.

  • Today, we discuss the incredibly, cute hybrid companion dog, the Chorkie.

  • Let’s get started.

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  • Let us know about your Chorkie in the comments below.

  • 10.

  • The Chorkie tends to be loyal, loving and intelligent.

  • This is a very playful dog that enjoys human companionship.

  • Chorkies love an abundance of attention and affection and are happiest cuddling in your

  • lap.

  • In fact, they love attention so much that they often prefer sitting on their owner's

  • lap over playing with other dogs or entertaining themselves with toys.

  • 9.

  • They do get along well with other dogs and animals, provided they are of about the same

  • size.

  • This breed can be somewhat fearless and may even have a tendency to challenge larger animals.

  • 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.

  • 8.

  • The Chorkie does well in practically any environment, including homes, farms and apartments.

  • He 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 is sufficient.

  • This breed tends to experience bursts of energy and then will be ready to settle in for a

  • nap, ofcourse in your lap.

  • 7.

  • The popularity of this cute much loved dog surged during the 90s when the phenomenon

  • of small dogs, especially Chihuahuas took off.

  • In the late 80’s and 90’s breeders took to breedingdesigner dogspurposely

  • mixing well-known purebreds to create new hybrids for dog lovers wishing for a distinctive

  • companion.

  • Today, Chorkies are popular toy dogs and a favoritepursedog despite their scruffy

  • Yorkie appearance.

  • 6.

  • Depending on its parents the Chorkie can be different sizes.

  • It can be a tall leggy dog or it could have shorter legs like the Yorkshire terrier.

  • They have a distinct fluffy coat and obvious, lighter colored eyebrows.

  • These teacup dogs come in a variety of colors and can be red, gray, brown or black with

  • some even changing their color with each season.

  • 5.

  • If cared for properly the Chorkie can enjoy a long life and the average life expectancy

  • is 15 years.

  • The Chorkie does not have any major health concerns but it may sometimes suffer the same

  • conditions as other toy breeds because of their small leg joints.

  • Rarely these dogs have been reported to suffer from hypoglycemia.

  • 4.

  • The Chorkie has a very low to no shed coat, making the Chorkie suitable for families and

  • those who suffer from allergies.

  • Note that no dog is guarenteed hypoallergenic, but Chrokies are favorable for some allergy

  • sufferers.

  • Even though the Chorkie has a low-shedding coat it is necessary to brush this dog’s

  • hair on a regular basis so it does not get matted.

  • This dog tends to get dirty very quickly however; too much bathing can cause its skin to become

  • irritated.

  • Sometimes it is sufficient to just wipe the Chorkie down with a wet cloth instead of giving

  • it a full bath.

  • 3.

  • 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.

  • 2.

  • As with other designer dog breeds, the Chorkie is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.

  • It is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International

  • Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed Registry.

  • 1.

  • The Chorkie is a very intelligent dog who should take to positive-reinforcement training

  • quickly.

  • One exception is that both parent breeds tend to be quite sutbborn abour housebreaking and

  • the Chorkie, thanks to inheretid stubbornnes and small bladder can be a bit difficult to

  • house train.

  • Well, there ya have it, 10 fascinating facts about the fearless Chorkie.

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