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Chorkie Pictures

Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier Mixed Breed Dogs

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Close Up - Little Heidi the black and tan Chorkie puppy is standing outside and looking up at the camera holder

Little Heidi the Chorkie at 6 months old—"Six months ago we lost our 4-year-old beloved Heidi to a liver issue. In the end we found out that it was one of her shots that caused liver failure. We did everything to save her but there was nothing we could do. We were brokenhearted and felt a big void in our lives. Then 3 weeks ago, out of nowhere, a friend of a friend said their parents had a Yorkie mix puppy they had to get rid of. They lived in a condo and she was just too much for them to handle and she could not be a lap dog as they expected. We gave it thought for a week or two, and then my wife emailed the people about her and asked for a photo. To our amazement, she looked like Heidi's twin with the exceptions of the feathers and a little white in her coat plus she had a tail. My wife and I cried and said we had to go take a look at her. Within minutes after arriving she was ours. We named her Little Heidi after the Heidi we had lost. As a puppy she already had so many of the mannerisms of beloved Heidi we could not believe it. It was like a miracle, this couldn't be happening but it was. How can something like this happen, what are the chances? Overjoyed, we took her home and she instantly became buds with our other Yorkie Zoey. They play like two ferrets, running and having fun until their tongues hang out. Zoey really missed Heidi and slinked around the house always looking at us like she was saying, “Where's Heidi?” She has helped fill that void in our hearts and is a wonderful addition to our family. While we still love and miss Heidi very much, Little Heidi is helping us move forward and we are so glad that we have her. Now the sad part: we took her in to get her spayed yesterday and in their preliminary test before surgery they found a high liver enzyme count indicating liver issues. We could not believe what we were hearing; this cannot be happening, but it is. The vet who cared for Heidi said they could not do the spaying until the numbers are lower and that they sometimes see this in puppies so not to get too alarmed yet. That is easier said than done and we are worried sick that we could lose her. We are praying that it is something minor and the meds they put her on will take care of it. She is a wonderful puppy, smart, learning tricks after showing her only a few times and already potty trained. We love her so much and can't stand the thought of losing her. Hopefully it will not require expensive surgery to fix any issues; we can't afford that being recently retired. I think you can see by her photos what a happy little puppy she is, so full of life. She makes you smile just looking at her. We welcome your prayers for Little Heidi.

Update: "Fortunately everything turned out great with her and we are so thankful and thrilled. The liver issue was partly attributed to her being a puppy, however the vet said to keep her on a liver friendly dog food and that will help keep her healthy. Apparently there is copper in many dog foods which doesn't bother most dogs but it seems to elevate her enzyme levels. She is our precious little girl and we love her to pieces. Of course we spoil her but she is one of the smartest dogs we have ever owned. She knows about every trick you can imagine and if I show her a new one she remembers it right away. I could go on and on about all the things she does to brighten our days, everyday. Being retired she is my shadow and is with me constantly. She loves the pool and is in it with us almost every day. She dives and swims like a little child and just loves the water. We hope that she will be with us for a very long time because it would be hard to imagine being without her. She brightens our day and offers so much love to my wife and I and we thank God that she is with us."

Other Names
  • Chiyorkie
  • York Chi
  • Yorkie-Chi
  • Yorkchi
  • Yorkiechi
Monkey and Snickerdoodle the Chorkies are sitting on a blanket in front of a window. Monkey is looking back at the camera holder

Monkey and Snickerdoodle the Chorkies at 1 1/2 years old at the window—"My girls are sisters. As you look at the pictures one (Monkey) looks more Chihuahua and Snickerdoodle looks more Yorkie. They are both black with red markings. There dad (not pictured) is a purebred red Chihuahua and mom (not pictured) is a purebred Yorkie. My girls love to sit in the window and watch traffic, birds, flies, horses and cows. They don't care for tractors and 4-wheelers. All three of them are loving and want to in mommy's lap."

Monkey and Snickerdoodle the Chorkies are sitting in front of a window. Monkey is looking at Snickerdoodle. Snickerdoodle is sitting on his hindlegs and looking out of the window

Monkey and Snickerdoodle the Chorkies at 1 1/2 years old at the window

Little Heidi the black and tan Chorkie puppy is sitting on a green carpet in a house on her hind legs and looking toward the camera holder

Little Heidi the Chorkie as a puppy at 6 months old standing up on her hind legs

Little Heidi the black and tan Chorkie puppy is sitting on her hind legs on a green carpet with her paws up in the air and looking to the right

Little Heidi the Chorkie as a puppy at 6 months old standing up on her hind legs

Close Up - Wren the very small longhaired black and tan Chorkie is wearing a pink sweater with a purple stripe on the sleeves and neck line.

Wren the Chorkie at 9 months old wearing a little sweater

Close Up - Wren the tiny Chorkie is wearing a blue t-shirt and looking to the left while standing on the back of a couch. There is a play pen behind her.

Wren the Chorkie at 9 months old wearing a blue shirt

Close Up - Wren the black and tan Chorkie is wearing a blue sweater with pink spots on it. She is between the legs of a person in a pink shirt Next to her is a green pillow.

Wren the Chorkie (Chihuahua / Yorkie) at 9 months old wearing a blue shirt

Kodiak the black and tan Chorkie is sitting on a carpet and looking towards the right

"I contacted you a few weeks ago regarding my Chorkie, Kodiak Bear aka 'Kodi'. Anyway, I told you that he was getting out of control, growling when we pick him up, jumping, and occasionally nipping as he jumps. I also told you that he'd bitten me and nearly bitten my sister. You responded saying that Kodi had Small Dog Syndrome for sure. Reading the page on your site confirmed it for me. For the past few weeks, I have been working with Kodi, and he has improved wonderfully! He's learning fast! I continue to take Kodiak and his doggie sisters, Sugar Baby, Maggie May, and Fuji on walks whenever we can. Kodi has been spoiled from birth, and that could have caused his problems. Thanks to you, we have been able to reverse Kodi's bad behavior. Thank you SO much! And I hope that Bruno continues to progress wonderfully."

Kodiak the Chorkie is laying on a towel on a porch and looking forward as the sun shines on his face

"Kodiak Bear aka "Kodi" the Chorkie. *Update: Kodi is getting better behaved every day. I believe that he is more relaxed now that I've taken control and have made it clear to him, as well to his canine sisters, that I AM the Pack Leader. Kodi goes on at least one pack walk a day with his sisters and they all walk nicely by my side. Because Kodi and my Poodle Fuji appear to be the most dominant of the four dogs, they walk at the back, with my two large-breed dogs, 11-year-old Sugar (Lab mix) and 20-month-old Maggie (pure Lab), in front of them. They all halt or sit when I stop to rest.

A black and white photo of Kodiak the Chorkie who is laying on a chair outside and looking to the right

"Kodi is the best little dog I've ever had, despite his dominating behaviors. I try to watch Caesar as much as I can and his techniques have worked beautifully on my pack. Kodi will continue to improve, and I will be able to improve as a confident pack leader.

Update "Sadly, Kodi had to be euthanized on May 18, 2012. He had been healthy and happy up until the 16th of May. On the night of the 16th, he began coughing and was lethargic. Because he had been born with a heart murmur we thought coughing was a normal thing for him and thinking nothing of it, I gave him his 2.5 mg of enalipril and we went to bed. He slept well that night. The next morning (May 17th) when we got up he couldn't breathe. My mother and I rushed him to his vet. They took x-rays and when we saw the pictures we were astonished. His heart was 3 times the normal size (5.2 lbs) and was pushing on his trachea, which was causing his breathing problems. His vet wanted to keep him for the day and I reluctantly agreed. Later when I went to pick him up he seemed normal, just tired. He slept well that night and I thought that he would be fine and we could put this mess behind us. Morning came (May 18th) and I carried him outside to do his business. I had set him down on the grass and walked back to shut the door so that the cats wouldn't run out. That's when it happened; as I was turning around, Kodi collapsed and went into a seizure. Crying and screaming for my parents, I scooped Kodi up and ran inside. My dad came and took him from me as I was about to drop him and I got a towel to wrap around Kodi's body. Dad sat with Kodi on the couch and was holding his head. He knew how to care for a seizing dog as he used to have a Miniature Schnauzer who was prone to seizures. By this time Kodi had calmed and was coming out of the seizure. I had called my grandmother and she was going to drive Kodi and I to his vet.

"Once at the vet Kodi went down hill. The moment I set him on the exam table he went into another seizure and the vet techs rushed him to the back. Once they had him stabilized his veterinarian asked me to come to the back to hold him, because he had been looking at the door and whining for me. I sat with him for close to an hour. All that time he was seizure free and seemed to be normal, but his oxygen level was dropping. His vet asked me to carry him outside with her to see if he needed to potty. We weren't even outside when Kodi began seizuring again. That's when I realized that he wouldn't be coming home with me. As I sat and loved on him for the last time my grandmother had called my parents and they, along with my brother and sister, were on their way to say good-bye.

"Kodi passed peacefully in my arms. Right before he left he looked up and kissed my nose as if to say "it's okay, momma, I'm ready." And at 12:37pm on May 18, 2012 my baby crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Kodi's heart is now whole and he no longer hurts. He can run without stopping and can chase all the cats and squirrels as he wants (I never could stop him from that).

"Kodiak was buried with his favorite blanket and toy. His ID tag is on my necklace now, so I always have him with me in a way.
Until we meet again, sweet boy, I love you always."

~Kodiak Bear~
July 8, 2009 - May 18, 2012

Close Up - Gracie and Pixie are sitting on a tiled floor next to each other in front of a door

Chorkies (Chihuahua / Yorkie mixes) Gracie at 9 months old and Pixie at 22 months old

Gracie the Chorkie is sitting on a sidewalk and being pet under the chin by a person.

Gracie the Chorkie (Chihuahua / Yorkie) at 7 months old

Dixie the Chorkie is sitting on a green carpeted floor and looking to the right

Dixie the Chihuahua / Yorkie cross (Chorkie)

Dixie the Chorkie is laying down sleeping on a throw rug with a Christmas tree on one side and a bone on the other.

Dixie the Chihuahua / Yorkie cross (Chorkie)

Tiffany the Chorkie is laying on a floral print couch and looking to the side

"Tiffany the 6–year-old Chorkie, which we have been calling a Yorkiehuahua. We purchased her from a breeder who crossed a Yorkie male with a Chihuahua female. Tiff is a very solid energetic dog with a sweet personality. Extremely loyal to the "mom." Long, very soft strawberry blonde fur, about 10 lbs."

Tiffany the Chorkie is laying on a floral print couch with a pink ribbon in her hair

Tiffany the 6-year-old Chorkie laying on the couch

Close Up - Ellie the tan perk-eared Chorkie puppy is sitting on a hardwood floor and looking up

Ellie the Chorkie puppy at 5 months old (Yorkie dad and longhair Chihuahua mom)

Ellie the Chorkie is standing on a black wooden stool. The Word - WHAT? - in a fancy font is overlayed

Ellie the Chorkie at 11 months old—"She is 4 lbs. grown and very, very loved. She is a light gold color. Her mom is a long-coat chocolate Chihuahua and her daddy is a silver Yorkie."

A black and white photo of Ellie the Chorkie looking over the edge of a wooden stool which she is on. The Words - You are sending me over the edge...  is in the bottom left hand corner of the image

Ellie the Chorkie at 11 months old (Yorkie dad and longhair Chihuahua mom)

Close Up - A black and white Photo of Ellie the Chorkie leaning on a chair

Ellie the Chorkie at 11 months old (Yorkie dad and longhair Chihuahua mom)

A black and white photo of Ellie the Chorkie sitting in her owners lap who is sitting in indian style. Ellie's owner is looking down at her and Ellie is looking up at the woman. One of Ellie's paws is in the air

Ellie the Chorkie at 11 months old with her paw in the air (Yorkie dad and longhair Chihuahua mom)

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