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Borkie

History

Borkie is a mix of a Beagle and a Yorkshire Terrier. Because it is a hybrid, not much is known about its history.

Facts About Borkie

Breed Group Companion and Terrier dog
Breed Type Crossbreed
Country of Origin U.S.A.
Other Names Yorkie Beagle Mix
Size & Height 12-15 inches
Weight 20-25 pounds
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information DBR, IDCR
Shedding Low to moderate
Hypoallergenic Can be (Yorkie is)
Litter Size N.A.
Colour Brown, black, grayish black, tan, tan, white, tri-colored
Life Expectancy 10-13 years
Coat Curly, long, silky
Price $200-$500

Temperament & Personality

Borkie is an ideal family dog owing to its loyal, affectionate and friendly nature. It requires regular attention and love from its owner. They are active, playful and excellent companions to children and other pets. These dogs also mingle well with unknown people, which is why they are not as good as guard dogs although they are prone to barking. It has great chasing instinct thanks to their sharp ears and nose.

Care

Exercise

Both puppies and adult Borkies require daily walks and jogging. If the owner has access to a safely fenced area, they can be allowed to run freely.

Grooming

The coat of Borkies is more like Yorkies so they shed little and may be hypoallergenic. Trimming of the hairs must be done by a groomer every couple of months. But if the coat is of the Beagle’s then there is high shedding, but it won’t be hypoallergenic. Bathing should be done only when vital to avoid the loss of natural oils of the skin. Brush their teeth two to three times a week and check their ears and eyes regularly for infection.

Health Problems

A Borkie could inherit health issues like intervertebral disk disease, epilepsy, eye problems, beagle dwarfism, hip dysplasia, and collapsed trachea.

Training

Borkies train moderately easily but gets easily distracted so the training must be short and exciting. The owner should be patient, consistent and with a firm tone to establish themselves as the pack leader. Offer treats and rewards for motivation. The owner should teach them obedience and socialization.

Feeding

Since these dogs are hyperactive, their diet should have enough carbohydrates and proteins. Dry dog food can be fed twice a day. Prevent overeating or else the Borkie will become obese.

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