The words Dog Breed Info with the letter D inside of a black paw print


Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Chico the tan Chorkie is standing outside in a lawn. There is a circle of rocks to the left of her

Chico the Chorkie at 7 months old with his coat groomed long— "Chico's mom is a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and his dad is a purebred Chihuahua. He's a good dog and was trained easily. He knows how to take a bow, sit, lay, shake, high 5, wait, stand, spin around, and stay. He does however bark at everything that moves outside at the front window, so we keep the blinds shut for the majority of the day. That sucks! We are also trying to get him to bark to go outside, but all he does is sit by the door, and hopefully we notice that he's there, otherwise he pees at the door."

Other Names
  • Chiyorkie
  • York Chi
  • Yorkie-Chi
  • Yorkchi
  • Yorkiechi

The Chorkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua 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.

  • 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®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Chorkie
  • Designer Breed Registry = Chorkie
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Chorkie
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Chorkie (York Chi)
Close Up - Ellie the tan perk eared Chorkie puppy is laying on a carpet wearing a pink collar and there is a door behind her

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

Dixie the black and tan Chorkie is laying in a floral print, reflective chair. He looks happy

Dixie the Chihuahua / Yorkie cross (Chorkie) with her coat groomed long, sitting up on the chair.

Little Heidi the black and tan Chorkie puppy is jumping up outside and leaning against a person with her mouth open and tongue out looking hot.

Little Heidi the Chorkie as a puppy at 6 months old jumping up

Close Up - Wren the tiny black and tan Chorkie is laying on a pee pee pad and there is a toy in front of her

Wren the Chorkie at 9 months old—"We adopted Christmas "Wren" on Christmas Day. At the time she was only 15 ounces and had been to the emergency room twice for hyperglycemic shock. We spent three months bottle feeding and syringe feeding to bring up her weight and help her gain confidence and stamina. Today she is a super healthy, happy young lady who lights up the room no matter where we go."

Close Up - Pixie and Gracie the Chorkies are in the arms of there owner who is sitting on a couch

"These are my Chorkies, Pixie at 1 year old, and Gracie at 8 weeks. Pixie is the sweetest dog I have ever known; although she has never been a mother she is a great mom. This hybrid dog is great because they are playful and loving. When it's time to play we have a "ball," but when it is time to rest or go to bed they want to snuggle as close to me as they can. Gracie is a lot of fun but she is still little and going thru that puppy stuff. What I think is interesting and should be noted is the difference in the way they look. If you are interested in this hybrid pay close attention cause you may not get what you want. Pixie looks more like a Yorkie. When she was a puppy she had fluffy long hair, but Gracie is more like a longhair Chihuahua which is fine with me as I keep Pixie cut like a Schnauzer. Overall this is a great hybrid, but if you own one you will have to be responsible and consistent in training or you will be sorry."

Close Up - Gracie the black tan and white Chorkie puppy is standing on a wooden deck and looking toward the camera

Gracie the Chorkie puppy at 8 weeks old out on the deck

Pixie the Chorkie is laying in the lap of his owner on a couch. Pixie is looking to the camera holder. There is a TV remote and a coaster next to them.

Pixie the Chorkie at 1 year old laying on his owners lap

Close Up - Samson the Chorkie puppy is laying upside down having its belly pet by a person

Samson the Chorkie (Chihuahua / Yorkie mix breed) puppy at 8 weeks old

A tiny brown and tan Chorkie puppy is laying on a bed of red roses

Chorkie puppies at 3 1/2 weeks old—the mother is a longhaired Chihuahua and the father is a Yorkie. Photo courtesy of Tender Loving Puppies

A tiny tan Chorkie Puppy is being held in the hand of a person. There is a pink gradient around the border

Chorkie puppy at 3 1/2 weeks old in the palm of a hand—the mother is a longhaired Chihuahua and the father is a Yorkie. Photo courtesy of Tender Loving Puppies

See more examples of the Chorkie