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Chorkie Characteristics: The tenacious and faithful Chorkie is a breed of Small dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier. The Chorkie, is characterized by its delightfully cute appearance with its loving and appealing expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier.

The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Yorkie-chi' puppies that might incorporate the beautiful, long, profuse coat and alert nature of the Yorkshire Terrier with the intelligence and trainability of the Chihuahua. The temperament of the Chorkie can be described as Loyal, stubborn, intelligent.

The coat type of the Chorkie is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Chorkie demonstrated the desired traits of a Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Chia-Yorkie". The origin of the Chorkie dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Chorkie Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier: The Chorkie is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier.

Other names for the Chorkie: The Chorkie is known by the nickname of the "Chia-Yorkie". Other names for this breed of dog include the Chia-yorkie, Yorkie-chi and Yorkiehuahua.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Chorkie" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Chorkie History and Origin: The country of origin of the Chorkie breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Chorkie is a combination of two dog breeds. The Chihuahua, the "Smallest Dog in the World", originated in Mexico as a Ceremonial dog during the 1500's. The Yorkshire Terrier, the "Yorkie", began as a hunting dog (a ratter) in England during the 1800's. was bred so it that might incorporate the soft, long coat and attentive nature of the Yorkie with the trainability and intellect of the Chihuahua.

Around the 1990's dog breeders began to produce 'Designer Dogs" and began to develop a new breed based on the combined qualities of the Mexican Dog and the Yorkie. The new breeding programs resulted in the Chorkie, a sprightly hybrid dog that had the soft, profuse coat and alert nature of the Yorkshire Terrier with the trainability, low shedding coat and intelligence of the Chihuahua..

The delightful Chorkie was found to be a popular, affectionate dog by new owners. Friendly and alert the Chorkie was a great success with families and children over 6 years old. The cute cross-breed Chorkie is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Chorkie Height: This breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 6-9 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Chorkie Weight: The weight of this small sized dog, in a male dog is 3-7 lbs. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Chorkie Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type of the Chorkie is described as varied coat type, light shedding with long or short fluffy hair.

Chorkie Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors, the most common being light gold, brown and tan with some black markings.

Chorkie Grooming Requirements: The grooming needs of the Chorkie is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Chihuahua or the Yorkshire Terrier. The Chihuahua has low grooming requirements whereas the Yorkshire Terrier has high grooming needs. The grooming needs and requirements should include bathing the Chorkie dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Chorkie Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Chorkie puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Chorkie puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Chorkie Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Tenacious, Loyal, stubborn, intelligent and Faithful.

Chorkie Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is low. The Chorkie requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes every day. This small dog has a smooth, agile gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the Chorkie exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Chorkie Diet: A fully grown Chorkie should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Chorkie Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Chorkie breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Chorkie dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).

Chorkie Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Chorkie breed is 10 to 13 years.

Chorkie Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Chorkie breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Chorkie names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Bo *** Ziggy *** Roscoe *** Scout *** Luke *** Jax *** Romeo *** Shadow *** Marley *** Cody *** Jackson.

Chorkie Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Chorkie girl dog. Our top choice of good female Chorkie names are Misty *** Athena *** Nala *** Izzy *** Shelby *** Honey *** Maddie *** Princess *** Zoey *** Abby.

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