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Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier Mix

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Is the Chihuahua / Yorkshire Terrier Mix right for you?

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Other name(s): Chorkie; Yochi

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation Chorkie is a crossbreed between the Chihuahua and the Yorkshire Terrier, in an attempt to create a handbag-sized portable pet a little less yappy than the pure Chihuahua. This big-eyed cutie certainly attracts its share of fans, but keep in mind that it's likely to be a highly social dog who does expect to spend a lot of time with its people. It isn't a good choice for someone who must leave it alone for long hours at a time.

Appearance / health:
All mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, but in general with the Chihuahua/Yorkshire Terrier mix you can expect one of the tiniest toys with big, striking eyes and often a "scruffier" Yorkshire coat.

Behavior / temperament:
Nothing's guaranteed with a mixed-breed dog. Even with the moderating influence of the Yorkie, the Chorkie can certainly be a barky little thing if you don't train it properly. On the plus side, this means it can make an excellent watchdog for apartment dwellers who might not otherwise be able to keep a dog. This mix will probably be very social-- the kind of pet who loves to be the center of attention and becomes depressed if kept away from the action.

wonderful

make great family pets, fun loving chorkie, love love, good watch dogs, snuggly dog

challenging

real young children, big dog syndrome

interesting

big floppy ears

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