Things Owners Need to Know: Shih Tzu Mixed with Yorkie

The Shih Tzu Yorkie mix nicknamed the Shorkie or Yorkie Tzu is a bubbly, tenacious little pup and makes for a great companion.

These small, affectionate furry friends are a loveable breed and this guide will fill you in on the 13 things you should know about the loveable Shorkie pup.

Grooming the Shorkie

Depending on how fast its hair grows, get your Shorkie pup groomed at least every 4 to 6 weeks and regularly clipped every eight weeks.


Training the Shorkie Pup

With this hybrid’s stubborn nature, the Shorkie might benefit from drill exercises and training.



Are Shorkies Family-Friendly?

Shorkies have a natural guarding instinct so they won’t tolerate anyone bothering or teasing them. And their distrust for little children also plays a role in their defensive nature.


Exercise for the Shorkie

Shorkies love to go on adventures with their owners and are described as being energetic and active. They will happily walk for upwards of 60 minutes per day.


Potential Health Issues of the Shorkie

Shorkies can suffer from Brachycephalic airway syndrome, this is where abnormalities within the pups’ respiratory system cause respiratory distress.

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