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Shorkie Tzu

Shih Tzu / Yorkie Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Front view - A thick, wavy coated, brown with white and black Shorkie Tzu dog is laying in grass looking to the right. Its mouth is open, tongue is out and it looks like it is smiling. Its nose is black and its eyes are dark.

"This is Charlie Bear. He is a Shih Tzu / Yorkie aka Shorkie, shown here at 2 years old. He is the sweetest and most mellow little boy. He's perfectly well behaved and loves being outdoors, swimming in the ocean, playing with kitties and cuddling. Charlie doesn't have any bad habits or behavior problems. He was a little hard to potty-train as a baby, but now has gotten the hang of it. He is shy and has been since he was a baby. He loves people and other animals and doesn't have a mean bone in his body."

Other Names

Shorki

Shorkie

Yorkie Tzu

Description

The Shorkie Tzu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Front view - A shaved, wavy coated, brown with white Shorkie Tzu is sitting in a field, it is looking forward, its mouth is open and its tongue is sticking out. There is a body of blue water and a sandy beach behind it.

Charlie Bear, a Shih-Tzu / Yorkie aka Shorkie, shown here at 2 years old with his hair cut short

Side view - A fluffy, wavy, thick coated, brown with white Shorkie Tzu is standing in the living room with a half eaten green bell pepper on the floor next to her.

Milly the Shorkie at 1 year old—"Pretty Milly is a perfect puppy, her name is just right as she is silly and sweet. She loves people and is GREAT with kids. She loves to snuggle and play."

Front view - A tan with brown Shorkie Tzu puppy is wearing a red polkadot bow in its hair, it is looking forward and it is laying across a bed. It has long soft looking fur, a black nose, black lips and round black eyes.

Ringo, Shorkie Tzu (Shih Tzu / Yorkie mix breed dog) at 1 year; he weighs around 5 pounds.

Side view - A long haired, tan and black Shorkie Tzu dog with a blue and green plaid bow in its hair that is pulling the fur up out of its eyes. The dog is laying across the back of a vehicle that has black leather seats. The dog has a black nose, black lips and black eyes.

Polo "Peanut Butter" a.k.a Pork Chop the Shorkie Tzu at 4 years old— "I never would have thought a small dog would break into my heart the way this dog did. Polo is strong willed from a pup, very hard to train yet highly intelligent! For example; if we have something of his, he will not relent until he has it back, extremely alert and a great watch dog. It seems Polo is semi submissive yet has dominance when needed. I am writing this and showing his image because he has been missing since 4/20/15, and I want his image to be immortalized."

Front view from the top looking down at the dog - a long-coated, tan and black Shorkie Tzu dog that is laying on a brown carpeted floor, its mouth is open as if it is in mid-bark, it is looking up and to the right. It has a black nose, black lips, dark eyes and a tan body with a black saddle pattern on its back.

Polo "Peanut Butter" a.k.a Pork Chop the Shorkie Tzu at 4 years old

The left side of a tan and black Shorkie Tzu dog that is sitting on top of a desk, it is looking forward. Its head is tilted to the right and it looks like it is growling. It has long hair on its tail It has a black nose, black lips and dark round eyes.

Polo "Peanut Butter" a.k.a Pork Chop the Shorkie Tzu at 4 years old

Close up head shot - A long haired, tan with black Shorkie Tzu dog with a pink bow in its hair is looking forward and its head is slightly tilted to the left. It has round dark eyes.

Zoe the Shorkie Tzu (Yorkie / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at 1 year old, photo courtesy of Priscilla's Precious Pups

A tiny little furry little black and tan Shorkie Tzu puppy is placed in the pocket of a white robe and it is looking forward.

Zoe the Shorkie Tzu (Yorkie / Shih Tzu mix breed) as a puppy at 10 weeks old, photo courtesy of Priscilla's Precious Pups

A tan with white Shorkie Tzu is standing on a grass surface and it is looking to the left. There is another image overlayed in the top right of a head shot of the same dog sitting in grass panting and looking to the left.

Emma the one-year-old Shorkie Tzu has the Yorkie personality and the Shih Tzu disposition.

Side view - A happy little fluffy black and tan Shorkie Tzu puppy laying across a brown leather surface wearing a light purple shirt with a black and white Polkadot border, its mouth is open, its tongue is out and its head is slightly tilted to the right.

Louis the Shorkie Tzu puppy at 11 weeks old—his mother was full-breed Yorkie and his dad was full-breed Shih Tzu. He is very playful and fun and loving! Everywhere he goes, he gets lots of attention from everybody.

Close up front view - A furry little black and tan Shorkie Tzu puppy is sitting on a blue pillow and it is looking forward.

Lexi the Shorkie Tzu at 6 weeks old—her mother was full-bred Yorkie and her father is full-bred Shih Tzu.

Close up - The left side of a fuzzy little black and tan Shorkie Tzu puppy sitting on a boat and it is looking down and forward. Its body is tan with a saddle black pattern. Its nose is black.

Lexi the Shorkie Tzu at 6 months old, weighing about 5.5 lbs.—her mother was full-bred Yorkie and her father is full-bred Shih Tzu.

Front view - A soft looking, long coated, brown Shorkie puppy sitting on a bed with its mouth open and tongue sticking out. it is looking down and forward. It has a black nose and the fur on its face is covering up its eyes.

"This is Happy, the super Shorkie! He is 3 months old in this picture and every inch a wonder pup. He's a bundle of energy and affection. He is also very smart and sensitive. He knows the sound of my car and bounds to greet me every day. He likes to take his toys up my bed to play with them. He also likes to chew on stuff, but we managed to curb that bad habit in a matter of days."

Close up front view - A tan with black Shorkie Tzu puppy wearing a red with tan, black and white scarf, with its head tilted to the left looking forward. It has a red bow holding the hair out of its eyes. Its nose is black and its round black eyes are wide.

Shorkie Tzu puppy, photo courtesy of Pricelesspups

Front view from the top looking down at the dog - A little wavy coated, black with tan and white Shorkie Tzu puppy is sitting on a bed and it is looking up.

Ziggy, a Shorkie Tzu puppy at 11 weeks old, weighing 3.5 lbs.—mom was a purebred Shih Tzu and dad was a purebred Yorkshire Terrier.

Topdown view of a little black Shorkie Tzu that is sitting on a hardwood floor, under a table and it is looking up. Its eyes are looking to the left.

Shelby the Shorkie Tzu puppy at 8 week old, weighing 1½ pounds— "The mother was full Shih Tzu and the father was full Yorkie."

The left side of a grey with white Shorkie Tzu dog that is laying across a couch and it is looking forward. It has longer hair on its head and ears.

Sprocket the Shorkie Tzu (Shih Tzu / Yorkie mix breed dog) at 9 months old