Appearance

The Chorkie coat can be solid, marked, or splashed in any color combination. The
more common colors are red, sable, fawn, black and tan, tricolor, and brindle. Like
Yorkshire Terriers, Chorkies are usually born black and tan, but soon gain more adult
colors as they get older.

Temperament

Chorkies are intelligent, confident, and affectionate. They do sound the alarm if the
need be, and though small can be hardy. They are brave and self-assured, and posses
the typical terrier attitude. They are devoted, assertive, and courageous. Chorkies are
bold or shy, playful and very alert. They love to alert their owners to whatever is going on,
and some tend to bark.

History

Some theories suggest that Chihuahuas have been around for thousands of years,
having lived with the Africans, transported to Malta in 600 B.C., and then lived there for
centuries. The likeness of a Chihuahua was recorded in Rome in the Sistine Chapel on
a fresco painting by Botticelli in 1492. The Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) became a
fashionable pet in the late Victorian era in Yorkshire, England. They were originally
called the Broken-haired Scotch Terriers.
Coat:
Origin:
Height:
Color:
Guard Ability:
Life Span:
Weight:
Learning rate:
Obedience:
Temperament:
Watch Ability:
Activity level:
6-9 inches
High
Medium
10-15 Years
Soft and silky, Hypoallergenic
Low
Chihuahua: Mexico, Yorkie: England
Blue, black, gold and combinations
Moderate - High
Bold, affectionate and playful
2-12 pounds
High
Chorkie
A Chorkie is a cross-breed of a Chihuahua and a
Yorkie and may demonstrate any combination of
traits from those two breeds.