Breed Info


Attached & Stubborn

  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Dedicated to their family
  • Small dogs who think they're big
  • Will alert family to noises
  • Live to please, but have a stubborn streak


Proud & Perky


  • Small
  • Carry themselves with confidence
  • Can be any combination of the parent traits

Coat Type and Color:

  • Long, silky coat
  • Color is determined by the parent breeds


  • 7-15lbs
  • 6-14 inches tall


Medium Activity

  • Moderately active
  • Love several short walks
  • Enjoy fetch and playing with toys
  • They enjoy running around the house or a fenced yard

We Recommend:

  • 30 minutes of daily activity
  • 2-3 short walks daily

Shorkies are a new hybrid, which come as a result of crossbreeding the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier. The goal is to breed Shorkies to create a new pure breed.

The History of the Shih Tzu:

  • One of the oldest breeds
  • Favored by Chinese royals and can be traced back to the Tang dynasty- 618-907
  • During the Chinese Revolution, this breed was almost eradicated
  • Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1938

The History of the Yorkshire Terrier:

  • Originated in England
  • Bred for hunting rodents
  • Recognized by American Kennel Club in 1885
  • Popular for showmanship and affectionate personalities


  • Shorkie needs daily brushing
  • Bathe every two months
  • Trim every 6 weeks
  • Clip nails as necessary
  • Check and clean ears weekly
  • Brush teeth weekly


  • Keep training sessions short and sweet
  • Expect training to take longer than average
  • Use positive reinforcement
  • Early socialization and obedience training is recommended