Chorkie

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Character
Chorkies character can be described as...

Does your Chorkie bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
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Care
What type of care should somebody expect to give a Chorkie?

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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Training
What type of training can be expected of the Chorkies? Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Chorkie puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
Please provide a description for the level of activity this breed requires. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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Chorkie Questions

Should Chorkies have their tails docked?

Answer:
Unless the dog is of purebred lineage and going to be shown in confirmation competitions then no dog needs to have their tail docked.

Are Chorkies easy to train? Also do they have any health issues? What type of environment can they live in?

Answer:
The "Chorkie" is a cross between a purebred Chihuahua and a purebred Yorkshire terrier. When you cross two or more breeds of dogs together, you get a mix-matched dog that could have health problems from only one breed it has in it, or multiple health issues from multiple breeds. It all depends on the dog. In general, you should do your research on the health problems of both breeds. Such, the Yorkshire terrier's most common health issues are bronchitis, lymphangiectasia, portosystemic shunt, cataracts, and keratitis sicca. As well as teeth and digestive issues such as diarrhea and vomiting because of a sensitive stomach are very common in the Yorkie breed. Hypoglycemia is rare but found in the Yorkshire Terrier breed because of bad breed practices.

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The Chihuahua's common health issues include epilepsy and seizure disorders, teeth problems, hypoglycemia, eye infections, collapsed trachea, chronic bronchitis, and are prone to being overweight. The right diet and enough exercise a day will help decrease the likely-hood of some of the issues stated above. The Chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier should get an hour of exercise a day split into two-three walks throughout the day. So the Chorkie should get the same. Both the Chihuahua and The Yorkie are considered to be mildly hard to train, but going to a positive reinforcement trainer will give you the tools you need to teach your Chorkie good manners. The Chihuahua and the Yorkshire terrier can live in almost any home environment, but their owner's must understand that being a small-breed dog, they need special stairs and ramps to get up and down on/off furniture. As a jump from that height can easily injure them, especially at a young age. Good luck with your Chorkie puppy!

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