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."
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.
Ellie the Chorkie puppy at 5 months old (Yorkie dad and longhair Chihuahua mom)
Dixie the Chihuahua / Yorkie cross (Chorkie) with her coat groomed long, sitting up on the chair.
Little Heidi the Chorkie as a puppy at 6 months old jumping up
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."
"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."
Gracie the Chorkie puppy at 8 weeks old out on the deck
Pixie the Chorkie at 1 year old laying on his owners lap
Samson the Chorkie (Chihuahua / Yorkie mix breed) puppy at 8 weeks old
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
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