DORKIE

History

A cross between two purebreds, the Yorkshire Terrier, and the Dachshund, the Dorkie is an amazing family dog. They have official recognition from many reputed organizations, but their origin is unknown.

Interesting Facts

  1. Some of these dogs are born with a blue eye. According to experts, it’s because of the Dachshund’s genes.

Temperament & Personality

The gentle Dorkie puppies love to please its family members and yearn for their love. It enjoys spending time with children and other animals. They respond to strange sounds is short barks and are good for owners who don’t want to be much attached to their pets.

Dorkie Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level

Exercise

For their high-energy requirements, moderate activities are vital every day. A walk and visit to parks will be helpful. Moreover, Indoor games are good for the animal and as it adjusts well to apartment life.

Grooming

Dachshund Yorkie mix dogs require low maintenance and have minimum grooming needs. Occasional brushing and clipping the long nails will be enough. Trimming is essential for Dorkies with long hairs while bathing is essential when it's dirty. Use a suitable dog shampoo.

Health Problems

Dorkies are a healthy dog breed and only inherited disorders can be a cause for concern. Look for its parent’s health clearances and consider the breeding environment before buying the dog.

Training

Teach them socialization skills when they are puppies. Basic obedience commands will also help in controlling them. Lead during the walks to let them know who the master is.

Feeding

Good quality dog food split into two meals will provide them with the necessary nutrition. Adding oats will also be nourishing for the dogs. The amount of food varies, depending on its age, metabolism, and size.

Dorkie Facts

Group:

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Dorkie Terrier, dachshund-terrier mix, dachshund Yorkie

Height & Weight:

Up to 8 inches & 7-11 pounds

Color:

Black, white, tan and black

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

DRA, DBR, IDCR

Shedding:

Low Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

Average Litter Size:

2-5 puppies

Lifespan:

10-12 years

Coat:

Thick and long

Price:

$200-$950

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level

1 Comments

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Pamela Foster

I am looking for a dorkie ours passed away back in March of this year . We miss her alone can�t afford to pay the prices that people are asking but if you want to give it a good home we can do that I�m looking for a female .

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