The Shorkie is a designer breed created in United States in order to get an intelligent, friendly and good-looking lapdog. It was created from the cross between Yorkshire Terriers and Shih Tzu. It is an energetic and friendly dog, especially with children. Its size varies depending on the size of its parents. The coat can be black and tan, red, tan, cream, black, blue or a combination of these colors.
Shorkie has soft and long coat that needs daily brushing to avoid tangle. It needs a bath per month or when it should be necessary. Shorkie puppies need lots of attention and they can be difficult to housebreak. You must be very careful to their signals in order to lead them to the bathroom. Crates can be helpful for the potty training.
Shorkies are loyal, playful and loving pups and they are also very good watchdogs. They can get along well with children and other pets it they are properly trained and socialized. Their temperament makes them easy to train and attached to their owners. They become upset and depressed when they are left alone for long periods of time and they tend to bark excessive and adopt destructive behavior.
Shorkie breed is energetic and playful and loves to play and exercise. It is quick and should never be exercised outdoor without a securely fenced area. It likes to please its owner and can become stubborn during training. It needs a gentle and patient trainer as it is sensitive and doesn’t respond to harsh training methods, otherwise it will shut down and ignore the trainer. The trainer should always maintain a calm and upbeat attitude and use exuberant praise and treats. These will make it eager to learn new things.
Shorkie is active and needs several walks per day. It loves to play or interact with other dogs. It can exercise and adapt in a small apartment as it doesn’t need a lot of space. The exercises will keep it health and help it to get rid of the big amount of energy. Early socialization is very important for this breed. Being in contact with other puppies since childhood will help him to become friendly and well-mannered.
Shorkie is sensitive at cold and hot weather, so you’ll have to protect it from both ones.
If you want to adopt a Shorkie puppy, you already know that they are super cute and need lots of attention.
It is prone to hip dysplasia, eye problems, thyroid problems and hypoglycemia. Regular check-ups at vet and a healthy diet will help to prevent these issues. Its lifespan is between 12 and 15 years.
Premier Pups sells Shorkies puppies in Ohio and in nearby states such as: West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania. If you’re thinking about buying a Shorkie, you should know you’ll be always on the move, watching your pup and you won’t have the chance to be upset. Your pup will make you smile every single day! We provide small breed puppies from reputable breeders, all of them are checked-up by vets.