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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
Although it is impossible to trace the first recorded Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua crossing, it is believed that Chorkies were initially bred in the early 1990s. They have since gained a great deal of popularity and are an extremely popular choice of designer dog.
A relatively new breed created in the early 1990s, Chorkies are the result of a crossing between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua.
As with most mixed breed dogs, the Chorkie's physical appearance can sometimes have subtle variances depending on the genetic contribution of both parents. However, like their parents, they are extremely small, toy-sized dogs and make excellent indoor pets. Chorkies generally retain the long, silky hair of the Yorkshire terriers and the head shape of the Chihuahua.
Their ears are generally pointy like the Chihuahua's, but can sometimes be droopy. Unlike Yorkshire terriers which are usually tan, grey and black in color, Chorkies can come in a variety of colors due to their Chihuahua genetics.
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8 inches to 9 inches (20,32 to 22,86 cm)
8 to 10 pounds (3,62 to 4,54 Kg)
10 to 15 years
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