What is a shorkie?


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A Shorkie is a designer dog that is a crossbreed of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih Tzu. Shorkies are typically small dogs that are six to 14 inches tall and weigh seven to 15 pounds.

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Shorkies are prone to developing health issues prevalent in their parent breeds, such as hip dysplasia, liver disease and oral health issues and have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Shorkies have a long and silky coat, and daily brushing is recommended to prevent tangling or matting. This breed typically has a affectionate temperament, and is considered a very loyal breed that craves human companionship.

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