Looking for a new dog? You may want to meet the Shorkie—a hybrid mix of the shih tzu and the Yorkshire terrier.
A pint-sized pooch and new kid on the block, the Shorkie is a bright, affectionate, spunky dog that’s considered nearly hypoallergenic. Her coat can be any combination of blue, red, black, brown, fawn, or white, and her face is often darker than her body.
Loyal and loving, Shorkies adore their families—but decidedly do not enjoy being left alone. Snuggly but playful, Shorkies don’t need a huge yard or hours of activity. They do, however, require considerable grooming to keep their low-dander coats free of tangles.
Height: 6 to 11 inches
Weight: 5 to 12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11 to 16 years