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The Shorkie is a mix of the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier breeds. These puppies are loving and affectionate companions. They are built for small or single-person homes due to their size. They grow up to a foot tall and grow to about 15 pounds. They are very smart, so training shouldn't be a problem. Shorkies are big dogs in a tiny package, a perfect friend for life!

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The Shorkie is a mix of the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier breeds. These puppies are loving and affectionate companions. They are built for small or single-person homes due to their size. They grow up to a foot tall and grow to about 15 pounds. They are very smart, so training shouldn't be a problem. Shorkies are big dogs in a tiny package, a perfect friend for life!

Shorkie Puppies for Sale: About the Breed

Tiny but mighty, Shorkie puppies are the delightful result of mixing a Shih Tzu and a Yorkshire Terrier, a Shorkie to a purebred parent, or two Shorkies. These designer hybrid dogs are also called Yorkie Tzus, Shorkie Tzu, and Shih Tzu-Yorkie mixes.

These versatile puppies are a great choice for busy families, retired seniors, and single people. They are just the right size for urban and apartment living and truly do well in any setting. Because they're so small, Shorkie puppies make excellent portable companions to go shopping with you or out to brunch.

Find out what it's like to be a Shorkie puppy owner by learning about their characteristics, activity level, disposition, training, and grooming & care needs to see if this little, peppy dog is right for you.


As a product of some of the smallest dog breeds, Shorkie puppies for sale will stay small when they are adults, standing just 6-14 inches tall and weighing 5-15 pounds.

Shorkies have delicate features and small mouths with bright-eyed expressions. Their facial features may take on a Shih Tzu's smooshed face or a Yorkie's dainty nose.

Yorkshire Terriers and Shih Tzus come in a range of colors and markings, including silver, tan, black and white, and more. Thanks to genetics, there is no way to predict a puppy's coat color. This hybrid is also known for changing colors as their adult hair grows in. Both breeds have silky hair, so a Shorkie puppy for sale will have similar silky-soft hair as well.

Activity Level

Shorkie puppies are active, lively little dogs that love to play. They won't need more than about 30 minutes of exercise a day which can be achieved with walks, games of fetch, or mentally stimulating activities.

It's important to keep Shorkie puppies busy throughout the day. Without an outlet, they can become bored, destructive, anxious, or fearful.


Shorkie breeders aim to combine the best traits of each breed, selecting top parents of each purebred breed to create well-balanced Shorkie puppies for sale.

Shorkies are loyal, courageous, and funny little dogs. They can sometimes be bossy and think they are in charge, so make sure to catch this behavior before they take over your household!

Shorkie puppies can match the energy of children and make great playmates for children old enough to not treat it like a toy. Small children should be taught how to gently play with and handle a puppy and supervised when around your Shorkie.

While not aggressive, Shorkie puppies for sale are watchful and protective of their families but won't do more than bark. They truly think they are giant, fierce protection guard dogs!


Training your Shorkie puppy for sale should begin on Day One. Begin with potty training and simple commands. It's best to use positive reinforcement, like lots of praise or high-value treats. Shorkie puppies for sale can be sensitive, so never use harsh training methods. They are very intelligent and should learn quickly.

Shorkie puppies can be stubborn thanks to their Terrier side. Patience and consistency are required when training a Shorkie puppy. You may experience two paws forward and one paw back, but keep on going for great results.

Some traits to be aware of are their recall and their barking. Due to their prey drive from the Terrier side, your Shorkie puppy may show intense focus on perceived small prey rather than listen to you. In addition, Shorkies can bark a lot because they feel it's their job to warn you about every little thing. Train them to not excessively bark as soon as you can begin when they come home.

Grooming Needs & Care

If you're looking at "Shorkie puppies for sale near me" and wonder what is required to groom them, you'll see they do require maintenance. Their coats will need to be groomed every 4-6 weeks to keep their coats healthy and looking tidy. You can brush them every few days to redistribute natural oils and remove dirt and debris. Give them a bath using gentle shampoo when you notice doggy odor.

A tiny dog like a Shorkie puppy has the same number of teeth as a large dog with a wide jaw, but a much smaller area for their teeth to grow. This means your Shorkie puppy can experience dental issues due to overcrowding or broken teeth. It's imperative to maintain a regular dental care schedule for Shorkie puppies to avoid serious health issues related to dental problems left untreated.

Shorkie puppies for sale can live 15+ years. Be prepared to care for them their entire life as a commitment to the well-being of your Shorkie puppy for sale. They can experience allergies, luxating patellas, or eye issues, so bringing your Shorkie puppy in for regular vet visits is a great way to prevent health issues.


Looking for a Shorkie puppy with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a Shorkie with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium price for a Shorkie puppy with breeding rights or show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,500 upwards to $4,345 or even more for Shorkie puppies for sale with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Shorkie puppies for sale is $2,300.

Color Variations

Curious about the color palette of Shorkie puppies? You'll discover a captivating array of hues and patterns that define their distinctive personalities. Below you will find common and rare coat colors for the Shorkie breed. *Remember, coat colors often change as a puppy grows older and cannot be guaranteed to remain constant.

Name Variations

Searching for common aliases for Shorkie puppies? Ever wondered what other names people use for this breed? Find your answer to what other people call the Shorkie by exploring their affectionate nicknames or monikers below. This list will help you in your search for Shih Tzu-Yorkie puppies and even Shih Tzu-Yorkie Doodle puppies for sale as they relate to the Shorkie breed.

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If you've always dreamed of owning this type of dog, choose Pawrade for your Shorkie for sale and begin a new chapter in your life today!

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